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Author Topic: Purple Shampoos for Brassiness  (Read 2318 times)  Share 

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anitag

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Purple Shampoos for Brassiness
« on: 19 Aug 15 / 04:17 PM »
A professional stylist left me with bright copper (new penny) roots on my dark blonde hair. I started using Clairol Shimmer Lights and it has been helping but I have some questions that I would really love to know the answers to:

1. Do these purple shampoos only deposit the color on top of the hair or does it actually penetrate the cuticle?
2. If penetrating, can purple dye (food coloring?) be added to a moisturizing shampoo or does the drying effect of these shampoos have something to do with the cuticle penetration?

My poor hair has already gone from healthy and soft to dry and frizzy from the original color process (too dark) and then the correction process (full foil highlights) 2 days later so I'd really like to avoid any unnecessary stress to it.
 

Piscine

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Re: Purple Shampoos for Brassiness
« Reply #1 on: 26 Aug 15 / 06:25 AM »
1. Purple shampoos, like true semi-permanent dyes, only deposit color, which means they do not raise the cuticle and they do not alter hair's existing natural pigment. However if the cuticle is lifted from other processes some color molecules can get underneath it as well as being on top of it.

2. If you wanted to make a tinted shampoo or conditioner, use a semi-permanent dye. Food coloring is too unpredictable and could stain (in a bad way.) I don't know why the toning shampoos are so drying (well, aside from all the sulfates) but I know Shimmerlights is one of the more drying ones. You can also make a non-damaging toner from a semi-permanent violet dye heavily diluted in conditioner (ideally silicone-free).
 

anitag

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Re: Purple Shampoos for Brassiness
« Reply #2 on: 27 Aug 15 / 02:43 PM »
1. Purple shampoos, like true semi-permanent dyes, only deposit color, which means they do not raise the cuticle and they do not alter hair's existing natural pigment. However if the cuticle is lifted from other processes some color molecules can get underneath it as well as being on top of it.

2. If you wanted to make a tinted shampoo or conditioner, use a semi-permanent dye. Food coloring is too unpredictable and could stain (in a bad way.) I don't know why the toning shampoos are so drying (well, aside from all the sulfates) but I know Shimmerlights is one of the more drying ones. You can also make a non-damaging toner from a semi-permanent violet dye heavily diluted in conditioner (ideally silicone-free).

Thank you very much for all of the helpful info! :)
 

 

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