The deal with silver shampoo

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Silver shampoo explained

You may have heard about silver shampoo, but are wondering what on earth you may need to use it for. You might also have heard it being referred to as “purple shampoo.” This is because the colour of the shampoo is bright purple. The purpose of this shampoo is to keep blonde and highlighted hair healthy and purified. These types of shampoos contain anti-yellowing agents and amino acids, which reduce yellow tones and brassiness from appearing in our locks.

We asked hair expert and owner of Tanaz Hair, Nails & Body, Shelene Shaer, to give us her expertise about this kind of shampoo.

When does one need to use a silver shampoo?
One uses a silver shampoo to cancel out brassy tones. You can use it to give hair extra shine, neutralise yellows and keep highlights looking fresh.

What are the benefits?
It gives the colour a whiter, brighter look, which will shine better.

Is it only for people with blonde or highlighted hair?
No. This is great for people with grey hair too.

What is the difference between silver and purple shampoo?
Purple is the colour of the shampoo and it gives off a silver reflection.

What causes hair to go brassy?
The sun, heat styling tools and washing your hair with shampoo that strips colour.

How often can you use a silver shampoo?
As often as your hair needs it. Too much can make the hair turn ashy but if you are constantly battling brassiness use it a couple of times a week.

Some silver shampoos we love:

Trevor Sorbie Colour Silver Shampoo, R99.99
MATRIX total results So Silver Shampoo, R130.00
L’Oréal Professional Silver Shampoo, 250ml, R191.00
Redken Blonde Glam Shampoo, 300ml, R225

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. foreverGLAM

    Wow I had no idea that these exist.

    5 years ago •

  1. Carina Vermooten

    I also love the Trevor Sorbie shampoo!

    6 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    This is the first time I have heard about Silver Shampoo. On my shopping list.

    6 years ago •

  1. Liezel Maree

    Wow! Time to buy some silver shampoo!

    6 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    I believe it’s also referred to cancer patients following chemotherapy as it helps strengthen the hair follicles? is that correct?

    6 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Cheryl, we are not too sure about this and would need to do some research before confirming.

      6 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    I never heard of this before; thanks for an informative article.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Actually I have never heard about it before. And it seems to work, how amazingly shampoo products are evolving

    6 years ago •

  1. Nancy Katy

    I have used silver shampoo in the past, and it’s amazing. It really cancels out yellow tones and gives grey hairs a bright silver look. My highlights have been saved many times from those horrid yellow tones even after the first use you can see a difference.

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I have never heard of silver or purple shampoo so thank you for educating me a little today :)

    6 years ago •

  1. Charlie

    Gotta get me some! Thanks for this informative article :)

    6 years ago •

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