How Long to Leave Purple Shampoo on Dry Hair? It depends on your goals

Do you want to know how long to leave purple shampoo on your dry hair?

 

It all depends on your goals and the type of purple shampoo you choose.

  • To tone unwanted brassy tones, you should leave the purple shampoo on your dry hair for 5 to 10 minutes. This type of purple shampoo is called “toning shampoo”.
  • If you want to add pigmentation to your purple hair, you’ll need to use a color-depositing shampoo and leave it on your dry hair for 10-20 minutes.

 

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Tell me the truth. Was there anything that caught your attention in the text above?

 

How insightful!

Indeed, I described different durations for purple shampoo to work on dry hair.

But also,  I made a clear difference between a purple toning shampoo and a purple color-depositing shampoo. 

 

Many people cannot tell one from another. However, believe me when I tell you, as a professional stylist, that it’s super important that you know about it, especially about the developing times of each product.

What is the difference between a toning shampoo and a color-depositing shampoo?

 

 The difference lies in the intensity of the purple pigments in their formulas. 

 

That’s why you must be very careful when using your purple shampoo on your dry hair.

Do you know what would happen if, for example, you wanted to tone some yellowish highlights on your blonde hair and you applied a color-depositing shampoo to your dry hair?

Your hair would go from golden blonde to purple in no time!

 

 So, you must pay attention to the developing time and the type of purple shampoo you choose. 

 

Today, I’m talking to all the blondes who are fed up with those unwanted shades, and who want to know how long they should leave purple shampoo on their dry hair, to tone it and look a perfect blonde.

Also, I talk to all my little purple hair goblins who want to use the purple shampoo to emphasize and extend the color.

 

So, blondes and purples, stay with me, because I’ll tell you:

  • How long to leave purple shampoo to tone unwanted colors in blonde hair
  • How long to leave purple shampoo on dry hair to extend color in purple-colored hair

 

How long to leave purple shampoo to tone unwanted colors in blonde hair

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If you have bleached your hair or applied a dye, and you have a brassy yellow color, purple shampoo will help you solve this problem in a short time.

Also, you can use it on your dry hair to erase those colors.

How long should you leave purple shampoo on your hair to tone those brassy colors?

 

 From 5 to 10 minutes. 

In addition, do you know why you don’t need to leave it on longer?

 

Because, when you apply the purple shampoo on dry hair, the porous texture of your hair fiber will quickly absorb a large amount of product.

Therefore, you don’t need to leave it on your dry hair much longer.

 

Even if you leave it in for half an hour, shampoos have very little pigment and are very mild.  So, you’ll get the same results if you leave it in for 5-10 minutes as if you leave it in for 30 minutes. 

Therefore, you should always leave purple shampoo in for five to ten minutes on your dry hair.

 

If you leave it longer, you run the risk of ending up with a slightly purple tone that will disappear after a few washes.

What are the best purple shampoos?

 

My favorites include three, which are the same ones I recommend to my clients in the salon:

  • FANOLA NO YELLOW
  • L’OREAL EVER PURE BRASS TONING
  • CLAIROL SHIMMER LIGHTS

 

Just five to ten minutes on your dry hair and any of these three purple shampoos will give your blonde hair back the shade you want.

 

How long to leave purple shampoo to extend the color in purple-colored hair

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For all those little elves that go through life with purple-colored hair, color-depositing shampoo is their great ally.

In addition, best of all, you can apply it to your dry hair while you enjoy your favorite series on Amazon Prime or Netflix.

 

 That’s right! You have to be very careful with the clock because you only have to leave it in for 10 to 15 minutes  

Why is there a time difference?

 

Because the time you have to leave it in your hair depends on your goals.

Color-depositing shampoos are used to add pigmentation to colored hair, in this case, purple.

As they have a higher concentration of pigments, you can use them to touch up your color instead of coloring it. That’s why:

 

Which are the best color-depositing shampoos?

 

These three color-depositing shampoos are an excellent option, as they add intensity to your purple-colored hair, as well as nourishment and repair.

 

Conclusions

  • If you want to tone some unwanted colors in your blonde hair, you should leave purple shampoo on your dry hair for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • If you want to revitalize the color of your purple hair, use a purple color-depositing shampoo and leave it on your dry hair for 10-15 minutes.

 

Now tell me, according to your goals, how long will you leave purple shampoo on your hair?

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