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  • How to style hair after using purple shampoo
  • Can you use purple horse shampoo in your hair?

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    12-30-2011, 12:17 AM
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So a friend of my trainers told her that if we coated legacy's tail in purple shampoo (Shimmering Lights from Sally's Beauty Supply) and let it sit for two days and then wash it out it'll be sparkling shining white by the time the January schooling show is here. That's January 15th. We did this at the beginning of December and it's still purple/blue! It's lightened a tad but after washing and washing and washing and washing it's STAINED purple bluey. How do I get it out! Should I buy a bunch of Hydrogen Peroxide and soak it forever or should I clorox bleach it? All I wanted to do was get the top yellow stains out and now it's all blue!
I'm not washing with purple to get the purple out, I'm using suave and getting nowhere.

Any ideas?! This is noooo good. Cutting her tail isn't an option because THE WHOLE THING IS BLUE. Ahhhhhh! No good!
     
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    12-30-2011, 12:22 AM
  #2
Foal
I use purple shampoo on my hair and my hair dresser said if you leave it on more than a couple minutes it will stain your hair, so I can't believe someone said leave it a couple of DAYS! Oh my... I read somewhere if that happens use dish soap and leave it on for a few minutes and then condition! In the future if you use it... try mixing it in with her normal shampoo and leave it on a couple of minutes instead of by itself. Good luck!
     
    12-30-2011, 12:26 AM
  #3
Trained
Try vinegar, you stained the tail with bluing (or purpling in this case, same stuff though). I would be careful with the hydrogen though, might dry out the tail hair & make it brittle. Vinegar will neutralize and is a dynamite rinse agent, works great on human hair in a pinch if you have no conditioner.
     
    12-30-2011, 12:30 AM
  #4
Foal
I have also read lemon juice might work. I would try liquid dish soap first! Or call Sally's and ask them for a harsher shampoo.
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    12-30-2011, 12:36 AM
  #5
Foal
You're really only supposed to keep the shampoo in for up to 30 minutes...

On getting the purple stain out: A deep clean is in order. I've used ORVUS paste and it worked fairly well (it got everything except for the deepest stains out of our two white tails), and it IS safe to use on horses (it's marked as safe for use on livestock on the container - just be sure you rinse out all of it). I've also heard good things about Tide with bleach, just be careful not to leave it on the skin.
     
    12-30-2011, 12:38 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
I would be careful with the hydrogen though, might dry out the tail hair & make it brittle.
Hydrogen Peroxide is used to turn human hair blonde and might just make the tail yellow - so be careful (learned this from a reply to my thread asking how to remove stains from a white tail).
     
    12-30-2011, 12:41 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Hmm... how bad is it? Can you get a picture of her tail?
     
    12-30-2011, 01:05 AM
  #8
Trained
Easy, slow down and don't panic. You might need to wash the tail several times to get all the purple out but one thing you can try to camoflage it is, Roux Fanci Full RINSE in white or ultra white minx. I use it on my white horses because their tails even after a good wash with the purple shampoo or even Mrs. Stewart's Laundry Bluing, still sometimes have a yellow cast to them. You can also try Roux's Haircolor stain remover to remove excess color, but if the rinse would cover up the purple I'd just let it wash out on its own.

Here's a pic of my filly Blessing after using the rinse:


I used purple shampoo, Sally's Kolestral conditioner and then put in the Roux Rinse after I rinsed out the conditioner. Her tail was clean and in good condition, but I had not turned it blue or purple. It was still a bit yellow and that's what it looked like after the White Minx. It won't hurt the hair or dry it out. It's kind of a 'rollers' setting lotion so dries a bit stiff but brushes out soft and pretty.
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    12-30-2011, 01:08 AM
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Trained
I am not only one who used Mrs. Stewarts bluing, yay!
     
    12-30-2011, 01:12 AM
  #10
Trained
Nope, I LOVE that stuff! A tiny bit in the final rinse usually is all I need to make their body white just absolutely irridescent! But it's another item to be REAL careful with or you could stain the fire out of your horse. I've actually RUINED a white blouse because a straight drop spilled on it and NEVER diluted all the way out.
     

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