Can I use purple shampoo after toner? Do this if you don’t want to ruin your color

  • If you’ve just applied toner to your hair, it’s best to wait 3 to 5 days to use purple shampoo.
  • This way, you can evaluate the results of the toner and check if the unwanted tones have indeed disappeared.
  • If you applied the toner 5 days ago, you could start using the purple shampoo to extend the effects of the toner.


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There’s a saying: “One thing at a time and a time for everything.”

It answers your question of whether you can use purple shampoo after applying toner.



Because if you used toner to remove unwanted yellowish tones, you should wait so that the product can work on your hair.

Coloring processes don’t happen in the blink of an eye. Unbelievably, their effects are often not immediately noticeable.


For example,   your hair will finish absorbing the pigments of the toner and neutralizing the yellowish tones after about 24 to 48 hours. 

Only then will you be able to see if those unwanted tones are finally gone.


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If you wash your hair with purple shampoo right after applying toner, you run the risk of washing out the toner pigments. Therefore, the yellowish colors will still be there.

Don’t you believe me?


Right now, I’m remembering the case of Mariela, who visited me at the salon to fix her uneven color. What had happened?


She had applied toner at home and immediately washed her hair with purple shampoo.

First, she used water that was too hot to wash her hair. The cuticles were left open, and the pigments in the toner faded.

Then, the toner was lost through the drain. Regardless of the purple shampoo, the yellowish tones were still there.

Do you know why?


  • Because the toner penetrates the hair fiber to deposit the violet pigments that neutralize the yellowish ones. That’s why the effects of the toner are long-lasting.
  • The purple shampoo, on the other hand, simply deposits a film of pigments on the outside of the hair. It fades with washes.

So, I’ll give you a foolproof routine to wash your hair after toner.

Do you want to know how to start?


I’ll tell you the first step.

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After applying the toner, wait for 3 to 5 days to wash your hair, and start using the purple shampoo

That’s the secret to the toner’s success on your hair.

Because during those three to five days, the hair has time to expel excess pigments or absorb what it needs. That’ll depend on how damaged your hair is.


  • If your hair is damaged from bleaching or heat tools, it’ll absorb any product you apply whether it’s moisturizing masks or toning shampoos.
  • If your hair is healthy, its absorption capacity will be lower. It’ll tend to expel any type of product.


Then,  after three to five days, the color settling process will be over. It’ll be time to start using purple shampoo to extend the effects of the toner. 


Should you use purple shampoo every time you wash your hair to extend the effects of the toner?


It all depends on two things: how often you wash your hair and the intensity of the pigments in the shampoo.

If you wash your hair every day, which I don’t recommend, you shouldn’t use the purple shampoo every day. Otherwise, your hair may end up lilac instead of blonde.

You should wash your hair every two or three days.


 I recommend alternating a purple shampoo with a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo. 

That way, you’ll extend the effects of the toner without drying out the hair.

Many purple shampoos tend to dry out the hair. As there’re many alternatives on the market, today I’ll bring you the ones I consider to be the best.


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The best purple shampoos to wash your hair after using toner

I think these are the best because of the quality and duration of their pigments, their easy application, and their fragrance. Which ones are they?

  • L’Oreal Paris Everpure Brass Toning Purple Shampoo
  • Redken Color Extend Purple Shampoo
  • Keracolor Clenditioner Purple


L’Oreal Paris Everpure

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If your favorite brand is L’Oreal, with Everpure you can maintain the effects of toner for longer. Also, this shampoo is sulfate-free and nourishes your hair whether bleached or colored by neutralizing yellowish tones.


It’s very easy to use:

  • Wet your hair and apply the shampoo.
  • Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse, and apply conditioner.

You can complete the treatment with Everpure conditioner for best results.


Redken Color Extend Blondage

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Redken offers toning and nourishing purple shampoo because it restores your hair by giving it shine and softness. Of course, its long-lasting pigments will help you extend the toner’s action.


The way to use it is more than simple: wet your hair, let the purple shampoo act for three to five minutes, and rinse.

I recommend using the conditioner from the same line for extra hydration.


Keracolor Clenditioner Purple

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This purple shampoo is completely different because you can use it as a purple toning shampoo or as a semi-permanent hair color. Are you surprised?


It has to do with Keracolor’s innovative formula and the strength of its pigments, which can last up to 10 weeks.

However, be careful!


 If you only want to tone your hair, you should use it once a week and leave it on for up to 5 minutes  Otherwise, if you apply it more often or leave it on longer, you’ll end up with purple hair.

Remember that Keracolor also works as a semi-permanent hair dye. So, you should use it carefully and check application times.



I recommend using the purple shampoo three to five days after applying the toner.

This way, your hair will finish absorbing the toner pigments and, then, the purple shampoo will extend its effects.

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