Violet Crush Intensive Purple Shampoo, £6.99, John Frieda
Designed to tackle brassiness that just won’t shift, the product is designed to be used once a week and utilises patent-pending technology, which contains both violet and blue pigments, without staining the hair. Available from 23rd October.
Blondage Color Extend Express Anti-Brass Mask, £24.65, Redken
This summer, Redken launched their Blondage Color Extend Express Anti-Brass Mask, designed to give a cooler, brighter colour in just five minutes.
Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Shampoo, £14.95, Fudge
The original Clean Blonde shampoo from Fudge has been one of the best brass beaters on the market for years – and it just got even better. As bleached blondes tend suffer from damage as well as brassy tones, it now includes an Opti-Plex technology, that penetrates deeply into the hair follicle to reconstruct bonds and smooth the shiz out of your hair follicle. Two birds, one stone? Yes please.
Bright Blonde Shampoo, £41, Oribe
OK, we’ll admit it’s pricey but this one is definitely worth the investment. This colour-saving shampoo is free of sulphates, parabens, sodium chloride, gluten and cruelty-free, and really does keep blonde hair looking completely luscious. The violet pigments cancel out any yellow tones to make it look as if you’ve just come out of the salon.
Blonde Angel Wash, £20, Kevin Murphy
Infused with lavender and optical brighteners to give dull and lifeless blondes a new lease of life, this everyday use shampoo is great at maintaining your shiny locks, preventing them from ever looking brassy.
Daddy-O Shampoo, £6.75, Lush
Not only does it smell gorgeous (it’s fragranced with violet, lemon and lime), this Lush shampoo takes away any yellow tones and helps keep platinum and grey locks looking they’re absolute best. Even better, it’s vegan.
Color Extend Blondage Shampoo, £16.50, Redken
A powerful purple shampoo, containing ultra-violet pigments to kick any brassiness to the curb after just one wash. Leave it on for a few minutes to achieve an even icier blonde.
Silver Shampoo, £20, Sachajuan
Get Elle-Woods-worthy blonde hair with this Sachajuan professional shampoo that banishes unwanted yellow and brassy tones, while boosting locks’ radiance.
Sheer Blonde Tone-Correcting Shampoo, £5.99, John Frieda
Some colour-correcting shampoos can leave your hair dry and limp – not this one. Locks are left soft and shiny whilst canceling out minor brassy tones. Best for blondes whose natural colour isn’t far off their dyed do, and just needs a zhoosh.
Platinum Blonde Shampoo, £15.50, Paul Mitchell UK
One word: SHINE. Yep, not only does this bring your blonde hair to life, it also gives it a lovely sheen. Winning.
Dumb Blonde Shampoo, £17.95, TIGI Bed Head
Certainly not a ‘dumb’ move as the name suggests. Bleached hair will pack more of a punch after one wash and the conditioning is salon-quality.
Pure Silver Shampoo, £9.50, Philip Kingsley
A cult product for blondes and those with grey-coloured hair. This is guaranteed stain-free and leaves hair looking shiny and silky (bonus points for the lovely lavender fragrance).
Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo, £3.99, PRO:VOKE
Perfect for a fortnightly hit – don’t use this every day, but do use before a big night out and you’ll really notice a difference. It’s super reasonable, too.
Bleach Blonde Shampoo, £6.99, Lee Stafford
Lee Stafford’s violet shampoo is a cult favourite. It gently tones and refreshes your colour and says goodbye to any brassiness. The conditioner is just as important as the shampoo, so make sure you use. It also has UV protection, so great for holidays.
Silver Shampoo, £7.50, Bleach London
New kins on the block, BLEACH, have stormed the alternative hair market with a huge range of hair dyes – not least this hero products that will help flatten out yellow tones – especially good if you’re planning to add a colour after.
Série Expert Silver, £12.90, L’Oréal Professionnel
The pro choice for toning down brassy yellows – worth investing in.
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When I was in comprehensive school, the hair care brand that I lusted after was always Lee Stafford. From its very first launch, the bright, bold, pink packaging on the shelves reeled me in. I bought my first bottles with my pocket money when I was about 13/14 and I’ve been using it on and off ever since.
Lee Stafford are the brand that I’ve bought products from for the longest time and I love that they constantly deliver fabulous results after every wash.
My hair is naturally a mid blonde but it is warm toned whereas I prefer my hair to be a cooler blonde. I’ve gone for a variety of different cool blonde looks over the last couple of years since I’ve been going to the incredible Loreal Pro salon, Frances Marshall in Sunderland.
Up until last month, I was getting a full head of pre lightener (the none scary name for bleach) with the L’Oreal Metallics Ash Blonde Colour (INCREDIBLE- 3 parts tone to one part colour) with my Smartbond treatment in. From my last visit, I’ve started to have a darker ash blonde colour applied throughout my hair with just a few highlights across the top section, followed by a toner and of course, the L’Oreal Smartbond treatment. Frances Marshall use Smartbond in EVERY colour to keep the hair bonds as healthy and strong as they can be when you’re having colour treatments! These salon professional colour and toning products neutralise the warmth in my hair and give my hair the ash blonde colour and tone that I love but maintaining that at home is really important so that I can enjoy my colour for longer.
Since my hair naturally kicks out a lot of warmth, I’ve really had to try lots of different silver/purple shampoos and conditioners over the years to see what works for me. There are plenty of posts on my blog on shampoo and conditioner recommendations for ash blonde hair and today I’m going to share with you another that I’ve used for a good couple of years now, ever since I saw Mikhila talk about it on Twitter and Youtube and thats the Lee Stafford BLEAch BLondes range from Boots.
Since going to the salon is a luxury, in between visits I use a range of products to keep my hair looking and feeling its best; generally thats a colour toning product once a week with nourishing hair care in between.
The Lee Stafford BLEAch BLondes hair care range is absolutely fantastic for prolonging my colour and never fails to make my hair look beautifully ash blonde.
The BLEAch BLondes Shampoo and Conditioner is a genius range that was created especially for hair that is bleached whether that’s a full head, highlights or a fashion colour. It promises no more brassiness, fade or breakage, just beautiful blonde hair that dazzles and shines.
The BLEAch BLonde Shampoo is a moisturising shampoo that lightly tones, refreshes and restores my blonde hair to the beautiful pure ash salon colour I love. I use it as I would any other shampoo; massage through wet hair and rinse. Sometimes, if my hair is looking particularly warm, perhaps if I’ve been out in the sun on holiday, then I’ll leave it on for a couple of minutes but not any longer.
Usually when you leave blonde shampoos on longer than you directed, you get temporary violet tones, however, I found out by mistake that with these products you get a temporary pink tone to your hair. In all fairness, I actually really liked the effect this gave to my hair and it was perfect for a week or so before it washed out during the summer, but to combat this make sure you follow the instructions carefully. Lee Stafford are hair experts and know what they are talking about!
This shampoo contains purple pigment that prevents blonde hair turning brassy, or canary yellow. The combination of Lee Stafford’s Pro-Blonde complex of panthenol, chamomile and moringa seed extract, are a fusion of multi-tasking ingredients that help keep hair squeaky clean, while encouraging natural shine to truly glow so that it doesn’t feel stripped or dry after use like some toning hair care ranges can. This shampoo offers 21st century colour protection, which promises to help stop your hair colour from fading with heat styling, sunlight and damaged caused by UV.
Its amazing how much your hair colour can fade even from just straightening it as the heat causes havoc so even if you’re not wanting to be ash blonde like me, if you hair is coloured then you really need to be using hair care that prevents colour fade.
After the shampoo, I apply the the BLEAch BLonde Conditioner which helps to ensure the hair colour is locked in and stays moisturised, sleek and silky soft. Using this as part of the BLEAch BLonde regime helps to ensure your hair looks healthy, glossy, sleek and smooth. I love the way my hair feels after using this conditioner as it leaves it feeling so soft without weighing it down and causing my oily hair to become greasy more quickly!
There’s also the Lee Stafford Moisturising Treatment from this brand to use once a week if you feel as though you’re wanting a deep hair treatment for extra moisturise and repair. I haven’t used it before but I’ve been told great things from a fellow ash blondie!
In addition to the shampoo and conditioner, there’s also the Lee Stafford BLEAch BLonde Tone Correcting Conditioning Spray. You simply spray the lightweight mist onto damp hair after every other wash and comb through which is easy to do as it feels quite conditioning and almost detangling in the hair.
This spray contains violet pigments that are designed to combat the brassy yellow tones that I don’t love and it just leave a much more icy, cool look on platinum and ash blonde hair. It isn’t strong enough to use on its own without a toning shampoo and conditioner but really boosts the effect of these and the appearance of the hair when used as part of a colour protecting and toning hair care routine.
I absolutely love Lee Stafford products and the BLEAch BLonde range is one of the best, super strength ones out there in the shops and the one that I consistently go back to. It never fails to make my hair look beautifully ash blonde!
The full Lee Stafford range is available at Boots and they often have 3 for 2 offers on, so you can get the full routine for less.
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Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo
Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo is a shampoo specially developed for blonde locks. When you just come from the hairdresser, your blonde locks always look super nice, but after a while they can turn yellow. This powerful purple shampoo neutralizes this annoying yellow glow and makes your bleached hair look fresh and clear.
Most purple shampoos dry out your hair, but not this one! The unique formula contains Vitamin B5, Chamomile and Moringa Seed Extract which nourishes and hydrates your hair intensively. This must-have for bleached hair makes your hair shine again!
This shampoo :
- Specially developed for blonde locks.
- Neutralizes a yellow glow.
- Make your bleached hair look fresh and clear again.
- Does not dry out your hair.
- Nourishes and moisturizes your hair.
- Cruelty free.
How to use :
- Apply a small amount to damp hair.
- Massage the shampoo on your scalp and the entire length of your hair.
- Leave on for 1-5 minutes.
- Then rinse your hair well.
Tip! : Use the shampoo together with the Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Conditioner for the best results!
Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Dipropylene Glycol, Polysilicone-19, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Acrylic Acid/Acrylamidomethyl Propane Sulfonic Acid Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Glycerin, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Hexyl Cinnamal, Polyquaternium-39, Panthenol, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Coumarin, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Magnesium Nitrate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Chlorphenesin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, CI 61100 (Disperse Violet 1).
Contains : 250 ml.