Since getting my hair beautifully dip dyed at Lisa Shepherd a month ago, I have really struggled in maintaining its health. Since the first time I washed it it lost its sleekness and vitality and was even starting to go brassy! In desperation I pretty much tried anything that I could get my hands on in a bid to restore its health and colour, but nothing was working. If the product was rich enough it would leave the rest of my hair too greasy, or otherwise it wouldn’t even penetrate the damage at all.. Until I discovered these two wonders…Brassiness
Let’s start off with the product that helped restore the ash tones of my dip dye. A normal colour care shampoo wouldn’t work, I needed a purple one dedicated to toning down the orange/red in my severely lightened hair. I had lots of great suggestions when I put the request out on twitter (thank you!), but decided to go with the one May Smooch recommended as it had great reviews and sounded like it would help with the hydrating aspect also. She suggested Pureology Hydrate Shampoo. Since it arrived I’ve used it three times and by the second I could definitely see my hair colour responding to it – the brassiness was really starting to tone down! It’s still not where I want it to be colour wise, but it’s definitely getting there! Plus, as it’s hydrating it really nourishes my hair and whether it’s down to this product alone, or the second product I’m about to mention, the general texture of my hair has improved so much!
I haven’t tried any of the conditioning treatments from the same range, but I think I will definitely invest as it will probably speed up the colour fixing and will no doubt be super hydrating to further retore my hair!Dry/Damaged
One of the great things about GlossyBox is that whilst I might not appreciate every product at the the exact moment I get it, I always dip into the boxes later on when looking for a specific type of product. Since getting my hair done, the ends have been so course and dry I have been going through all the hair oils and serums from past boxes, and it was from this that I discovered my HOLY GRAIL serum, Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil. Weirdly, when I was younger I had sweared by the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, I had used it religiously for years and it always transformed my haystack, over-abused hair into silky tresses, every time. But as with anything you mix it up and try different things to see what else is out there and then sadly forgot about it. Well, this new Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil is even better than I remembered the Super Skinny Serum being, and from the minute I used it I saw a difference.
It’s kinda similar to the the TRESemme Split Remedy Sealing Serum, but better. However you are looking at a 400% price increase (but actually, I’ve done the maths and because you only get 30ml in the TRESemme product, it actually works out the same price as with the Paul Mitchell you get 100ml!). You apply it in towel dried/damp hair and instantly the texture improves. I’ve even used a small amount in dry hair, on the ends, and again it makes such a huge difference WITHOUT weighing it down and making it greasy. It just restores it back to a healthier – not greasier – state. I love the 25ml size I got in my GlossyBox as I can pop it in my bag and keep it with me wherever I go, and I will definitely be purchasing the larger, full size soon.
Both of these products used together have been really helping my hair, and I notice before the next wash each time it’s a little less damaged and knotty. If you’re also suffering from ravaged, brassy, over treated hair I couldn’t recommend these two discoveries high enough!
DISCLAIMER: Pureology Hydrate Shampoo bought by myself, Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil part of a GlossyBox.