If you’ve got blonde hair—natural or not—you’ve dealt with brassy tones. So you should know that light hair’s best friend is purple shampoo. Its violet pigments cancel out unwanted yellow and orange tones, leaving you more Farrah Fawcett and less Big Bird. These six options will have you looking salon-fresh, sans appointment.
6 Purple Shampoos That Are Essential for Blondes
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The Swedish Option: Sachajuan Silver Shampoo
Leave it to the Swedes to do blonde right. This salon-grade shampoo doesn’t just increase luster and counteract brass—it also volumizes limp strands. (Psst: It even works off-label to keep cool burgundy, violet and red shades from turning orange.)
The Color Booster: Igk Mixed Feelings Leave-in Blonde Drops
OK, so it’s not technically shampoo, but these customizable toning drops are so genius we had to share. The concentrated pigment mixes with any shampoo, conditioner or styling product to bust brassiness and provide UV protection, and you can adjust the dose to your desired level of toning. Who needs a salon anyway?