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How to avoid purple stains on your hands when using purple shampoo

Calling out all blondes - whether you’re a natural blonde or you’ve recently coloured your darker hair. We know you have more fun, but we also know it’s not so fun trying to keep purple shampoo off your hands.

Anyone with golden locks would know about the amazing things purple shampoo does to blonde hair. In fact, its importance cannot be overemphasised. Purple shampoo works to neutralise those unwanted warm brassy tones in blonde hair.

For natural blondes, you may just be looking to go a little lighter or even tone down the naturally warmer shades in your hair. However, if you’ve coloured your hair, or have blonde highlights, you’re going to find it hard to keep those yellow brassy tones away. Purple shampoo gives everyone the perfect blonde, toning any shade of blonde to have a cooler, more icy finish.


However, anyone who uses purple shampoo would know the hassle of trying to keep those violet pigments off your hands. Perhaps it’s not so fun being a blonde after all?

Avoiding annoying purple pigments

Yes it may be annoying to step out the shower with purple hands, but this is actually a good sign that the shampoo works - and it ain’t permanent so don’t stress, hun.

This of course can all be avoided if you wear gloves while shampooing your hair. You know those ones you get in at-home hair colour kits? Perfect. However if you’re not a fan of wearing plastic gloves in the shower - which we totally get - there are ways to effortlessly remove those purple pigments from your fingers.

We are about to preach some good-old life hacks right now, because the secret to removing purple shampoo sits right in your kitchen pantry (and also your bathroom cabinet). All you need are some humble household products combined with warm water + soap.

Oil based products

Oil, oil, oil! Olive oil, baby oil, coconut oil - any kind of oil is perfect for lifting the colour out your hands. Oil breaks down the pigments making it super easy to wash away with warm water and soap.

Lemon Juice

When life gives you lemons, use it to remove the purple shampoo off your hands. Simply rub some lemon juice into your hands, and rinse with warm water and soap. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

Nail Polish Remover

If it can remove your nail polish, trust us - it can remove your purple shampoo too. Just take a cotton ball with some nail polish remover and apply to the purple patches on your hands. Then rinse with warm water and soap.

Do you need some purple shampoo?

We have a wide selection of incredible purple toning shampoos right here at Oz Hair & Beauty.

For stronger more vibrant results, choose products such as the one and only Fanola No Yellow shampoo - it says it all in the name so you know it will do the job keeping those yellow tones away. The Muvo Ultra Blonde Shampoo is another one of our favourites for achieving cool blonde hair.

If you’re looking for something a little less strong however (perhaps you don’t have enough lemons to wash your hands with later?) then choose products such as the Nak Platinum Blonde Shampoo or Schwarzkopf’s Goodbye Yellow Shampoo. These shampoos are still great for combating brassy tones, however are just a little less intense when it comes to pigment.


Shop our full range of shampoos for more incredible purple shampoos online now. Did you love this post? There's much more where that came from! Read all about our newest products (including a refreshing electric essential oil diffuser and a wrinkle treatment) and get to know the beautiful beautician Sydney loves all on the Oz Hair and Beauty blog today! 

posted by

Rebekah Chetcuti on February 26, 2019



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