TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Shampoo, 13.5-Ounce

Last updated date: March 7, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Shampoo, 13.5-Oz both cuts down on yellow, brassy tones and softens your hair to manage frizz. You'll start seeing results within three uses, and it has a convenient nozzle dispenser. It's also sulfate-free, which helps extend your color between appointments. In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the TIGI TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Shampoo, 13.5-Oz placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 18, 2020:
Checkout The Best Purple Shampoo for a detailed review of all the top purple shampoos.

Expert Summarized Score
7.9
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
2,383 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
In addition to controlling yellow and brassy tones, this formula is great at cleaning, moisturizing, and controlling frizz.
- BestReviews
Formulated specifically for chemically treated hair like mine, working to reduce frizz, balance out the pH and restore the color your hair was initially after being dyed/highlighted. This purple shampoo is a smart choice when you’re trying to remove those unsightly yellow and brassy-hued stains from your hair. The purple pigment that it is formulated with is meant to maintain your color and promote a vibrant smooth shine.
- Maple Holistics
Over 92% of testers agreed that the product was easy to apply, and it also rinsed out with ease, revealing smooth and silky tresses. Our testers also noticed that the formulation had some detangling effects as they found it easier to brush and comb through during styling. Within three washes, testers noticed improvements in the tone and colour of their hair. They said that their colour was brighter and less brassy.
- Good Housekeeping
Adds cool tones to blonde hair while conditioning it. This purple hair toner shampoo contains Polyquaternium 10 that effectively controls frizz and flyaways. Its purple toning pigment corrects blonde hair perfectly. Convenient to use nozzle dispenser. Shows quick results.
- Style Craze
It's a deep, dark purple so it's very effective at eliminating brassiness. Plus it's sulfate-free so I feel like it's not quite as harsh on my hair as the Shimmer Lights Shampoo. As an added bonus, I think this Tigi shampoo smells amazing: not too strong, just very sweet and clean-smelling. I also love the pump packaging because it makes my life (or at least my shower) so much easier.
- Bustle
This smells sweet, fruity and a little nostalgic, as it reminds us of the strawberry shampoo we used as children. It gives really good shine after washing and reduced flyaways and frizz, even in muggy heat, as well as vastly improving the appearance of months-old highlights. It’s also the best value among the premium offering at 0.05p per ml, thanks to its big 400ml bottle, and the pump means you don’t have to faff with opening it with wet hands.
- Indenpendent
I found it as a good shampoo as it cleans the hair well with its rich lather along with conditioning my hair. The polyquaternium 10 present in the shampoo protects my hair from getting frizzy and static. I applied this shampoo on my wet hair and left it there for few minutes while I shaved down my legs. After rinsing off the shampoo my hair was very refreshing and cool scented
- Ten Top Review
This is the darkest violet shampoo on the market. It is designed to leave disastrous bleached hair looking vibrant and manageable. The TIGI Bed Head Purple Toning Shampoo for blonde hair makes a difference and fast. You’re sure to see an improvement within the first few washes.
- The Cuddl
It not only gets rid of brassiness, it increases the cool tones in your hair for that silvery blonde look.
- Marie Claire
What experts didn't like
Somewhat difficult to rinse out of hair. Takes several applications to see results.
- BestReviews
Tigi’s may not be the cheapest or the highest rated. I’m not super fond of the name.
- Maple Holistics
The instructions to leave the shampoo in the hair for up to 10 minutes was unrealistic for a few testers. Testers had some issues with the pump dispenser and packaging quality. Some found that it left a little unwanted residue in the hair.
- Good Housekeeping
Leaves a vague purple tint on your hair. Does not lather well.
- Style Craze
It's more expensive.
- Bustle
There was no impact on brassy tones which is the true purpose of the purple shampoo. I tried it for few more times but the result was same no changes in brassy yellow tones.
- Ten Top Review
Drying. Not too strong.
- The Cuddl
The name isn't exactly inviting.
- Marie Claire

From The Manufacturer

A tone correcting shampoo for blonde hair. Helps gently cleanse blondes while refreshing and conditioning hair. Contains purple toning pigment to neutralize brassy tones in blondes and enhance cool tones. Blended with Polyquaternium 10 to prevent and control frizz, static and flyaway. Improves blonde vibrancy and imparts shine. Leaves hair soft, smooth and manageable. Great for chemically treated hair.

Overall Product Rankings

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

DYWM 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.