Well hello, what have you been up to dear readers? Since people often ask me IRL about my hair care, hair colour etc, this is a post explaining everything I have learned about hair care in the past years. I’d like to state that I am in no way a hair expert, in the contrary I usually fail miserably at styling and colouring my hair. That’s why I don’t colour it anymore.
First of all I have lots of hair but it is SO fine I rarely have some natural volume. It’s also extremely straight and that doesn’t help at all. It tends to be oily on the root area and my ends are usually dry and get VERY tangled. Dreamy huh? But let’s get to one thing at a time.
This is my natural hair colour and trust me, the only way to have perfectly healthy hair is to stop colouring it. As you can see it’s an ash blond colour with some golden highlights mostly on the outer tresses. I have tried many hair colours in the past, none of them “normal”. From orange to fuschia to plum, till I got bored and couldn’t take proper care of it. So 4 years ago I let it all grow out and stopped messing with it. However, I don’t want my hair to be VERY healthy (that’s weird I know) cause it gets VERY very oily. So what I do in the winter (cause in the summer exreme sun exposure makes my hair golden with platinum ends) is use John Frieda’s go blonder lightening spray mostly on the root area. I have to say, I doesn’t make a big difference, people hardly notice it, but it gives my hair the “Coloured hair texture” so it doesn’t get that oily anymore. Basically what I do is conciounsly damage my hair to the extent where I don’t have to wash it every effing day. John Frieda spray works well with heat so once or twice a month I use it on my roots and then blow dry them with lots of heat.
If you have natural blonde hair you would also be interested in Klorane products for blonde hair/highlight. I swear by them but I have no idea about how they work on coloured blonde hair.
2. Shampooing and conditioning
I wash my hair every other day and I mostly use Garnier Fructis or Aussie products. Lately I have started to look for silicone and paraben free products because they don’t make my hair feel “heavy” and oily. When I was growing them out I used to follow this schedule: Day 1: Wash with shampoo, Day 2: Oil treatment, Day 3: Co-wash (which is conditioner only wash), Day 4 : Co-wash and repeat. Below you can see pictures of my favorite products.
I regurarly use oil treatments mostly on my dry ends such as Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime which smells heavenly and Elvive’s Extraordinary Oil which is a cheaper alternative. As a pre wash treatment, 1 or 2 hours before washing my hair I aply a generous amount of oil on my roots all the way down to the ends once a week.
When my hair feels dull but I don’t have the time to wash it I use Klorane’s Chamomille Mousse which smells beautifully and if you use it with heat gives you volume and livens up blonde highlights.
I use lots of hairspray to set and style my hair. I love KISS infusion system Keratine infused hairspray (which I buy at my local hair salon) and when I want a fun blow dry I use TIGI’s Superstar blow dry lotion.
Below are some of the products mentioned. I usually buy them at local beauty supply shops or Pharmacies (for Klorane e.g.).
If you have any questions or requests please feel free to leave me a comment ! Till next time,