This summer, all three of the Maven’s are blonde. One a natural brunette gone platinum blonde, one light brown with a half head of blonde highlights and the other a dark brown with a full head of blonde highlights. Because blonde is one of the hardest colors to get right and we were all after that cool shade, we decided to try out Unite BLONDA Toning Shampoo. We found the Unite line at Dolce Soleil for under $30 a bottle and decided to give it a go. With 2 out of 3 reviews in, this shampoo seems to be a winner for keeping blondes bright.
Unite BLONDA Toning Shampoo is the best purple shampoo I have ever used. I use it once a week on average and it keeps my platinum blonde from turning that god awful shade of yellow in between colorings. My ends don’t ever seem to need extra toning so I usually just deposit it onto my roots and let it sit for about a minute then rinse through to the ends. It also smells like grapes!
I say Buy it, but do not leave it in too much past the 1 minutes it suggests on the back, or you may end up with that dull dingy looking Blonde that nobody likes!
Normally, it’s not my roots that force me into the salon (I like roots), it’s the dull, brassy blonde highlights that need to be brightened. I’ve tried a couple purple/toning shampoos on the market (including Aveda’s and John Freida’s) but was never completely satisfied. Mel had raved about Unite’s toning shampoo and told us about the 1 minute warning on the bottle, which to us meant it must be good. Her next visit to Dolce Soleil, she picked up a bottle for me. I just had my hair highlighted so I was anxious to try it out.
I love this shampoo! It’s been over a month since my last visit and my highlights have kept their cool shade of blonde. I may have overdone it a bit when I first got the shampoo, using it every couple times I showered, as my hair is a little dryer than normal, but I can’t complain because it’s definitely lived up to it’s claims. I’ve used it mostly on the ends of my hair as I’m going for that ombre style right now and want my tips to look bleached out. But I’ve started using it more around my roots and face to try and brighten up as I’m approaching the 2 month mark between visits (the point at which I can’t stand the dullness anymore).
If you’re after that cool shade of blonde, I’d definitely say buy it. This may not be the right shampoo for warmer honey tones though. Update: make sure you listen to the warning on the bottle – if you leave this shampoo on your hair for much longer than a minute, you’ll end up with purple hair, but it will come out next time you wash (just skip the UNITE Blonda Shampoo).