Purple Shampoo For The Quarntine Queens

It’s Purple Shampoo Time!

While we are all quarantined in our homes, our hair is slowly missing the salons and Ulta Beauty clearance shelves. If you’re anything like me, your hair is getting more and more brassy. Not ideal! If you’re new to the idea of purple shampoo, let me give you a small rundown. It is the best way to cut down on the brassiness and yellow in your hair. Platinum blondes use to to remove the yellow, and those with silver hair use it to remove dull, grey hairs.

Below I have been testing 4 different purple shampoos to see what is going to give you the best bang for your buck. Read on, my quarantine queens!

Clairol Shimmer Lights 

I have used this purple shampoo for the last few years. It’s great for the price and has the consistency I’m looking for in something that’s supposed to remove the brassiness from my blonde locks. It comes in a few sizes so you can keep a travel size bottle in your suitcase, and a big pump of it in your shower. Needing more purple in your life? It’s also comes in a purple conditioner. I prefer to use a different, more conditioning treatment, but if you’re going for that icy blonde/silver, it may be the product for you!

Joico Color Balance

I found this purple shampoo to be thinner and more of a gel consistency, making it harder to work into my hair. It’s also has conditioner that can be paired with it and comes in a 1.7 oz travel size so it’s worth giving a try! If you like it, you can buy the larger size, If it’s not your cup of tea, you can use the mini bottle and fill it with your PS of choice while on trips.

Not Your Mother’s Blonde Moment

NYM’s gave off the same strong purple color out of the bottle, but I didn’t think the formula was as strong as some of the others that I tried. I do like that it comes in smaller packets, but it’s messier to travel with than a mini bottle. One pack lasts me 2-3 washes.

Shiny Silver Ultra 

Like the title states, it’s more of a conditioning PS than the others above. Purple shampoo is notorious for drying out hair, and this one doesn’t seem to do that. The only problem? It doesn’t lather as well as the other shampoos. (I’m just now realizing how picky I am about shampoos, but y’all asked for my opinion so here we are!)

Honorable Mention

If you’re serious about cutting down on brass, you need a purple shampoo like the ones above. BUT I also think you need high-quality shampoos and conditioners that tackle other problems like cleansing and moisturizing. If you’re in the market for a new S&C I’d recommend this duo. They smell incredible and get the job done while still being affordable. They also have a deep conditioning treatment that I use weekly. It’s a win-win!


My best recommendation is to try a small bottle first (Clairol, if you can find it). You’ll probably have to work in another more sudsy shampoo at your roots if you have a bunch of build up from dry shampoo or hair spray. When used as directed, you should see results from any of these brands. Don’t leave it on your hair too long in the beginning. Stick to the directions until you know how your handles the color!

During a crazy time like this, we have to get creative with our beauty routine. If you have any fun hacks that you’ve been trying, let me know in the comments and I’ll give them a try! You can also find tips and tricks all month long in my Instagram Highlights titled Beauty Tips and Style Tips.

Stay safe out there!



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