If you’ve been reading my site for a while or know me personally, you know I’m a nerd when it comes to hair and DIY colouring. Part of me thinks I should have become a hairdresser or a make-up artist, but chances of that happening as I’m turning 30 are looking unlikely. You can’t do […]
You know me, I like to mess around with my hair and give hairdresser’s mild anxiety. However I’ve worked with beauty and hair brands for over 6 years, whilst being interested in the field since forever. I’m also a bit of a nerd when it comes to the science and the ingredients, so I like to think that I go into DIY hair colouring and cutting with some decent knowledge and a little bravery. I’m not professional, although I would have loved to have seen where that career choice may have taken me, I enjoy being in charge of my hair, whilst also being able to save time and money that I don’t always have to pay a professional. If I could pay a professional every time I feel like changing my hair, I would.
Before and After. Photos by Misael Trujillo and edits by me.
So last week I had my hair dyed in the salon and unfortunately the colour only lasted one wash, not entirely sure why but I believe it’s something to do with a bleach based product being used and not neutralising properly before a colour was put on, apparently as I have natural red tones in my hair, my hair is more likely to do weird things like this. Anyway, it just meant that I had to dye my own hair sooner than planned and boy am I glad I did!
If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve become very DIY with my hair colouring and cutting, generally because I really struggle to find salons and hairdressers that I click with. Yesterday, I went to try out a new Brighton based salon and get a new cut and colour from Creative Director, George, who has actually been recommended to me a gazillion times from when he was based elsewhere, so yea, it was fate that we work together!
So I previously reviewed the SheaMoisture Shampoo and Conditioner from their SuperFruit collection and since discovering the brand it’s been the only range me and Miz have been using, really have a lot of love for this brand. For the last month or so we’ve been trying their Raw Shea shampoo and conditioner too.
So I may have just found the best shampoo and conditioner range that I’ve yet to try! Some of you may have seen this brand before as it’s a super popular U.S brand, it’s called SheaMoisture and it’s been around in one form or another since 1912! You need to know about this brand, it’s launching into Boots this week!
So, as I mentioned in my previous hair colouring post I’m currently combating fast fading hair, it’s on its way back to being manageable but at the moment I’m topping up the colour more than normal. A few weeks ago, I went red for a short lived period using a mix of Superdrug Ultra Brights Rebellious Red and Colour Freedom Crimson Red, also from Superdrug.
I really cannot believe how quickly so many people dive into bleaching their hair and then wonder why their hair is so broken after treating it so badly. I don’t think many people realise the significant amount of care and caution you need to sign up to when you commit to a drastic hair change. So, here I’m going to share some more words of wisdom for you from my personal experience on how to best look after dry, damaged, bleached and over processed hair, hair a bit like Jem’s here…
So when hair is freshly stripped or processed you always find that no matter what dye you put on your hair it fades about 10 times faster than at any other time. The reason my blue hair stayed blue so much is that I built up layers of colours and avoided stripping it, just kept adding instead. Anyway, needed a colour stop up of the green so was excited to try the Fudge Paintbox dyes.
It’s Summer and time for another hair colour change. I’ve had blue or purple hair for the past six months whilst I recovered my hair from too much harsh treatments and some mess ups with dye, also known as don’t use three high levels of bleach products within the same week unless you want to kill your hair. So, time to get the new look Scott Cornwall range in and get the hair updated.