Decided back to my natural color was the way to go. Here’s what I just picked up! In a few minutes I’m off to get my hair trimmed. I’ll probably dye it tomorrow.
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.
I ran out to Sally’s and Rite Aid for vitamin c and reconstructor and of course I came home with more than that!
From left to right:
-Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Blam Stain in Charm
-Ion Color Solutions Color Defense After-Color Sealer
-Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor
-Roux Fanci-Full Temporary Haircolor Rinse in 49 Ultra White Minx
-China Glaze in Pelican Gray
The balm is nice, I like the color, but it really isn’t 100% kissable (a little bit of color comes of when I rub my lips on the back on my hand).
I got the After-Color Sealer to go with the white rinse I impulsively bought. Which was probably a mistake. I read some reviews when I got home and most of them aren’t happy. :(
The protein rebuilder is a MUST when I bleach my hair; it really does wonders! I’ll be bleaching my roots sometime this week, they’re starting to look pretty bad!