06 Nov REVIEW | BLONDE
I’ve long been a blonde. It’s nowhere near my natural hair colour, yet I feel more myself when my hair is blonde. Despite flirting with a variety of colours, from red to black, pink to lavender, bleach blonde has been a constant.
The problem I’ve continuously faced is obviously breakage, split ends and ‘tufts’ along my hairline, which take an age to grow and make me resemble a crazed woman who hasn’t brushed her hair in a while.
Needless to say, I’m getting married next year and have decided that I’d like my hair to be a white, icy blonde. Oh and long. Two things that don’t normally occur together. So, how to achieve this? I’ve given myself a good head start (pun intended) and started to slowly go blonde from my natural brown. So far, so good. I visit my hairdresser once every two months for a root touch up and trim. A trim so minor you can’t really see a difference, however, it is making a difference as my hair is growing as well as battered bleached strands can.
Two other products that I cannot fault and credit for my hair’s strength and shine are the Nak Aromas Blonde Ends Therapy and Milk_Shake Silver Shine Shampoo.
My hairdresser, Stef at Style Bar, has waxed lyrical about this shampoo. He’s a huge fan, and, after using it myself, I totally get why. Where other silver shampoo’s fail, this one gets it right time and time again. How you may ask? It’s all down to a combination of restructuring benefits thanks to milk protein, vitamin-rich blueberries and the most intense violet pigment which completely eradicates brassy tones. Sometimes I leave it in a little longer than recommended to give my hair a lavender tint. As an added bonus, the shampoo also protects hair from frequent washing and the free radicals that can be found bouncing around our environment.
This vegan-friendly, leave-in treatment ticks all the right boxes. Consisting of a masterful mix of Argan oil, geranium, lavender and patchouli extracts that detangle, protect and neutralize unwanted brassy tones thanks to the added blue/violet colour pigments. It’s a cinch to use and doesn’t leave any residue or stickiness on your strands. Oh, and it’s sulphate and paraben free too.