I have been wanting to write this post for ages! My hair is something that I always get asked about, whether it's on Instagram, by my friends or I'm on a night out and some girl will come up and ask me 'how did you get your hair that blonde?' Of course after a couple of wines I let loose and tell anyone and everyone who asks all the secrets. Knowing they never write it down it does just tend to fall on drunken ears, so I thought I'd give all the details on how I get it this blonde colour and the aftercare to keep my hair looking healthy.
If you have been following my blog for a while you'll know that I have changed my hair colour several times all thanks to my very skilled hairdresser Ky Cut Wilson. Ky has taken me from golden highlights to a full head of bleach to purple and peach toners and I think at one point I went pink. But my overall favourite hair colour is this white blonde. It just looks so sleek and sits perfectly against any outfit.
As my original hair colour is a dark brown shade it does take a lot of product and time for the colour to lift. I have been colouring my hair this white blonde for over three years now. It takes roughly three to four hours to total to bleach the roots, then put a toner on which lights the colour to this lovely ashy blonde. This is a repeat process which I have done every 6 weeks, in which I just get the regrowth of my hair coloured. I am lucky enough to have quite strong hair that can take the bleach and toner if it gets left on a little longer than it would normally. This has been down to the products I use in the aftercare and keeping up with it every time I wash my hair. This is very important if you want to keep up with the white blonde and repeat process time and time again!
I cannot stress how important it is to use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair. I am currently using a Davines protein based shampoo and hair mask as a conditioner, taking the time each week to wrap my hair in the mask and leave it on for half an hour to 'deeply hydrate' and 'soften' my locks. Use both these products every three days for the first two to three weeks. After the third week, I find my colour turning a slight shade of golden so I start using my Loreal purple shampoo with the protein product. This keeps the hair from looking too brassy. One key factor in the aftercare and is very important to anyone who bleaches or colours their hair as much as I do is using Anti-snap products such as Redken. I use this after I've towel dried my hair and put just a few pumps of this product towards the ends of the hair and leave in. I've been using this product for over a year and a half and it works wonders. It also lasts a full year!
When it comes to drying my hair I use a tangle teaser to brush into what ever style I'm doing that day and use Oi All In One Milk spray all over my hair. This just makes your hair soft, detangles and protects from frizzzz. Perfect for when I'm blow drying it straight! I have to say I don't own fancy straighteners as I've never really had the need for them as my hair is pretty straight already, so just a blow dry and then maybe a tiny bit to brush the fly away bits of hair into place.
I hope this has been interesting for you and if you want to know where I get my hair done I've left Ky's details below and all the products I've mentioned in this blog post. Please let me know if you liked this post and if would like to see more like this?
SHOES - PRIMARK
BAG - INDEPENDENT SHOP (IBIZA)