Why blue shampoo is just right for brown hair?
You usually choose a shampoo by what it says on the label and hope that promises of fresh shine and more volume will come true.
A whole new tip that helps colored hair, in particular, to shine again? Pay attention to the color of the shampoo. It is no longer just the classic milky white, but recently also blue – which in turn is supposed to neutralize an unsightly red tinge in brown hair.
We present the best products from the blue shampoo range and explain how the care works and what distinguishes it from classic silver shampoo.
Bye-bye, copper nuances! The blue shampoo from Matrix cares for the hair intensively and neutralizes warm reflections. The toner shampoo is ideal for brown hair, but can also be used on bleached or brunette strands. The care gives the hair a nice, cool finish and suppleness.
Tip: For ideal results and clear, radiant color, the manufacturer recommends using the matching conditioner that is included in the shampoo set.
Aveda is the address for clean beauty fans: unlike other blue hair care products, the brand's blue-violet shampoo is suitable for all hair colors. It helps to neutralize unwanted red or orange tones in brown hair and also gives gray or blonde hair a silvery shine.
Natural ingredients such as flower essences, ylang-ylang, eucalyptus, and lemon round off the high-quality blue shampoo with a pleasant, gentle scent.
Blue shampoo initially sounds more like a fun product for the bathroom. But shampoo for brown hair can do more than just look pretty: It effectively neutralizes the red or orange tinge in brown hair - much like the well-known silver shampoo, which rids blonde hair of its yellow tinge.
Both toning shampoos (and also tinted conditioners) are based on the same principle:
And don't worry: the pigments in blue and silver shampoo remove yellow and red tones, but do not stain the hair.
Whether copper, red or yellow tint: the discoloration is usually an unwelcome side effect after coloring the hair. Environmental influences such as UV radiation and chlorinated water promote this, but incorrect handling of bleaching agents can also lead to discolored hair. If it acts too briefly, the oxidation process is not yet complete. The result: the hair suddenly looks yellowish or orange.
While warm reflections are definitely desirable with golden hair colors, this color cast is simply annoying, especially with cool nuances such as ash blonde, platinum, silvery gray, or brown tones with a slightly metallic cast.
Immediately go back to the hairdresser? It doesn't have to be, because, with a silver or blue shampoo you can quickly get the beauty problem under control yourself, the discoloration can be removed easily and in a few minutes, and the hair color stays beautiful and shiny for a long time.
Blue shampoo can be used daily if needed. In most cases, however, it is sufficient to integrate it into your personal beauty routine once or twice a week. The blue shampoo is massaged into wet hair like a conventional shampoo. Leave on for a short time and rinse off with plenty of warm water.
Tip: To remove a slightly stronger red cast, you can use an additional conditioner with a bluish tint in the next step, which should work for a few minutes. Then rinse again with water.
Blondes should never use blue shampoo (unless specifically stated otherwise). The reason: it can turn the yellow tinge in the hair green. This also applies to gray hair. Therefore, use the right silver shampoo in violet for your hair.
Tip: The hair color can be easily refreshed with a color shampoo.