9 purple shampoos to keep your blonde hair brass-free

Let's face it, the spring and summer months have most women itching for lighter locks. Once you leave the salon, however, your lighter hair can turn brassy real quick -- and who wants that?

Purple shampoo has long been used as a way to keep lighter locks brass-free in between salon visits, but not every product is guaranteed to work.

How does purple shampoo work exactly? The purple in the shampoo works by neutralizing the yellow hues in your lighter hair. When you wash your hair with purple shampoo, it absorbs the pigment, cancels out the red and yellow undertones and brings out the blue undertones. 

Most colorists advise their clients to use purple shampoo once a week, but its strictly up to you! 

Below, we've rounded up our top purple shampoo picks -- from Oribe's 'Bright Blonde' shampoo and conditioner (a favorite of our editors) to Kevin Murphy's oh-so-popular 'Angel Rinse.'

Brass be gone! One of our editors, who recently dyed her dark hair blonde, can't stop raving about 'Bright Blonde': "Usually my hair turns nearly orange weeks after a salon visit, but this shampoo and conditioner has worked wonders"

Recreate Drybar's iconic blowouts at home while protecting your color. With notes of ginger, mint and sandalwood, it also smells heavenly

This shampoo is a go-to of our favorite blondie (and former "Laguna Beach" star) Kristin Cavallari
It's not a shampoo or a conditioner -- it's in a category of its own. Hairstory's 'New Wash' is not technically a purple shampoo, but we still love using it with colored hair. It will take all the gross stuff out of your hair without stripping it of its moisture
Lush fans can't stop raving about this shampoo that will leave your tresses feeling incredibly soft while keeping it bright and shiny 
This wallet-friendly option gently cleanses your hair while neutralizing the yellow tones
This shampoo promises to make blondes extra bright and greys fantastically silver
Murphy's 'skincare for hair' philosophy is what makes his products truly stand out. Blonde Angel, one of the most buzzed-about products in his brand, will help maintain your blonde color even weeks after your salon visit
With argan oil, vitamins A & E and *glowing* reviews on Ulta, EVA NYC's purple shampoo will neutralize all that brassiness

 

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