Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Blonde Ambition

As a faux blonde, I'm constantly trying new ways to stop my hair from going brassy or the colour darkening. I've just had my full head of highlights (I'm quite bad at getting this done quite as regularly as I should) so I'm trying to start as I mean to go on - I thought I'd show you what I'm using on my hair at the moment to try and keep it in optimum bombshell condition. I'm also planning on just getting a whole head of blonde rather than highlights next time, so trying to keep it all as light as possible.

John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner

For me, the jury's out on whether this does anything much to my already-highlighted hair but it's not making it darker so I'm happy for now. I'll probably try something different once this runs out though, as I don't like the fact that the conditioner is yellow - I spend half my hair life trying to stop brassiness so it seems a bit mad to put something yellow on it as blonde hair can be pretty porous/dry and therefore absorbs other colours quite easily.

Provoke Touch of Silver Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo

This was a random Boots find, I was looking for a cheap purple shampoo as I figured it was probably a bit more cost effective than the Wella Toners & Shaders sachets I'd been using. It does its job, is a reasonable price and I might actually look into this range a bit more once I take the plunge and go even more blonde. I've seen good reviews of this and it's so much better than the Lee Stafford one I used which gave my hair a distinct tinge of blue rinse!

John Frieda Beautiful Blonde Ice Cool Platinum UV Shine Protector Spray

Blonde hair doesn't reflect light as well as darker hair so doesn't tend to look as shiny, plus my own hair is quite dry at the ends, so I use this to add a bit of shine and moisture to my hair without weighing it down or making it look darker. It works well, keeps my hair straighter for longer and adds shine - it smells nice and fresh too.

John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray

I've only used this once but it's definately made a colour difference to the parts of my hair that aren't highlighted. Expect a more thorough review on this one soon!

In addition I also use an intensive conditioner (usually an Aussie 3 Minute Miracle) at least once a week and either the spray or cream from the Aussie Take The Heat range before blowdrying. If anyone has any blonde-friendly tips I'd love to hear them!


  1. I use the John Frieda Sheer Blonde go Blonder Shampoo. I never thought about that fact that it's yellow before! odd! I have naturally dark blonde hair and it works for me to bring out highlights. I leave it on for a few minutes when I use it though.

    I wanted to try the spray too but I was worried about it going patchy if you don't cover all your hair evenly!xx

  2. I really want to try the lightening spray...I'm a natural dark blonde and while I don't want to dye my hair I'm desperate to keep it out of "mousey" territory! x

  3. Ooh I really want to try the go blonder shampoo and conditioner but I'm scared I'll end up with "sun-in" style results... is it ok? xxx

  4. Well, so far I've used the spray twice and whilst my blonde looks a bit brighter, the bits at my roots that haven't been highlighted are a bit ginger....but it does recommend 3-5 uses so I'll persevere for now!


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