The ROOT of My Problem
Hey guys! Just wanted to do a real quick hair update! Nothing too new to discuss, just a general post!
As you know I bleached my hair a while ago! On the most part I have had a very fun and enjoyable time with my new ‘do’… i’ve dyed it pastel colours like pinks and purples and I love the fact that my hair looks high fashion even when it is a mess :P
But now is the time of suffering. My roots are terrible! I never realised how fast my hair grows :\ Its been about 2 months and I am well overdue for a touch up!
I plan to go back to the place where I had the original dye job done because I liked the atmosphere, the people were nice and it is extremely important to go back to the place where you know they do it right!
I go to Lattouf Hair and Day Spa on Pitt St and see Kate, if you’re wondering :)
-BTW I am getting the DARE products in the mail, as I stated before I will be doing a full review after following their careful instructions :) I am very excited! As always I plan to be very honest.
About the photos:
Soz, I look like a mess!
In these particular photos I have let my hair air dry after a macadamia hair masque treatment (previously reviewed) with a quick spray of organix keratin proteins, a dab of argan oil and a little bit of organix coconut oil split remedy stuff!! I KNOW THIS IS A LOT OF PRODUCT! But I straightened my hair for the first time since the bleach last weekend and I knew my hair would appreciate a little more care :P You can tell where the product was put on my hair from the difference between the top and the bottom - whoops? It will fix itself overnight with natural oils :) :)
We all expected this!
WHAT WILL I DO ABOUT IT?
Well good thing I prepared a list :)
- Moisturise thoroughly every wash
I am not kidding. EVERY TIME. At least for now because it requires some drastic measures to retain moisture into this hair! After a while I will turn it to once a week again..
- (as mentioned before) Only shampoo once a week!
Simply because I don’t need to any more often than that, and if I don’t need to- I won’t!
- Wear my hair in protective styles
So when I first had it done it was blow dried quite beautifully and felt nice to touch as well, so for a few days I left it in a nice shower cap every rinse. But now- it is frizzy and curly time and just my luck I have also become very ill with a mildly serious infection (its getting better) so I have been at home and my hair has gotten quite… messy to say the least. STYLES I RECOMMEND FOR FRIZZ-BALL HAIR
-Anything in the plait genre, that is, pigtail plaits, french braid, you get me… this is a protective, stylish and frizz eliminating style that never goes out of season.
-Anything of the bun variety, messy bun etc. Keeping in mind that sometimes with the more elegant buns (ballet buns) hair can get even messier when taken out at the end of the day so I wouldn’t wear this before a night out!!
-Half up-do. Because it is actually really easy to make the frizz work for you. A good frizzy half up do can look really casual chic. My tip is to only use a small amount of hair in the upper ‘half’ and leave strands at the front of the face to help frame your pretty features ;) Keeping in mind this style isn’t as protective as the others.
- SERUMS OMGSH
I feel like I haven’t used Argan oil in forever but I have never needed it more! Argan oil or Moroccon oil is a MUST but I also recommend Coconut oil. I WILL BE TRYING A LOT OF SERUMS SOON SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SOOTHING REMEDY REVIEWS! :D :D
-I want the Kevin Murphy one so bad.
Okay, my lovelies. Thanks for reading and good luck taming your tresses :) xxx
So I have booked an appointment in at Lattouf hair and day spa ( I got a voucher for Christmas and it expires in May so I need to use it ) This spa sounds pretty good and I have read up on this “Silk Lightning” by Goldwell which they offer so I will be trying that.
I realise that before going in I must do a few bits of PREP.
(( I have been growing out my hair for 1.5 years so I am glad I can start off with a relatively healthy base… but my ends are still a bit dry from past bleaches so I am going to do thorough hair masking for the next few days before going in. ))
>MACADAMIA OIL remains to be my FAVOURITE HAIR MASK.< So I will be leaving it in my hair for up to 10 minutes.
I will also obviously NOT APPLY HEAT in any shape or form, nor use any serums, as I don’t want to weigh down my hair.
I will wear my HAIR UP in a plait for the next few days as well, to keep the ends from getting tatty.
I will continue to sleep on my SILK PILLOWCASE. Highly recommend getting one if you have dry hair, guys!
I am very excited and I will post heaps of photos of the process and before and afters of course! !!
Thanks guys x
Hair Update!!! :)
I haven’t done a hair update for months and months so I feel like its a good time!!!
So the fringe has grown out into "slut straps" (aka. bangs on side of face that usually go past the chin) which is a plus because I love 90’s/early 00’s hair and it looks great in a pony tail.
My roots have also grown a lot and due to the amazing hair dye job I had done (this time last year) I have been able to grow them out relatively smoothly. Although I feel like my hair sometimes reflects Tully from BB AU, its at a length where it sort of looks like ombre` as you can see in photo 1.
I have the name of the hairdresser at the bottom (he isn’t paying me lol)
Cutting my hair at the beginning of the year was a very good decision, and I have come to realise that my hair is only curly when it is layered. My hair being all the same length at the ends have left me with much straighter hair. This was a big surprise to me but it makes a lot of sense.
My hair is probably in the best condition it has been in for many many years and this is how I have been able to achieve this:
- I only ever straighten or blow dry on special occasions - which is rather rare
- I have been using amazing shampoo and conditioner (Product listed below)
- I maintain split ends regularly
- I stopped putting a shitload of product in my hair unnecessarily
- I only use Fudge Paintbox to dye my hair which is a temporary dye and barely affects it
Basically, a good way to sum it all up- LESS IS MORE
Cutting out bad habits becomes a lot easier when your hair starts to noticeably look healthier, because you aren’t constantly trying to improve it!!!!
I am pleased with the way my hair is going and I plan to grow it much longer. I have been thinking about dying it but I am FIGHTING THE URGES because I have finally been able to cut the addiction :P
Thanks for reading x
-GREAT THINGS AND PEOPLE-
Evin Austin - Bondi Junction (Sydney Aus)
Organix Shampoo and Conditioner (Leaving the conditioner on for as long as possible when in the shower)
+ Tresemme` split remedy leave-in spray (used after showers on damp hair) - - - this stuff is really nice!
WHERE DO I START?!?
I have bleached ends on my hair, and wished to keep them toned- so I looked to purple shampoo and conditioner, which is proven to help balance the brassy tones in blonde hair…
If you seek purple shampoo, this is an ALRIGHT product, possibly a good choice for people who don’t want to spend tonnes of money, but not a fantastic choice if you have really oily or really dry hair.
Don’t even think about the conditioner!
After using this product for a few weeks I quickly swapped conditioners. I found (even after the first use) my hair was very dry, abnormally dry… I thought that maybe my hair wasn’t used to using the product? Oh no… it kept happening for weeks, everytime I used it I felt the need to use a moisture mask for 20 minutes. It was pretty shocking. After swapping conditioners… everything felt back to normal.
My hair doesn’t tend to get very oily, but I found that using this shampoo wasn’t all that great… I ended up buying a dry shampoo!
the shampoo is alright, overall I did see improvement in the tone of my hair colour- it was gradual but it worked…
the downside was the quality of my hair and the way the product felt, and I don’t really recommend it at all hahaha.
I AM SUPER EXCITED THOUGH BECAUSE: I have bought myself some of the ‘organix macadamia oil conditioner’ and ive used it once and it feels soooo nice and smells yummy! yay! I will do an update on how that works for me :)
SOME ALTERNATE PURPLE SHAMPOO:
Lush ‘Daddy-O’ apparently works very well!!! Try it! A little goes a long way as well! (Tested by Niamh G)