I know it’s been a while since I posted, and I could very easily blame it on my busy lifestyle. But for once, I’m going to take the responsibility for my actions (I think they call it ‘adulting’) and explain that lately, I have just lacked inspiration for my blog, ideas and overall, motivation…
However, it’s no excuse. If it’s something that you love and are totally passionate about then no matter what stands in your way, you’ll somehow find the time to do it. Truth is, I love blogging, and I really need to dedicate more time to do things that I love. With that being said, I have a few new blog post ideas coming your way, and I promise you’ll love them.
So, when I post photos I seem to receive quite the influx of questions relating to my hair; How do I get it that way? How do you knock out the brassy tones? What silver shade does this achieve, purple or blue? What products are your holy grail?
Well let’s talk about it shall we..?
So I go to the salon every 3-4 months (depending on regrowth) and I always ask for the same thing; Bleached at the roots, and toned from there down as much as I possible which sometimes results in my blonde being more on the purple side as purple acts as a colour neutraliser which knocks out those unsightly, yellow, brassy tones from blonde hair.
I achieve this by using a colour neutralising shampoo. And depending on the length of time you leave it on for will knock out any yellow tones.
Here is a before and after photo of me using the products that I am going to be talking about;
As you can see there is a significant amount of yellow-ish colour in the first photo before I used any toning products, and the second photo displays what the result is after the products are used. The hair now appears much cooler than the previous photo, with plenty of dimensions of grey and silver.
As you may have noticed, if you’re like me and have searched for your perfect silver. Silver comes in a couple of different shades; Blue and purple. This is all down to personal preference as to what you choose, as both shades will look equally as lovely and also neutralise those brassy locks.
There are a cocktail of products which I use and am constantly switching between;
At this present moment in time, I have been using and loving the Matrix Re-Bond Strength Rehab System Set. Very similar to our good friend Olaplex, this product provides the essential care and reparation that bleached hair like mine desperately needs.
However this is just a good cleansing product and not a toning shampoo, so in order to achieve my cool tresses, I use the Fanola Shampoo, which (don’t be alarmed) comes out blue and if you lather it up and leave it for 5 minutes then your hair will look instantly cooler and overall toned for the desired look.
Then as my hair is super damaged and needs a regular treatment, I will always finish off by using an intense treatment/mask, which will almost always be the Macadamia Deep Repair Mask. Which gives my hair the most incredible nourishment and helps to seal the cuticle making it overall feel smooth and manageable again.
These are all the products and steps I take in order to protect and care for my hair.
Thanks for reading guys, I hope this has been insightful for you.
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