What do you think happens if you leave purple shampoo in your hair for an hour or more?
I’ll give you three options.
- Your hair will end up an intense and beautiful color like you’ve never seen before.
- Your hair will start to fall out until you are completely bald.
- Your hair will end up with horrible blues and purples leftover.
Do you want to know the correct answer?
The correct answer would be three if you had any doubts.
If you leave the purple shampoo in your hair for an hour or more, you run the risk of ending up with a horrible hair color far from what you wanted.
But if you still don’t believe me, I invite you to keep reading because I’m going to tell you a story that you aren’t going to believe.
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Finally, the much-awaited day had arrived for me: my youngest’s grades presentation.
If you are a mother, you know that people prepare the best for this day: it’s like a party, you choose the outfit, the accessories, you paint your nails, you do your hair up nicely, and there you are, practically a diva on television.
When I entered the conference room, what most caught my attention was one of my best friends’ hair, the mother of one of my son’s classmates.
Her platinum blonde hair had purple pieces that didn’t go with her usual style.
I sat with her greeting, and we talked about trivial things before the meeting started until I couldn’t anymore, and in a show of courage, I asked her:
-“Did you decide to change the look of your hair?”
– No, I have these purple pieces because I made a mistake. I left the purple shampoo in my hair for more than an hour.
Since at that moment, the director of the school entered, I couldn’t explain more, but what the meeting was over, we went to get a cup of coffee, and she told me about her experience.
Do you want to know how long you should leave purple shampoo in your hair so that what happened to my friend doesn’t happen to you?
Do you want to know all the secrets of how to use purple shampoo?
That’s exactly what I want to tell you about here.
I will share all the knowledge that my friend, who left the purple shampoo in her hair for too long, gave to me.
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Why my friend’s hair ended up blue and how you can avoid the same
My friend is one of those that takes care of her hair until she can’t anymore.
But she felt a bit like a slave running to the salon every twenty days to keep her blonde dye-job in perfect condition. That’s why, by researching, she found that using what is known as purple tinting shampoo, she could extend the life of her blonde locks without them turning yellow.
Basically, it’s due to colorimetry concepts, which is a science that colorists use to get the dyes their clients want.
Colorimetry takes the primary colors into account, blue, yellow, and red, and the possible combinations to get secondary and tertiary colors.
This is portrayed in something that the color professionals call the color wheel.
In this chromatic circle, the color that counters yellow is purple.
You’re probably asking where this takes us.
To put out the fire in your yellow streaks, you need to use violet.
That’s where purple shampoo comes in.
It’s just that my friend understood that the longer you leave the purple shampoo in your hair, the more natural your blonde streaks will look.
Even though purple shampoo isn’t a dye, but a neutralizer to get rid of the yellow in your hair, if you let your hair be exposed to its formula for too long, the only thing that’s going to happen is the violet pigments of the shampoo will leave a horrible blue or green tint in her hair depending on your hair color.
Is it irreversible?
Of course not.
But before we dive too deep into that answer, I want to tell you how to use two different purple shampoos to obtain the results you are looking for.
How long should you really leave purple shampoo in your hair?
My friend alternates between two brands of purple shampoo to neutralize her yellow streaks. Now, you already know how long and how much to put in your hair so that your hair doesn’t stay lilac.
Here I’ll tell you about those brands.
L’Oréal Silver shampoo
L’Oréal develops this product.
It’s ideal for refreshing your discolored look and eliminating the opaque yellow from your gray hairs while leaving your hair shiny and without residue.
Also, it works just as well in hair dyed with natural colors.
The manufacturer recommends not using the shampoo daily; my friend followed their instructions exactly and used it every three or four days.
Now, if you need an intense color correction for your locks, you can put the shampoo on dry hair for twenty minutes and then rinse it off.
Color Endure Violet by Joico
This is another one of the alternatives for choosing a purple shampoo.
Its formula combats color fading for blond hair while it nourishes and protects hair fibers with antioxidants and UV protectors.
Apply it to your wet hair and softly massage your scalp. Let the shampoo sit for three to five minutes, and then rinse it out like normal.
You can also use it every three to four days.
General recommendations for using purple shampoo
My friend learned that to get the most out of purple shampoo, it’s essential that you know your hair well before identifying your problem areas that would benefit from a purple toning shampoo.
Those are the areas where you should apply the purple shampoo.
Even though people decide to use purple conditioner, my friend discovered that her hair tends to dry out. Knowing the real way to get rid of yellow locks is using purple shampoo, she uses a regular conditioner to hydrate her hair.
Do you remember when I told you that my friend could get the violet out of her hair after having let it sit for an hour?
That’s precisely what I’m going to tell you now.
How to get the purple out of your hair
She was able to do it by using a clarifying shampoo to neutralize the lilac in her hair.
Either way, with washing, the blue and purple residue of the shampoo disappears.
Incidentally, besides telling me her secrets about purple shampoo, we also celebrated the excellent grades in the presentation of grades for our young ones.
Has it ever happened to you that you end up with blue or green hair from leaving too much shampoo in your hair?
Tell me about your experience.