March 26, 2015
Today is part three of my going blonde journey, the hair care products. A lot of these products I’ve only been using since I became blonde, but a few are long time staples in my hair care routine. Since using all of these products my hair has become very manageable and pretty dang healthy for having gone through hours of bleach.
Shampoo & Conditioner: Matrix Total Results Color Care So Silver
Like I brought up in part one, Allie suggested that I use purple shampoo every time that I wash my hair to help with the brassy tones from past color. I’ve worked with Matrix products before and I’ve always liked the outcome, especially the their purple shampoo. When I use this I tend to leave it on my wet hair for ten minutes or more to let it really sink in and neutralize the brassiness.
I don’t have any special conditioner that I’ve used since becoming blonde. Right now I’m using the Dove Daily Moisture conditioner. It leaves my hair soft without weighting it down. It’s one of the better drug store conditioners I’ve found.
Treatment: Olaplex No 3
Since Allie used the Olaplex system on my hair it only made sense to continue the treatment at home. I do the Olaplex treatment once a week while in the shower, but you can use this as a before shower treatment as well. The first time I used this I left it on my hair for a few hours and I could instantly tell my hair was stronger. I had a lot less breakage when styling my hair. The more I use it, the stronger my ends become.
Deep Conditioners: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Conditioner & Loreal Total Repair 5
I used the Macadamia Natural Oil before we started bleaching my hair. I would put it on my dry hair, put a shower cap on, wrap my head in a hot towel from the dryer, and let it sit for a few hours to really penetrate the shaft of my hair. This deep conditioner made my hair the softest it’s ever been. I would highly recommend this conditioner for after blonde as well. I had about half a container left after the last bleaching, and used it the same way as before, on dry hair for a few hours at least.
I picked up the Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm on a whim. I had spaced to order more of the Macadamia Oil conditioner and needed to do a treatment badly! It was only a couple dollars and claimed to repair a years worth of damage, can’t go wrong with that. It works well for being a drug store product. I wouldn’t say that it repaired a years worth of damage, or even six months, but when used like the other deep conditioning treatment, it did the job. I’ve also used this in the shower like suggested, it leaves my hair feeling softer without weighing it down.
Styling Treatments: Tresemme Cashmere Touch Hydrating Serum & Matrix Miracle Treat
I’ve been using the Tresemme serum for about a year. It has always made the ends of my hair feel super smooth and healthy. I do only apply this from my ears down as it can make my roots look greasy if too much is applied. Since becoming blonde I’ve been “cocktailing” this product to make sure my ends get as much love as possible.
Miracle Treat is magic in a bottle. I don’t think I would be able to style my hair as well as I do without this product. It claims to help your hair in 12 ways such as sealing it from damage, taming frizz, and maximizing natural body. I’ve been mixing aka cocktailing this with the serum and it smoothes out my hair and protects it from heat damage. Out of all the products this one is my favorite. I will continue to buy it no matter what color my hair is.
So, that wraps it up. I know there are tons of hair products made for blondes specifically, but these are the ones that work for me right now. I’m always on the look out for a new hair care product to try out.
What is your favorite hair care product? Leave a comment below!