Shampoo Hair Care

Shampoo Hair Care

Man, I can not count the times I have already mentioned about how important it is to have the proper shampoos and conditioners in these blog posts

So this post is a bit different. I’m going to categorise my favourite shampoo and conditioner products/ brands in the order of affordable to luxury. Plus Extra side tips if they are vegan/  sulphate free/ silicon free etc

Okay great, intro done, lets get going:

Affordable

Happy Naturals- I personally just adore their products. When I’m tight for money (especially close to Christmas) I would go to my local super market and pick up ANY of their shampoos/conditioners. They are sulphate, paraben, silicon free- they are vegan and cruelty free as well! Another incredible feature besides how nice they smell is the price tag. For a shampoo I can buy it for about £4 a bottle! A great way of being good to the planet, good to your hair and scalp without breaking the bank! 

 Salon Affordable

This is what I call “a product that a salon would recommend but cheaper than salon price” aka “Salon Affordable”

Schwarzkopf Professional:

Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue– Nice protein range for weaker or bleached hair. It is not sulphate or silicone free but the formula is softer and more forgiving.This is one of those formulas where the shampoo isn’t 100% relying on the power of sodium laureth sulphate and also uses micellar technology to help prevent drying out the hair and scalp. Leaves the hair feeling more nourished than before. (My personal tip is that I always use this shampoo and conditioner combo right after I bleached someones hair to help give back the shine, strength and moisture that bleach strips away)

Bonacure Hyaluronic Moisture Kick– Pretty much for the same reasons as above, helps prevent breakage,  moisturising, soft formula and doesn’t break the bank. You can get a litre bottle for around £16. Good for all hair types.

Fibre Force– For all of my over processed bleach babes: you do not know what you are missing! The Fibre force range just makes bleached hair easy. I once had the knottiest of the knotted  out of control monster hair all because it was over processed. Someone sprayed a product from this range on my hair once and it just changed my hair completely!


Salon Range

So this part is exactly what it seems and I probably don’t have to explain. Shampoos and conditioners that are priced on average of what the majority of london salons tend to sell. Plus I’ve added a few links where you can find these items.

Pureology– Sulphate free shampoo, they are very hydrating and make the hair and scalp feel refreshed. It’s one of my personal favourite brands to use, doesn’t dry out the hair and doesn’t weight the hair down. leaves hair soft and shiny.

 Olaplex– Olaplex No4 and No5, these two reasonably priced shampoos are great for the hair, especially even more so when pair with their No3 Bond repairing treatment. This combo is essential for bringing your hair back to health!


 Evo Hair– Seriously, what are you doing? stock up on their products are and always will be my top favourites. Their shampoos and conditioners and vegan, sulphate and silicon free, cruelty free,  environmentally friendly with their packaging made from recycled materials, they give any damaged or imperfect products to the homeless, all of their ingredients are natural and all the money they save from advertising they use to make their products better. So go get off this page and try them out!

 Luxury Range

Still here? Well I don’t blame you if you fancy on spending big! Go big or go home right?

Oribe– I mention this brand a lot, but the reason why is because I just adore their products. My personal favourite ranges that they do are:

Signature: Unisex, everyday use, creamy texture for both shampoo and conditioner plus it cleans really nicely without drying out the hair. Perfect for all you daily-gym-goers. Besides you should try the signature masque my hair just loves that product! It’s my go-to if someone wants an extra boost of silky moisture without making the hair as flat as a greasy pancake.

Gold Lust: Made to be great for the scalp, full of vitamins, natural oils, has Mediterranean Cypress Extract which in history has been known to be a symbol of immortality from it’s natural moisture and because it is from the “gold lust” range it has a Bio-Restorative Complex built into the formula. It strengthens and nourishes, helps to prevent split ends and keeps the hair and scalp healthy.

Moisture and Control: This is a heavy duty moisture range so if your hair is dry then this is perfect for you. Anti- Frizz, Anti- tangle but with extra softness and shine!

Of course the Oribe range could possibly break the bank just a tad but if you want an amazing Christmas gift you now know what to ask for!Well those are my personal favourite shampoo and conditioner brands and ranges to help you get started on your new journey to great hair! 

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How To Stop The Fade!

Guide For Copper And Red Heads

Here’s The Secret…

Well hello there! If you’re here then you have probably learnt the hard way that your fire-like pumpkin spiced locks have faded and might look a little on the muddy or peachy side. It’s not you… Or me or any hairdressers fault. It’s completely natural for reds, pinks and coppers to fade drastically. Sucks, right?

It’s annoying because I wish there was a dye out there that would finally last. Red and copper is such a powerful hair colour; you can stand out in the crowd, hair vibrant and shining like the sun! However, even though a dye that will never fade doesn’t exist there are other options that will help.

The products that I’m going to recommend are gentle direct dyes that will not damage the hair. Plus I’ll add a couple of freebie formulas to get you on your way! 

Coloured shampoo 🍊

My personal recommendation to avoid colour fade is the infuse my colour shampoos. The shampoos are sulphate, silicone and paraben free. Plus the colour lasts up to 3 washes after using it for 1 wash. 🥮

They have a couple of different coloured shampoos to use depending on your preference. If you’re more of a red head you would prefer the Ruby shampoo. If you like your hair more on the copper orange side then the copper shampoo is perfect for you.

Colour conditioner 🔥

For the coloured conditioner I recommend the Evo Hair brand in the Fabulouso range. They have plenty of different kinds of coloured conditioner. The conditioners are good for your hair, leaving it feeling soft and nourished. As well as the colour it leaves behind will look shiny and vibrant. The conditioner dyes can last up to 10 washes if applied correctly.

Applying the conditioner is a little different from your average. If you’re not careful you could accidentally break down the colour molecules making it less effective. So the trick is to shampoo first, squeeze out the excess, towel dry (to not dilute the formula) then in sections- run the conditioner through the hair. DO NOT rub or saturate the conditioner in! You have to smooth it on. Rubbing in the conditioner breaks down the dye making it weaker. Then once the product is on use a wide tooth comb to comb through gently then leave on between 3-10 minutes.

Colour Rinse ❤️

So a colour rinse I recommend is a water-based direct dye from Wella. The product is known as “Perfecton” and it’s a liquid dye in a squeezy bottle. The product lasts between 1-3 washes depending on how strong you make it and is entirely customisable. It’s a leave-in conditioner type of dye with a vitamin complex and no ammonia.

The colours they have for the copper/ red range is 0/44 intense red, 0/3 gold and 0/43 copper. This is a more professional and complex way of doing things but if you want a specific colour but you can’t find it then this is the best option.

You can mix and change the formula however you like. For example if I wanted a peach copper I would mix:

10ml of Mahogany + 10ml of gold + 5ml of intense red + 250ml of warm water.

For a more red toned copper I would mix:

20ml intense red + 10ml gold + 250ml warm water.

The formulas can be changed, they can be diluted or made stronger. As long as whatever dye you use you add warm water with it. Application is easy, shampoo first, the condition, rinse, squeeze out excess, towel dry (optional but would be better) then you can either sponge the dye on or dip it. I often tend to have a bowl ready and dip most of my hair then sponge the roots then I squeeze out the excess and WITHOUT rinsing off I just dry my hair. You can rinse it for like 2 seconds if you’re worried about the dye getting everywhere- but you don’t want to rinse too much because for it to lock in you have to dry it into the hair.

Extra tip, if you want the copper to be a bit muted you can mix about 2-5ml of 0/7 brunette. Brunette is a neutral to warm tone that will help dull down a bright copper.

That’s all for today! Thank you for reading! Stay hot!! ❤️🔥

Here’s A Thought

I was just thinking, why don’t you sign up to my newsletter!? I mean, you get to have me blab on even more! How great is that! I am an absolute chatter box, so I’ll be very entertaining just typing and typing, filling up your screen with: makeup, skin care and hair advice, latest news, random salon drama, my own hair and makeup dramas (don’t laugh to hard when I tell you some of the stuff I’ve done!) and keeping you up to date to help you with your hair and beauty journeys! I can’t wait to get you started on your new hair and beauty path!

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