Now, what products can I start using that I have never tried before?
Hot oil treatment
Allegedly, one of the best things one can do for damaged hair. They are not that easy to find, though. I remember years ago those VO5 tubes were sold in every drugstore! Now I don't see a big selection of oils where I usually shop, I'd have to get them online or at a specialty shop. Fortunately, this is an easy-to-make-at-home treatment like this video shows. I especially like the peppermint detail plus I looove that coconut smell on hair products. You get aromatherapy and hair treatment at once! Will definitely try!
To neutralize the brassiness (orange-iness) that haunts dyed blonde hair with time. The logic is that purple is the opposite of orange/yellow so it "shuts down" the brassiness and you're left with the color you desired and paid so much for. Not a big selection at the drugstore, so it's off to a specialty store for this one...
|Big selection... at specialty stores (photo from glamorousplaygirl.blogspot.com)|
This, I haven't tried yet but I will soon. My hair has always been very dry anyway, even without coloring it. So I never ever washed it more than twice a week. Now that I color it, just washing twice a week helps preserve the color and avoid over-drying so my old routine keeps working out for me. I had hear about this shampoo before but never thought about actually using it. The easier my routine with my hair the better, which means less products. But I went to my first Zumba class the other day and my friend used her dry shampoo after class so she could preserve her blowout longer. I thought it would be a very convenient product to use between washes, should the need arise. You have to be careful what you get, though, some of them will actually make hair greasier! Isn't it the whole point for the opposite to happen? Apparently, lucky for us on a budget, talcum powder works just the same as the girl in the video below demonstrates. Will try!
What do you recommend to preserve blonde hair?