I’ve recently gone even lighter with my hair and surprisingly its not dry! So I thought I’d share my current hair care products with you as I know how difficult (and expensive) it is to keep a nice shiny blonde hair colour.
Firstly, lets start off with the big one! I think majority of credit has to go to this little magic in a bottle called Olaplex. My hair colourist introduced me to it is a 3 stage process with 3 different bottles. Your hair colourist is meant to mix bottle 1 with your colour mixture and then apply the mixture to your hair as they normally would. Then they use the product in bottle 2 right after your hair rinse as a sort of leave in conditioner. And bottle 3 is the one you take home with you and apply to DRY hair about 15-30 minutes before you wash your hair – it is recommended to wash blonde hair no more than twice a week as your natural hair oils help repair damage.
Olaplex is product that bonds to your hair making the hair colour last longer and protects it from damage caused of the chemicals in the hair colour. My hair felt softer than before AFTER going lighter and I was amazed!
EVO The Therapist Calming Shampoo and Conditioner
Blonde hair needs moisture. The problem is no matter how much hair care product you put in your blonde hair (and spend money on) if your hair is not well moisturised then your hair follicle will be too dry and damages to actually absorb any of it. EVO claims to be no fuss hair care brand who only use active ingredients in their products. Their Therapist range contains all moisturising products and i love that they have no smell. Its usually on the second coat os shampoo that it foams up but you really don’t need alot of product per wash. Both the shampoo and conditioner retail for $29.95 and last months. I buy mine at my hair salon but you can purchase them online too.
Wella SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir
I’m a big fan of hair oils and have used plenty in the past. However, after the first blonde session with hair colourist, I continued to use the hair oils that I used previously when i was brunette. I even purchased new hair oils that were specifically sulfate free thinking it would be OK with my hair colour. But I noticed a slight brassiness developing. At my second blonde session, my hair colourist told me that brands like Moroccan Oil, Macadamia Oil and also most L’oreal Hair products that claimed sulfate free and for blondes all contained ingredients that cause brassiness for blondes. He mentioned the Reconstructive Oil and I thought id give it a go. Although its pricey for a hair oil ( I think I paid over $50), Im really loving this product. I use it on my towel dried hair when my hair needs more conditioning and always after styling my hair. Its so light weight and I feel my hair soften immediately. And it smells so good!
I bought my bottle at the hair salon but I think you can buy it online here