- If your highlights are dark blonde or medium blonde, I recommend waiting at least two weeks to use purple shampoo after your highlights.
- And if your highlights are light blonde 8, very light blonde 9, or platinum 10, you should wait a week to use purple shampoo after getting your highlights.
- Therefore, the lighter your highlights are, the sooner you should start using purple shampoo to avoid harsh colors.
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Want to know how long you should wait to use purple shampoo after getting highlights?
I’m guessing that you’ve only recently gotten highlights in your hair and are anxious to keep them for as long as possible.
But wait! If you’ve just had your highlights done, you don’t need to use purple shampoo immediately. I’m sure your colorist, before saying goodbye to you, reminded you it’s essential to wait at least three days to wash your hair.
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So, if it’s been less than three days since you got your highlights, just enjoy your new color.
Don’t be anxious; just enjoy the present, because the future comes when you least expect it. And maybe sooner than you wanted, you’ll have to start coloring your highlights at home.
Besides, at the salon, your colorist probably applied a toner to prevent those harsh colors from appearing immediately.
But although toner is a permanent coloring, its function is only to correct color. So after two or three washes, although your highlights won’t disappear, the yellow will start to emerge.
And as soon as those harsh colors appear in your highlights, you should start using purple shampoo.
Let’s see exactly when this might be.
How long to wait to use purple shampoo depending on the color of your highlights
You must consider their color to know when you should start using purple shampoo after your highlights.
With darker blonde highlights, it takes longer for the yellow to appear. This is because the hair has other colors, such as brown and orange.
For example, if you applied dark blonde 6 or blonde 7 highlights on your number 4 brown hair, it was because you wanted to achieve a contrast in your hair and to illuminate your face.
And it’s normal for dark blonde 6 or blonde 7 highlights to look a bit yellowish. That’s what gives a warmer tone to the lighting. So you shouldn’t rush to use purple shampoo immediately after getting highlights.
On the other hand, if your hair is a light blonde 8 and your highlights are an extra light platinum blonde 10, the yellow shouldn’t appear. You’re looking for a very cool, almost white blonde with highlights.
Do you understand the difference?
Now, how long should you wait to use purple shampoo?
- If your highlights are dark blonde 6 or medium blonde 7 , wait at least two weeks to use purple shampoo.
- If your highlights are light blonde 8, very light blonde 9, or platinum blonde 10 , my advice is to wait at least one week before using purple shampoo.
The lighter your highlights are, the less time you have to wait to use purple shampoo.
How to use purple shampoo after getting highlights
Using purple shampoo is simple. You just have to wash your hair, replacing your usual shampoo with purple shampoo. It will clean your hair and tone your highlights.
But you can’t overuse purple shampoo. Otherwise, using it too much can leave your hair with a slight purple tone.
- Apply the purple shampoo to your wet hair and gently massage your scalp and the rest of your hair.
- Leave the shampoo on for three to five minutes.
- Rinse with plenty of lukewarm, almost cold water.
I suggest you use purple shampoo once a week to keep your highlights perfect. And the days you don’t use purple shampoo, I recommend you wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo, that way you won’t diminish the purple shampoo’s effects.
Until a few years ago, few people used purple shampoo on blonde hair. But now it’s become so popular that practically all blondes use it.
But you need to know how to use it correctly after getting your highlights. And now you know.