Purple For Your Hair

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Not everyone is gifted enough to be a natural blonde, but guess what. It’s not the Stone Age anymore and we aren’t limited by such petty technicalities. A simple trip to the salon and you are blonde as Pamela Anderson. Yes, I am aware that it can be done at home too, but we all have enough horror stories to scare you off from ever doing that.

Now your blonde beauty like all other investments and projects will require some upkeep. Two words for you, darling. “Purple shampoo” by Maple Holistics. Let me tell you how I got turned on to the stuff myself. Yes, I too wasn’t born blonde but they do say blondes have more fun and I always liked fun so I felt like I was certain to handle the adjustment without a problem. First time I did it I was a complete rookie and it showed in my hair, yikes. I went to the local drug store and picked out the box with the pretty blonde on it, thinking that was all I’d need. While checking out the cashier inquired if I had ever done this before and not wanting to sound like a newbie I insisted that of course I had. She asked if I had purple shampoo at home. “Purple shampoo?” I thought, confused. What does this woman want from me and my shampoos? So I answered the way anyone would, with a bold faced lie. Of course I have Purple shampoo, I’ve been using it over years. “Okay honey no need to jump down my throat, just asking”.

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Feeling a bit embarrassed I muttered a quick apology as I stuffed my items in a bag and began heading for the door. I was still wondering about purple shampoo and promised myself I would do a little research when I had the chance but I didn’t think too much more on the topic of purple shampoo or orange shampoo or any other color for that matter. The only color that mattered to me at that instant was the color of the sun on a July day. I went home and immediately got started on my project of becoming super model blonde. The process went as well as any home session of the sort could and I thought that I had it all figured out, I had become a blonde. About a day or two later however, much to my surprise and chagrin I began noticing changes in my hair. It was yellow, no not blonde. YELLOW. I almost lost myself after the discovery. What was this? How was this possible? What on god’s green earth was I going to do about it? I forced calm upon myself and began to think. I remembered the cashier’s words about Purple Shampoo and went to my MacBook to check the stuff up. Right after I typed in Purple Shampoo my fears began to assuage. There was a solution and it was readily available. I went out to get my Purple Shampoo but there was no way I was going back to the first drug store on the chance that cashier was there. Now the one thing about Purple shampoo is that it doesn’t always smell the best. A small price to pay for keeping me blonde.

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Why I Use Purple Shampoo

long blonde hairBeing raised In a hippy household meant that we grew our hair long and listened to some great music. There is a much-loved Frank Zappa song titled “The Purple Lagoon”. I think of that little ditty pretty often. Just about any time I apply purple shampoo to my hair. I open that bottle cap, and the opening guitar riff just plays in my head, seemingly out of nowhere.

Much like Zappa himself, purple shampoo is a miracle worker. It is designed for those of us who “suffer” from overly-yellow tones taking over our lighter hair. Brassy tones can appear in blonde hair once a dye job is starting to fade, or when your hair is in the sun for too long a time.

Regardless, one day you wake to find that the yellow is beginning to take over. Getting your hair redone is not always the greatest option, for a variety of reasons, so the best thing to do is to start using purple shampoo.

What is purple shampoo?

Essentially, it is a shampoo which has in it purple color agents, and those are used to “hide” the brassy yellow color. This is achieved because yellow and purple are on opposite sides of the color range. Thus, when one is applied to the other, they cancel each other out, leaving your hair lighter.

You need to be careful, though, because purple shampoo is, well, purple. It may stain any clothing or towels which it encounters, so you have to be prepared.

The recommended method of use for this kind of shampoo, is to apply twice in succession. Once for 5-10 minutes, and then, after rinsing, re-apply for a shorter period of time. Don’t overuse the shampoo, though. It should not be used daily, because if overused it can seep into the hair and dye it purple. Unless that is your goal – and, I assure you, I will have nothing but respect for you if it is – you should avoid using it more than once a week. Twice, max.

blondes do have more funSo, is the age-old idiom true? Do blondes have more fun? The answer is yes. A resounding yes. Heck – we even get to put purple shampoo in our hair. Take that, world!

Purple shampoo, people. I have a feeling that Zappa would approve. Check out another great purple shampoo article I found here and Mapleholistics.com.