With bleach blonde hair, I can't afford to be sloppy when it comes to my haircare routine. I use products both in and out of the shower that help to keep my tresses in the best condition possible after the strain I put it through with heat styling and regular bleaching. Here's how I keep my goldilocks healthy, with a few tips and tricks thrown in for good measure.
I wash my hair every two to three days as it's quite porous and will become dry and frazzled if I wash it everyday, plus I find that thanks to the bleach my mane doesn't get greasy too fast. Before washing, I always brush through my hair to get rid of any tangles. I have a choice of two shampoo's depending on what my locks needs. The first is L'Oreal's EverPure Colour Care and Moisture shampoo which helps to lock in moisture and prep my hair for conditioner. The second is a tone correcting purple shampoo by John Freida, which helps to keep brassy yellow tones at bay. I only use the John Frieda once a week as overuse can end up leaving a purple tinge to the hair. I then follow up with a slathering of conditioner, which I comb through before washing out, to ensure the product is evenly distributed. My favourite at the moment is also from the EverPure range. Once a week I will go ahead and apply the EverPure Reinforcing Intense Mask, concentrating on my mid-lengths and most importantly, my ends. It says to leave on for 3-5 minutes but for an intense treatment I leave it on for about an hour. This is a great time to have a bath and read a good book.
Fresh out of the shower I then brush through my tresses with a Tangle Teezer. I think I would have a lot less hair if I hadn't had invested in this product. It glides through my hair effortlessly, even without a detangling spray and it doesn't pull or snag, creating unwanted breakages. If I'm going to blow dry my hair I will then go ahead and spritz some heat protection spray throughout, right now I'm using the EverSleek spray but I also like the TreSemme one too. Another heat protection treatment I use is Kerastase Ciment Thermique, which actually requires heat to work. This treatment helps reconstruct damaged hair and also acts as a heat protectant that needs to be replenished every five days. Most times that I wash my locks, I like to leave them to dry naturally, so I will just use Moroccan Oil Light and get on with whatever I'm doing.
Before I go to bed, I'll brush my hair and plait (braid) it, as it prevents any tangles forming through the night. Plus, if you're feeling lazy the next day, it's an easy, heat free way to get soft waves. I hope some of you found this post helpful and picked up a few tips. My hair stylist is happy with the condition of my hair, so I must be doing something right!
What's your holy grail haircare product or tip?
Full product reviews: L'Oreal Ever Pure Colour Care and Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner; L'Oreal Ever Pure Reinforcing Intense Mask