Recently I overdid it with the purple shampoo. My blondest pieces in the front had acquired a slight shade of lavender grey so I turned to the wisdom of the Internet. To remove purple tint from purple shampoo or toner the two easiest ways are 1) Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo or 2) Wash your hair with Dawn and lemon.
I was intrigued by the latter and had both Dawn and a lemon at home. Too my surprise this worked and my hair was baby soft! Here is how it is done:
Step 1: Get a bottle of Dawn Original (the blue one), a lemon cut in half with seeds removed, and a deep conditioning hair mask.
Step 2: Hop in the shower with your newly found beauty products.
Step 3: Wet your hair.
Step 4: Starting at the root wash your hair with Dawn. Work your way down through the mid-shaft of the hair to the ends. Take the lengths of your hair in your hands and scrub the lengths and mid-shaft of your hair. Leave in for a few minutes and rinse with warm water.
Step 5: Squeeze the lemon over the top of your head, avoiding the eyes, and down the lengths of the hair. Tip: It helps if you pull all your hair to one side.
Step 6: Let the lemon juice sit in your hair for 1 minute. Rince with warm water. At this point, your hair will literally squeak it is so clean!
Step 7: Choose your favorite deep conditioning hair mask [insert a few] massage in and let sit for 3-5 minutes. The mask will be more efficient than ever before due to the clean state of your hair. Rince with warm water.
Step 8: Rinse with cold water.
Step 9: Towel/air dry.
Step 10: Blow dry the softest, lightest, violet-free hair of your life! As a bonus blonde hair will be brighter due to the natural effects of the lemon.
This hack works on natural hair of any color, and dyed blonde and brunette hair. Avoid using this hack on dyed red hair as it may result in fading of red hair.