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Purple Shampoos to Get Your Prettiest Blonde Hair

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Taking care of your hair isn’t always cheap. You’ve been wanting to dye your hair blonde (or blonder), but are completely skeptical after your latest attempt. During the first two days, your hair was selfie-perfect. You were totally giving off Blake Lively vibes. But over time, you noticed that your blonde hair started to look super brassy (or yellow) and damaged. After a disappointing experience like that, who wouldn’t be scared off?

If this sounds familiar, purple shampoo is about to become your best friend. It contains violet pigments that help combat brassiness, and will leave you feeling like a total blonde bombshell. Here are seven different purple shampoos that tackle different hair issues.

1. If your hair is more yellow than blonde…

Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo for Blonde & Silver

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Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights is the be all, end all for purple shampoos. The purple pigments in this shampoo help color correct your hair’s brassiness. It will only cost you nine bucks, so you can stock up on as many bottles as you want!

2. If you hair is sensitive…

Beauty Protector Protect & Blonde Toning Shampoo

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You may want to stick with a vegan shampoo that doesn’t contain as many chemicals. Beauty Protector’s Protect & Blonde Toning Shampoo is one of the best vegan formulas on the market. It’s paraben-free, and tones your blonde hair. It also works on grey blonde hair tones.

3. If you have damaged hair…

AMIKA Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo

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Amika’s Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo will breathe life into your damaged hair. It contains avocado oil, which is known for its healing properties. The best part is that it also leaves your hair looking and feeling refreshed.

4. If your blonde hair looks dull…

DPHUE Cool Blonde Shampoo

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dpHUE’s Cool Blonde Shampoo helps your dye job last longer, without sacrificing the color. This is perfect on those days where you feel like your hair could use a pick-me-up. This company also sells hair dye, so you should definitely look into it if you are a fan of their shampoo.

5. If your hair is frizzy…

JOICO Color Balance Purple Shampoo

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You’ve been bleaching your hair for so long that you’ve pretty much gotten used to the frizz. News flash: It doesn’t have to be this way! Joico’s Color Balance Purple Shampoo contains peptide, which combats frizz.

6. If your hair isn’t brassy YET, but shows early signs…

OGX Lavender Luminescent Platinum Shampoo

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Try OGX’s Lavender Luminescent Platinum Shampoo. The purple pigments aren’t as strong here, but it still helps keep your color in if it’s in the beginning stages of brassiness.

7. If your hair is dry…

Not Your Mother's® Blonde Moment™ Treatment Shampoo

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Treat your hair to the ultimate spa experience. Not Your Mother’s Blond Moment Treatment Shampoo doesn’t just have a super catchy name, it’s also great at moisturizing your hair and giving it that Hollywood glow.

8. If your hair color is fading…

Aveda blue malva shampoo

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This shampoo is a bit more expensive, but is totally worth the splurge. Aveda’s Blue Malva Shampoo is catered towards chemically treated hair, and helps your color last longer.

9. If you want silver hair that DOESN’T break off…

ALCHEMIC SHAMPOO SILVER

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The Alchemic Shampoo Silver by Davines is the only thing you will ever need! We love that this shampoo silver contains sustainable, ethically sourced ingredients.

Cassandra is a beauty and women's health writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. She blogs about affordable outfits from her favorite movies and TV shows at Onscreencloset.com.