If you’re a blonde, chances are you’ve experienced having brassy hair once, twice, or weekly. I for one, battle brassy hair constantly. One of my biggest struggles with my blonde hair was keeping the brass at bay. People kept telling me to invest in a purple shampoo, and even when I did, I found they didn’t work. I would sit there for the 6-10 minutes, excited to see my new brass-free locks, only to wash out the recommended purple shampoo and find my hair still was brassy.
The reason for my hair is so brass-prone (as told to me by my hair stylist) is that my hair has a tendency to pull red-tones, probably from having dark hair before and natural red tones in my hair.
And the Best Purple Shampoo goes to…
It wasn’t until I found a stylist who really looked at my hair and told me how I could achieve an ashier hair tone. She said many purple shampoos are light purple and only mildly affect the colour of your hair.
If you have platinum blonde hair and use a mild purple shampoo then chances are you’ll see a difference but if you have a medium blonde that stubbornly holds onto gold-tones then you’re going to need a rich dark purple shampoo. That the day I found MilkShake’s Silver shampoo – and that’s the day I stopped having to deal with brassy hair.
MilkShake’s Silver Shampoo Review
Unlike many other purple shampoos I’ve tried, MilkShake’s Silver shampoo is a true dark purple when squeezed out of its bottle. In fact, it is so dark that it can even slightly stain your hands if you don’t wash it off immediately after applying the shampoo to your hair.
How Long Should you Leave it On:
I use this shampoo once weekly and leave it on for 6-8 minutes depending on how brassy my hair is. I’ve found that when I am away traveling and the water is harder / or different than my hair requires it to sit a bit longer. When I am at home though, I typically just apply MilkShake’s Silver shampoo for 6 minutes to achieve a softer brass-free blonde.
One thing to know about this purple shampoo is that it can truly turn your hair grey if you leave it on for a long time. Since this has become such a popular look, many people are purchasing MilkShake’s Silver shampoo to take their hair from blonde to a silvery grey. Typically to achieve this silvery look you need to keep the purple shampoo on for 12 minutes+.
How Much does it Cost?
This purple shampoo costs $18.95 (cost will vary in different countries) which I don’t feel is a bad price at all. Since you only need to use MilkShake’s Silver shampoo once weekly, you really won’t go through this shampoo fast at all. I usually have a whole bottle for around 3 months.
The End Result?
The result is instantly brass-free hair. It’s quite drying so if your hair is damaged you’re going to want to follow up with a deep conditioning treatment. All in all though, this Silver Shampoo is a must-try if you’re losing the battle of brass!I’ve used Milkshakes silver conditioner as well but to achieve the look I want I do not feel its necessary for me to take this extra step. The shampoo is so effective on it’s on that you don’t really need the conditioner. Plus, since I’ve found the shampoo to be quite drying, I actually like to follow it up with a heavier & more intensive conditioning treatment. You can purchase MilkShakes Silver Shampoo by clicking here!