KICK Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce

Last updated date: February 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

KICK Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the KICK KICK Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Purple Shampoo for a detailed review of all the top purple shampoos.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,040 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Lifts highlights and eliminates brassy tones while leaving hair feeling healthy and giving it fullness. Adds shine and offers UV protection.
- BestReviews
Kick’s Purple Shampoo for Blonde and Silver Hair may just be the best shampoo for grey hair on our list. This one works very well in grey and silvery applications as well as in toning down those blonde tones you may be working with. The UV protection and active damage defense make things even sweeter, while a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee by Kick assures every bottle performs exactly as expected. Bonus points go to a thorough rinse and after-wash smell.
- Best Choice Reviews
The shampoo is fast acting and in two to five minutes, it gives you the color you want. The shampoo also gives your hair a luminous look and eliminates brassiness. The shampoo cleans off grime, sweat and any other buildup from your hair and scalp without causing any irritations.
- Hairstyle Editor
What experts didn't like
It doesn't lather up much, which can cause some tangling.
- BestReviews
Does not lather as much as other shampoos for normal hair
- Hairstyle Editor

From The Manufacturer

Get luminous, touchable, beautiful blonde hair with this NEW award-winning, colorist recommended, toning shampoo by KICK. Wash away those brassy yellow tones and extend, renew, and enhance salon color while gaining full body and incredible shine. Eliminate the brass and bring on the sass. If you’re looking for the best way to blast away sweat, grime, build up and extend your perfect salon color, without harsh, hair damaging chemicals then you’ll love Kick Purple Shampoo for Blonde, Silver & Grey hair. Luminosity boosting compounds penetrate deep into your follicles, lifting away brassiness, yellow tones, and environmental yuck, while providing UV defying protection – for radiant, lustrously touchable hair that looks amazing weeks after the salon.

Overall Product Rankings

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, 11.8-Ounce
1. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, 11.8-Ounce
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Shampoo, 13.5-Ounce
2. TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Shampoo, 13.5-Ounce
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
KICK Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce
3. KICK Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
Bold Uniq Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8.5-Ounce
4. Bold Uniq Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8.5-Ounce
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 7
Joico Purple Shampoo & Conditioner Set, 10.1-Ounce
5. Joico Purple Shampoo & Conditioner Set, 10.1-Ounce
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
MATRIX So Silver Purple Shampoo, 10.1-Ounce
6. MATRIX So Silver Purple Shampoo, 10.1-Ounce
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
Paisle Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce
8. Paisle Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair, 8-Ounce
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Purple Shampoos

Whether you were born with blonde hair or you pay for it, it can be tough to get the color just right. Even if it looks perfect the day you color it, it can gradually lose its luster and start to turn brassy. Those yellows, oranges and reds that make blonde hair look less brilliant than you’d prefer are hard to avoid.

Stylists typically add a toner to reduce those colors, known as undertones. But not everyone pays for salon color and, of those who do, the toner can lose its power over time. That means in the weeks following your appointment, you may find that your blonde takes on a bit of brassiness, which you’re stuck with until your next coloring.

That’s where purple shampoo comes in. If you look at a color wheel, purple is directly across from yellow, and colors located on opposing sides of the wheel cancel each other out. When purple is applied to your hair, it cancels out the yellow tones, providing that icy blonde color that is seen as the ideal.

But blonde hair isn’t the only hair color that can benefit from a tube of purple shampoo. Those with silver hair also find undertones starting to appear, and purple shampoo can help with that, as well. Some with dramatic blonde or silver highlights also find that purple shampoo provides better color, although it has no effect on other hair colors.

DWYM Fun Fact

Natural blondes are definitely in the minority worldwide, and even in the U.S. Globally, 2 percent of people are naturally blonde (or blond, going by the male spelling), and only 1 in 20 in the U.S. are. However, if you add in the 1 in 3 women who bleach their hair, the number of fair-haired people rises significantly. But even natural blondes may find they need to lighten a little, since blonde hair typically darkens over time. Being a brunette actually has its own benefits, though. Brunette hair is typically thicker, and it has more melanin, offering more protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.

The Purple Shampoo Buying Guide

  • You don’t have to have dyed hair to benefit from purple shampoo. In fact, those with naturally blonde and naturally silver hair find it reduces undertones.
  • Purple shampoo can dry out your hair. Look for one that is formulated to overcome that obstacle, leaving your hair soft, shiny and undertone free.
  • For those with damaged or dry hair, a nourishing toning mask will probably be better for your hair than a purple shampoo.
  • Just because you use purple shampoo, doesn’t mean you can do away with a toner. If your salon provides that service, use purple shampoo as a supplement. If you color your own hair, look for a toner that can reduce undertones.
  • Don’t use purple shampoo in the first two weeks after your hair has been colored. The hair is more porous following bleaching, making it more likely you’ll get blotchy, uneven results.
  • Follow the instructions closely on the bottle. If a time range is recommended for leaving the shampoo on your hair, go with the low end of that range at first, then increase as you get more comfortable with the results. Leaving purple shampoo on too long can create a lavender hue, although some like having that tint and choose to leave it on longer to get there.