This shampoo totally DESTROYED my hair!!! After one use I had horrible BREAKAGE all over!!! WORST product ever. Your hair will be ruined if you use this.
i have purchased this shampoo several times. i have always had blonde hair a few times a week i like it to be that bright fresh blonde! this give you the just left salon look! all ladies that like purple shampoos this is the one and has great quality, i have tried more exspensive ones hopeing it was better but non of them were. this one is the best for toner shampoos
I used the shampoo and conditioner on my very very light bleached blonde hair that hadn't been toned in quite a few months and was getting pretty yellow. I left it on for a few minutes and rinsed it out, let it dry, and it was definitely less yellow than before. Probably not that noticeable to other people but I do see it. I'm guessing if I had left it on for longer, maybe 10 min, it would have worked even better. The smell really doesn't bother me, I actually like it because usually after I wash/leave-in-conditioner/dry/straighten my hair smells bad from the straightener. The smell of the shampoo definitely fixed that, on top of my heat protection spray from Sally's which also has an overpowering old lady perfume smell. My hair smells nice. When I rinsed the shampoo out, before I put the conditioner in, my hair really did feel like straw but once I conditioned and put in leave in conditioners and used heat protection spray, my hair is almost as soft and straight as when my hairdresser does it. I will try leaving it in longer next time, and if my hair turns lavender it won't bother me because I dye my hair light pink sometimes, it wouldn't be that shocking. What works for some people might not work for others so if you want to try it, try it, if it doesn't work, return it. Beware the strong perfume-y smell, though. I like it but apparently most people cannot stand it.
LOVE THIS STUFF!!
It really does get rid of the brassiness & yellow. It's great to use inbetween colorings (until the next time you color in 6-10 weeks).
CONS: It only goes for like 2-3 days & the brassiness comes back and/or it gets a little dull.
PROS: Can be used at least 4 times a week or how often you wash your hair.
I have bleached hair and its a light brassy orange with blonde highlights. I let this sit on my head for 5 minutes.. the smell is terribe. Very "old lady." It did nothing for my hair. Maybe I should leave it on longer i dont know..i'll edit if anything changes
After using this a few times, it definitly took yellow tones out of my hair. don't bother if your hair is orange though.
I just can't stand the smell
I have blonde highlighted hair. This product definitely made my hair shine. I recommend not using it for an everyday shampoo, it does not get the greasiness out of your hair. I have been using it everyday and it is making my hair dry and still greasy. I dont mind the smell, I actually like it. Looking for an everyday shampoo and going to continue using this twice a week now.
ok so I have white platinum hair. and I use this religiously. I use to buy manic panic virgin snow to tone my hair after I touched up my roots. UNTILL .....I figured out how to maximize thise shampoo and actually use it as a TONER. I bleach my hair then rinse and towel dry. still keeping it pretty damp...then I pour this direcrly into my palm and rub it all over my hair and let it sit for about 25 mins. after I rinse I am left with white shiny locks. I love this product and because I have super short hair it last a long time. but yes if u leave it too long it will tint it purple (which I don't mind). but also keep in mind that in order for this product to work as a toner ur hair has to be the palest of blondes. I repurchase this shampoo all the time and will continue to do so all the while saving money without having to buy an additional toner. great product.
Back when I was platinum blonde, I would use this shampoo when I felt the toner started to wear off and my hair was going "yellow." Overuse this on bleached, platinum hair and it will turn you silver like an old lady's hair, but use it once every once in awhile and it will keep you brass free and bright white-blonde. I only used it to help with toning my dye-job and didn't intend to use it as a "styling" shampoo, but it works fine overall and leaves hair fairly soft and manageable. It's reasonably priced too, especially for how well it works.This is definitely a must for the platinum ladies (and gentlemen) out there, just don't overdo it.
The smell is totally wannabe hip 80's grandma. This stuff turned my ends silver, and while the brassiness is toned down, everything is kinda toned down. My hair isn't very vibrant now. The one thing I will say is this product really really really helped soothe my damaged hair. When I say damaged, I mean my hair is so fried platinum that the ends are sticky/stretchy when wet. Yeah, that bad. When my hair dries, it is a frizzy unmanageable mess, but I've gotten into a groove of rocking the accidental poof. THIS shampoo however has severely helped me be able to run my fingers through my hair again. My hair isn't frizzy anymore, it's actually straight, and pretty. As far as toning goes, I should've done my research. I'll use this bottle VERY sparingly until its gone and then move on to greener and better smelling pastures.
I frantically searched for a good purple shampoo when I got home from the beach and my blonde ombre had turned orange. The first one I found was Shimmer Lights, because there are so many blogs that say they use it. I know all the reviews on here mentioned the smell, but I thought "what the heck, smells don't really bother me".... to quote my friend Thorin: "I have never been so wrong".
The best way I've seen on here to describe it was "flowery death". It's like old lady perfume from the dollar store, mixed with lysol & formaldehyde. I could only use it a few times before I had to stop because the smell would linger for days, even after I had washed and conditioned with another better smelling shampoo and conditioner. My husband leaned over to whisper something in my ear when we were at the movies and he almost gagged from the smell.
As a product, it was really drying, and i didn't noticed much of a difference from the 4 times that I used it. Even after I used a deep conditioner it still left my hair straw-like. I have since moved on to Joico, but I'm not sure how it's working.