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.