Designed for brunettes, this affordable shampoo is a great toning shampoo for “blue” blondes.
One of the main ways people rejuvenate blonde and highlighted hair is with toning shampoos and conditioners. Most of these shampoos are blue, but not everyone has the same undertones in their hair. There are many people whose hair looks better with a blue-toned shampoo instead. In an earlier post on this site, I tell you how to figure out which one you are.
For me, the gold standard in blue shampoo is Joico’s Color Balance Blue Shampoo. Unfortunately, I have been trouble finding it and it starts at $16.99 a bottle. I saw this shampoo at ULTA and thought I would give it a try. It comes in an 8-ounce squeeze bottle and costs around $8.49. I have also seen it at Walmart and (I could get a commission from this link) Amazon.
A lot of people complain that color shampoos are drying. I don’t think that Not Your Mother’s Triple Threat Brunette Shampoo is any different. It lathers and washes out just like any regular shampoo. I did not use the conditioner because I always use my regular treatment conditioner. I liked the color it produces and I use it every other day or so when my roots start showing and the blonde starts to fade.
Verdict: I like this just as much as the Joico version and I will continue using it as long as I can find it. At half the price, I might try the conditioner too!