How Often to Use Purple Shampoo On Balayage Hair?

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  • For balayage hair, it’s ideal to use purple shampoo once or twice a week. Of course, it all depends on the color of your balayage.
  • If your balayage is gold or caramel-colored, start using purple shampoo once a week for a month. Increase to twice a week if strong yellows appear.
  • If your balayage is platinum or gray, use purple shampoo once a fortnight. If your balayage turns purple, reduce your use of purple shampoo to once a month.
  • It’s important you keep an eye on how your hair reacts when you use purple shampoo. Because purple shampoo neutralizes unwanted colors gradually.

 

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 Do you know the big secret to understanding how often to use purple shampoo on your balayage hair? 

 

The big secret is to be attentive to the effects that purple shampoo produces on the color of your balayage, every time you use it.

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Because although purple shampoo is ideal for keeping blonde balayage hair free of strong yellow tones, it doesn’t work like magic. And it’s also true that it’s important to know how to use it to avoid disasters.

What do I mean by that?

 

Let’s say it’s been twenty days since you did your balayage. After those twenty days, you notice that some nasty yellows appear in your hair. You may even find that your balayage gets lighter or darker with each wash.

The colorist recommended you use purple shampoo to maintain your balayage. So, you use purple shampoo.

 

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But after rinsing and drying your hair, you notice that the strong yellow is still there.

So what do you do?

 

You wash your hair again with purple shampoo and leave it in for longer.

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What happens when you finally rinse and dry your hair again?

 

You notice your balayage hair has some purple strands.

And unfortunately, that happened because of inexperience.

 

Why? Because  to remove strong yellow from your balayage hair, you need to apply purple shampoo several times.  And you should always leave it on only for the time recommended by the manufacturer.

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Therefore,  to know how often you should use purple shampoo on your balayage hair, it’s a good idea to establish your own shampoo routine. 

 

Because then you’ll know when you should use purple shampoo more or less often.

Today I’ll show you how to use common sense and observation skills to determine for yourself how often to use purple shampoo on your balayage hair.

 

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If your balayage is gold or caramel, start using purple shampoo once a week

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We could assume that on average, purple shampoo should be used once a week on balayage hair.

But   this will also depend on what kind of blonde your balayage is.  Because there is gold balayage, caramel balayage, and platinum balayage.

 

That difference can determine if you need to use purple shampoo more often.

I recommend that if your balayage is gold or caramel in color, you start using purple shampoo once a week.

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So what should you do?

  • During the first months, use purple shampoo once a week.
  •  If you notice yellowing is starting to appear, add another application of purple shampoo every week , and always check the color afterward. Remember that purple shampoo works gradually over time, so you’ll need time to see if the extra shampoo you’ve added is working.

For most blonde balayage hair, applying purple shampoo twice a week is enough. You shouldn’t get frustrated or anxious even if you don’t see instant results. Because color shading takes time and it’s important you always keep an eye on the color.

 

Something similar happens with balayage hair that has caramel tones because these balayage tones are achieved by bleaching brown hair. Therefore, it’s very common for strong colors such as bright yellow or orange to appear.

  • In this case,  start using purple shampoo twice a week .
  • If after a month you notice that your balayage hair still has strong colors, you can add in one more wash with purple shampoo every week.

 

What if you increase your purple shampoo application to three times a week but the strong colors still don’t disappear? Then I recommend you go to the hairdresser’s to have your colorist apply a toner.

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If your balayage is gray or silver, use purple shampoo once a fortnight

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Because  you shouldn’t overuse purple shampoo . Since your balayage color is light, you run the risk of turning your platinum or gray balayage into purple.

So how do you know how often you should use it on your platinum or gray balayage hair?

  •  The first month , start by applying shampoo once a fortnight.
  •  If after one month , you notice that your balayage is turning purple, reduce your use of the purple shampoo to once every three weeks.
  • If you reduce the frequency you use purple shampoo but your balayage remains purple, discontinue using the shampoo. For fifteen days, wash your hair with sulfate-free shampoo to protect the color of your balayage. You’ll notice that the purple color will disappear from your balayage after a few washes.
  • Then you’ll know that you should only use purple shampoo on your balayage once a month.

 

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Conclusion

Now you know how often to use purple shampoo on your balayage hair. It all comes down to observation.

Caramel or golden blonde colored balayage requires you to use purple shampoo more often than extra light, gray, or white balayage.

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