Purple Shampoo Turned My Hair Purple

Well, To be perfectly honest, you're not the first person to visit this page and you're certainly not going to be the last! Purple shampoo can most definitely turn your hair purple! Especially if you've really overdone it! It happens, No worry.

You'll be pleased to know that your hair isn't going to be purple forever, purple shampoo will slowly wash away from your hair, when this happens we always advise our clients to just wash their hair a few times with regular shampoo until some of the pigment starts to come out. 

Then maybe you're going to want to lay off the purple shampoo for just a little while until more of it can wash away. 

Why does purple shampoo turn my hair purple?Colour Wheel Explination

Purple shampoo, violet shampoo, blue shampoo can all leave their mark on your hair and by no means should you be worried that these products are going to colour your hair! This very rarely happens and in most cases, it's usually down to overuse of the product. Everything in moderation, isn't that what they say? 

Purple shampoo is no exception to the rule! Some of these shampoos are very highly pigmented, especially ones such as the Osmo Super Silver No Yellow Shampoo! We would always advise you use a professional brand of purple shampoo, rather than wasting your money on drugstore shampoos that simply do not work. 

The reason though that your hair has turned purple though is because of the violet pigment contained within the shampoo. The violet/purple/blue pigment is what neutralizes the yellow and brassy tones in the hair. You'll see on the colour wheel that purple is opposite to yellow and orange, This is important! The opposite colours of the colour wheel are what we use to neutralize the colours we no longer want. The same would apply to those of you who have dyed your hair green, you may have read that you want to apply a warm red/warm brown to your hair to neutralize the green. This is exactly the same with purple shampoo neutralizing your yellow and brassy tones in the hair. 

Purple Shampoo Results

Results of using purple shampoo will always vary from person to person, Everybody's hair is different and one person's hair may be more porous than another person's hair, particularly if that person's hair has just been bleached. You may find that after you have had your hair bleached you may be more likely to pick up these blue and purple tones. Especially on the ends of your hair where there are more damage and more porosity to the hair. 

Hairdressers have exactly the same issue but with their hands, Washing so many clients hair day in day out really takes a toll on our hands, So when we wash a clients hair with blue shampoo or purple shampoo, it really does stick to the skin.
Especially good quality professional shampoo. 

Advice On Using Purple Shampoo

The best advice we can give you is to just take it easy, Don't buy a 1-litre bottle of purple shampoo and then leave it on for an hour while you watch the TV, It will stain your hair! It may even stain your skin after that length of time! 
Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and don't go over the top.