If you’ve ever embraced the blonde life, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of maintaining those beautiful, icy, or ashy tones. Two popular options for banishing brassiness and enhancing your blonde are toners and purple shampoo. In this blog, we’ll dive into the differences and benefits of these two colour-preserving heroes, helping you choose the right solution for your blonde ambitions.


  1. Customised Colour Correction:

   Toners are versatile colour treatments used to neutralise unwanted tones in your hair, such as yellow or orange. The beauty of toners lies in their customisation – we can formulate a toner specifically tailored to your hair’s needs.

  1. Professional Application:

   Toners are typically applied by a professional stylist, ensuring precise colour correction. They offer a comprehensive solution for various blonde shades, including platinum, ash, and beige, resulting in a more polished and even look.

  1. Long-Lasting Results:

   When applied correctly, toners can provide long-lasting results. You won’t need to use them as frequently as purple shampoo to maintain your desired blonde hair. We recommend booking in for a toner 6-8 weeks after you colour appointment for the best maintenance. 

Silver/Purple Shampoo:

  1. At-Home Convenience:

   Purple or Silver shampoos are easily accessible and designed for at-home use. They offer a convenient way to maintain your blonde between salon visits.

  1. Quick Fix for Brassiness:

   Purple or Silver shampoo works by depositing pigment onto the hair, which cancels out yellow and orange tones. It’s a quick and effective solution to combat brassiness and maintain cooler tones.

  1. Enhanced Shine and Softness: 

   Many purple or silver shampoos also contain nourishing ingredients that can leave your hair feeling soft and looking shiny.

How to Choose: 

Hair Maintenance:  If you want a longer-term solution with more tailored results, toners are the way to go. They are perfect for achieving and maintaining a specific shade of blonde.

Convenience and Quick Fixes: On the other hand, if you’re looking for an easy way to combat brassiness between salon visits, purple shampoo is your go-to product.

Combo Strategy: Some people use both toners and purple shampoo. Toners help you achieve the initial colour, while purple shampoo helps you maintain it.

In the battle of toners vs. purple shampoo, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The choice depends on your hair goals, maintenance routine, and personal preferences. For a fully customized, long-term solution, consider toners. If you prefer an easy, at-home remedy for brassiness and quick tonal adjustments, purple shampoo is your best friend.

Whichever route you choose, remember that regular maintenance is the key to maintaining your stunning blonde look. And if you need expert guidance or assistance with choosing the right products, our salon is here to help. We’re dedicated to ensuring that your blonde remains flawless, vibrant, and beautifully you.

Here are some product recommendations we absolutely love at Lily Lane Creative 


Conquer Blonde Silver Shampoo – Promotes cooler tones

Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque – Will leave your hair deeply nourished and frizz-free 


The Blondage – Highbright Range 

Shampoo – Anti-brass – Can be left for 5 minutes as deposits colour pigments 

Conditioner – Brightening 

Treatment Spray – Pre-Treatment, applied to dry hair for 5-10 minutes, then shampoo & condition to help brighten your blondes