- Purple shampoo doesn’t dry out your hair as long as you use it as often as you should.
- The correct frequency will depend on your hair type and goals. In general, once or twice a week is enough to avoid drying out your hair.
- If you started using purple shampoo and your hair feels drier, chances are it was dry before using the shampoo.
- If you’re about to start using the purple shampoo, you have bleached or colored your hair, or you use heat tools very often, I recommend you do the porosity test before shampooing. Later, I’ll tell you how to do it.
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Why am I sure that purple shampoo doesn’t dry out hair?
Purple shampoo doesn’t contain ingredients that can damage and dehydrate the hair.
In other words, purple shampoo is the most used shampoo by “new blondes” because it contains no sulfates that remove color, no metallic salts that dry out the hair, and no silicones that encapsulate moisture.
Therefore, I’m very sure that the purple shampoo doesn’t dry out the hair.
What I’m also sure of is that if you use purple shampoo and your hair is dry, your hair was damaged before you started using the shampoo.
Usually, clients come to my salon and tell me that a certain product dried out their hair or made it frizzy.
I invite them to focus on how their hair was before they started using the product. Chances are it was damaged before they started using that product.
You should also know that purple shampoo is generally used to get rid of unwanted brassy tones in blonde hair.
It works for hair that has been bleached several times.
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In that case, the hair will be dryer and more damaged than if it hadn’t been bleached.
Therefore, if you don’t repair your hair, it’ll be dry and damaged whether you use purple shampoo or not.
What can you do if you suspect your hair is damaged and you want to use purple shampoo?
Something very simple.
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If you suspect that purple shampoo may dry out your hair, do the porosity test
If you suspect that purple shampoo may dry out your hair, you’re probably noticing some problems in your hair.
What could those problems be? They are small signs that appear when you apply some chemical process to your hair, such as bleaching.
If you’re thinking of using purple shampoo, you probably bleached your hair to achieve a blonde color.
Then, after bleaching, you probably felt your hair rough and gummy because it lost moisture and nutrients.
Can you guess?
Your hair was dry before you started using the purple shampoo. Other elements could be taking moisture away from your hair.
Let’s go through your hair beauty routine together to see what may be drying out your hair.
- Do you wash your hair every day?
- Do you nourish and moisturize your hair with specific products for colored or bleached hair?
- Do you use heat tools daily?
- Do you bleach and color your hair more than twice in a month?
Meditate on your answers. Any of these things dry out your hair whether you use purple shampoo or not.
- If you use purple shampoo and your hair is dry, you should apply intensive moisturizing treatments with keratin masks, for example. You can also use coconut oil to moisturize your dry and damaged hair.
- If you haven’t started using purple shampoo yet, you can do the porosity test to check your hair health.
Porosity shows your hair’s possibility to absorb any product, even water.
The more damaged your hair is, the more porous it is.
Are you ready to find out your hair’s porosity level?
- Place water at room temperature in a clear glass.
- Get a long hair strand into the water and look at it for 15 minutes.
Then, analyze the results.
- [ If your hair floats, you have very low porosity. Therefore, your hair is healthy and the purple shampoo won’t affect it if you use it the right way. I’ll tell you the details in a moment.
- If it sinks to the middle, the porosity of your hair is medium. In this case, your hair needs moisture. I recommend you use hair products with moisturizing ingredients, including purple shampoo.
- If it sinks to the bottom, your hair has high porosity. So, your hair isn’t only dry but also damaged. You need to repair it with professional treatments, such as OLAPLEX.
So, if your hair is healthy, you can start using the purple shampoo without repairing your hair first.“] If your hair is damaged, you must repair it before continuing or starting to use the purple shampoo. As it is, your hair won’t be able to retain the purple pigments of the shampoo. Therefore, it won’t do any good if you use the purple shampoo.
You should also know you use it the right way. Let’s see!
How to use the purple shampoo properly
I told you before that purple shampoo doesn’t dry out your hair.What could dry it out is washing your hair too often, whether you use purple shampoo or not.
Every time you wash your hair, it loses its natural moisture. The scalp produces sebum that protects and nourishes the hair.
That’s why it’s important to wash your hair a maximum of three times a week. Alternate with the purple shampoo.
The purple shampoo is applied once a week for one to five minutes as indicated.
You should read the instructions of the purple shampoo. Each manufacturer recommends different exposure times.
Some manufacturers recommend leaving it on for up to five minutes because the pigments are lighter. Others, in turn, recommend leaving it on for a maximum of two minutes because the pigments are more intense.
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The most important thing if you don’t want to dry out your hair, is to wash it a maximum of three times a week and don’t abuse heat tools.
Remember that your hair also needs moisture. Therefore, apply masks once a week to restore moisture to your bleached hair.
Purple shampoo doesn’t dry out your hair because it doesn’t contain sulfates or metallic salts. You need to assess your hair health because most probably your hair was dry before using the purple shampoo.
In case of damage, start intensive repair treatments. This way, your hair will absorb the purple shampoo pigments and you’ll be able to show off the color you want.