Can you dye your hair with purple shampoo, or is it too good to be true?

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  • Yes, you can use purple shampoo to color your hair purple, as long as your hair is between blonde and light brown. Also, as long as you apply the shampoo to dry hair.
  • You’ll need to choose a purple shampoo that is strong enough to fill your hair with purple pigments and a defined color. I’ll tell you later exactly which shampoo to choose and how to apply it correctly.
  • If your hair is dark brown or black, purple shampoo will not color your hair. In that case, you’ll have to bleach it first and, then, apply shampoo or color.


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Women want miracles, miracles every day, and every hour.

It was not enough for us to know that the leading brands in hair beauty invented miraculous keratin treatments, such as Brazilian Blowout, or designed complete ranges of fantasy colors.

We are insatiable!


That’s why we want a shampoo that colors our hair, in addition to washing it.

Is there such a product? Yes, there really is. Its name is purple shampoo. Now, will any purple shampoo dye your hair purple?


 No! It has to be a color-depositing purple shampoo.  Why?

That type of purple shampoo has a higher amount of concentrated pigments.

Are you looking at that purple shampoo you use to tone some unwanted colors in your blonde hair?


You do very well because that purple shampoo won’t color your hair purple!

However, don’t be discouraged, you still have a head start. You’re curious, aren’t you?

I say you’re running ahead because you already have a light base of color in your hair to help the color-depositing shampoo work perfectly and leave your hair purple.


 However, it’s not all good news. There’re some important factors to consider before deciding to color your hair purple. 
  • Firstly, the color depositing shampoo won’t last as long as if you dyed your hair with a semi-permanent dye.
  • Secondly, your hair should be light brown to blonde if you want to notice a color difference.
  • Thirdly, you should continue to wash your hair with the color-depositing shampoo. Otherwise, your color will fade in a few washes.


To avoid false expectations and know how to make the most of the pigmenting power of the purple shampoo, read on because I’ll tell you:

  • Why purple color-depositing shampoo colors hair
  • How to correctly use the purple shampoo to color your hair

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Why does purple color-depositing shampoo color hair?

Color-depositing shampoo has a greater amount and concentration of pigments than the traditional purple shampoos. So, it can color your hair.

In fact, the color-depositing shampoo is almost like a semi-permanent color, covering the outside of the hair fiber with purple pigments.

I say “almost” because the duration is not comparable to that of semi-permanent hair color.


 Obviously, the purple shampoo pigments will fade with washings and it can happen in less than a week, depending on the washing frequency. 

If you want to achieve greater power of the shampoo pigments in the hair fiber, there is a secret. Do you want to know what it is?


Apply the purple shampoo to your dry hair.

Will any purple shampoo color your hair?

Of course not. You should look for those that offer the strongest and most durable pigments.

Don’t run away; I’ll tell you what they are:



deposits color pigments

This purple shampoo is the one with the most pigments, and since it is a 3 in 1 product, you’ll not need any conditioner.

It’ll give you an intense purple in your hair and the softness of silk, thanks to its formula with keratin, coconut oil, shea butter, and rose extracts.



color depositing shampoo

Do you have light or medium brown hair? Then, choose this shampoo, because you won’t need to bleach your hair to fill it with purple pigments.




Ideal for dyeing purple, very light blonde hair. You can combine its use with the MATRIX TOTAL RESULTS conditioner to obtain greater hydration results.


Any of these three purple shampoos will leave your hair purple and should be applied to dry hair.

Application on dry hair? Just like you read it! And that’s what I’m talking about next.


How to use the purple shampoo correctly to color hair

To color your hair with purple color-depositing shampoo, you must apply it on dry hair.

It is necessary because, that way, you ensure better penetration of the pigments in the hair fiber.



  • Comb your hair, section it into 4 sections, from front to nape and from ear to ear, and holding each one with a hair clip.
  • Release one of the sections and start applying the purple color-depositing shampoo with your hands from root to tip.
  • Leave it in for 15-20 minutes and, then, rinse your hair until the water runs clear.
  •  DON’T USE SHAMPOO, because you already did it in the previous step. If you wash your hair with a sulfate shampoo, you’ll remove the pigments you just deposited with the purple shampoo.  
  • When you finish rinsing, dry your hair with a hairdryer, or let it air dry, and apply a few drops of anti-frizz serum.


Now, keep in mind that the color-depositing shampoo doesn’t last as long as the semi-permanent color.

To maintain your new color, you should always wash your hair with the purple color-depositing shampoo to extend the color’s intensity. Also:

  • If you want a darker purple, use the purple shampoo three times a week
  • If you want a lighter purple, use it once a week
  • If you want to change the color, stop using the purple shampoo and, after some washes, the purple will disappear completely



The purple color-depositing shampoo will color the hair purple as long as the base color is between a medium brown to blonde, and if you apply it to dry hair.

However, remember that this is not a permanent change, as it doesn’t change your hair’s natural pigments.

If you want longer-lasting color, you’ll need to choose a semi-permanent or permanent color.

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