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9 Purple Conditioners To Boost Your Blond

I was blonde for approximately five billion years. Okay, maybe not for that long, but a loooong time. The reason I’m not anymore? I didn’t feel like dropping $200 every six weeks at a salon during COVID.

But I kept my ombre, because it’s low-hassle and still gives a little interest to my brunette hair. I’ve always used purple shampoo, but I’ve also used something most people don’t mention: purple conditioner.

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The result? Blonde that has yet to turn brassy. Nope, not kidding. And it’s been years.

If you’re a little Blondie, too, then you have to be using purple conditioner with your purple shampoo. It’s necessary to keep the blond alive and bright, rather than dull and drab. I’ve spent plenty of time trying out conditioners and swapping suggestions with my beauty friends – these are the top 9 that came up!

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Tone It Down


Shampoo and conditioner bars are the future for the majority of the population, and the now for those who are hip to the eco-friendly system. Ethique’s Tone It Down purple conditioner bar is meant for blond babes and silver foxes, and it won’t strip to keep you blond – you won’t find any weird chemical-filled dyes. Instead, enjoy jasmine oil to give your locks the love they deserve – and save the planet, too.

BUY NOW – $17

Cool Blonde Conditioner

dphue cool blonde conditioner

Conditioner doesn’t usually lather, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of nasty sodium lauryl phthalate, giving you the “squeaky” in “squeaky clean.” This conditioner has three ingredients: water, hibiscus flower, and a rich blend of silk proteins. The hibiscus flower is what prevents brass (and fights dandruff!), while the silk proteins come together to strengthen and soften.

BUY NOW – $26

Enlightening Purple Conditioner Bar

UPFRONT cosmetics purple conditioner bar

Another bar! Synthetic fragrances can smell nice, but sometimes you don’t want to smell like you just soaked your hair in a bucket of florals. The Enlightening bar instead has citrus undertones in the form of essential oils, so you have a light scent post-wash. The star ingredient is bilberry fruit extract, which can help encourage growth by stimulating follicles.

BUY NOW – $15.95

Blonde Purple Conditioner

sun bum purple conditioner

If you’re in the sun a lot, you need to be protecting your hair! Don’t think about it much? Sun Bum saw that one coming, so they created a purple conditioner that fights frizz and breakage. Whether you’re natural or bottle, whole head or highlights, blue spirulina and violet extract come together to purify and tone each blond strand.

BUY NOW – $9.99

Sunshine Highs Toning Conditioner

pacifica sunshine highs toning conditioner

Experience aromatherapy through your hair, minus those weird hints of plastic and burning that are typical in a fragrance. Experience calming vanilla and orange as this conditioner tones your hair, using ingredients such as sunflower oil to moisturize, and hemp seed oil to promote blood circulation throughout the scalp.

BUY NOW – $10

16oz ColorHarmony Purple Conditioner

purad'or ColorHarmony Purple Conditioner

This purple conditioner promises to do everything, and with 4.3 stars out of 488 reviews, we’d say it delivers. You’ll love the feel of soothing argan oil on your scalp, the protection and detoxification that comes with bamboo fibers, and your overall hair health with infused keratin and botanical extracts.

BUY NOW – $19.99

Color Brightening Purple Conditioner

luseta color brightening purple conditioner

Tone your hair, giving it a lighter look and nixing that ugly orange. Here, you’ll find coconut oil to condition and moisturize; quinoa seed extract to strengthen and protect, plus repair already-damaged hair; biotin to encourage keratin production; and then even more keratin to promote healthy hair growth. Luscious locks have never been closer.

BUY NOW – $19 (16.9 oz.)

John Frieda Violet Crush Purple Conditioner

john frieda violet crush purple conditioner

I personally use this conditioner, and I love it. It was fantastic when I had platinum hair, and it has kept my ombre looking fresh for all of COVID. John Frieda is pretty secretive, only saying that the formula is “advanced” and uses “crushed violet pigments,” but I also credit the bisabolol and lavender extract for nourishing my scalp and giving my follicles the ideal environment for healthy growth.

BUY NOW – $9.97

Illuminated Blonde Conditioner

bumble and bumble illuminated blonde conditioner

Bumble and Bumble, my favorite. My friend bought me this conditioner before stealing it back (fair), and I still had John Frieda’s, so I never followed up. But that week? Amazing. It hydrates, softens, de-frizzes, and gets rid of gross yellow and orange tones, all without parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, phthalates… you know, the ick stuff. The result: your best blond post-wash.

BUY NOW – $34 (6.7 oz.)

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Which purple conditioner do you use for your blond hair? Any you can’t get enough of? Let us know below!

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