Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Best Shampoo For Blondes

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Like almost all blondes, I really dislike brassy tones in my blonde hair. This usually occurs a few weeks after having my highlights done. It's caused by the blonde fading, product staining, and also by general everyday elements that can effect your beautiful blonde locks. 
Although a subtle 'yellow' toned blonde is not a bad thing, most people do not want that brassy or canary yellow tone.

I have used many shampoo's for blonde hair, some that enhance highlights and others that take out the brassy tones. I have used L'Oreal Expert Shine Blonde Shampoo, which had very minimal results - if any. It just dried my hair out. I do find with most blonde shampoo's that they have a drying effect, so i highly recommend backing it up with a ton of nourishing conditioner after you use.

I recently saw Lee Stafford hair products on offer in Boots, which definitely persuaded my decision to buy it. I hadn't heard much about the Lee Stafford range so I had never thought to buy it before. I picked up the Bleach Blondes shampoo - which has a ProBlonde complex that knocks out brassy and canary yellow tones. 
This blonde shampoo is seriously amazing, I wasn't expecting much but I actually had a shock when my hair started to dry after washing! I couldn't believe how ashy it had gone, it had taken out all the brassy tones. Although my hair is still a subtle yellow toned blonde it no longer has any brassy tones, only ash undertones to it. 

It's a deep dark purple colour and very thick in consistency. The smell is beautiful, and lasts all day (just like when you've had your hair done at the salon!). I would only recommend using this product when you need to, or you will end up with very ashy toned hair. It's super strong stuff! I'm going to use it every time I see those brassy tones. 

Remember not to abuse purple shampoo's or you could end up with a purple hue to your hair (I've seen it on girls before!), unless that's what you like, then by all means over do it :) 
If you use purple shampoo's once a week you can end up with a really nice ashy toned colour if you want to remove all yellow. 
I also recommend using this product on your extensions if you want them to become more ash also, but foam it up in your hands first before applying to prevent any purple staining. Leave on for about 1 minute. Foxy Locks do have a new Platinum blonde shade which is perfect for ash blonde hair!

My results:

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  1. I have been looking for a violet shampoo and was going to get the Paul Mitchell platinum blonde one but I'll deffo check this one out :) Don't suppose you know if the Lee Stafford brand tests on animals? xo

  2. Thankyou for this review Imogen! It was really helpful as I recenty hightlighted my hair and I was using the John Frieda go blonder shampoo, but it just makes my hair more and more yellow, something to take out the unnatural yellow tones is just what I need! Your hair looks gorgeous! Fern xo

  3. Sounds like a great purple shampoo. I also really like Lush 'Daddy-O' but again, you can't use it too often! xx

  4. being blonde takes some upkeep!

    well done to all the blondies out there
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  5. Thank you for this post it was really helpful since i got the same problem with my blond hair xoxo

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  6. I've never heard of this one before, I dyed my hair back blonde the other day so was planning on buying a purple shampoo, think I'll get this one :) thanks xx

  7. I like it, but my hair is brown. Thank you very much .

  8. WOW looks good!!! As soon as I finished my old purple poo's Im gonne buy this one.

  9. I haven't heard of this brand before! Let us know if you find a favorite everyday conditioner for blondes...I'm always in the market for that! I feel like they are either too heavy or not conditioning enough!

  10. Ahhh i usually buy the Loreal Expert 'silver' shampoo because i never find any silver/purple shampoos in high street stores so i'll have to try this, it's alot cheaper too!! Thanks for sharing :) xx

  11. ahh, i love your hair, and this shampoo sounds good.

  12. what is the color of your blonde seems to be a blonde crystal clear ...
    I'm from Brazil and intend to stay blonde and I thought the tone of his beautiful blonde.
    I await response. Thank you.

  13. I've used this shampoo for years . . . it smells gorgeous , like all Lee Stafford products ! For blondes , using this shampoo is like a golden rule because of it's amazing effects . So many people cannot believe the results it gives .

    x .

  14. i love the result, i use too shine blonde conditionner and my roots are blond yellow so i will buy this on shampoo ^^