Monday, 22 February 2016

Hair Care for Blonde Hair

I love being blonde but it comes at a price, regular trips to the salon and intense bleaching means I really have to do my best to look after my locks, I take a trip to the hairdressers around every 8 weeks for highlights and cut to keep the ends looking healthy but in between I have my own routine to keep it in tip top condition.

To maintain the colour of my hair and keep any brassiness at bay I use the Charles Worthington Colour Revive Violet Toning Mousse after washing. I only really use this once a week maximum as I've found it to be intense. Unlike a wash off mousse or purple shampoo, you apply this to damp hair after shampooing and whatnot then comb through to even out the product and move straight onto blow drying. I'm not sure if it's heat activated but this really does work, I've found more results using this once a week opposed to regular purple shampoo. Some areas of my hair where the highlights are lighter can look almost white/silvery which is what I like about this and it really does help brighten up the colour and remove any yellow tones.

For dry shampoo I use the Klorane Nettle Dry Shampoo which is perfect for those with oily hair. I find even though my hair is bleached and dry on the ends, my roots are still very much prone to becoming greasy. I've found that using this in between washing and styling can make my hair last up to 4 days which for someone who used to religiously wash my hair everyday, that's an achievement. What I love most about this product is the formula, once I spray this into my hair it's invisible so I'm not fighting to brush it out of my roots. The product is also great for creating volume so if I'm wanting that second day blow dry look, I can easily achieve it using this.

To condition my hair I use a trio of products depending on how I'm feeling (basically whether I'm being lazy). If I opt to leave my hair to air dry I prefer to use a nourishing treatment such as the Schwarzkopf Oil Miracle Spray, this is an argan oil formula in a spray bottle which makes dispensing the product so easy. I've found that it really penetrates the ends of my hair as well as taming fly aways and makes detangling pain free. To protect my hair from heat theres only one product I opt for and that's the Bumble & Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer, infused with oil it not only helps nourish my hair but prep and protect it ready for heat styling. To begin with I wasn't a huge fan of it when my hair was brown as it made my hair appear greasy but I'm loving it now my hair is bleached. When I'm styling my hair using the Babyliss Big Hair or my GHDs, I use the Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry to achieve a well-grommed do. The serum-in-creme contains a heat protectant to protect my hair from any heat, nourish the ends and keep styles looking healthy for up to 3 days. I can't say it personally lasts 3 days for me but when I'm opting for a sleek blow dry this is my go to product.

Do you have coloured hair? What products do you use?

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