Can You Mix Purple Shampoo With Bleach? 

Many people think that mixing purple shampoo with bleach will create more beautiful hair after bleaching. They believe that bleaching hair with purple shampoo makes bleaching better. And this can also prevent the hair from turning yellow-orange after bleaching. What happens when you mix purple shampoo with bleach? The answer is right here

Can you mix the purple shampoo with bleach?

The answer is no. You should not mix the purple shampoo with hair bleach.

Bleach removes hair color, while purple shampoo provides purple pigment particles that help neutralize copper, orange-red in the hair. If you mix the purple shampoo with bleach, it means that bleach will remove it all. So it makes no sense to add purple bleach to bleach. That’s why bleach is done with regular shampoo.

Before and after using purple shampoo

How does purple shampoo work?

It is true to say that purple shampoo is a savior for bleached hair.

The purple shampoo has a de-oxidation effect, also known as de-yellowing. When washing hair, the purple color will be distributed all over the hair. Except for bleached hair, if you have a very warm caramel ombre or a reddish-chestnut color, you can reduce the glare by washing with a purple shampoo.

This helps to neutralize the dull yellow and red pigments in the hair caused by oxidation in dyed hair. Besides, it also helps to increase color intensity for colder pigments such as blue, silver or gray.

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Using this kind of shampoo will help keep dyed hair color super durable. It increases cool tones to make hair look alive and remove oxidation. Not only that, the hair will be soft and shiny. 

For so many reasons, it is easy to understand why purple shampoo is increasingly gaining the trust of the beauty community around the world.

The purple shampoo provides purple pigment particles that help neutralize copper, orange-red in the hair
The purple shampoo provides purple pigment particles that help neutralize copper, orange-red in the hair

How to bleach hair at home effectively with regular shampoo?

What to prepare?

Bleaching is the process of oxidizing and breaking down the natural pigments that make up your hair color. This process essentially damages the hair. Therefore, your hair needs to be in a healthy condition before bleaching. In addition, you also need to prepare the following tools:

  • Hair bleaching powder (Bleaching powder from famous brands such as Bold Uniq, Moroccanoil, Luseta are ideal suggestions to protect your hair when bleaching. You should choose a bleaching powder with a blue or purple color to achieve clearer and brighter hair.)
  • Developer (can be called Peroxide solution)
  • Dye comb
  • Hair Parting Comb
  • Plastic or rubber gloves
  • Plastic or glass mixing bowl
  • Shower cap or plastic bag
  • Hydrating shampoo
  • Protein balancing conditioner
  • Old towels and clothes (we will throw them away right after)
  • pH neutralizing essence (if any)

How to process?

  • Step 1: Put on old clothes and put on gloves 

Bleach will easily stick to your items. So you’d better wear old clothes to avoid the bleach getting in and not damaging your beloved shirt.

  • Step 2: Parting the hair

You can divide your hair into small sections and clip them with a speculum or crab claw. This is to ensure that the bleached hair is evenly colored and that no part is missed.

  • Step 3: Mix bleach powder and oxygen

Usually, common cosmetic companies or distribution companies will have instructions on the mix ratio in the sub-stamp. Thanks to that, you should refer to and have a measuring tool to get the most accurate ratio. 

The ratio greatly affects the results of your hair. Therefore, you can do your research carefully before doing it. This is an important step in determining whether your bleaching is successful or not.

The ratio of bleach powder/auxiliary oxygen is usually 1:2.

  • Step 4: Brush the bleach on your hair

In this step, you can use a dye brush and brush the bleach on your hair. Let’s start from the lowest part. After combing bleach all over your hair, let’s wrap your hair in a shower cap or incubator.

Some Tips

  • It is recommended to brush in the direction of the ends of the hair first.
  • Wait 20 minutes to start combing into the roots. Because the hair root is close to the scalp. Besides, the hot body temperature will make the bleach work faster than usual.
  • Step 5: Wait

Please wait patiently for 30 to 45 minutes. If you notice your hair is turning orange or yellow, don’t worry. It’s just a common sign when bleaching hair.

  • Step 6: Wash and dry your hair

After 45 minutes, rinse your hair with a (pH-balanced) shampoo and use a conditioner to keep your hair soft.

Don’t forget to use extra pH balancing essence for hair and scalp for healthy hair. Then use a towel to absorb the water and let the hair dry naturally.

Bleach hair with normal shampoo at home
Bleach hair with normal shampoo at home

Protect bleached hair color with purple shampoo

To keep the color of dyed hair for as long a time as possible, it is best to use the purple shampoo once per week. You can also use it when your hair starts to appear brassy. If your hair condition does not change then you can increase it to 2 to 3 times per week.

You can weaken purple shampoo with water in a ratio of 2:1. In case, you feel the concentration is too strong for your hair.

If your hair is still brassy and regular purple shampoo doesn’t work, you can try using shampoo when your hair is dry. Then, you leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse with water as usual.

After using purple shampoo for a while, you will see your hair will become more frizzy. So you need to pay attention to intensive hair care several times a month. It is especially necessary for bleached and dyed hair because the hair is already damaged a lot.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How should I buy purple shampoo?

When choosing to buy purple shampoo, you should choose products with dense color and texture.

Dark purple shampoo is often used for platinum, gray or silver hair. Meanwhile, light purple shampoo is more suitable for true blondes. Besides, you can also consider blue v.s purple shampoo if you own brunette or darker hair.

Based on the best user reviews, we recommend you to choose the following looking shampoos:

2. Should I wash my hair with purple shampoo right after bleaching my hair?

No. You should not use purple shampoo immediately after bleaching your hair.

This is because this step will inadvertently close the hair cuticle. After hair bleaching, cuticles should be opened to apply toner or dye before final results are achieved. If you wash your hair at this time, the hair will not be able to absorb the necessary pigments to achieve the desired hair color.

Purple shampoo should be used a few days after bleaching to prevent the hair from appearing yellow tones. This often happens with bleached and dyed hair, which is called “color fading”.

3. How to notice when bleaching at home

According to the experience of hairdressers, you need to note the following things:

  • Do not wash your hair 2 to 3 days before bleaching for best results.
  • Always have the necessary tools ready to make it easy to handle when doing all the bleaching on your own.
  • The bleaching process will give the best results on natural and chemical-free hair.
  • If your hair is dark and you want your hair to be really light, you have to bleach up to 2 or 3 times to achieve the expected results.
  • The ideal interval between bleaching is 2 weeks – 1 month.


Hopefully, with the above instructions, you have gained more knowledge of hair bleaching at home so that it is safe and most effective. Don’t forget to contact us when needed.

Edna Feber

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