So if you followed along with my recent stories on Instagram, you would have seen that I coloured my hair.
(Yes I did it myself, at home, with foils and all one Tuesday evening.)
I am pleasantly surprised with the results, and I love love love the fresher brighter blonder look, however… I know the maintenance that this colour is going to entail.
But I am not worried at all. I have found some fantastic products that deliver what they promise. Good quality salon products that will keep my blonde from going brassy, and keep my locks looking healthy and shiny.
In all my years of doing hair,( 12 years to be exact) women tend to believe one myth. And that is that blonde hair looks dull, lifeless, dry and brittle and that darker hair is more healthy.
But with the right products you can have healthy looking blonde hair, with loads of shine.
My top rated products for keeping the brassiness at bay.
(These products are tried and tested. I have used most of them for 2+ years)
This is an essential product for every single blonde to use at least 1-2 times a week. I have used quite a few different ones but my ultimate favourite is Wella SP Silver Blonde Shampoo.
Wella SP Silver Blonde Shampoo
This product is potent. If you leave it on for too long, it might just go a tad purple. But it is developed for cool toned blondes and highlights. I love this when I want a really ash blonde / platinum look. The product contains blue and violet tones to brighten bleached and highlighted hair. I have found this one to work specifically well even when my hair has some gold colour in it.
Wella Cool Blonde Shampoo
I love Wella. They have great products for really affordable prices. You have no excuse to not use professional products. And the bonus of their products is, it is super concentrated so you really don’t need a lot at once. A 250 ml bottle lasts me up to 3 months.
This purple shampoo prevents natural blonde or coloured hair from looking brassy, and leaves your hair silky soft.
L’Oreal Shine Blonde
This fragrance brings back so many memories. It was one of the first salon shampoos that I used when I started working in the hair salon at 18 years of age.
Another fabulous purple shampoo that keeps your hair looking shiny while keeping the brassiness at bay. This shampoo is so great, I used it for 6 months when we were in Japan, and I didn’t even colour my hair once in 6 months, my hair was super soft, super shiny, and super healthy.
Note: All 3 of these purple shampoos should be applied on wet hair, lathered lightly and left on for 3-5 minutes, according to manufacturers instructions. But I have left mine on for longer and then my hair has a slight purple tint.
(Keep in mind your hair should already be quite light for it to stay cool. You can’t expect any purple shampoo to make golden highlights platinum. That can only be achieved through bleach.)
My Top Rated treatment and mask
This product is by far my favourite product of all time. It is not a moisturising product but it is a Reparative Product. It basically repairs broken hair and rebuilds the disulphide bonds in your hair. It works to restore your hair back to its natural state. This is a fantastic in salon treatment and take home treatment. Nr 1 is an add in product, that your hairdresser will add to your bleach or colour, then nr 2 is used after your colour service, and nr 3 is a take home treatment.
How it works:
Nr 3 isn’t called the hair perfector for nothing, it helps to improve your hair health, texture and strengthens your hair. Use it after a shampoo and leave in for 10-20 minutes, or sleep with it, like I do. The longer the product is on your hair the more effective it is. Rinse and style the next morning as usual.
Wella Enrich Mask
I don’t use a conditioner, I just feel like it’s double the work if I have to put conditioner on, leave it a few minutes then rinse and then put a mask. And I find that it weighs my hair down, and with already fine hair, I don’t want that. I will sleep with a mask or Olaplex at least once a week, and when I wash and dry on the day, I just use the mask as my conditioner and comb out with the mask still in my hair and rinse.
For thick hair there is a creamy mask, that leaves your hair noticeably softer. And for fine hair there is a lightweight mask that leaves hair full of movement.
Hope you find this helpful.
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