23 Purple Shampoos That'll Breathe New Life Into Your Hair

Consider your color revived.

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I don't know about you, but my hair is looking tragique. My roots are grown out, unwanted redness is creeping into my waves, and my hair just looks blah. For blondes (opens in new tab), this problem is especially dire: The color in your hair oxidizes with every passing day, resulting in brassiness and orange tones. While "wash your hair less to preserve your color" is a popular suggestion, your scalp needs to be properly cleansed to stay healthy, which means shampoo (opens in new tab) is still a necessity. An inconvenient paradox! Thankfully, brands have noticed we're in dire need of some tone correcting, and have dropped a plethora of pigmented shampoos. The most popular shade? Purple, and for good reason. As a cool shade on the color spectrum, violet pigments work to neutralize unwanted yellow shades and add much-needed coolness to stale color, which means your dye job looks fresher. And while purple has been a proven MVP for blondes—from platinum to caramel to every tone in between—it's also a stealthy fix for cool brunettes (opens in new tab), raven-haired beauties, and even those who have gone gray (opens in new tab). Even if you've never colored your hair and your roots aren't running away from you, a wash with purple pigment could give your virgin strands a brightening boost. We've curated the ultimate list of the best purple shampoos for every texture, shade, and budget.

Taylore Glynn is the Beauty and Health Editor at Marie Claire, covering skincare, makeup, fragrance, wellness, and more. If you need her, she’s probably roasting a chicken, flying solo at the movies, or drinking a bad Negroni at JFK.