Can I use blue shampoo right after dying my hair?

toning unwanted orange tones

  • You can use the blue shampoo right after dying your hair because the blue pigments will neutralize the unwanted brassiness.
  • After the blue shampoo, you should wait at least three days to wash your hair.
  • My advice is to use the purple shampoo once a week and alternate it with a  sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.


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Toning shampoos are wonderful!

They’re the best allies for colored or bleached hair.

Why is that?


Because they neutralize the unwanted undertones in colored or bleached hair.

And best of all, you can use the blue or purple toning shampoo right after your color session.


 The blue shampoo will neutralize the unwanted shades from the first application. 

After applying the hair dye and rinsing with the blue shampoo, I recommend that you wait at least three days to wash your hair.

In the meantime, your hair will finish absorbing the color you applied.


After three days, you can use the blue shampoo every time you wash your hair until the orange tones are neutralized.

But there are more secrets to maintaining color-treated hair with blue shampoo. And today, I’m ready to reveal all those secrets to you. So read on.

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How to use blue shampoo right after dying your hair

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If you dyed your hair with a dark blonde 6, blonde 7, or light blonde 8, the blue shampoo is ideal for you.

Those hair dyes often result in unwanted undertones that can be very bright.


In that case, you can use a blue shampoo right after coloring your hair. Of course, there’s a professional way to do it.

I always recommend to my clients who color their hair at home to rinse their hair for three minutes after applying the hair dye and until the water runs clear.


 Once the water runs clear, it’s the right time to use a blue shampoo. 



Basically for two reasons:

  • The blue shampoo will remove excess hair dye because it has cleansing properties.
  • The blue shampoo will tone down orange colors because it neutralizes them.


Also, blue shampoo doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that can damage your color or ruin your hair dye.

After a color session, I usually tone some clients’ hair with a toning shampoo.

In which cases?


For example, on very damaged or dehydrated hair. Why?

Because the blue shampoo, unlike the toner, forms a color film that is deposited on the outside of the hair. Therefore, it doesn’t damage or dry out the hair.


Toner, which is also used to neutralize unwanted colors, is applied with a 20-volume peroxide. And since peroxide is a chemical, it dehydrates the hair.

So, when I color a client’s hair, and it is seriously damaged, I don’t use toner to neutralize the orange tones. Instead, I wash her hair with blue shampoo.


Once you shampoo your hair with blue shampoo right after coloring, you must wait at least 72 hours to shampoo your hair again.

Because that’s how long it takes for your hair to finish absorbing the color you’ve applied with the dye.

After that time, you can go back to your regular washing routine. And what would that routine look like? That’s what I’ll talk about next.


Blue shampoo hair washing routine

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Let’s focus.

You’ve colored your hair and immediately used the blue shampoo to neutralize the orange. Good for you.

You’ve also waited 72 hours before re-washing your hair. You’re on the right track.

Now it’s time to wash your hair again. Should you use blue shampoo?


It all depends on the intensity of the orange you see in your hair. I want to be clear.

 The blue shampoo works gradually. That is, it deposits blue pigments that neutralize brassiness with each wash. 


For example, you may still find brassy undertones after washing your hair with blue shampoo three days after a color session.

In that case, you can use the blue shampoo again. But you shouldn’t wash your colored hair with blue shampoo every day.

The frequency will depend on the intensity of the orange.

  • If your hair is dark orange, you should use it three or four times a week.
  • If your hair is orange, you should wash it with blue shampoo twice a week.
  • If your hair is light orange, you should use blue shampoo once a week.


 When you notice that the brassy undertones are lighter, you can maintain the color by applying blue shampoo once a week. 

Remember not to use any regular shampoo together with the blue shampoo.

What type of shampoo should you use to alternate with the blue shampoo?


You should always use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

The pigments in the blue shampoo don’t penetrate the hair shaft like permanent hair dye. Instead, it just forms a film of color that adheres to the hair fiber and neutralizes the brassy tones.

 So, using sulfate shampoos would mean washing out the blue pigments from the blue shampoo. 


You should alternately use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner when you don’t use the blue shampoo.

This way, your hair care will keep your hair toned for longer.

Once you move on to the maintenance stage and the brassy tones are neutralized, you can continue washing your hair with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.  At this stage, apply the blue shampoo once a week or even every two weeks.



Blue shampoo contains no damaging chemicals. You can use it right after coloring your hair to neutralize the brassy undertones.

Then, when you notice that those unwanted tones are neutralized, you may continue using the blue shampoo once or twice a week for maintenance.

Remember to alternate with sulfate-free products to extend the effects of the blue shampoo.

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