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Silver Shampoo That Is Purple

I've had this half bleached/caramel highlighted bits in my hair for about 4 years now. Never have I once considered to use toning shampoo. But then again, this is the first time the highlights have made it on top of my head where highlights are usually put and are out in the open and not a hidden surprise...

So, one day I decided my hair was looking a bit yellow and asked the stylists at Ulta's salon which shampoo/conditioner I should go for and they suggested that I use Matrix's Silver Shampoo. I knew it was really a purple shampoo but it's intent is to knock out the brass and make it more of a true blonde color.

I was so afraid to use this at first that I looked up reviews online as on the back of the bottle suggested I use gloves to apply it, I was like what did I get myself into??? But after a careful skim, It was safe to use in the shower, and people had mixed reviews on whether it lathered enough or not or if they liked the smell but generally it did the results it was supposed to with daily use.

I've used this for a few weeks now so I'll save a true review for later as I've worked with it and know how I like to use it...but for now, I'll tell the reaction for when I first gave this a go.

Yes, the smell is different, but not bad. Since there is no pump on the shampoo, it was a guessing game of how much to use. Apparently I didn't use enough, since it was hard to get a lather and I didn't think it cleaned much. Since it was my first time using the shampoo, I didn't see immediate results with the taming of the brassiness, but it was a bit less brassy.

So overall, I was skeptical of it's powers at first, but my mind has been changed about it since, so it's not all bad. Stay tuned to see what continual use of this shampoo does to my hair...

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