I naturally have light brown/dark blonde hair but I've gone back and forth between dying my hair blonde and a brunette pretty much every year since I was 16. I've always found being a blonde is more costly, with root touch-ups, highlighting, toner etc, as well as the extra care your hair requires after being bleached.
When I go blonde, I tend to have a lot of brassy tones come through from the warm red tones my hair had when brunette, which can be frustrating and take a lot of growing out or many sessions of highlights. Thankfully, my hair has grown quite a bit, and where my natural regrowth has been bleached the colour has come out much better and paler.
However, I'm still keen to do what I can to fight the orange tinge that the ends of my hair has.I try to use an ash blonde semi-permanent colour every couple of months to tone it down, and I like to use purple shampoos, specially designed to fight brassiness in blonde hair, as often as I can.
I recently found PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver Weekly Treatment Shampoo in Sainsbury's, and with a price tag nearly half of the Sheer Blonde shampoo, I knew I had to give it a go. I was excited to see that it was a much deeper, more vivid violet than the Sheer Blonde.
If you have bleached hair, I would definitely recommend giving this product a try. Although it says on the bottle that it is for grey, white, or platinum blonde hair, it definitely helped my slightly darker blonde hair.
Let me know if you've tried any other purple shampoo or any tips you have for fighting the brassy look!
PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver Weekly Treatment Shampoo - £3.09 from Boots http://www.boots.com/en/Touch-Of-Silver-Silver-Shine-Shampoo-Weekly-Treatment-150ml_1047911/
PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver Daily Shampoo -£2.09 from Boots (for 200ml)
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Shampoo - £5.89 from Boots
L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo - £3.89 from Boots (for 400ml)