Its a blonde world. Us blondes understand all of the repercussions that come following our color correcting hair appointments. We know that leaving the salon we feel like the epitome of beautiful luscious blonde hair. However what we also know is that our hairdresser always suggests a toning treatment (of about $20) that we fall for every time. This blog is for those of us who wish to remain platinum blonde without a.single.brassy.tone. Of all the million toning shampoos, treatments, and conditioners we have selected and researched some customer favorites along with the brands we trust and use ourselves! All of the following are purple shampoos. The violet pigments work to cancel out any brassy, yellow tones so don’t be afraid when the shampoo is a deep purple- we promise you wont end up with a grape head.
For a subtle, but color corrective shampoo use: Shimmer Lights Shampoo for Blonde & Silver Hair ($8.99)
This shampoo doesn’t show it’s strength until you use it a couple of times and it is light enough to be used on a daily basis. Bloggers insist that one must use this shampoo for a week in order to see it in its full power. Again, do not be afraid when it comes out of the bottle in a deep purple form- it wont kill you. For best results leave it in your hair for a few minutes to really let the purple pigmentation work. It is protein enriched so it does so some good for your hair too!
If you’re looking for a wow. Find Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo ($13.00)
Because of its immediate power to transform your color- it is suggested to be used one/two times a week. After one wash you will notice a drastic change in your brassy or yellowing blonde hair. It’ll give you a bright blonde glow but without the dryness that usual comes after using a color correcting shampoo.
For those of us who are not ready to give up our favorite shampoos: IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Blonde Drops turn any shampoo into a color enhancing one ($29.00)
This is a concentrated toning solution, therefore you must combine it with your regular shampoo. Simply add a few drops and have the full power to customize your toning. For instance, if you’ve been enjoying your time by a chlorine filled pool- then you should go for about 3-4 drops. Also, dont worry too much about the price. Since it is a solution, you will end up using little of it and it takes a while to get through that bottle.