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I'm naturally very dark haired and took the plunge and went for the blonde bob once upon a time, but unfortunately for me I didn't come out quite the Gwen Stefani look alike I'd hoped to be!
My cartoon yellow hair lead me to this shampoo, which did a great job toning down the UV rays shooting out of my hair. Maybe even a little too great.
After using a bottles worth twice a week for however long I actually ended up with a bit of a Silver Fox vibe. Infact my friend pulled me a side and said "Char I think you've been a little heavy handed with the dry shampoo!" Er no love! I've not got any in!
Bloody thing made the more ash coloured parts of my hair actually start to look greyish, which isn't great! Pretty hard to get grey out without ruining the rest of your blonde locks, bet you didn't know that!
As an actual shampoo it works great, clean fresh hair and all that!
I would recommend that if you plump for this, use it slowly, maybe once a week and stop using it when you've reached the desired colour! If you keep going you'll end up looking like you're ageing prematurely and what woman aims for that?!
Good luck, beautiful blondes!
Touch of Silver Shampoo? What is that??? It's a miracle in a small, inconspicuous bottle.
Its deep purple colour can hold you back, but don't submit to it! This shampoo was (and still is!) my one and only rescue! Half a year ago I decided to dye my hair blond after a long time being red head. I knew it won't be easy because it's very hard to get rid of red pigments especially that I'm natural blond and my hair absorbs any pigments like a sponge. It was my biggest issue when I decided to change colour for more natural for me again, but I took the risk. I bought one of the L'oreal platinum blond colour, which suppose to be very light and cold tone... When I saw results I was half excited (because of new colour) and half devastated, because the amount of copper/yellow pigment was very high in my hair and I wasn't very happy about it... Despite that I was strong and I decide to look for a rescue. I remember when I was a kid my mum was using a silver shampoo on her hair; that time she had to be very careful not to keep it too long, as her hair could stay purple permanently!
I bought this shampoo - it was quite cheap, not too big so I could always just throw it to the bin if it doesn't work, and it promised to do exactly what I wanted - wash off this awful yellow/copper tint from my hair! First impression after using it was quite nice - smell was not too strong, rather nice and not overwhelming. I had to keep it for 5 minutes and than rinse thoroughly. After my first application I didn't notice any difference, but I knew it needs time. I was using it every time I washed my hair, so every 2-3 days, although it says to use it twice a week. Also few times I kept it much longer than 5 minutes and it didn't leave any purple tint on my hair, which was nice!
And FINALLY did I get rid of my brassy tones??? YES! this shampoo actually helped me to slough yellow pigment off and also gave my hair more silver and nicely pearl blond tone:) It didn't take that long even, because I used it after dyeing for maybe two weeks like a normal shampoo and I really noticed difference!
I use this shampoo now after every dyeing and it helps me to keep my hair light blond without tacky yellow tone. I would recommend it to everybody as more natural and maybe healthier way to get nice blond without bleaching your hair all the time!
I dyed my hair a caramel blonde over the summer and when I came out of the hairdressers it was lovely and bright blonde, however after the toner wore of it started to like a little dull and not so bright. Then I discovered this purple shampoo. It works wonders on dyed blonde hair, enhancing silver tones and making your hair brighter, blonder and healthier looking.
The product uses violet pigments to neutralize any yellow, lackluster, brassy tones in the hair and revives vibrancy. So don't be scared that the shampoo is a dark purple colour, it doesn't stain and works wonders!
You only have to use this shampoo twice a week because it is a toning shampoo. Every time I use it people always ask me if I have had my hair re-dyed and that it looks especially blonde. For in between I use Pro-voke daily maintenance silver shampoo, but the twice a week one is definitely the most effective.
Also the value for money is excellent as this shampoo is only £2 in your local pharmacy! which is such a bargain and considering that you only use it twice a week it lasts a long time.
The only con I can think of is that after using the shampoo my hair does feel a little dry, but I always use Moroccan oil afterwards which fixes the problem.
I actually bought this shampoo based on a review I read on this site. I have got blonde hair which is not white or platinum but can look a bit brassy at times so I figured this shampoo was worth a try.
This shampoon is packaged in a silver bottle with a purple label and lid. It looks quite premium and the lid has a cap you squeee up to release the product inside. You can't really see how much is left so have to guess by the weight of the bottle.
On first using the shampoo, I was shocked at the deep purple colour and wondered if it would dye my hair, but I realised that everyone seems to have this first reaction so took the plunge. I need not have worried as the lather was a lovely shade of lavender but did not leave me with a blue rinse. The shampoo is described as daily use which for me is not necessary as I don't wash my hair every day. If the shampoo splashes as you use it inside the shower I would advise immediate rinsing of the tiles or tray to avoid permanent damage. It is also advised to keep this shampoo away from clothing as it can stain. Some people can be allergic to this shampoo too so it may be worth doing a patch test to check.
I have also got the conditioner and a weekly treatment from the same range so I can only attribute the results to a combined use of products. I don't think it has worked wonders on my hair but it gets it clean and it seems to highlight the lighter strands I have of blonde in my hair. To be fair it is best used on grey or platinum blonde hair and I have neither of these so shouldn't expect huge results.
I bought this shampoo (200ml) in a set from Amazon which included the weekly treatment and a conditioner for £8.25 with free postage. I thought this was very reasonable.
I like this shampoo, it gets my hair clean and I feel that it is helping to combat the yellower tones in my hair. Going platinum is not something I would consider until I get older and have grey hair although I do love to see a blue rinse on a granny and would definitely go for that when I reach my latter years! I can recommend this as a good budget buy for blonde hair, with salon standard results I think. I would advise users to be brave when they see the intense colour of this shampoo. It is a deep purple and very concentrated so you only need to use a small amount each time.
I am so glad I read the reviews on this as I feel I have discovered a magic shampoo. It beats the alternative of using ketchup on blond hair to combat brassiness! I will definitely repurchase this shampoo. Whilst it is not having daily use from me I have been pleased with the results and feel for the price paid it is a true bargain. I will separately review the weekly shampoo and conditioner from the range if dooyoo approve my suggestions to include them in their database.
I am not a natural blonde, but I've had a variety of full head bleach, blonde highlights, and other types of blonde through my hair over the past few years. Anyone in the same situation as me should know how horribly brassy bleached hair can either begin as, or turn over time.
I've consulted with hairdressers and experts all over the place who usually recommend expensive toners from professional hair stockists, or the age old "just go to a hairdressers" advice, but when you are a student doing either of these isn't so easy!
My solution: Touch of Silver Twice a Week Brightening Shampoo. It costs a few pounds from Boots, Superdrug, or any major chemists, so it definitely doesn't break the bank!
The shampoo is a very vivid purple colour, which may be worrying at first. You lather it in to wet hair, just like any shampoo, but leave it for around five minutes to let it soak in and do its magic. This is the part you might get worried - the shampoo goes everywhere! Turn around for a moment and it will look like you're splashing purple paint all over your shower curtain, walls, anything within reach. The water also runs out very purple like a dye would, but don't worry! The shampoo comes out as easy as any other, and although it makes a mess I haven't yet found it to cause any stains, even on towels or clothing (I am a very messy person!).
The results of the shampoo are great - I usually find a difference is noticeable after the first use, and a lot of the brassy yellow/orange colour will be lifted from your hair. If you're using this on highlighted hair with a darker base colour, don't worry, it won't cause any difference to this.
I recommend that you keep to the instructions on the bottle - 5 minutes left in, twice a week - and this will keep the brassiness out your hair. If you have very yellow hair due to a bad bleach job, I have found that towel drying your hair and putting the shampoo in for half an hour before rinsing can work well as a toner, but I would definitely recommend seeking professional advice. Trust me, if you leave the shampoo in far too long you'll find yourself with a purple tint to your hair !
Overall, I would say this product is fantastic if you have bleached/coloured blonde hair. It neutralises brassiness perfectly! The bottle states it can be used on white/grey hair too, but I can't comment on this !
~*~*~ Pro:Voke Touch Of Silver Shampoo ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
Touch of Silver is a violet coloured shampoo which can help reduce unwanted brassy tones from grey, white, blonde and platinum blonde hair.
~ What's available in the range? ~
There are a few different products available and there is one that I particularly like and I will base most of my review on this one, however these are the products available ~
- Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo
- Daily Maintenance Shampoo
- Daily Nourish Conditioner
- Intensive Treatment Conditioner
- Silver Glamour Hairspray
- Silver Revilising Dry Shampoo
~ Why do I use it? ~
As some people may be aware from my previous reviews I have recently changed my hair colour and gone from red to blonde, in doing so I have gone through various shades of blonde to get to where I am now even though I used a colour remover rather than bleach. After colouring my hair with an ash blonde shade to try and get rid of some of the remaining orange tones I was quite happy with the results but I still had a few remaining brassy bits so I knew I needed to try a blue based shampoo.
I was in Savers when I came across this range of products. I bought the Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo and the Daily Maintenance Shampoo at the same time. I have heard in the past that Touch of Silver is great for neutralising brassiness in the hair so of course I was hoping that this would work for me.
~ How to use it ~
The Daily Maintenance Shampoo is no different to using any other shampoo, you simply pour a blob into your hand and apply it to your hair and lather it up. This comes out of the silver coloured plastic bottle a pale violet shade and I find it does quite a good job at producing a nice lather, it has a strange scent, hard to pin point what it is exactly but this does not mean that it is unpleasant, it's got a clean fresh scent.
The Twice A Weel Brightening Shampoo is a little different to use, it requires the same principles but you need to leave it in your hair for between two and five minutes, no longer than five minutes though. This comes in a shorter bottle than the Daily Maintenance Shampoo and the bottle is a frosted plastic that allows you to see the shampoo inside, through the bottle it is clearly apparent that the shampoo has a dark colour to it, but when you push the lid down and pour a little out you can see just how dark a shade of violet this is.
You pour out a decent blob on to your hand and work this into your hair, immediately you can see your hair taking on a purple shade, you lather it in and it doesn't form many bubbles, again the scent is strange but not unpleasant. You then leave it for up to five minutes and then rinse.
It really is an easy task to perform!
~ Is it any good? Overall Opinion ~
Yes it is good, it really is quite effective. I have never used the Daily Maintenance Shampoo alone in a routine as I use the Twice Weekly Brightening Shampoo a couple of times a week too, but together I find it really effective.
The first ever time I used it I used the Brightening shampoo alone and was initially really shocked by how dark the colour of the shampoo was, to be honest I had second thoughts about using it but I did use it and I am glad I did. I left it in my hair for the full five minutes as even though the lightest parts of my hair were a really light ash blonde the darker bits were brassy and slightly orange but after drying my hair I found that the brassiness has faded a lot and was now a lot blonder looking.
I dyed my hair again with an ash blonde shade and then just after rinsing my hair I used a bit of this shampoo and my hair really did pick up a violet tint which was quite shocking but another wash sorted this out and got rid of it.
The Brightening shampoo can cause a colour build up in the hair and that is the reason it should only be used twice a week however I have seen blogs and videos on the internet where people use it everyday and sometimes mix it with bleach to turn their hair a very pale violet shade.
I like it, it keeps my hair looking bright and fresh and also keeps it in nice condition.
Prices range from about £1.79 in Savers but more from other shops starting at around £3.
Thanks for reading :o) x