Frequently Asked Question:
“Can I use purple shampoo to brighten
or tone your Level 12 hair?”
Answer: Yes, but when done improperly,
it can affect the quality and longevity of the hair.
Below, we provided detailed steps and a DEMO
to show you how we used purple shampoo without damaging our Level 12 hair extensions.
Using purple shampoo to create a brighter blonde does work very well, but it can be damaging without a post-color treatment. We strongly recommend following up the use of purple shampoo with a strong, hydrating treatment to make sure the hair stays soft and supple.
If you’re searching for a purple shampoo, we recommend the Fanola No Yellow Shampoo.
It has a good medium to low pH of 5.0-5.2 and it covers yellow very well and lasts for several weeks.
What steps to take:
1. Make a water bath and only include 1 teaspoon of purple shampoo in one of the bins.
In the second bin, make a bath of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water.
2. Wrap the roots/tips of the hair with plastic wrap, then wet the hair extensions BEFORE dipping them into the diluted bath.
Here's why: The ends of extensions tend to be the driest part of the hair, so they will grab onto any moisture they find. Wetting the hair in advance will prevent the ends from soaking up the majority of the color.
3. The hair only needs to be dipped for 3-5 minutes, but it can soak for up to 15 minutes depending on the desired intensity, base color and porosity of the hair.
TIP: DIP THE ENDS LAST BECAUSE THEY WILL GRAB COLOR FASTER THAN THE REST OF THE HAIR.
Note: We DO NOT recommend toning the hair as any further chemical treatments with peroxide and/or ammonia will dry out the hair severely. Levels 11 and 12 have reached their limit for chemical applications and any additional processing can degrade the hair permanently.
Please also keep in mind that coloring the hair in ANY way voids our return policy. Click here to read more about our return policy.
4. After you’ve obtained the desired color, dip the hair into the vinegar-diluted bath. This will close the cuticles and seal in the color.
5. You want to ensure the cuticles are closed and sealed before the hair is in your clients’ care.
Rinse thoroughly and follow with IONIX Brush Up Treatment.
Alternate Step 5: Rinse thoroughly, followed by a low pH daily conditioner of your choice.
6. Air-drying is preferred because it allows the hair to recuperate, but you can also blow-dry on a low setting.
After wetting the hair, it was dipped into the
purple shampoo bath (2 cups of warm water and 1 teaspoon of purple shampoo) for 3-5 minutes.
The ends were only dipped for 45-60 seconds.
Once we achieved the desired color, we dipped the hair into a vinegar bath (1 part white vinegar, 2 parts water).
The hair was rinsed thoroughly and towel-dried before it was dipped in a treatment bath of our IONIX Brush Up, followed by heat-setting in the solution.
Before & After
While these steps may seem tedious,
they allowed us to successfully achieve a bright, ashy blonde without damaging the hair.