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    01 / Jun / 2023

    Silver shampoo: For glowing blonde hair

    What is silver shampoo, what ingredients are in it, why you should use it, how to use it and what to look out for when choosing a silver shampoo

    If you've ever had blonde hair, you're probably familiar with the frustration of yellow tones that can appear over time. Fortunately, there is a handy solution: silver shampoo. In this article, we will discuss what silver shampoo is, the ingredients it contains, why you should use it, how to use it and what to look out for when choosing a silver shampoo.

    What is a silver shampoo?

    Silver shampoo is a special type of shampoo designed for people with blonde, bleached or grey hair. The purpose of silver shampoo is to neutralise unwanted yellow tones or copper tones in the hair and give it a cooler, silvery hue. It is a popular product among people who want to preserve their blonde locks without being plagued by unwanted discolouration.

    Ingredients of silver shampoo

    The main active ingredients in silver shampoo are purple or blue colour pigments. Commonly, extracts of blueberries are used in this regard. These pigments are added to neutralise yellow tones in the hair, as purple and yellow are complementary colours in the colour spectrum.

    Why should you use silver shampoo?

    There are several reasons why you should consider silver shampoo:

    1. Neutralises unwanted yellow tones: Blonde hair can develop yellow tones over time due to factors such as sun exposure, minerals in water or the natural oxidation of hair pigment. Silver shampoo can neutralise these yellow tones and give your hair a fresh, cool look.

    2. Preserves hair colour: If you have bleached your hair or achieved a cool blonde shade, silver shampoo can help maintain the desired colour for longer. By using silver shampoo regularly, you can extend the time between salon visits and keep your blonde locks looking their best.

    3. Suitable for grey hair: As we age, our hair can turn grey. Silver shampoo can also be used to remove unwanted yellow tones from grey hair and give it a natural silvery sheen.

    How to use silver shampoo?

    Using silver shampoo is similar to that of regular shampoo, but there are a few extra steps:

    Read this before you start; Tips

    1. For porous hair, mix the silver shampoo with the cleanser (shampoo) to reduce the intensity. This will dilute the pigments and prevent them from penetrating too deeply into the hair and can cause blue hair.
    2. Before applying the silver shampoo to your entire hair, it is wise to do a test on a small section of hair. Apply the diluted silver shampoo to the lock and observe the result. If it is too intense or undesirable, you can shorten the soaking time or dilute the mixture further.
    3. Start with a short soaking time, such as 1-2 minutes, and observe the effect on your hair. When you notice the hair starting to take on the desired shade, rinse the shampoo out immediately.
    4. Moisturise and care: Porous hair can be sensitive and need extra care. After using the silver shampoo, use a moisturising conditioner or hair mask to nourish and repair your hair. You can use our moisturiser for both care and hair mask
    5. Limit frequency: Don't use silver shampoo too often to avoid excessive colour deposition. Once a week or every few washes may be enough to achieve the desired results without excessive colour change.


    1. Wet your hair in the shower.
    2. Take a small amount of silver shampoo in your palm and spread it evenly over your hair. Start at the roots and work towards the ends.
    3. Leave the silver shampoo in your hair for a few minutes. The exact soaking time may vary, generally 3-5 minutes is recommended. 
    4. Repeat if necessary: If you still have unwanted yellow tones in your hair, you can reapply the silver shampoo according to the recommendations on the packaging.
    5. Rinse your curls thoroughly and carefully with warm water to remove all residues of the silver shampoo.
    6. To restore the PH value of your curls, finish with our cleanser by gently washing the hair again with it.
    7. After shampooing, use our moisturiser to re-hydrate and condition your curls.

    What should you look for when choosing a silver shampoo?

    When choosing a silver shampoo, there are a few important factors to consider:

    1. Intensity of the purple or blue colour pigments: Silver shampoos vary in the intensity of the colour pigments they contain.
    2. Quality and brand: Consider buying silver shampoo from a reliable brand known for its quality.

    To use a silver shampoo, generally follow the steps below:

    If you have porous hair and want to use silver shampoo, it is important to be careful to avoid any unwanted effects, such as a blue glow. This is because porous hair may absorb pigments faster, increasing the risk of an overly intense hue or purple glow. Here are some tips for using silver shampoo on porous hair:

    Be careful by not using it too often, as this could potentially give your hair a purple tint.

    Didn't pay attention for a moment and your curls did turn a bit blue? Then wash your hair again immediately with the cleanser.

    If you are still a bit uncertain, walk into your local shop. They can give you top advice

    We hope this blog article has answered your questions about silver shampoo.

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