If you have naturally dark hair and have ever gotten it highlighted, you are familiar with the brassy hair struggle. I have always made it a point to have a purple shampoo or conditioner on hand when I have highlights in my hair in order to keep the orange tones from getting out of control. There is a fine line between gloriously golden and orange. A good purple hair product can make all the difference and will keep you from looking like an unintentional Carrot Top.
I have tried numerous of blue and purple shampoos and conditioners over the years. Some were better than others but I have a wandering eye and am always keen to try out new products. I was running low on my Schwartzkopf Bonacure Silver shampoo so I thought I would give the Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo a try next. I bought it from Net-a-porter for a whopping $44 and have used it several times in the last couple of months. Time to let you know what I think!
It's nice. I mean... it's Oribe. Oribe is kind of like the Rolls Royce of hair products. Is it worth $44? Absolutely not. It doesn't do a better job at counteracting brassy tones than the Schwartzkopf Bonacure shampoo (which costs $14). It does smell nicer and is less harsh because it's sulfate free, but it's up to you if this warrants a $30 price difference. For me, it doesn't. The Schwartzkopf Bonacure does contain sulfates and lacks the fancy scent but when it comes to doing the purple hair neutralizing job, it performs just as well.
The Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo packaging is gorgeous and luxurious, as you'd expect from the brand. I will continue using it up with joy because it's a good product, it just isn't worth the high price tag for me. The Dry Texturizing Spray, on the other hand... *hands out cash*
Oribe can continue taking my money for that one.
What's your favorite purple shampoo/conditioner for blonde hair?