Blue or Purple Shampoo: Which one should you choose for your hair?

Which one choose

Hello! My friends.

Today we are going to talk about a topic as exciting as confusing.

Blue and Purple shampoo.


What is the difference between blue and purple shampoo?

  • Purple shampoo eliminates or neutralizes yellowish tones.
  • Blue Shampoo eliminates or neutralizes orange tones.


In order to understand the logic of this, we have to review the chromatic circle or the color wheel.

Do you remember the chromatic circle?

It’s a circle where the colors are placed by tone.

 The colors across from each other are complementary and they cancel each other out, or neutralize each other.  Because of this, in order to tint hair that has become orange, we are going to need a blue shampoo. In order to tint hair that has become yellow, we are going to need a purple shampoo.

opposite colors are complementary

Let’s suppose you are a brunette and you have blonde highlights that are a harsh orange.

What shampoo should you use?


for orange or brassy hair

Now, let’s suppose that a few weeks ago, you dyed your hair blonde to look radiant during the summer. You left the salon elated with your new hair color. But little by little, your beautiful blonde hair starts turning an eerie yellow.

What shampoo should you use?

Blue or purple?

If you said purple, you guessed it.

for yellowish hairs

How do you use the shampoo to get the best results?

A few years ago, these types of products were exclusively used in beauty salons. It was very rare that a person had a blue or purple shampoo at unless they were a hairdresser or stylist. But in the last few years, this has changed.


Today, people have more access to products than before. Products that were reserved for professionals only. Today, anyone can buy from hair dyes to more delicate products like hydrogen peroxide, hair treatments like botox, or keratin.

leave it between 3 and 5 minutes

I’m not against people having the ability to access all these products. But I think that it’s important that befoe using them, you should be well informed.

A lot of people buy products and use them without stopping to evaluate if it’s what their hair needs or directly commit atrocities to their hair. For example, a few days ago, I read this comment in a Facebook group about hair.

Girls, I don’t know what to do. I washed my hair with a violet shampoo and now my hair is green. I look like an alien.”


Unfortunately, I read similar comments every day.

It’s sad because these things are avoidable. If that girl had taken a little bit of time to read how to use the shampoo, I’m sure that that wouldn’t have happened.


It turns out that one of the comments asked, “How much time did you leave the shampoo on your hair?”

“10 minutes,” responded the girl.

Which is an atrocity.

You shouldn’t leave shampoo on your hair for longer than three or four minutes, especially if it’s the first time you’re using it.

Some tips for using the shampoo

different from purple

For this, to conclude I want to tell you which I consider is the best focus to use this type of shampoo, whether it’s blue or purple.

1- Fort the first wash, differently than what this girl did, I recommend thatyou leave the shampoo on your hair for maximum 3 minutes.


2- When your hair is completely dry, you can evaluate the results of the shampoo. In some cases,  just one wash with purple shampoo or blue is sufficient. In most cases, a various washes is necessary with the shampoo. It could be two, three, four, or more.

cleans and conditions the hair

3- The advice I always give is to face the use of your shampoo carefully. This way, it will take longer to get the hair tone that you want, but you will be sure of the results and at the same time, eliminate the headache.


If you still have doubts in respect to what shampoo would be best for you to use on your hair, you can leave me a comment below.



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