So, what exactly is purple shampoo? And why do people use it?
Purple Shampoo consists of a violet pigment that neutralize any brassy, yellow tones that can be found in blonde, silver, gray, white, bleached, or brassy hair. When it comes to coloring your hair, to ensure you get the shade of blonde you want with the least amount of damage as possible, the initial hair dying process can take months depending on your natural hair color. The most important step your stylist will need to do is tone the hair with a purple shampoo to get rid of unwanted warm tones. Even after dying or bleaching your hair, it is recommended to incorporate purple shampoo into your usual shower routine.
How does it work?
To get technical, purple is on the opposite side of yellow on the color wheel; therefore, purple can be seen as a color corrector when dealing with yellow tones. When going blonde, hair stylists will use a professional toner to give you a cooler toned blonde, but that alone will not last forever. It is recommended to invest in purple shampoo to maintain your blonde and avoid any warm, brassy tones. But purple shampoo is not just for those who bleach their hair blonde! For men, it can be used on their facial hair.
Purple shampoo benefits for mens gray hair
Although purple shampoo is popular for those with blonde hair, it can also be used on facial hair, particularly for men with gray or silver beards. The same principles apply — the shampoo helps to eliminate yellow or brassy tones, keeping the beard looking clean, fresh, and well-maintained.
Our Silver Fox Beard and Scalp Shampoo can be used for your beard and scalp! What sets Silver Fox apart is its carefully selected ingredients that will cleanse and enhance the natural silver hues of your hair. The purple tint of the shampoo will neutralize yellows or brassiness and help preserve the look of a gray beard. No more dull, lackluster, or brassy gray – this shampoo is your secret weapon for achieving that timeless and distinguished look, and pairs perfectly with our Gray Enhancing Leave-In Conditioner.
Like we said, you do not have to be blonde to enjoy the benefits of purple shampoo! The violent pigments work great for gray hair and are a great way to maintain a polished, well-groomed beard and scalp.
Tips for using purple shampoo on facial hair/scalp:
- Patch test. Before applying purple shampoo to facial hair, patch test to ensure no adverse reaction.
- Lukewarm water. Using lukewarm water to wet the hair will expand the hair shaft and help it absorb the shampoo better.
- Massage the product. Massage the product from root to tip, and make sure to focus on the areas that have warmer tones.
- Let it sit. Let the shampoo sit for at least 5 minutes before washing away.
- Rinse with cold water. Wash the shampoo off with cold water after letting it sit.
- Use as needed. Purple shampoo could be used everyday, especially if you are using it on facial hair. Use whenever the hair is beginning to look brassy or dull.
So, now you know what purple shampoo is, what it does, and how to correctly use it. But a shampoo can only do so much. You can elevate your beard and scalp by pairing it with other products that can enhance your gray.
The first product you can pair with it can be a purple leave in conditioner. This dynamic duo works in harmony to not only cleanse but also to intensify the silver hues in your facial hair.
For those on-the-go touch-ups, Godefroy offers a Beard and Hair White Color Brush – a brush-on color solution designed for men who want a fully white or gray beard. With this brush, you can cover patchy areas in your facial hair with a pure white effect, ensuring your beard stays perfect and silver wherever life takes you.
And lastly, we offer a specially formulated beard oil for greyish beards. Silver Fox Gray Enhancing Beard Oil is part of the Silver Fox Gray Enhancing Collection designed to elevate gray or light hair and maximize the silver look. Godefroy ultimately has your hair and your facial hair needs covered, one purple product at a time! Thanks for reading.
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