Can I use blue shampoo right after bleaching? Yes, but read this before using it

woman in the bathroom hesitates after bleaching her hair

  • You can use blue shampoo right after bleaching your hair if the process left your hair orange.
  • Because if your hair is yellow right after bleaching and you apply blue shampoo, your hair will turn greenish.
  • It’s also a good idea to use blue shampoo as a mask on your dry hair after bleaching, so you can immediately remove any orange from your hair. I’ll tell you how to do this later.


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 Now you know you can use blue shampoo right after bleaching your hair. 


But be careful!

Before you dive straight into using blue shampoo, it’s essential you first take a look at your hair.

Does your hair really need blue shampoo?


To answer this question,  you should take a close look at your hair once it’s completely dry after you’ve rinsed out the bleach mixture. 


What color did the bleach leave behind?

 If your hair is orange right after bleaching it, then you should use blue shampoo. 

put blue shampoo in hand to use right after bleaching

But if your hair is yellow, you should use purple shampoo. If it’s reddish-colored, you should use green shampoo.


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Also, I want to save you from disappointment.

Because blue shampoo gradually removes harsh colors from bleached hair. This means that with each wash, your bleached hair will gradually have less orange in it.

 But I’m guessing that what you really want is to use blue shampoo to tone your hair immediately after bleaching it. 


And to do that, you’ll need to use that blue shampoo as a color mask.

How? That’s what I’ll talk about next.


You should use blue shampoo as a color mask right after bleaching

woman with blue shampoo mask in her hair right after bleaching

Now I want to make something clear. It’s vital that once the right length of time has passed, you rinse out the bleach mixture completely.

You can’t leave even the slightest trace, otherwise you could ruin the neutralization process. The pigments in the shampoo wouldn’t be able to bind to your hair.

Ready? Let’s get started!


  • Wait for your hair to dry completely and then detangle it.
  • Separate it into several sections, so you can distribute the blue shampoo evenly throughout your hair.
  • Put on some gloves, because the blue shampoo stains everything it touches. Apply it from the roots to the ends to each section you’ve separated.
  •  Leave the blue shampoo on your bleached hair for between 20 and 60 minutes , depending on the intensity of the orange you want to neutralize.
  • After the exposure time, rinse your hair with cold water. Don’t use conditioner. If your conditioner contains sulfates, you’ll only fade the pigments of the blue shampoo.
  • Don’t wash your hair for another 72 hours.

How can you maintain bleached hair without getting those harsh colors back? Use blue shampoo once or twice a week.

  •  If you notice your hair turning dark orange , use blue shampoo twice a week.
  •  If you notice your hair turning light orange , use blue shampoo once a week.


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Also, to prolong the effects of blue shampoo on your bleached hair, it’s essential you use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Wash your hair three times a week at most and limit how often you use heat tools.



You can use blue shampoo right after bleaching if the process left your hair orange. The best way to use it is as a color mask. Leave it on your dry hair for between 20 and 60 minutes.

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