Shampoo & Conditioners
I love to try out new shampoo & conditioner sets and often do but I ALWAYS end up coming back to John Frieda Sheer Blonde. It smells great, protects blond hair and is a affordable salon brand. I normally buy the standard sheer blonde but this time I came across the colour renew tone correcting one and decided to give it a go as it is a purple shampoo designed to target the brassy bits of blonde in your hair and turn it into a lovely creamy blonde colour. Don't know about your hair but when my colour is due at hairdressers it always seems to turn a bit brassy/orangey toned...yak! I really loved using these as it made my colour stronger & brighter. I also love the conditioning treatment and use this twice a week, leave it on for 5-10 minutes and it leaves my hair silky smooth & soft....this could easily be mistaken for a much pricier hair treatment in my eyes. These are sold in Boots (£5.90 each), Superdrug & Asda but I tend to either buy them in Boots in their 3 for 2 deal or Asda have them sometimes 3 for £10 so you can get the mask with both these deals for free.
I first came across the Touch of Silver hair care range when I was reading a magazine and Lydia from TOWIE had a "My beauty regime" page and mentioned these optical brightening shampoos because at the time she had really platinum blonde hair. They are only £2-3 in boots, and I tend to use these when my colour is due to eliminate the brassiness and it helps with the fading and dullness of blonde hair. One is a daily maintenance shampoo designed to help get rid of all the product build up in your hair in between washes. I tend to use this one every other day as I don't wash my hair everyday as it doesn't need it. It also had Sunflower Seed Extract in to help protect against damage, whilst the optical brightener boosts shine. I like the consistency of these as it is thick and lathers up really well on your hair with a small amount.
The two ultimate Lee Stafford products I absolutely adore has got to be the Hair Growth Treatment & The Hot Shots 4 Blondes. I think I decided to buy these two about 6 month back as my hair was becoming more brittle and noticed more split ends. First of the hair growth treatment.....it describes it "a protein based complex to fertilize your follicles, creating a healthy environment on the scalp to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length, with Pro-Growth complex for strength from within".......now who doesn't want longer hair right? I honestly think using this and hair oils has helped my hair grow faster, but also think using this as just a hair mask on its own (without the growing positive) is worth it because firstly it's a mask which instructs you to put it all over your hair (even on roots, without making them greasy) and secondly it leaves my hair feeling so soft, nourished and easier to manage, and really calms down my frizz. I also think my hair feels stronger because of this beauty...I would definitely recommend it! I love this mask so much that when Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on I picked 2 of these mask pots and for a third freebie I decided to choose the Hot Shots 4 Blondes. The hair growth treatment mask is normally £7.99, and the hot shots for blondes usually £7.49, so I got a good bargain! The Hot Shots are really good too...I like how they are in little separate packets for when your hair colour is in need of that pick me up (they also do for different hair colours not just blondes) however I don't think I would buy these separately if they weren't in the 3 for 2 deal as unfortunately I think my cheaper Touch of Silver Shampoos above do the same job for restoring my colour.
I was using Moroccan Hair oil and absolutely loved it...but unfortunately when it ran out I couldn't afford to buy it again at the time so bought these too serums/oils instead. The Frizz Ease "3 day straight" serum is a dream...I put it on towel dried hair before blow drying and it combats all my frizz (trust me I sometimes look like I have a bit of an afro when I dry my hair) and also I find I don't have to straighten my hair after blow drying like I normally do...and it also keeps my hair straight until I next wash it...Bonus! I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out. The hask argan oil I picked up in Primark for £2.50 as I had heard it was a bit of a cheaper alternative to the Moroccan Oil. I find it does just as good of a job...and has this lovely orangey smell to it which I adore. I will also be repurchasing this too. And finally....I just wanted to mention my love of the tangle teezer....I've had this brush for about a year but could not live without it now....it gets rid of all my twisted knotted up hair without pulling it out and doesn't hurt like some of the other brushes I've used, it's easy to grip from the shape of it, and small enough for your bag...plus it looks cute! It's £10.99 in boots lovelies :)
Let me know what you think of any of these products...if they work for you or not or if you thinking about buying them.