So far in my life my hair has been: blonde (natural); brown; almost black; red; red-brown; very blonde ; blonde with pink tips (yup, a la Avril), brown with blonde highlights, blonde with brown low lights and now finally I am mostly my natural colour for once in nearly 12 years – mousey.
Now I don’t profess to be an expert on hair care, but seeing as I’ve had to cater for so many different colours over the years, I’ve learnt what works and what doesn’t. I know that everyone has very different hair, in texture, thickness and all the rest but this is what has rescued mine from the years of abuse I’ve lavished on it.
I have fairly fine hair, but it is incredibly porous, which is why colour shows up so well in my hair and why it takes an absolute age to dry! This means I spend a lot of time pointing a hair dryer at my head – not good.
So where are we at with my hair at the moment? Well currently I have an ombre thing going on, and it wasn’t done on purpose. I stopped having blonde highlights about a year ago and so I have blonde ends graduating up to my natural mousey brown roots. The top is in great condition, really healthy, the bottom? Not so much. What with still having bleach on the ends, my hair is still pretty fragile there, so I have to keep it hydrated as much as possible.
How do I do that? By shampooing every other day with an Argan oil based shampoo & using one of these every day.
TRESemmé Split Remedy Leave In Treatment 125ml
£5.69 – Boots
This claims to give up to 80% reduction of split ends in just 3 uses. I wouldn’t say I noticed it do that in 3 uses, but it has definitely helped stop my hair from splitting, and it smells divine!
Use on damp hair before drying in your usual way.
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Serum 100ml
£6.99 – Boots
It may seem pricey for such a small amount, but this stuff goes a loooong way. You need the tiniest amount as otherwise instead of smooth shiny hair, you send up with wet-look greasy hair, yuck.
Again use this when your hair is damp. Weirdly I found that this actually cut down the amount of time it took to blow-dry my hair.
I use this and the Tresemmé on alternate days.
ionix Diamond Drop Serum With Argan Oil 60ml
I bought this a month or so ago in Homesense for £3.99 but I can’t seem to find it anywhere for much less than £23 – so I got a bit of a bargain I think!
This can be used on both dry and damp hair. I use a tiny amount to smooth fly aways and stop frizz.
What do you use to care for colour damaged hair? If you have anything you think is great for damaged hair then let me know!