The best silver shampoo for silver hair

Get your blonde hair looking glowing with our choices of these silver shampoo and conditioners, pronto

Silver shampoo

by Lily Anderson |

New hair, who this? Once you've taken the plunge and dyed your hair a gorgeous blonde shade, you want to keep your stunning blonde or silver hair looking fabulous for longer with the best silver shampoos. This bold look is not for the faint-hearted, but we're absolutely all over it.

And, we're not the only ones obsessed with this gorge hair trend. Over the last few years, some of our fave celebs have been rocking this cool AF look making their hair look extra glossy.

Queen Gaga, for example, has rocked the look more than a few times and looked amazing doing it.

Let's get to it then. If you're new to the world of silver shampoos, have newly bleached hair or natural blonde, then you're probably scratching your head thinking what on earth does this do? Well, we've got you.

What does silver shampoo do?

Just like hair toner, silver shampoo banishes the unwanted yellow undertones that can occur when dying your hair. And, we're on board for creating gorgeous grey locks.

According to L'Oréal, "Also known as purple shampoo, silver shampoos like L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Silver Shampoo, contain a deep purple pigment that acts as an anti-yellowing agent to counteract hair brassiness. This neutralises strong yellow tones in artificially blonde, grey or silver hair, helping you maintain a beautiful cool colour."

SHOP: The best silver shampoos 2022

Where to buy silver shampoo?

Need to get your hands on some silver shampoo, stat? Here are some of the best online retailers, where you can bag plenty of options.

Amazon

LOOKFANTASTIC

Feelunique

Superdrug

Boots

We're talking about everything from how long to go between washes and results on different types of hair...

How to use silver shampoo?

From the best pink hair dye to the best hair mask, there are lots of ways that we can transform our hairstyles. Don't reach for the silver shampoo to change yourself, reach for it to level up and feel like the best version of yourself.

Not sure how to use silver shampoo? Follow our step-by-step guide on how to use silver shampoo:

Step one: 48 hours before using any new product, do a patch test. This will ensure you don't suffer from any reactions.

Step two: No bad reactions? Fast forward two days and it's time to hop in the shower.

Step three: Gloves are really handy for applying the silver shampoo, as it can leave stains on your hands.

Step four: Adjusting to the length of your hair, apply a golf-ball-sized amount of shampoo to your wet hair.

Step five: Work the shampoo into your scalp and finally, onto the ends of your hair.

Step six: Let the silver shampoo work into your hair for five minutes.

Step seven: Rinse the shampoo from your hair.

Step eight: Use your favourite conditioner or a silver conditioner for the best results.

Tips from an expert: Leigh Keates from John Frieda

Now you know where to buy and how to use the goodies, it's time to find out how you can put this hair product to good use. We had the chance to speak to Leigh Keates, Creative Director and Hair Stylist Ambassador for John Frieda to get some tips on how to make the most of silver shampoo.

Is silver shampoo healthy for your hair?

"If you use silver shampoo correctly and follow the instructions then it isn’t bad for your hair. I’d always recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions as if you leave in for too long then your hair can be left with purple tones. And, the overuse of silver shampoos could potentially over-process the hair so avoid this.

"John Frieda recommends that you gently massage into wet hair until the product fully lathers, and ensure that the product is fully rinsed out. For optimal results, follow this with a matching conditioner, such as the John Frieda Shimmering Silver Conditioner."

Can silver shampoo be used on different hair colours and types?

"Silver shampoos have a specific use and are not suitable for all hair types. They are used to brighten blonde hair, neutralising brassy tones. I would not recommend using them on other coloured hair."

Will mixing silver shampoo with a regular shampoo work for a toned-down look?

"This would certainly work, you can also achieve this by emulsifying in your hands with water to dilute before applying to your head and leaving it on your hair for a shorter amount of time. "

How long should I go between washes to preserve my silver colour?

"This all depends on the colour you want to achieve, the hair type you have and the condition that your hair is in. There is no specific rule here. The less you wash your hair, the longer the colour will last."

What products should be avoided so that silver shampoo lasts longer?

"Once the silver shampoo has been rinsed it has done its job. Using the shampoo regularly, washing with high-quality water and avoiding daily pollutants will ensure that the colour lasts longer. Using heat on your hair will also assist in keeping the brassy tones at bay."

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