I’ve been a bottle blonde for nearly 2years & I’ve been pretty diligent about keeping my hair healthy. I only wash it about twice a week.* So that keeps me from having to blow dry as frequently. I also try to alternate blow drying with using my curling wand or flat iron to minimize heat exposure & damage. This also keeps me from using a ton of product in my hair. I have used several shampoos & conditioners for blondes or color treated hair. My favorites have been John Frieda Sheer Blonde, Biolage Colorlast, & Matrix So Silver. I even take a biotin gummy to keep me healthy inside to outside!
Recently as I’ve started growing my roots out I’ve noticed yellowy spots where I’d prefer an icier tone. I also felt like my hairbrush may have been damaging my hair; I was seeing a lot more shedding & breakage.
So I stole some products from my daughter! Now we have totally different hair, but she’s super picky about hairbrushes that will detangle her mane without pulling. This brush is crazy lightweight & boasts all sorts of benefits. It’s made from bamboo, repurposed aluminum, & plant based plastics. The shape is meant to detangle as well as smooth reducing frizz & static. All the vents are supposed help hair dry 20% faster to also reduce heat damage. This brush is way better than my old brush.
She had also purchased a lavender colorwash for her lavender hair. She decided to go back to a natural color cause the pastel was very difficult to maintain. It did look supercute though.
Since she’s no longer needing the colorwash & it claims to remove brassy tones & redeposit color I figured it would help achieve that icy tone I wanted. I start with an initial wash using a hydrating & strengthening shampoo. I follow that up with the colorwash. It suds up like shampoo, but has a conditioning silkiness. I’ve been finishing off with its a 10 miracle leave in product.
I’m definitely seeing improvement. Actually, the lavender wash is working so well that my blondest strands are picking up a silvery hue.
*more if I’m getting really sweaty or have a lot of product buildup.