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What Does Purple Shampoo Do? How and When to Use It

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Whether you have natural, highlighted or dyed blonde hair, trust us when we say that you need this ultra-violet pigmented purple shampoo and conditioner in your life. 

Blonde hair has always been the most difficult shade to maintain, they require some serious upkeep to stay bright and free of brassiness.  

Purple Shampoo and Conditioner

What Does Purple Shampoo Do?  

Thinking about that color wheel from art class is super helpful when discussing the why’s and how’s of color care. The color purple happens to sit directly across from yellow on the color wheel, meaning that when the two colors are mixed, they cancel each other out. 

Blonde hair turns brassy because it basically soaks up everything. From the minerals in your shower water, to the constant battle against air pollutants, and any products you may put in it — we really should give blondes more credit, they’re out here fighting a never-ending war against brass. 

In this case, the ultra-violet pigments in purple shampoo and conditioner neutralize all those yellow brassy tones on blonde and brassy gray hair.

Who Can Use Purple Shampoo?   

Whether your blonde strands were born in a salon or grew naturally from your scalp, purple shampoo and conditioners are best for those with lighter strands.  

You can use purple shampoo on gray hair or even platinum locks.  

If you’re a brunette looking to cancel out red and orange brassy tones, it’s best for you to use blue shampoo and conditioner since purple products are best suited to neutralize yellow brassy tones. 

If you’re not sure if purple shampoo is right for you, we’ve laid out the basics in our guide to purple and blue shampoo for blonde and brown hair. 

Eva NYC Models After Using Purple Shampoo for Blondes

How Often Should You Use Purple Shampoo?  

The frequency that you use purple shampoo and conditioner depends on a multitude of things because no two blondes are exactly alike! Depending on your level of brassiness, most blondes love using Eva NYC’s Tone It Down Purple Shampoo + Conditioner anywhere from 1-3 times a week. 

Before and After Using Purple Shampoo

Using products like shampoo and conditioner with purple undertones are a great at-home solution to tone and combat yellow brassy tones in blonde hair. Much like the color correctors you might use in your makeup routine, purple shampoo and purple conditioner neutralize the orange and yellow tones that cause these unwanted shades. 

Purple shampoo before and after

If you’re looking for an easy, affordable way to keep your blonde looking cool-toned and vibrant, our Tone It Down Collection is here to give you a good hair day! 

Introducing Eva NYC’s Tone It Done Blonde Collection  

Our Tone It Down Blonde Shampoo + Conditioner uses richly hued ultra-violet pigments that neutralize those pesky, yellow brassy tones on ALL hair types, leaving strands a radiant, cool toned blonde (or gray) hair that's bright, shiny, and soft — whether your color is natural, highlighted, or dyed!  

Our newest Tone It Down Blonde Leave-In Cream is a waterless cream that is clinically proven to deliver 4x more moisture after just 1 use, while adding brilliant shine and offering heat protection to protect and extend hair color.   

Eva NYC Tone It Down Blonde Collection fragrance sculpture

What ingredients are in our Purple Blonde Collection? 

To really kick brass to the curb, our purple hued shampoo and conditioner are powered by a trio of hero ingredients that will take your blonde to the next level.   

They include:  

  • Wild Cherry Bark, which contains high levels of antioxidants to help deeply condition for a smooth and silky feel.  

  • Ultra-Violet Pigments, that neutralize and cool down yellow and brassy tones.  

  • Ginger Root Extract, which has stimulating properties that work to energize, and polysaccharides and amino acids that help to moisturize.  

As if this trio of ingredients wasn’t hardworking enough, both formulas are certified vegan and cruelty-free, jam packed with nutrients and free of harsh chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Plus, its packaged in 100% recyclable, forever aluminum!   

How Do You Use Our Purple Shampoo, Conditioner + Leave-In Cream?  

To achieve a blonde that everyone will envy, we recommend taking the following steps:  

Step One: Begin by gently massaging Tone It Down Blonde Shampoo on wet hair, working it into a thick, luxurious lather and letting it saturate your strands. Rinse thoroughly, making sure to evenly distribute the product throughout your hair.  

Pro tip: when you use shampoo that has rich pigments in its formula, it’s a good idea to apply the product from root to tip to ensure even distribution and toning.  

Step Two: After rinsing out our purple shampoo, for extra moisturizing and toning benefits, follow up with our Tone It Down Blonde Conditioner. Apply to freshly cleansed hair, gently massaging it from root to tip. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and enjoy your salon-fresh blonde! 

Step Three: Once out of the shower, to bring extra brightness and shine, apply a pea-sized amount of our Tone It Down Blonde Leave-In Cream on damp hair before styling, or on dry hair to tame flyaways and refresh dry ends. Achieve noticeably cooler blonde hair!   

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