Find out why having a purple system is crucial to any color-processed gal’s routine.
Peanut butter and jelly, coffee and milk, shampoo and conditioner—most of us grow up with these dynamic duos going hand in hand. With the latter, in particular, our hair care regimens never seem quite as complete or feel as awesome when one of the two is used as a standalone. But what about in the case of purple shampoo and purple conditioner, both shower must-haves for those with color-processed, blonde hair?
Does a purple conditioner for blonde hair bode necessary with toning shampoos, or is it just another extra step you can overlook? We find out below:
Product Spotlight: Purple Conditioner for Blonde Hair
We’ve already made the case for bleached blondes and purple shampoo, but what about purple conditioner for blonde hair? Well, unlike its shampoo counterpart which acts as a toning agent to neutralize brassiness, the conditioner does the job of nourishing hair after toning. A lot of purple conditioners are also pigmented with a bluish/purple tint to help tone hair even further after your shampoo.
Purple toning shampoos deposit a light pigment onto hair to counteract any brassy yellow or orange tones. Depending on the formulation, some of these toning shampoos have a formulation that can leave already-processed or dry, damaged strands feeling rougher, making it crucial for a shot of moisture afterward… which is where the conditioner comes in.
1. What’s inside a purple conditioner for blonde hair? Your hero ingredient list
Purple conditioners typically have the same ingredients in regular moisturizing conditioners, such as proteins like keratin that help infuse softness and smoothness back into your strands. A product like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Reconstructor uses a patented Protein Booster Technology that helps restore hair at its core, as well as conditioners combined with milk extract and keratin to protect the hair strand externally.
2. How should I use purple conditioner?
For best results, use a purple conditioner after rinsing with your purple shampoo. You may want to wash hair with your purple system twice to thrice a week, depending on your blonde level. This also depends on the current state of your strands. It is also beneficial to supplement your purple toning system with a deep conditioning hair mask for colored hair (we love Bed Head by TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask) to help boost hair and return it to its former strength and smoothness, all the while prolonging your awesome hue.