MY HAIR ROUTINE *chemically-treated & damaged*✨
Shampoo: OLAPLEX - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo This is the shampoo I use the most- it really helps to keep my hair looking and feeling healthy. It keeps my hair color from fading, strengthens each strand and is great at cleansing my hair without stripping it of its natural oils! Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo This helps remove any product build up in my hair and definitely leaves my hair feeling super clean. I use this probably just once a month as it’s super clarifying and can dry out my hair. Fanola - No Yellow Shampoo I use this one once every few washes to maintain my hair color. It’s the most potent purple shampoo (that’s also super inexpensive!) I’ve ever used and one bottle lasts around 8 months for me. I lather it into my hair, tie up my hair in a bun so it doesn’t drip purple water all over the shower while I exfoliate, shave, etc. and after 10 mins rinse it out. Conditioner: Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask I use this hair mask in lieu of conditioner because I already take several days to wash my hair so why not use every hair wash opportunity to treat my hair too? This hair mask is super lush- it smells amazing and also leaves my hair super soft. Treatment: OLAPLEX - No. 3 Hair Perfector This is such a popular hair treatment for people who have damaged or chemically treated hair! I love this so much because I can truly feel and see a difference in my hair. I apply this like I would a hair mask to my hair before showering and I’ll leave it in for 15-20 minutes before following with my usual shampoo and conditioner. Oils: OLAPLEX - No. 7 Bonding Oil Nature Lab. - Perfect Shine Oil Mist Honestly both these hair oils are super similae in what they do for my hair. They keep my strands super soft and shiny withgout looking greasy. They help to protect hair from heat (so I apply it throughout my hair before blowdrying or using any type of hot tool) and also help to add shine and tame frizz after I’ve styled my hair.
Briogeo-Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
How I maintain my bleach dyed hair at home!
I’ve been bleaching and dying my hair for a few years now and I love lightening my naturally dark hair. My go-to bleach treatment has always been the “balayage,” aka a technique involving hand painting highlights onto the hair with a focus on creating dimension. The great thing about balayages is that they grow out so naturally and I don’t have to worry about constantly revisiting the salon to add more highlights as my black roots come back! The natural dimension is very forgiving and looks great for months. However, the one thing I DO struggle with when it comes to bleaching my hair is keeping my color and fighting brassiness! My natural Asian hair color is black and it has a tendency to resist staying cool-toned. Brassiness is a natural problem that comes with lightening darker hair tones. This is because dark hair has strong warm red/orange/yellow undertones. Consistent maintenance is required to keep my bleached hair from turning orange after I get it done at the salon. It’s recommended that you tone your hair frequently at the salon, but I (like many of you guys) have been staying home and thus having to self-manage the impending brassiness. 💜 My secret weapon for keeping my hair looking toned and fresh and maintaining my cool-toned color at home is PURPLE SHAMPOO! 💜 Purple shampoo works to neutralize warm undertones and keep hair looking cool and ashy after it has been lightened. Purple is opposite to yellow on the color wheel and counteracts those natural warm colors in dark hair. Using purple shampoo will help to tone your hair, reducing brassiness and helping the bleached areas appear bright and cool. My all-time favorite is the Fanola - No Yellow Shampoo ! I love this product so much because of how pigmented and dark the purple is and how effectively it works. I use it a few times a week, massaging it into my scalp and ends, making sure all parts of my hair are covered, and then leave it in for 5-10 minutes. On special occasions / when my hair is looking extra brassy, I leave it in for longer! I follow it up with a hair mask or very moisturizing conditioner and my hair always comes out looking so much fresher and cooler than before. I’m sure my hair is looking forward to the next salon appointment I make to bring some more life back to my grown-out roots, but I’m very glad I’ve been able to manage the brassiness issue while staying safe at home in the meantime. If any of you guys are looking for ways to tone your hair and keep it looking fresh in between appointments, definitely give purple shampoo a try (if you haven’t already) and let me know if anyone has any other hair products they love using to manage bleached hair! ✨
Fanola-No Yellow Shampoo
Curly friendly products
When lightening dark hair, it sometimes has a brassy tone, which isn’t ideal. Fanola - No Yellow ShampooFanola released their No Yellow line that’s totally vegan and curly friendly. ✨ You can use these products to make your highlights or all over color look better. The purple shampoo helps tone lighter tones to cool any brassyness we don’t want 👏🏽
Fanola-No Yellow Shampoo
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