I love this conditioner. While I haven't used purple shampoos, I've used John Freida Blonde shampoo. I found both the shampoo and conditioner stripping. The Kristin Ess set is so wonderful. My hair dries feeling soft and lush. My hair looks beautiful, and the brassiness is gone! I'm such a happy girl! So glad I found an affordable purple shampoo/conditioner set.