Benefits Of Purple Shampoo To Bleached Hair
We all love a new look every now and then, be it a minor change or a drastic makeover. And for many women, even hair damage is a risk that they're willing to take as long as they get that sweet, new color on their strands.
How far are you willing to go for your lighter hair, though? And what happens when your once beautiful, bleached locks have turned brassy as time goes on? Still think it's worth all that hassle?
In today's article, we'll talk about the benefits of purple shampoo and how it can literally save bleached hair from ruins.
What's with all the purple?
Ever wondered why purple shampoo is, well, purple?
When you bleach your hair, you're actually stripping away the pigment in your strands. The lack of pigment is what makes your hair light brown, yellow, and eventually, white.
However, as time goes by, you'll start your hair slowly going back to yellow or even orange. The reason for this is because even bleach isn't strong enough to actually remove all the pigment from your strands. Of course, it won't go back to your natural black, brown, or red – instead, it'll stay at a warm, orange-y or yellowish tone.
Understandably, you may not want to retain this yellowish color, as it does look unnatural (it certainly doesn't look like the gorgeous hue that natural blondes have) and can even 'cheapen' the look of your hair. In that case, what you'll need is a good toner, preferably purple shampoo.
Benefits of Purple Shampoo to Bleached Hair
Purple shampoo can benefit your bleached hair in many ways.
Cancel out the yellow
Do you remember the color wheel from your art class way back in primary school? Quick, what color is directly across purple?
That's right – yellow! Purple is directly across yellow on the color wheel, which means that they're what we call complementary colors. These colors, if we're looking at it in terms of light spectrums, can 'mix' together to form white light. In other words, they can 'cancel' each other out.
The same thing is happening here with your yellow, brassy hair and the purple shampoo. The purple pigment in this shampoo can 'mix' with your hair, thus giving it a more whitish appearance. Depending on the intensity of your bleach, purple shampoo may even give your brassy hair a nice silver color.
Give your hair a cooler tone
Even if all you want A is to give your hair a lighter, cooler tone, purple shampoo can still do the trick.
For example, if you have brown hair, you're not going to see any change if you apply purple shampoo since it doesn't have any effect on brown. If you have blonde highlights, however, it could lighten the color a bit, removing the yellow and giving you a much cooler color than before.
Extremely light brown hair that has orange tones can also benefit slightly from purple shampoo since it can also reduce orange hues in the hair.
Reduces bleaching times
If you've ever tried bleaching before, you'll know what a pain it is to actually arrive at a color you want. It's not uncommon to have to do it once, twice, thrice, or even four times just to get that color that you're aiming for.
Unfortunately, this comes at a big cost, since bleaching greatly damages your hair. Sadly, most of the time, the damages are irreparable, especially if you go past the three times mark.
Purple shampoo can help you reach your goal faster though by removing all the yellow from every step of your bleaching process. Many people believe that their hair still needs bleaching to lighten the color, when all it actually needs is some good toning.
Start by bleaching your hair one round, then using purple shampoo next. Bleach it again, then use purple shampoo one more time. At this point, it may not even need to be bleached again for the third time.
Now you know the benefits of purple shampoo to bleached hair! To read more about bleaching and other hair treatments, don't forget to check out our ZALA blog!