Joico Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo


72 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


-Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide Mea, Glycol Stearate, Pentapeptide-29 Cysteinamide, Pentapeptide-30 Cysteinamide, Tetrapeptide-28 Argininamide, Tetrapeptide-29 Argininamide, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Diazolidinyl Urea, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Silicone Quaternium-16, Amodimethicone, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Undeceth-11, C11-15 Pareth-7, Butyloctanol, Undeceth-5, Laureth-9, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, PPG-12-Buteth-16, Polyamide-2, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 33 (CI 17200)

on 9/24/2015 11:35:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Do I like this as a normal shampoo and conditioner? yes. Do I think this does a good job toning my blonde hair? NO. My hair is naturally dark blonde but I have hard water that turns my hair ugly, Shimmerlites made my hair beautiful but it's expensive. I found this Joico Violet at Ulta during a liter sale. Long story short- I can leave this crap on my hair for 3 hours and it won't tone for crap! It did make my hair slightly darker/grey hued on the ends, but on my hair where the hard water makes me a little brassy: I was still brassy! I disn'tfind this shampoo as drying as Shimmerlites but at least Shimmerlites works. I'd better get a 2nd job so I can afford it now :-p

on 8/23/2015 3:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This violet shampoo definitely neutralizes golden tones in blond hair. I'm sure it would do the same for gray or silver hair. I left it on for 10 minutes and I got a nice neutral blond shade. It smells nice and lathers well. However, the effects, at least for me, don't last through a regular sulfate free shampooing, so if I want the effects of Color Endure, I have to use it as my regular shampoo. The trouble with this is that all color enhancing shampoos are drying to some degree and this one is no exception. If you're able to maintain your color using it once a week or so, then this situation wouldn't apply to you. However, if, like me, you're frustrated about this and rather like your regular shampoo (as I do) then perhaps a toner is in order. I used Redken Shades EQ in 9V (v=violet) and 9NB (neutral brown) in equal parts with the Redken Shades EQ processing lotion for about 10 minutes on clean, damp hair. Rinse, but don't shampoo. The effects will last weeks if you use a sulfate free shampoo. This worked out much better for me than using purple shampoo for every wash. However, once my hair begins to return to the overly golden state, I do use this shampoo if I'm awaiting toner in the mail or don't have time to do my hair at that moment. I think this shampoo works as well as Blond Brilliance Lathering Toner in the cool tone, which is my other fav purple poo (it smells divine and is available at Sally's btw). I find that toning with Shades EQ gives me beautiful color and shiny healthy looking hair. It isn't drying at all and acts more like a conditioner, imo/ime. It's actually a conditioning color gloss but is really a demi permanent color formula, which is why it lasts several weeks. Right now, my hair is still looking quite good and I did the color three weeks ago. I applied it to damp hair but next time, I may try it on dry hair. Supposedly the effects last even longer that way. I know this is supposed to be a review on the Joico shampoo, but I simply couldn't let the opportunity pass for educating those who are tired of resorting to purple shampoo in order to control the ugly yellow tones that inevitably surface in blond hair. I didn't want to get rid of all the warmth (I wanted a warm neutral look) so that's why I mixed the violet and the neutral brown shades. The ugly gold is toned to a more subtle warm hue with the addition of the 9NB. If you want an ashier result, use 9V alone, but watch it carefully and rinse as soon as the gold disappears, just fyi. I learned about Shades EQ from the hair board and it receives tons of love there. If you're having issues about shade selection, I urge you to post your question on HB. There are many color experts there that can assist you. Wella Color Charm toner in T18 is also an option, but again, watch it carefully. If you don't, you could end up with purple hair (which you can fix with a clarifying shampoo or Dawn dishwashing liquid but it's a pita). In sum, I do recommend Joico Color Endure but only as a temporary fix. For me, a toner was the best solution, although, like I said, I do occasionally use Color Endure and will eventually use up the bottle and likely repurchase for days when I need it. HTH.

on 7/19/2015 1:53:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

comprei em londres na tkmaxx por 12 pounds o litro. De modo geral é bom, da para ver que o cabelo fica hidratado com este shampoo assim que vc enxagua, mas nao percebi que tira o amarelado porem nao usei com frequencia fiquei variando no uso. Meu shampoo predileto ever é o vitamino color.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this product on my prematurely grey hair which I don't like to dye. Frankly, this shampoo is just average and doesn't seem to make any difference. I have coloured my dark hair in the past and that has left colour that just refuses to come off so now I have a bunch of different colours in my hair. I would just like to have black and silver Cruella hair but this product is not the thing. I'm using the red bottle sulfate free version.

on 11/10/2014 7:23:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Cool

Hair: Other, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Other

I haven't been using this for very long but I felt compelled to write a review when I read the 1-star review below that criticized this shampoo for not fixing her "Crayola orange" dye job. In my opinion, it's ridiculous to give such a negative review on that basis. What she needed was a professional toner given the severity of the orange in her hair. For most of us, however, that just want to neutralize run-of-the-mill brassy tones, this shampoo works great. Personally, I have dark blonde hair with highlights and like to use this because I have cool-toned skin and the warmer my highlights get, the more it clashes with my skin.

Be advised- this is a drying shampoo. Don't be surprised if it leaves your hair much more tangled than normal. Even after thoroughly conditioning my hair, I had a to use leave-in conditioner (I usually don't) and really work out the tangles with a comb. However, this is a trade-off I'm willing to make because I really hate when my hair gets brassy.

Hope this helps!

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 7/12/2014 8:36:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great for my dark brown hair with highlights! EVERY TIME I get my hair highlighted it goes a hideous yellow/orange/red brassy colour within 1-2 weeks. My hair is pretty dark so I like to give it a bit of life with some highlights, but it seems like a lot of maintenance. I finally decided to splash out on a toning shampoo. This one works GREAT! It really tones down the brassiness. I mean seriously my hair would look so stripy and then this shampoo helps blend the highlights to make it look more natural.

Pros: lathers and is sulphate free. Smell isn't overpowering.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

on 4/23/2014 3:05:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I had been meaning to review both the shampoo and conditioner, and then I saw KatWKSF's review and I agree with just about everything she said, so I am now putting in my two cents. My natural hair is dark ash blonde hair with no grays at 45 (genetic. My 96 year old grandfather just started going gray). I get highlights approximately every 6 months, with bleach, and will from now on make sure that this is what is done each time, and that the 10% formula is all that is used. I was visiting my parents in Florida in March, and my mom generously treated me to cut and color at the salon she goes to while she's in Florida for the winter. I regret saying yes, but cut and color is expensive, especially considering I live in Maryland and will only get my hair done in New York. The salon she goes to is an outpost of a very famous New York salon, and this salon only does balayage, as opposed to foils. I am personally not a fan of balayage for a number of reasons, one of which is I don't feel that it really lasts as long. In this case, the colorist used something (peroxide perhaps?) that caused my hair to oxidize. So instead of golden, beachy blonde highlights, I wound up with orange highlights. In a Crayola box, it would be the color yellow-orange. Mortifying and hideous. So I knew that a violet shampoo would help, and I purchased this one because it is supposedly more concentrated, and therefore, works faster, notwithstanding the high price. Well, first of all, I note that the directions on the bottle say to use it 2-3 times a week. So I was thinking, If I can use it this infrequently, am I going to see a dramatic difference in a week? Two weeks? Well, it's been 5 weeks, so somewhere around 15 uses of both the shampoo and conditioner, and my hair only looks slightly better. Not only that, I have to use another shampoo first, because due to it being sulfate free, this shampoo cleans poorly. I am not going to buy something else, because I am going to make sure this never happens to me again, but if I had it to do over, I definitely would have gone with John Frieda's version.

on 4/23/2014 2:30:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is the most recent of my purple shampoo acquisitions, and unfortunately it has not really faired any better than the others (for me). I had previously tried John Frieda's Sheer Blonde Color Renew shampoo, Kevin Murphy's blonde.angel treatment, and UNITE's Blonda shampoo, all purple shampoos/ treatments designed to get the "brass" out. My hairdresser dyed my hair a really pretty ash blonde last appointment; within 2 washes and less than a week, it turned a horrific red shade, especially at the ends. I was really horrified too because I always use color-safe and high-end products, not to mention I pay a premium to have the salon's owner do my color. Anyhow, I have been using a purple shampoo basically every time I shampoo (roughly every other day), and none of them have even slightly improved my brassiness. I find it almost comical that they warn not to leave it on for more than 3-5 minutes...I think I could probably leave it on for 24 hours and not see a change;) The product itself has a light, pleasant fragrance. It is sulfate-free, which is nice except that it does not lather in the stereotypical manner of sulfate-free shampoos (yes, there are sulfate-free shampoos that do lather). I definitely prefer a lathering shampoo. I don't usually have too much comment on packaging; as long as its functional enough, I don't generally care. But I am not loving the Joico shampoo and conditioner bottles. I have so much trouble unsnapping the lid when my hands are wet; the curvy bottle slides around in my hands and makes flipping the almost non-existent lip of the lid almost impossible. The price on this product was mid-end, not high-end and not drugstore cheap. But at around $16, I would expect a better performance. I like the lather and fragrance of the $7 John Frieda better than this. I am disappointed and will not repurchase.
**UPDATE**: This shampoo dried my poor hair out immeasurably. The other violet shampoos did the same. We aren't talking a little dry, we are talking another level of dried out damage. I am now looking frantically for a heavily moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioning masque. The brass has become the least of my problems.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Although, I am not blonde anymore, I feel the need to share my love for this violet shampoo!

My natural color is a level 4-5 and as you probably guessed, having a nice cold platinum is really hard to achieve. I really wanted that ashy almost lavender tone of blonde, but my hair kept getting too yellow for me. However, this shampoo was really the best to keep it away from brassy tones. I think this is the most pigmented violet shampoo I have ever used, and without being drying the hair. it is sulfate-free, so for blondes, you really notice the difference especially for someone, like me, who bleached her hair.

The price is really good for all you have... Definitely recommend for all the boys/girls with blonde, silver hair !!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'm in love. I love the whole Joico line, in general, but this takes the cake. This is my favorite violet shampoo and conditioner...period. I purchased mine from Cosmoprof, but you can also purchase it at Ulta and salons that carry Joico. Its is best to check Joico's website as to where to buy it. I have tried alot of violet shampoos. I have tried Paul Mitchell, AG, Aveda, Clairol, Tigi, generic, and drugstore brands plus many more. I have the best success with Joico's violet shampoo. Its smells good. It removes my brassy orange / yellow tones. The color of the product is a dark blue-violet. This is a very potent and strong shampoo. It is possible to over-tone your hair, meaning, you could get a violet or ashy cast to your hair depending on your hair's condition and porosity. It is a "toning" shampoo, meaning, you can use it as you would a "toner" instead of a shampoo. I use mine as both a toner and shampoo. It comes in liter bottles with a pump, a plus for me because I use this often. I often buy it in a two pack along with the conditioner, if you can get it on sale, even better.

This does eliminate brassy tones. If your goal is to achieve platinum, white, blonde hair your hair will need to be lightened to a PALE YELLOW. A pale yellow.....not orange, not orange-yellow, not peach, not gold, not lemon yellow, not banana yellow. You want the INSIDE of a banana yellow, not the outside. A creamy, vanilla tone or off-white or light buttery yellow is the perfect tone for toning it to platinum. That is the best way I can describe that. If your hair is not pale yellow and you want platinum, you may have to lighten your hair more. However, do NOT lighten it to WHITE, or you will risk breakage and hairloss. If you don't want platinum and just want to tone brassy tones, this will work fine for you too. Heck, I've even used this on dyed black hair and got a cool violet blue tone to my hair and loved it, too!

My recipe for platinum hair: (For toning only)

1. Start with day-old or 2-3 day-old hair. You want your natural oils on your scalp for protection against harsh chemicals like bleach and peroxide. Do not shampoo before bleaching. Always do a strand test and a sensitivity test, before you do your head.

2. Bleach hair; all-over or roots to a PALE YELLOW. I use a professional creme lightener with a 20 Vol developer. You can find decent ones at Sally's Beauty if you do not have a beauty license for professional distributors, like Cosmoprof. When in doubt, just go to a professional for hair lightening.

3. Once hair has reached the PALE YELLOW stage, I shampoo. I shampoo & rinse 2-3 times with Joico's K-PAK Color Therapy shampoo. I do NOT immediately condition my hair. I gently towel blot my hair with a towel to remove excess water. Then, gently comb through my hair to remove tangles.

4. I use a tinting bowl and tint brush to apply my Joico violet shampoo. I treat it as if it were a hair color, because it can and should be used that way. It is a "toning" shampoo, after all. You can buy tint bowels and tint brushes at Sallys or wherever sold. You can use a plastic container from the kitchen for all i care. lol

5. I apply plastic gloves, it can stain. I squirt 5-10 squirts of violet shampoo into a clean tint bowel, and use more squirts as I need it. I section my hair and start applying the shampoo with a tint brush to my roots first, and then pulling it down to the ends. I repeat this until my hair is fully saturated with the shampoo. Only then, will I gently massage the product into my hair so it becomes frothy, like normal shampooing, to further distribute the product around my head. I then apply a plastic processing cap to cover my head. Plastic wrap or a plastic bag will work too.

6. I process for 30-60 minutes. I have never left it on longer than an hour. You need to take into consideration the health of your hair. A strand test with the shampoo, is wise. It is possible to over-tone your hair, and get unwanted ashy or violet tones in your hair from the shampoo. If you do over-tone, it normally fades with repeated washing with normal or a chelating shampoo.

7. I rinse well and condition, heavily. I normally use Joico K-PAK Moisture Intense Hydrator and Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor. I will use a quarter size of each, mixing them well in the palm of my hands and run it through towel dried hair, finishing with a comb through. I apply a plastic cap and leave it on for a half-hour.

8. I rinse again. Towel dry. I apply a leave-in conditioner like, 'It's a 10' and also some Argan oil, mixed in. I let my hair rest, and air dry. No heat or styling.

*** I repeat this process every 1-2 weeks (MINUS THE BLEACHING) to keep my hair fresh and bright.

For maintenance: I will use the Joico violet shampoo alone or mixed with another shampoo while in the shower. I generally only leave it in for 3 minutes and rinse and condition. I may do this every other washing. It can be drying to the hair.

I hope this has helped someone. It was my intention to help you and share my experience. Happy blonding! :)

19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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