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!
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!
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…
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.
I’ve officially had weird coloured hair for over a year now, I had bright orange and bright red for about a year and then went into the territory of blues, purples and greens. I’m pretty sure my hair is just stained blue now and due to a little bleach mishap I’m going to be sticking to this tone for a while longer. Today, I’m going to tell you a little about my latest hair dye trial and shade.
So, I recently discovered what happens when you mess with your hair too much and am in the process of bringing it back to health, thought this might be a useful post for many of you. I bleached my hair for the first time ever about three months ago and then made the mistake of doing three other strong treatments within a week of it, with the dye I use (typically Directions semi-permanent) it doesn’t harm your hair and it’s very conditioning, but when you use something strong with chemicals like peroxide or ammonia in them, that’s when things can get messy.
So I’ve been dying my hair red and orange shades for about 7 months now, I wrote a blog post about how I maintain my shade if anyone is interested. I normally use bright fashion shades from La Riche Directions. London based hair colouring salon, Bleach London launched their product line last month, so I’m […]
I’m so glad I decided to dye my hair red, I’ve always loved bright hair colours and now I’ve been various shades of red and orange, I don’t think I’ll go back, it seems so natural to me to have bright hair. Ideally, I would love to have pastel or blue hair, but I’m terrified […]