Charles Worthington Violet Shampoo & Toning Mousse

Photographs of the packaging of the Charles Worthington Violet Shampoo & Toning Mousse

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed that I changed my hair colour recently.  I only asked for a subtle change but I wanted it to be noticeable at the same time.  I felt that my hair had been looking quite warm toned in places in recent months and I wanted to switch it up with some cooler tones.

I had some cool toned brown lowlights and some ash blonde highlights put through my hair at my favourite salon in Sunderland called Frances Marshall a few weeks ago and I am absolutely loving the result.  It is still very natural but just a little cooler toned than before which I think is a nice contrast for the winter.

To keep the ashier tones in my hair, I’ve been giving the Charles Worthington Salon At Home Colour Management products a go.  This is a line that they released to target specific hair colours to give the hair a glossy winter coat.  There are products for blondes, brunettes and for those with platinum or grey hair.  I picked out the ones for platinum/grey hair as although my hair is still very much blonde, it is on the cooler side.

The products aimed for cooler blondes and those with grey hair are the Charles Worthington Colour Enhancer Violet Shampoo* and the Charles Worthington Violet Toning Colour Revive Mousse*.  They’re designed to be used as an at home colour cycle with the two products working together to fight fading colour over the winter months and to keep your colour looking vibrant and fresh in between salon visits.

Photographs of the packaging of the Charles Worthington Violet Shampoo & Toning Mousse

I’ve been using the shampoo every third time that I wash my hair, which is about once a week for me, and on the same wash, I’ve been using the mousse.  In between, I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner that I posted about here, mainly because I find that I don’t need any additional use of the Charles Worthington products because they work so well with only one application per week.

The shampoo is a mild but effective violet shampoo in that it is great at cleansing my hair without stripping it of all moisture and it neutralises the brassy tones in my hair but it isn’t strong enough to literally tint it purple or pink like I’ve found with some purple shampoos that I’ve tried in the past.  It contains a UV filter and colour protection technology to ensure that the hair maintains a radiance and feels silky soft which I’d definitely agree with as when I tried using it on its own to begin with, in order to be able to give you all a thorough review, I found that my hair looked bright, felt so silky and had a natural sheen to it after use.

The mousse is a very strange product and one that took a bit of getting used to for me as I think to begin with, I was applying too much product.  To use it, you section off your hair and then apply a couple of pumps to each section.  The first couple of times I used it, I thought that that wouldn’t be enough so I applied it more liberally but it left my hair looking great (thick, texturised and cool toned) but it didn’t feel very nice.  It felt as though my hair was dirty and as though I had lots of product in my hair, which in hindsight, I did.  However when I actually started following the instructions and applying it as directed, I started to like it a lot more, funnily enough!

I can still feel it in my hair a little bit but in a good way as I actually feel as though it gives my hair a little bit of oomph and texture while doing a brilliant job keeping my hair looking cool toned.  It is an effect that actually lasts through my other two washes until I come to use the shampoo and the mousse again which I’m so impressed with as so many other products just wash out straight away.

While I cannot say for certain, I am very impressed with how my colour has lasted since using these products and I do think that they have had an impact on the longevity of my hair colour.  My hair is very porous and usually when I have cool brown lowlights, they wash out incredibly quickly but since I have been using these products, I’ve noticed that the cooler tone has lasted in my hair far longer than it ever has in years gone by when I’ve had the same kind of colours in my hair.

I’m very impressed with them and I’m going to keep using both of them to see the impact on my hair over the next month before my next trip to the hairsalon.  So far, it has been great at maintaining my cool toned colour and has successfully eradicated the warm, brassy tones from my hair so the future is looking bright!


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  1. Whitney |
    November 30, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Wanted to dye my hair aswell, have been looking for a good toner, may have to check it out.

  2. Renna Creighton
    November 30, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    What a great product. I used to always buy shampoo and hair treatments for brown hair, now I have to buy shampoo for coloured hair. It keeps the shine in. I used to use CW all the time, and my hair was great. But sadly my budget has changed….but….when it goes back up, I'll be back on the CW.

  3. Dannii Martin
    November 30, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Oooh, I love this. I had purple hair about 10 years ago and I have been thinking about doing it again.

  4. Helen
    November 30, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Considering how much having hair colour at the salon costs then it is an absolutely false economy not to buy premium products isn't it? I'll keep an eye out for these.

  5. Diana Villa
    November 30, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    That sounds like a great shampoo to keep the color! I going to share your post with my sister that change her hair color every month lol 🙂

  6. beautyqueenuk
    November 30, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    I never find Charles Worthington products work for my hair, they leave it feeling quite dry x

  7. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    November 30, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I have to admit I do like some of Charles Worthington's products – they do seem to work in harmony with my hair. x

  8. 3 Princesses and 1 Dude
    November 30, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I used to love Charles Worthington mini products, you know back when I had a social life before kids, they were fab to put in my make up bag for getting ready round friend's houses!

  9. Emma-Jane Page
    November 30, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    I've never paid much attention to my hair to its detriment. If they do products for brunettes then I'll check them out for sure.

  10. Ickle Pickle
    November 30, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    I have never tried Charles Worthington products, but they sound great. I will keep an eye out for them. Kaz x

  11. ana de jesus
    November 30, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Charles Worthington has a great range of products I have about 50 of them at home lol! I haven't tried his shampoo mouse yet though

  12. Stella Olojola
    December 1, 2015 / 8:46 am

    This sounds like an amazing product to use.

  13. Lorraine
    December 1, 2015 / 9:16 am

    I've honestly not heard of this brand before but would give it a try once I decide to get my hair sorted.

  14. Tanya Brannan
    December 1, 2015 / 11:11 am

    This looks amazing! Whilst I have black hair, my daughter has blonde highlights and I usually have to buy her toiletries, so I will give this one a go.xx

  15. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    December 1, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    This range sounds great! I really want to change my hair colours, I had it pink a couple of years ago but it was just too time consuming for me with a toddler to keep it looking nice.

  16. Samantha Rickelton
    December 1, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Eeee I'd be a bit scared using something that colour on my hair but the results speak for themselves x

  17. Jessica McDonnell
    December 2, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    These sound really good. I'm looking to go blonde again early next year and will definitely be giving these a try x

  18. Nancy Laws
    December 5, 2015 / 3:01 am

    I have never used this line so I do not have a favorite yet, but they all look amazing!

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