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How Often Should You Use Silver Shampoo?

Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s been buzzing lately: silver shampoo. If you’ve ever wondered how often you should be reaching for that purple potion, you’re in the right place. Let’s chat about it!

What’s the Deal with Silver Shampoo?

First things first, let’s do a quick refresher on what silver shampoo actually is. Also known as purple shampoo, it’s a magical elixir designed to banish brassiness and keep your blonde, silver, or highlighted hair looking fresh and vibrant. The purple pigments in the shampoo neutralise unwanted yellow tones, leaving your locks cool and toned.

So, How Often Should You Use It?

Ah, the million-dollar question! The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. How often you should use silver shampoo depends on a few factors:

Your Hair Colour

If you’re rocking a cool blonde or silver shade, you’ll likely want to use silver shampoo more frequently – think once or twice a week. These lighter shades are more prone to picking up unwanted yellow tones, so a regular dose of purple shampoo can help keep them in check.

Maintenance Level

Are you a salon regular who gets their colour touched up every few weeks? Or do you prefer a low-maintenance look? Your colouring schedule can also impact how often you need to use silver shampoo. If you’re diligent about your salon visits, you might be able to get away with using it less frequently.

Environmental Factors

Believe it or not, environmental factors can also play a role in how often you should use silver shampoo. If you live in an area with hard water or spend a lot of time in the sun and chlorine, your hair might be more prone to brassiness. In that case, you may need to up your silver shampoo game to combat those unwanted tones.

I recommend starting with once a week and adjusting based on your hair’s needs. Pay attention to how your hair looks and feels between washes. If you notice any yellow or brassy tones creeping in, it might be time to reach for the silver shampoo.

Tips for Success

Here are a few tips to get the most out of your silver shampoo:

Use Sparingly: A little goes a long way with silver shampoo. Start with a small amount and gradually increase if needed.

Be Gentle: Purple shampoo can be drying, so be sure to follow up with a hydrating conditioner or mask to keep your locks soft and smooth. If you use it to much it can actually build up on your hair and make it appear dull and darker!

Alternate with Regular Shampoo: To avoid over-toning, consider alternating your silver shampoo with a regular hydrating shampoo.

We hope this chat has shed some light on how often you should be using silver shampoo. Still have questions or need personalised advice? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to help you achieve your hair goals and keep your locks looking fabulous!

Woman showing her icy blonde hair after purple shampoo


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