You may have spotted our Kérastase Blond Absolu shampoo on the shelves at our Berkhamsted hair salon and wondered if you should be using it. Our Blond Absolu shampoo is a type of silver shampoo that helps keep brassy tones at bay between hair appointments if you have very light blonde, grey, or silver hair.

What Is Silver Shampoo?

Silver shampoos have a deep purple pigment. This pigment helps to neutralise yellow tones in dyed blonde, silver, or grey hair. It’s a clever way to combat the natural warm tones coming through in between hair appointments, and it can help keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

It works because purple is on the opposite side of yellow in the colour wheel. Mixed together, they create a neutral tone, stopping your hair from looking either too warm or too cool. Silver shampoos and conditioners help to repair and protect your hair, conditioning and strengthening each strand.

How Should I Use Blond Absolu Shampoo?

Blond Absolu shampoo should be applied to damp hair, using a pound-sized amount of shampoo. Focusing first on the scalp, massage the shampoo into the scalp before rinsing and repeating with the rest of the hair. Finish by rinsing thoroughly.

The best results can be seen when using the shampoo with the full Blond Absolu range.

Can I Use Silver Shampoo If I’m Naturally Blonde?

Yes, you can. You can use the shampoo as directed to combat some of the warmer tones in your hair. It’s not the same as having it dyed professionally, but it may help to create a subtle shift from warm to neutral. Always follow the instructions, and don’t overdo it!

Is Silver Shampoo Good for My Hair?

Yes, it can help to repair damage caused by your environment. Pollution, smoke, UV rays, chlorine – all these things can cause damage to your hair colour. Even wearing hats can cause damage. Silver shampoo can help to repair some of this damage.

It’s essential to look after your hair generally, so you should use a deep conditioning treatment once a week too, and always use heat protection spray if you use heated hair tools to help mitigate some of the damage caused by that. Dyed hair can be prone to breakage, so make sure you care for your hair between salon visits.

How Can I Choose the Best Silver Shampoo?

The best thing to do is ask your Alchemist. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction on how to care for your hair in the best way possible.