I am naturally a mid-golden blonde. Obviously because this is the hair I've been born with, I don't want it. My goal the last few years has been silver. I am no hairdresser and do not profess to know anything for others about hair care, dyes, or otherwise. I only know what I've experimented with on my own hair. (And I don't care, because hair grows back!)
What I've found is that in order to maintain that beautiful silver, I need a good purple shampoo. On the color wheel, purple and yellow are complementary - therefore the purple will cancel out more of the yellow blonde tones. I've tested MANY purple shampoos and conditioners in my quest to find the perfect one. These are my results:
Overall, I have found that the darker the purple, the better it will be in getting my hair to a silver. Scruples and Shimmer Lights are the only two brands I've found to date that stay purple even after you apply them to your hair. Hopefully this has been informative enough that you don't waste your money on less effective products.
This is a space separate of my house blog. Here is where you'll find a little bit of everything. I'll try to avoid vapid posts - but no promises.