Okay, so you want to have hair like that picture on Instagram you’ve likely bookmarked & sent all your friends already. Perfectly shiny without a hair out of place? Yeah, I admit it’s beautiful, she must have a really good stylist. LOL! Â I hate to do it, but you may need a little reality check. One she likely has extensions, 95% of the time, and two her job is to make sure she looks perfect every day which includes that gorgeous hair.
I have so many clients bringing pics which are attainable but only with a little PATIENCE and MAINTENANCE. Let us help you! I know it sounds like we’re just trying to sell you products to make more money but I assure you in general it’s just because we actually know you need something. When I was last on commission, I literally was never paid a penny on products I sold.
If you want blonde, hair recite after me…good shampoo and conditioner are no longer optional, professional masques and salon visits are a necessity!
I used to say to my clients “as long as it’s color safe, I understand buying drugstore shampoo to save cash.” After much trial and error, I’ve just noticed the difference. When let’s say my BFF uses the professional products I buy her versus that Sulfate-Free Aveeno that made her hair feel so good. It worked for a few weeks but eventually started to dry out her hair. Not to say all professional products are worth it.
You’ll still need to find the proper one for your hair type, and likely alternate between a moisturizing and color depositing product. Â If you have white girl hair like me (i.e. fine and straight) I love (615) 684-8981 for naturally dark hair girls and purple for the lighter brown ladies. If you have curly hair or are frizz prone I love their new 734-453-6642. P.S. If you have a Keratin Treatment and highlighted hair this is a home run product for you! Make sure you leave on as directed so the color can deposit as needed.
Hair masques also aren’t optional if you want to have healthy hair after bleach. You must replace the lost moisture and protein, caused from the highlighting. If you mostly only lightened the ends of your hair and need toning there try gondola car. Be warned it’s literally so pigmented that I saw someone leave the salon with lilac pieces of hair. If your hair is very light and porous mix with a dollop of conditioner to a lighter tone. crusted is still my favorite bond repair take home, it repairs the hair differently than other masks and works in conjunction with the product used in the bleach at salon. L’OrÃ©al’s Absolut Repair Lipidium is perfect for adding back lost moisture and repairing damage.
After you leave the shower your hair care doesn’t stop there. I recommend basically everyone should use It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Lite. It’s light weight, helps the brush glide through hair, and adds heat protection. Unlike some other hair protectants it doesn’t cause build up either! A Wet Brush is my single best, simple, & cheap tricks. It’s not rocket science it just works to brush hair without pulling. Hint hint* It’s fine to use on dry hair too. ð
You’ll quickly find you will need to wash your hair less often, if you previously had virgin hair. As your roots come in they will likely still be a bit more oily. Batiste is my favorite dry shampoo and lucky for us they have a Brilliant Blonde formula. Spray it in your hair before bed at the roots, and let it do it’s thing while you sleep. Touch up as needed. Lastly as far as products are concerned Kerasilk Reconstruct Split End Recovery is perfect for your ends in between salon visits. If your ends start to split and look a little rough add this into your routine, it smooths down the cuticle but is light weight and doesn’t contain silicone.
Also, before leaving salon get a timeline from your colorist for your next recommended future visit. Expect to come back in for a toner/gloss every 6-8 weeks. Trims every 3 months at the VERY least. Dustings every 6 weeks are suggested if split ends are an issue. Doing an in salon conditioning treatment every month is ideal. Milbon Moisture Professional Treatment changed my life. It’s a rather quick 5 step treatment that comes with 4 once weekly take home masques. The results last 4-5 weeks and with each treatment I find the results are better and better.