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Saturday 23 April 2016

DIY silver shampoo

Silver shampoo

Silver hair

So, I'm in Japan, I have bleached hair and I forgot to pack my trusty silver shampoo from home, what's a girl to do? 

I decided to try and make my own, and I'm surprisingly pleased with it!

In case you're wondering, at home I use either 
Pro lights silver shampoo- which is a great price and does what it says on the tin
Bleach London's silver shampoo, which is more expensive but lasts for ever. It's more pigmented, so you need less, but it has stained my hands a couple of times.  

Here in Japan though, you can't find silver shampoo or white toner so easily. So what's my solution? Add some dark purple hair dye to your regular shampoo.

You will need:

  • Cheap while shampoo
  • purple hair dye (I used Directions' Plum)
Directions plum carnation

How to make it:

It's quite simple, really: get a lot of shampoo in a bowl, add a small bit of hair dye, and mix it up. 

The more hair dye you put in, the more silver-ish you'll end up. So if you just want to use it on blond hair to get it less brassy, add only a really tiny amount of hair dye. 

You can also use this method with your conditioner or hair mask, as long as it's a white colour. 

One warning though! Purple hair dye undiluted can leave a stain, sometimes even a green stain to your hair! So make sure to dilute it A LOT when it's in silver shampoo, unless you want your hair to go actually purple. Start with a small amount of purple, and you can always add more later. Sort of like when you're doing pastel hair dye
Another point is to not leave it on for too long, just use it like a normal shampoo.

Thanks for reading! 
-Amy xoxo
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