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Everything You Need to Know About Silver Shampoo

Everything You Need to Know About Silver Shampoo

Whether you already sport light locks or are thinking of taking the plunge with bleach, you need to know about silver shampoo. Acting as the best friend for all silver and blonde haired gals, you can’t afford to miss out on this essential shampoo for blonde hair! We’ve put together a quick guide with everything you need to know about it, and then a list of the best silver shampoo.

What Is Silver Shampoo?

Otherwise known as purple shampoo, silver shampoo is a colour toning hair cleanser or hair treatment which is designed to remove brassy tones from blonde locks. Containing a purple pigment, it neutralises yellow tones to help maintain a cool blonde, grey or platinum.

Some brands will refer to it as a platinum shampoo or purple shampoo, but just keep an eye out for anything which will counter brassiness, often with an additional tint of violet or purple. Basically, it’s one of your key hair products for dyed blonde or grey hair.

How Does Silver Shampoo Work?

When applied to the hair, purple pigments from the shampoo are absorbed into the strand and hair follicles. By leaving it on for a few minutes before washing out, you can alter your hair’s tone and colour for a fresh from the salon look.

For a more intense effect, leave the shampoo on for longer, just as you would with hair dye before washing it out!

Why Use Silver Shampoo?

Anyone who has blonde, grey, platinum or silver hair should use a silver shampoo.

This is because when hair oxidises, yellow, brassy tones start to become visible. The silver shampoo will balance out the colour to help maintain a freshly-dyed look. Hair will become brighter, cooler and more even with each use.

Can You Use Silver Shampoo Every Day?

You should avoid using silver shampoo each time you wash your hair and instead use it every 2-3 washes. This is because over-use can cause your hair to develop a purple tinge that may take a while to fade.

On the other washes, use colour care shampoos and conditioners to protect your colour.

Best Silver Shampoos

We’ve tried and tested the best of the bunch to help you pick from the best silver shampoos available.

  1. L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL SERIE EXPERT SILVER
    £8.35 Buy now with HQhair

    L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL SERIE EXPERT SILVER

    This shampoo from L’Oréal Professionnel has a dark purple pigmentation, allowing it to work quickly and easily for an instant effect on your tresses. Packed with amino acids, it helps to maintain the condition of your hair too, whilst giving clarity and shine for healthy locks.

    Buy now with free delivery
  2. REDKEN BREWS MEN'S SILVER SHAMPOO
    £8.38 Buy now with HQhair

    REDKEN BREWS MEN'S SILVER SHAMPOO

    After a silver shampoo for you and the boyfriend to use? (Read: he pays for it.) We’ve gotchu.

    This shampoo from the Redken Brews range is specially formulated for men, but works just as well on longer lengths. It’s a great option if you have dyed white or grey hair too.

    Buy now with free delivery
  3. PHILIP KINGSLEY PURE SILVER SHAMPOO
    £19.00 Buy now with HQhair

    PHILIP KINGSLEY PURE SILVER SHAMPOO

    If you’re looking for the best silver shampoo, then Philip Kingsley might just have your answer.

    Utilising hydrolysed wheat protein, this is a super nourishing shampoo that will cleanse hair while maintaining a soft and smooth hair follicle. Plus, it smells of lavender so perfect if you prefer washing your hair in the evening.

    Looking to complete the routine? Treat yo’ self to the Philip Kingsley Pure Silver Conditioner.

    Buy now with free delivery
  4. PUREOLOGY PERFECT 4 PLATINUM SHAMPOO
    £11.55 Buy now with HQhair

    PUREOLOGY PERFECT 4 PLATINUM SHAMPOO

    A platinum shampoo that works on giving you sleek and shiny hair after every wash, Pureology have brought their A game when it comes to this formulation.

    A 100% vegan shampoo, this is one of the best platinum shampoos for maintaining hair colour and ensuring your blonde stays bangin’.

    Buy now with free delivery
  5. MATRIX TOTAL RESULTS COLOR OBSESSED SO SILVER SHAMPOO
    £7.00 Buy now with HQhair

    MATRIX TOTAL RESULTS COLOR OBSESSED SO SILVER SHAMPOO

    Matrix Haircare know a thing, or fifty, about looking after your hair, so it’s no surprise that their silver shampoo made it straight into our list of the best.

    This creamy formula cleanses hair without adding weight, so perfect if you want to just blow dry and go.

    Also available in a bigger 1,000ml size if you wanna go big.

    Buy now with free delivery
  6. Jo Hansford Expert Colour Care Platinum Shampoo
    £15.20 Buy now with HQhair

    Jo Hansford Expert Colour Care Platinum Shampoo

    Add a lil premium to your shower. This is a great daily silver shampoo by hair colour experts Jo Hansford.

    This salon-level hair product works on adding UV protection and shielding hair from oxidation, resulting in maintained hair colour levels.

    Buy now with free delivery
  7. SACHAJUAN SILVER SHAMPOO
    £52.00 Buy now with HQhair

    SACHAJUAN SILVER SHAMPOO

    Go big or go home. This Sachajuan silver shampoo comes in a massive 1,000ml size, meaning that it’ll last forever – more money for spending in the club.

    Fortified with the brand’s innovative Ocean Silk Technology, this magic shampoo adds UV protection.

    Buy now with free delivery
  8. SEXY HAIR BLONDE BRIGHT BLONDE VIOLET SHAMPOO
    £13.95 Buy now with HQhair

    SEXY HAIR BLONDE BRIGHT BLONDE VIOLET SHAMPOO

    On the hunt for sexy hair? Then the babes at the brand Sexy Hair ought to be your go-to. The best silver shampoo for blonde hair, this special formulation focuses on eliminating brassy tones using its Perfect-Balance Technology.

    Plus, it’s completely free of parabens – winning.

    Buy now with free delivery
  9. GOLDWELL DUALSENSES SILVER SHAMPOO
    £11.00 Buy now with HQhair

    GOLDWELL DUALSENSES SILVER SHAMPOO

    One of the best shampoos for grey hair, this offering from Goldwell is perf’ for both maintaining colour and improving vitality.

    Buy now with free delivery
  10. PAUL MITCHELL PLATINUM BLONDE SHAMPOO
    £12.71 Buy now with HQhair

    PAUL MITCHELL PLATINUM BLONDE SHAMPOO

    The babes at Paul Mitchell have focused on adding cooling violet tones to this silver shampoo, meaning that any warmer tones will be stripped out of your blonde hair with continued use.

    From the first wash, hair will be conditioned and shiny – everything you want, in one lil bottle.

    Buy now with free delivery

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