Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Blonde Ambition

Over the last year I have been trying to get the red/copper tones out of my hair. Getting rid of red hair dye is a NIGHTMARE, so earlier this year when my roots were shoulder length (ergh!) I got the chop!

From this:

 To this:
(excuse the bad photography, I have somehow lost my camera charger..)

It was a relief to have my natural colour back, and nice for a change, but I like to change my mind A LOT. After realising my hair wouldn't grow back in the next 24 hours, I dealt with the situation and lived my boring hair for 2 months... desperatly needing a change I got some highlights. There is something addictive, for me, about changing the colour of your hair, if I go dark, I go really dark/black. But in this case I was going lighter gradually (so not to ruin my hair). So obviously now I want whiter than white blonde hair!

I'm sure a lot of you have discovered the yellow-tinge when highlighting Brown or dark hair, and I was desperate for something to tone my colour after the hairdressers. I searched for reviews on toning shampoos and came across this..

This had 5 stars on the reviews and at only £3.69 a bottle, I was willing to give it a try! And I love it! As you can see it is only to be used twice a week, following the instructions you lather on like a normal shampoo then leave for five minutes whilst it works its magic. Not expecting drastic results after the first wash, I dried my hair to discover the brassy yellowing had gone to leave a more ash-y tone. I have used this twice so far and had a number of compliments and a few "have you had your hair done?'s". (sorry about the lack of photos, it will get sorted soon). Not only this but it smells delicious, kinda like sherbet. So now I feel confident to go lighter and know it won't result in yellow hair! This is a must for those with white/grey or light blonde hair..plus it will last forever, a little goes a long, long way!

Do you use any 'hidden gems' to calm your colour?

Katie xx

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