Small haul from today! This is what grocery shopping while emo leads to.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is my absolute favorite conditioner to dilute dye with.
I was skeptical about the Baby Lips, but they finally had the flavor/color I wanted so I bought it anyway. I tried it out when I got home, and I actually love it! The peach flavor is pretty much the exact same color as my lips, but it tastes good and is actually really moisturizing and smooth. I was expecting it to be more waxy, but I’m pleasantly surprised!
My typical haircare routine
For the last few months I’ve been washing with John Frieda Sheer Blonde Color Renew shampoo and conditioner every other day (I ran out of conditioner a few days ago). As near as I can tell it works ok, but not great. In anticipation of it running out, a while ago I picked up:
Clairol Shimmer Lights, which I’ve heard really great things about. I plan on switching when I bleach my roots later this week.
Anyway! Once every 4 washes or so I’ve been using Ion Color Solutions Color Defense Clarifying Shampoo. I’ve been swearing by clarifying shampoo for the last few years; using it once every week to two weeks made a HUGE improvement in my hair. After I clarify, I mix some purple dye with Aussie 3 Minute Miracle and use that to tone my hair.
For having been bleached numerous times, my hair is surprisingly soft. Naturally it’s a little thin at the ends (it’s been more than 6 months since the Big Chop now), but it’s growing in nice and thick (especially in the back where I’ve trimmed my mullet up a few times). I suppose I should also chalk that up to Biotin! It’s hard tell whether my hair is growing in faster or not; I last bleached my roots at the end of March, and before that at the beginning of January…so about the same amount of time is passing before I can’t tolerate them anymore.