My Experience With Purple Shampoo Drugstore VS Salon Quality

Hey Everyone! I never knew purple shampoos existed until I began seeing articles, and vloggers discussing the perils of having blonde hair turn brassy. Well being a brunette made me ignore a lot of those articles, and video blogs up until I had my hair dyed ‘balayage’. My hair became significantly lighter, and blonder (that my family began calling me ‘blondie’..

With this new hair colour came a new maintenance routine, and new responsibility to maintain the job well done from my hair dresser! I began to research and look for the perfect purple shampoo to banish/ counter-act any orange/ brassy tones and maintain the blonde highlights. In the last few months I’ve tried three different purple shampoos, two of which I bought at my local shoppers (drug-store), and one from Chatters (they have salon products). Living in British columbia I’ve noticed that there’s not a lot of selection for purple shampoos in the drugstore it’s a toss up between L’oreal’s Ever Pure Line & John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde.


Drugstore Products Zaychishka Tried Until The Bottles Were Finished:


John Frieda sheer blonde colour renew tone correcting shampoo & conditioner: These products from John Frieda were the first I came across in the drugstore, and I’ve bought this up to at least three times (because I’m so lazy to go out of my way for products), and I’d say this product is decent. The purple shampoo itself isn’t as dark, and it is a bit runny. And the conditioner is pale in comparison. Pro’s: It smells nice, and it looked like it made a slight difference with battling brass.

Biggest Con: I also keep having Bottle explosions and am tired of seeing purple shampoo EVERYWHERE. Yes EVERYWHERE. There is a obvious design flaw in the packaging, and let me warn you, you have to store this product properly or else you’re just paying money to make a mess in your house.

Verdict: There’s better products on the market!


L’oreal Ever Pure brass banisher shampoo for blondes & conditioner: Let me just say that I’m not a fan of these products, I found the shampoo and conditioner to be ‘too light’, and my hair didn’t look as great as when I would wash with the John Frieda products.

L’oreal Ever Pure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment (this is not a shampoo, or conditioner per say but is a treatment you’d use during your hair washing session. I loved how this stuff makes my hair so soft when using L’oreal Ever Pure, or the John Frieda.


Salon Product : 

L’oreal Professional Shine Blonde (Brightening repair shampoo for blondes): THIS IS MY NEW HG PRODUCT. This shampoo is a darker purple, and thicker than the John Frieda Sheer Blonde. The bottle is in the form of a pump (which means it’s mess free when it’s not in use). It has an interesting smell, that will disappear once you’re done conditioning and styling your hair. Anyways I couldn’t believe that I’d have better luck with this as it is another L’oreal product.

I also want to add that this is a recent purchase that I bought on July 29th (2016) at Chatters, and have used it for one wash- and OMG I could see an immediate difference in my hair. The areas of my hair that have more blonde than others became brighter, and cooler. In fact this helped to combat some of the brassiness that I noticed that began to creep into my hair. And although My hair can be described as a honey blonde tone, and  I expect it to have some warmth, but this helped to revive, and refresh the colour after one use. L’oreal’s Shine Blonde made my hair look as if it was re-done in the salon, it just looks so much better…ah I’m in love ❤

Verdict: THIS IS a must try product, and I can’t wait until my next purple shampoo hair washing experience with it. 

-Xo Zaychishka

4 thoughts on “My Experience With Purple Shampoo Drugstore VS Salon Quality

  1. I use Magic Shampoo (from Shoppers) myself! I’ve never actually tried anything else but I don’t think I would! It’s a deep purple colour, and its not too thick and not too runny!

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  2. This article was awesome! I, myself am an avid purple shampoo user and I can’t tell you what a difference it has made on my blonde locks. I noticed that a week or two after getting my hair dyed, it would turn to this awful yellow tone. I always aim for a nice ash hue, but this was far from that. Thankfully my friend turned me onto the purple shampoo craze. It’s articles like these that really help me to better understand what exactly I’m doing with my hair. I actually use Keratin Complex’s Debrass Shampoo and Conditioner. I only need to use it once or twice a week and it makes a huge difference. You should check it out and see if it works even better for you.


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