How to Get Purple Out of Blonde Hair (like a pro in one day)

neutralize yellow hair after bleaching

  • If you want to get the toner residue out of your hair, you’ll need to get a bleach bath by mixing conditioner with a 10-vol developer. Below, I’ll detail the proportions and how to apply it.
  • Alternatively, to get the remains of the purple shampoo out of your hair, you should use a clarifying shampoo.
  • The bleach bath and the clarifying shampoo will remove the toner and purple shampoo residues from the first application.


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A purple toner and a purple shampoo are must-have tools for all women with blonde hair.



Because  blonde is hard to maintain. 

It’s because after a few washes, extended exposure to the sun, and incorrect choice of hair products, unwanted yellow undertones may appear.


What can you do when these yellow undertones appear?

  • Use a toner.
  • Wash your hair with purple shampoo.


Of course, sometimes, women abuse toner and purple shampoo due to inexperience or lack of knowledge.

Then,  their blonde hair stops being blonde and starts to have a purple color, which of course is not what they want. 


Is this the case for you?


If you did, you don’t have to call the fire department. There will be no fire in your hair.

In a nutshell, what I mean is that you don’t need to make a big deal out of it. And I’m not crazy.

Do you know why it’s not so necessary to get the traces of toner or purple shampoo out of your hair?


  • First, because  the toner and purple shampoo residues will fade after a few washes.  The toner lasts about three weeks, and the purple shampoo disappears after three washes.
  • Second, if you don’t want to wait, you can get get a bleach bath with conditioner or use clarifying shampoo to fade those traces from the first application.


What determines whether to get a bleach bath or clarifying shampoo?

It all depends on whether you used toner or purple shampoo, as they act differently on the hair.

And that’s what I’ll talk about next.

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To remove the toner residue you should get a bleach bath

toning blonde hair

The toner contains ammonia and is applied with a 20-volume developer. It penetrates inside the hair to neutralize unwanted yellow undertones.

Although it works like permanent dye,  its pigmentation is very weak. So, its effects last for a maximum of three weeks. 

The pigments fade gradually with washing.


But, if you can’t wait three weeks to get the remains out of your hair, you could get a bleach bath.

It has a 10-volume mixture of conditioner and developer. It’s easy to find and you don’t need to know much about coloring.


What should you keep in mind when applying the bleach bath?

  • You should avoid letting the mixture drip down your face and into your eyes. If this happens, you should immediately rinse with cold water and go to your health care facility.
  •  You can use it once a week.  However, you’ll notice the results from the first application.
  • The 10-volume developer won’t lighten your hair more than half one level. Still, it’ll remove the toner residue from your mane.


What do you need to prepare the bleach bath?

  • Plastic container
  • Conditioner
  • 10-volume developer

I recommend that you  use an extra moisturizing conditioner. It should include: keratin, coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba, ceramides, oils, or silk extracts.

Any of these ingredients will give you extra protection.



  • In the plastic container, place equal parts conditioner and a 10-volume developer.
  • Wet your hair. Apply the conditioner and developer mixture from roots to ends.
  • Massage to evenly distribute the bleach bath.
  • Leave on for 10-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.


If there is still some toner residue after the first application, you can repeat the bleach bath after seven days.

If you apply it more frequently, you can damage your hair by drying it out to the point of breakage.


Use a clarifying shampoo to get traces of purple shampoo out of your hair

clarifying shampoo to wash hair

Purple shampoo doesn’t need a developer nor contains ammonia. So, it doesn’t penetrate inside the hair.

It only forms a film of color that coats each hair fiber from root to tip to neutralize unwanted colors.

 As it doesn’t penetrate inside the hair, it disappears with washes. 


But, if you don’t want to wait for even one more day to remove the remains of purple shampoo, you can use a clarifying shampoo.

The clarifying shampoo doesn’t contain a developer nor ammonia as well. It removes the residue deposits that accumulate in your hair.

The clarifying shampoo will remove the purple shampoo in one or two washes.



  • Wet your hair and apply the clarifying shampoo on lengths and ends.
  • Massage your hair gently to lather.
  • Rinse your hair and apply the clarifying shampoo again.  Now, do it from roots to ends. 
  • Massage to distribute it throughout your hair, and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse and apply conditioner.


You’ll notice that there’s no more purple shampoo in your hair.

However, if some purple shampoo remains, you can wash your hair again with clarifying shampoo after three days.



If you leave the toner or purple shampoo on too long or use it too much, some traces of purple pigments may remain in your hair.

To get this toner residue out of your hair, get a bleach bath with conditioner. And if you want to remove the traces of purple shampoo, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo.

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