The Best Purple Shampoo

I am a semi-blond now and am trying my best to keep my hair from becoming brassy. I’ve tried several purple shampoos during my hair journey, and today I’m sharing my holy grail one! (Bonus points for it being drugstore!)

I will admit that I like the super bright, platinum blond hair. Even though I have a more balyaged hair color, I like to use a purple shampoo at least once a week to make sure it’s the exact color that I like. On days when I don’t use a purple shampoo, I use the Nature Queen Herbal duo.

My holy grail purple shampoo is by Clairol in their ‘Shimmer Lights’ range, which I purchased through Amazon. The duo costs only $16 in total, which I think is awesome for a set especially if I’m using it once a week.

When I’m in the shower, I leave this on for anywhere from three to five minutes for a deep tone. I will get some parts of my hair that are a little more purple, but I have no problem with it! I also really like the scent of them. I don’t know how I can properly describe it but it’s definitely not super strong.

Because this is a set, I thought I would briefly touch on the conditioner. I will admit,  I don’t notice a huge significance with it. Maybe it’s because I use the two together so I imagine most of the toning comes from the shampoo, but I do enjoy using it alongside the matching shampoo. It doesn’t do the best job of moisturizing or detangling my hair, but I really don’t have any major complaints about it.

Do you use a purple shampoo or set? If so, which one is your favorite?



  1. 10.11.2017 / 9:30 pm

    I use that purple shampoo, too! It’s my favorite. SO necessary for blondes to have a good purple shampoo and conditioner!

  2. Kate
    10.12.2017 / 12:01 pm

    I like my hair a warm dark blonde colour, but there is a difference between warm and brassy! Purple shampoo is still essential I think, even if you’re not after a cooler toned shade. I like the Provoke one and use it once a week or so. Not actually seen this one before! x

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