I want to talk to you about something a little different today then my usual makeup posts, for anyone who has balayage or ombre hair I hope this post will be helpful in some way!
Being blonde is hard work but I don’t regret it, I had been one colour for years and I just got so bored of it, I had been trying to go lighter for a few years and after a few disasters I am finally happy with my hair now. I actually got it all done in America when I went last year by a lady who was fab and completely knew what I wanted and how to actually Balayage, I find it so hard where I live to find people who know what they are doing, but luckily My current stylist is great though and now I can actually let my natural hair grow and it still look Nice and its also less work as I don’t have to keep getting my roots touched up, all I have to do now is tone and also get the blonde sections re done when they actually need re doing but that will be a while off yet.
So this brings me to my post today I want to show you what I use to help Maintain my blonde locks and what helps me save a few trips to the hair salon. with advice from my current stylist I have been toning my hair at home and I’m loving the results.
This is the toner I like to use, Its Loreal Dialight in 10:12 frosty pearl milkshake, When my blonde starts to fade it becomes very brassy and I need the ash to cancel out the brass and this has the right amount of violet/blue I need. I get the matching Loreal developer in 6vol. I buy both the colour and developer from Sally’s.
left Is the before and right is the after
such a difference huh? I find my middle section gets brassy the quickest so I leave the toner on longer for the middle and a few minutes on the ends, everyone’s hair is different and this is what my stylist recommended for me.
I mix half a tube of colour with 37.5ml of developer for the middle section
I mix the other half of colour with 75ml developer for the ends, my ends are more blonde so I literally have to keep an eye on it till I’m happy with the results.
Here are the shampoo and conditioners I like to use In between.
Left – Right
Loreal professional colour corrector cream for blondes (its basically a CC cream for hair)
Joico Color Balance Blue shampoo (this is actually recommend for brunettes which I thought was really handy as I haven’t seen many blue based shampoos)
Joico color endure violet shampoo (smells lovely and sulfate free)
Shimmering Lights blonde and silver shampoo
Catwalk TIGI fashionista violet shampoo
I like to use the shampoos and then use a moisturising conditioner as these purple shampoos can be really drying on my hair but they are worth it as I feel like they help to maintain the blonde in between salon visits, My favourite’s are the CC cream this is a conditioner but it actually feels like a toner its so pigmented, I also love the Joico ones and shimmer lights, I’ve heard the more purple and pigmented the shampoo/conditioner is the better it will be, as you can see they are all pretty similar in colour. Its amazing what a purple shampoo can do for blonde hair, and if you haven’t got one I would really recommend investing in one.
I have actually been using the olaplex no3 at home treatment and I’ve noticed the difference in the condition of my hair, for anyone who is blonde or thinking of going lighter I would really recommend asking your stylist or salon about olaplex, Its made a huge difference in my hair already, and having healthier hair makes colour look better and also last longer.
If anyone has any questions leave them below, I am no way a professional and I always ask my Stylist before I do anything to my hair, But I thought this might be helpful to others.