Fixing my silver Hair with a toner
Normally this is a process I will do Fortnightly to upkeep my colour however this time I had left my hair about 3 weeks due to some damage it was recovering from and the knowledge that I wanted my next tone to be done with a lifting developer ( greater then 5 Vol for my specific hair) as the sides and roots where getting some regrowth. Normally I would do this colour with a 1.5% developer ( 5 vol) and it deposits perfectly fine but if I need it to also lift (roots, sides, leftover blue) then I will up the % normally to 3 or 4.5 but this time I did opt to process with a 6% (20vol) and it has left my hair in a tolerable condition. I am going to need a few mask treatments and too baby it in regards to heat exposure and products for a couple of days but it has held up ok considering most of this hair is on its 3rd bleach exposure with additional colour removers and lifting toners...... I get bored and change my hair, allot. but minimal damage has been CAUSED which is good considering where the hair is at is all I’m saying. Will post my hair masks and other repair products soon. :) I’m typing this with one sick child on my lap and another off in his bed. I’m loving the escape of taking my time to look after myself and TBH I’m also loving the process of gathering my pics and thoughts for these reviews on Cherie so i'll be continuing to extend my product reviews and sharing my personal skin and hair journeys :) Please remember ALWAYS do a strand test on a small section of hair and ALWAYS patch test for skin sensitivity before applying to the scalp and always consult with a professional before trying anything on your own hair, I’m not one, just an avid hair and skin enthusiast with years of self colouration exploration so my experience is almost exclusively working with my own hair type, colour and condition. What works for me will not work for everyone.
Best protection for medium width hair
When I asked my hairstylist how comes someone’s hair looks like a lion’s mane and others like the fur of a rabbit, she taught me about different types of hair and how to test it. There is fine hair, medium width hair and coarse or thick hair. The test was to take a strand of hair in between the fingers and pay attention to how it feels. If it feels light, like you are not holding anything, then it’s fine hair. If it has a little volume, then it’s medium width hair. And if it feels like you have a good strand of hair between your fingers, the chances are we are talking about coarse hair. Medium width hair is obviously the desirable type of hair as it is easy to manage and not so prone to damage. Thin hair can be hard (or impossible) to style as nothing lasts and the same thing can be said about coarse hair. And, by the way, I associate thick hair with a lion’s mane and thin hair with the fur of the rabbit – very soft and smooth, but totally unsuitable for hairstyling. I’m lucky enough to have medium width hair, which means that my hairstyle lasts longer and I can try different things with my hair. However, I do have a tendency towards blow drying often and using the rotating brush and the straightening wand, so I was afraid that my hair will be damaged or become thin. I turned to my hairstylist again and this time she recommended a product that I got to love and use weekly. It is Keune Care Vital Nutrition Protein SprayKEUNE - Care Vital Nutrition Protein Spray and I used it every time I wash my hair, before blow drying or using any other hair tool. It’s a protein spray with multi functions. It nourishes the hair while also providing protection from thermal damage. I love that my hair looks great after using it for quite some months now and there is no sign of hair damage.
KEUNE-Care Vital Nutrition Protein Spray
Another way to deal with thin hair
First of all I want to say I almost was about to not post this because literally this is me completely unfiltered and I dunno, I just hate my barely-there eyebrows and grey roots, but this is Cherie- where we celebrate beauty without barriers so 🙌🏼 I thought I’d add a few of my tips to dealing with my thin hair and how to naturally add volume with next to no effort. First of all, after a shower I spray with a detangler. Having thin hair, we want to keep as much of it as we can, so spraying a detangler in will make your hair easier to brush and lead to less fall out. Second- and this is a tip I found out years ago, but not sure how common knowledge it is- but I brush from the root, upwards. This again, helps decrease fallout because if you start from the root, you are prone to more breakage and hair fallout from the tip. Brushing from the ends-up kind of decreases tension when you do finally reach the roots and brush from root to tip. I also only brush my hair after a shower, I never brush during the week, and again, this is all to prevent unnecessary hair loss and breakage because honestly I’m shocked at how much hair I find in my brush every time i brush my hair. Again these are all tips on how to thin hair, through managingAG hair - Moisture Conditioning Mist Detangling Spray breakage 👌🏼
AG hair-Moisture Conditioning Mist Detangling Spray
My favorite braided hairstyle!
Hi pals! Today I’m sharing my favorite braided hairstyle that I wear all the time to work and school! It’s super easy to do- only takes about 5 minutes- and is perfect for 2nd or 3rd day hair! My hair type: slightly dry, colored black hair. Thick, needs lots of product to look sleek and reduce frizz! Steps: 1. Brush hair, use products as necessary for a smooth base. 2. Grab a small section at the top of your head, start a Dutch braid (basically inverted French braid), incorporating more hair during each twist. 3. Continue Dutch braiding until you reach the nape of your neck OR all hair has been gathered into three strands. 4. Continue with a regular 3 strand braid, tie off with a hair tie! Products mentioned: @functionofbeauty hair serum: an amazing serum that works to tame frizz and add so much shine! I use it before braiding my hair so the final product looks extra glossy and neat! function of beauty - Custom Hair Serum #cheriecreator #cheriepartner
function of beauty-Custom Hair Serum
Beyond The Zone or just outside of it?!
So I just did my hair using Beyond The Zone Color Jamz in neon paparazzi pink. I wanted to actually make a tutorial but it got hard to do once my 2 year old came over to play with all my stuff lol. The consistency was thick and creamy it went on nice had a nice smell and the color is cool. Washing it out you should use cold water not hot cuz the hot water makes it run a lot more. I washed it twice because the water wasn’t running clear it was still pink even after the second wash which was strange to me. It only takes about 10-20 mins I leave it in about 15 most of the time. I’ve never used this colors before but I have used this brand. The color came out nice I like it, a lot actually. Would definitely recommend getting it and next time maybe I can do a real tutorial for you guys. So is this hair dye beyond the zone or just outside of it......hmm maybe right in the edge lol
SPRAYING MY HAIR WITH CHAMPAGNE 🥂
FOR SHINY, SMOOTH AND GLOSSY HAIR ✨😱TAG YOUR BESTIES 👯 All I Used: 1/2 cup champagne 🥂 1/2 cup hot water 💦 I know it is sounds kind of crazy spraying champagne on your hair 🙊I actually heard the amazing hudabeauty talking about she spraying champagne on her hair, so I was really curious 🤔and decided to give it a try a couple weeks ago 🤷🏻♀️ Believe it or not my hair doesn’t want to shine all the time, sometimes it gets really dry because of the weather changes.🙄☀️💦 We all know champagne can be expensive😲you could use any sparkling wine instead, they are all extremely high in antioxidants due to the grape seed extract protecting the hair's vital collagen and elastin👌🏻 ATTENTION‼️This works the best on blonde 😚✨👩people, because brings out the blonde tones. brightens their color and adds additional golden tones to their locks👯 HOW I DO IT I spray it on my clean hair after shampoo and conditioning and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then I rinse it off with cool water💦 PS: I do it every 9 days, or just for when I really think my hair needs it, don’t do it very often because it can have the opposite effect.
How I get a beauty salon blowout at home
Rowenta Beauty Essentials Brush Activ’1000 and Syoss Fiber Flex Flexible Volume Mousse A few years ago, I heard a joke, it was very popular back then. It was a joke I think all hairstylists shared with their clients. Something like when you are in doubt about hair issues, just ask yourself what Jennifer Aniston would do. I remember the joke because I just loved her hair. The hairstyle was so effortless chic and went fabulously with everything, from a casual weekend to a more formal event. So, I’ve spent years trying to reproduce her hairstyle, but my hairstylist told me it’s just a simple salon blowout and definetely works for my thin hair. I got it each and every time I went to the hair salon, but I so wished to master it at home. Until one day. When I actually did! I got the Rowenta Beauty Essentials Brush Activ’1000 as a gift from my mother. She is very hair knowledgeable and she knew how much I want to get the salon blowout at home. To be honest, at first, I thought it’s going to be complicated. I’ve tried before to do at home what my hairstylist did at the salon, but with little to no luck. I couldn’t imagine how using this rotating brush would be different. But the thing is the rotating brush does all the work! I just have to hold it! I usually use it after I wash my hair, on damp hair. I first apply a lightweight mousse - Syoss Fiber Flex Flexible Volume Mousse – that is very easy to brush out and doesn’t make the hair greasy or weigh it down. Then I start with the brush, from one side to the other. I don’t start from the back, as I often fear I won’t have enough time to do the front properly. So, I start from one side and in about ten minutes I’m all done. My hair looks all glamourous like I’ve just returned from the salon and I just love it!
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