So, I recently did a little thing to my hair; I joined the blonde hair club! My hair has been dark my whole life. Even in beauty school I never got the urge to try my luck as a blonde. I just have always preferred my hair dark. MY family can’t seem to get used to it an my boyfriend, Nate, isn’t convinced yet. Even they prefer my hair dark. 🙂 And yet, here I am blonde. I’m not captain of the blonde hair club, but I’m a member.
A few month back I posted about my hair routine. It was 8 products I can’t live without. Some of those product I still can’t live without. Others though, must be exchanged for new products because of my new hair. Since I have lightened my hair (twice) its not in the same healthy condition it once was. My hair prior to lightening was virgin hair so it was silky and soft. To give myself extra texture and body I used specific products now, I have texture ( aka damage ) and more body. Some of the products I was using are no longer necessary for me!
Blonde Hair Club Needs
Unfortunately, things have to change when we color our hair. Even the pros have to change up their products. I’ll be keeping some of the products I mention in 8 Products I can’t live without but, I’ll also be exchanging and adding a few products to my routine as well! Here’s an updated list!
This is a blue based shampoo to keep my hair from turning brassy, or as I hear sometimes, “my hair has just started looking so orange.” For the technical side of why colored shampoo works.. Blue and orange are complimentary colors, Purple and yellow as well. Taking you back to elementary art when you mix complimentary colors you get a neutral. That’s why I always recommend purple shampoo to my blondes.
This product is specifically designed with brunettes who have lighten their hair. ( ME! ) Often, when dark hair is lighten it will turn to a brassy color. It’s part of your hair’s makeup. I’ll be keeping my hair a neutral color by using this shampoo. No blonde wants to be yellow. Including me, so I’m grabbing the blue shampoo in exchange for my current shampoo.
I’m not even going to pretend like I don’t normally use Shampoos and Conditioners as a set. Because I do. Almost Always. But, since I switched to the light side, I’m going to be using this So Long Damage Conditioner. It’s not super heavy and give my hair such softness. I will say that before I lightened my hair it was a little too much moisture for my hair and it would make it oily by the second day. But, now! I’m on day two with this conditioner and I have no signs of oily hair anywhere!
My hair after using this was so soft and easy to brush out. I put of lot of stress on my hair and it took on some serious damage. I was kind of nervous to wash it and style it because i didn’t know what to expect. This conditioner made the process so easy! Concerned my hair would feel like straw I used an excessive amount. (I’ll know better for next time!) This conditioner wasn’t too heavy that I couldn’t style my hair and it didn’t weigh down my hair and remove all the body. My hair was still full of life! That’s what I need in a conditioner; softness and liveliness.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t need a conditioning treatment now! I didn’t have to use one before because my hair was virgin hair. I used heat protectants and proper styling products to keep my hair healthy. Then, I lightened it. I am in desperate need of a deep conditioning treatment. Deep conditioning treatments help to replenish moisture, protein, and minerals back into your hair. All this plus some goes into the health of your hair. They also help with softness, shine, manageability, and some even help repair the damage. Like this on for instant, and you can’t go wrong with Caviar.
Protein in my hair right now is extremely important. Protein is the biggest part of your hair’s makeup. And I have done some stuff to mine! This helps replenish protein in a heavy dose! It evens out my hair health and makes my hair more nourished and soft.
A deep conditioning treatment can be done once a week sometimes twice if needed. Also, Professional Deep Conditioning Treatments can be done in the salon. We put on the treatment and set you under the dryer for a certain time. The Professional Deep Conditioning Treatments help repair and replenish your hair like no at home treatment can do.
When applying I focus on my ends first then work up toward my face and scalp. Around my face sees a lot of heat damage. I let this set on my hair for about 15-20 minutes depending on how distracted I get and then rinse.
This stuff is a dream. It can be used even if you don’t have blonde hair. I’d recommend it for anyone. It’s great for brushing out tangles and giving your hair some added softness while styling. It helps ease the process. You know I swear by Leave in Treatments. My hair is no different. I spray a leave in treatment on it EVERY SINGLE TIME I wash my hair. It takes on some much damage from the environment, styling, pony tails.. ect. The least I can do is add a little spray into my hair to combat a little of the damage I’m doing to it.
This is specifically designed for blondes. As a professional, I know being blonde comes at a price. No matter how light your hair is bleach just damages your hair. This helps to repair some damage by adding protein into your hair. Adding protein helps strengthen your hair and keep it from breaking. This is a lightweight formula that allows styling like it isn’t even there. It doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel oily.
When Applying I focus on my ends and excessively blonde areas. Brush through my hair and style as normal.
Like I said earlier, you can’t go wrong with Caviar. Alterna’s Caviar CC Cream is the Blonde Hair Club MVP. It stole my heart when my hair was long. My hair was damaged on the ends from heat, color, and messy buns. The ends were so dry and brittle. I was recommended this product to help! and it totally did. It’s extremely light weight. Honestly, I cannot even feel it so I usually use another cream with it. It’s a 10-in-1 Cream product.
This CC Cream helps with moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, strength, anti-breakage, heat protection and light hold. This is a GREAT Summer product because it has UV Protection. If we’re protecting our skin we should protect our hair. Also, This makes one less product I have to worry about, Heat Protection. It has that to! The CC Cream is the styling product form of a miracle. Right now, my hair needs all these things. If you’ve lightened your hair you know you’ve needed it too!
When applying I dispense one pump into my hair, apply to damp hair. Starting on my ends I work my way up to my scalp. Style as normal. I also apply one pump to dry hair starting on my ends and work it up if I need a little extra softness!
The Blonde hair club has required me to only slightly alter my routine. I will no longer be needed heavy salt sprays to give me texture. I also will be dropping the mousse for now. All the other products are still very present and very needed in my routine. I can’t make it without Jet Lag. Honestly, I don’t want to. Don’t forget when changing your hair as in doing the Blonde Hair Club you may have to change your hair routine too! There’s nothing wrong with your old products not working for you anymore. If you decide to join the blonde hair club try out some of these products and let me know what your love!
What are some of your favorite healthy hair products and why? Let me know in the comments below
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