Dingy Hair Solution

Dingy Hair Solution

I finally purchased some of the shampoo I had heard about to deal with Lyra’s dingy hair. It’s called Shimmer Lights, and you can buy it from a beauty supply store, Sally Beauty Supply in my case. On the back of the bottle, it says the product “Brightens white and gray hair, Shampoos away yellow, and Tones down brassiness.”

It really did work quite well on Lyra’s hair. Her hair looks a lot brighter and whiter and clean and shiny. 🙂 It’s pollution free, at least for now.

One thing you definitely need to do the first time you use it, is dilute it a little. As you can see in the picture below, this shampoo comes out of the bottle in very DARK purple color. If you’re not careful, your child could end up with purple hair. I had to rinse Lyra’s hair multiple times to get all the purple out. For now, I am just going to use it on her hair once a week. We’ll see if that works to maintain things.


  1. Another great shampoo is Aloe Rid by Nexus. It gets the green out of hair after being in a pool. We use it once a week with excellent results!

  2. I have albinism and I find that if you mix the shimmer lights with a little bit of regular shampoo it doesn’t leave your hair purple. Pantene also makes a shampoo for silver and white hair that works.

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