Hey all! I am FINALLY home, after the most amazing month in London. I say finally because it's great to not be living out of a suitcase anymore. It's sad to be home though but at least I can schedule lots of posts and really focus on my blog again, it's been so difficult fitting everything in when I've been busy every single day. Now, a lot of people ask me how I make my hair the colour that it is, and i've finally realised how I do that (it's all about the shampoo!). Basically, for years I tried every 'silver shampoo' on the market, now if you're wondering what the heck silver shampoo is, it isn't actually silver, it's a purple liquid. I found out about it because when I was younger I worked in a hair dressers on a Saturday and was told that on the colour scale, purple is opposite yellow and therefore, if you put purple on top of yellow, it corrodes the brassy/orange/yellow tones (don't quote me!) hence why silver shampoo is famous for making blondes, erm blonder.
So, firstly I am going to show you my hair colour (when i've used the shampoo and when it is at my favourite colour, WHITE!) Please excuse the cringey photos, they were a while ago, when I was really into the white hair look and using my John Frieda products. Recently, in an attempt to make my hair grow, I decided to stop using them, and only use the most gentle shampoo's ever, and I really did notice a difference in my hair colour. It's taken me ages to get it back to how I want it, as the shampoo does say it's after every 3rd use that it will make your hair brighter. Fianlly though, i'm nearly back to the whiteness that I like and want.I don't think that 'white blonde' hair is always a good look, but when i'm going on a night out, I do prefer it to be this bright, or when it's summer, and thats why this shampoo is so good, you can stop using it but just use it on a night out for that refreshing feel.
So here is what I rave about to anyone who asks me what products I use. I am living proof that these work, after not using them for a while, then going back onto them and seeing a brilliant difference. The sheer blonde range or 'colour renew' which I prefer, as it really does renew and brighten your colour. The aim of the product is to 'neutralise brassiness' and they are designed for colour treated blondes. I was told by my hair dresser that the purple will pick up better on bleach, my friend has highlights and used this shampoo, you could see that it really brightened the bleach highlights but not so much her honey highlights. The formula has an 'optical brightener and lavender' which I suppose is what makes it purple, it is amonia and peroxide-free which is what I like to hear, they do say for best results to use it up to three times a week, If you really want to go white, do use it a lot, but If you want your hair to be healthy, use it alongside a strenthening conditioner too. I find that the longer I leave this on my hair, the whiter it goes, I have left it on for 5 minutes before and then my hair really does go bright white, which is what I want.
As you can see, the colour is quite scary, but once you use it, you'll look for this colour in every shampoo. It's hard to tell by the photograph but it is really a really silky texture, which is what you want, as it means it conditions your hair as well. You don't need much AT ALL to put on your hair, as it does lather up really well when your hair is wet, however I always wash my hair with it twice, once to clean the dirt from my hair and once for the effect of the shampoo to take place, and I do make sure I leave it on a while. These shampoos retail at around £5.00 but you can usually find them on 241 at Boots or Superdrug, and I always find that supermarkets sell them really cheap, which is good when you're a skint student in need of purple shampoo like me! I;ve also heard that schwarzkopf do a really good silver shampoo, I think it will be expensive though but everyone that uses it has amazingly bright white hair... so I will be in touch when i've had the chance to try that. So finally, if you're wanting LONG hair, you can read my blog post which includes simple and easy ways to grow your hair long, quickly!
Below is a video of me talking about hair care!
So the big question...
do blondes have more fun?
Have any of you girls been blonde and brunette?!
Video coming SOON, as soon as Youtube lets me upload it!