Thousands of Amazon Shoppers Say This Shampoo 'Saved' Their Color-Treated Hair—and It's Just $9
You did it: Against all odds, you managed to give your hair the DIY dye job you were dreaming of since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But once you've finished patting yourself on the back, you'll have another bridge to cross—and it involves maintaining your newly colored tresses, particularly if you've gone lighter, which puts hair at risk of becoming brassy and yellow-toned over time. Luckily, a great color care shampoo can stave off the tarnishing until you're ready to re-color your strands. If you've recently lightened your brunette hair or bleached up to a dark blonde, the Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo is the color-depositing shampoo you need to consider, especially now that it's 37 percent off for Amazon Prime Day 2020.
You've probably heard of purple shampoos and conditioners, which work to offset yellow and orange tones in blonde hair. Blue-based products, on the other hand, take that mission one step further, working wonders on both blondes and brunettes alike. Upon application, the Brass Off Shampoo deposits a deep blue-violet pigment that works to transform your mane into the perfect shade of icy blonde or cool brunette. Matrix recommends wearing disposable gloves while raking it through strands to avoid staining your hands. The longer you let it sit, the less yellow-based your hair color will look when it dries.
Amazon shoppers say the shampoo is powerful enough to turn the brassiest bleach jobs into a salon-quality color. "This shampoo has saved my hair! I had my hair bleached and it turned orange within a week," one reviewer wrote. "I had already scheduled a hair appointment to dye my hair back dark but I'm canceling it and ordering more of this shampoo!"
Others mention how much more natural their newly lightened hair looked after only one use. "I'm a brunette who is trying to go blonde and like most brunettes, after bleaching, my hair had a lot of yellow and orange tone to it and definitely didn't look natural in the slightest," wrote another reviewer. "It worked wonders! I'm actually a natural shade of blonde now—no orange and yellow—and that's just after one use."
Buy It: $9 (orig. $14); amazon.com