I naturally have very dark hair but during the summer I decided to hop on the balayage band wagon. I noticed lately that my blonde ends were getting a tad bit brassy – nothing too crazy but I wanted to see if a blonde toning shampoo would help out. I like getting my shampoo and conditioner from Winners because you can get salon brands for great prices and I found the Joico Colour Endure Violet Sulphate-Free Shampoo for $8.99 (10.1 oz.) whereas the regular price is $15.99.
Here are my results after using it 3 times:
The shampoo has really brightened up my blonde and has made it so much shinier! A lot of the yellow tones have been removed as well. I love this shampoo and will definitely be repurchasing it 🙂
The only thing I can really say about the Tresemme dry shampoo is that it SUCKS. It literally makes my hair look so greasy. My hair feels so disgusting after I use it. I’m so disappointed in this product I just had to share my opinion. I want to know if anyone else has experienced this as well? This really makes me question if other Tresemme hair products are doing their jobs properly or not. I don’t think I’ll be using anything from Tresemme anytime soon.
So this is for all my dark haired people out there! I naturally have really dark brown hair but I love changing my hair up and trying new things but some things, such as bleaching, can totally wreck your hair so I try to avoid bleach as much as I can.
I decided one day that I wanted my hair to be red LOL. So I went and bought a box dye and that didn’t work so then I thought about using Punky Colour by Jerome Russell – which is the same thing as Manic Panic. I just put that straight on top of my dark brown hair with no bleaching, lightening, or anything!
Here are the results:
My natural hair colour before:
After putting in Punky Colour in the colour Flamingo Pink:
(the first two photos have filters but this last one does not)
Since it is only a semi-permanent dye it does wash out after a little bit! Hope this gave some people some hairspiration 🙂
So I’ve been wanting this balayage X ombre hair for awhile but I’m terrified of going to a salon and spending like $300 just for them to mess it up -_- BUT I found a hair stylist I felt that I could trust and I love the results! Along with the hair colour I also got a much needed 2 inches or so off the ends. I haven’t had a hair cut in a longggg time, my ends were so dry and damaged I was eager to get them cut!
So anyway, here are the results:
Here’s a semi-front, close-up view!
My hair dresser recommended to get a haircut every 12 weeks just to clean up any damaged hair. She also recommended using a higher end shampoo that doesn’t have the detergents that many drugstore brands contain. I know salon shampoos and conditioners can be really expensive so I decided to research what is good and what is bad in a shampoo, and what to look for in the ingredients. I found this article really helpful and it helped guide me into picking a shampoo that is good for my hair!
I decided to look for a salon quality shampoo and conditioner at Winners (which is TJ Maxx for you Americans 🙂 )! Winners always has tons of hair care products from well known brands for a WAY better price!
I picked up a salon size, 32 oz. EO Essentials All Natural Conditioner (vanilla citrus scent) for $12.99. I couldn’t find the exact conditioner I have on their website but they have a couple other options for you to look at. As for shampoo, I got a salon size, 33.8 oz. Bain de Terre Keratin Phyto-Protein Sulfate-Free Strengthening Shampoo also for $12.99! I’ve never heard of either of these brands before but they fit my ingredient criteria and budget so I thought why not?! If you’ve tried either of these brands before let me know what you think! Both contain a lot of essential oils and natural extracts which to me is always a plus.
If you have any other hair care suggestions I’d love to hear them!