How I Maintain My Ombre Hair

It’s officially that time of the year. Exam season is upon us. Naturally my main location these days is my room, at my desk (soon to be a library, when I’m back at university), and there are currently papers, notebooks, pens and folders scattered all over the place, which left my auntie wondering what had happened to the state of my room when she visited earlier on.

I have a few scheduled posts to go up in the mean time – and this post today is in collaboration with John Frieda.

Guys, hair dyeing is addictive. I decided back in the summer to bleach my hair for the first time=. I wanted my hair to be a lighter brown, instead I got highlights, I wasn’t really complaining. Two months later, I decided to go for the ombre look, you can read all about that process in the blog I wrote about it here. Two weeks after that, I thought yolo, and I ombred it even further. I don’t think I will ever be able to go back to non-dyed hair for too long of a period any more, and if it wasn’t for my mum, my hair would probably be red right now.

Bleaching your hair is such a tricky game. If it goes wrong, you can truly damage your hair. Before I started bleaching my hair, I made sure I did some good research into its maintenance. Bleaching your hair strips it of moisture, which means that in order to get it back to being bouncy, healthy and shiny, the two most important products you need in your life include a conditioner, and some hair oil. The conditioner I currently use is the John Frieda Smooth Start Conditioner, you can also get some conditioners specifically for use in blonde hair, useful for making sure your bleaching does not come out too “coppery” when it’s first done. The hair oil I use at the moment is the John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Enhancing Oil – as you can see, I love John Frieda. I apply this to the ends of my hair every single night, and on occasion run it through my hair completely.

Lastly, for my shampoo, I use the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Tone Correcting Shampoo, again, this shampoo was designed for blonde hair, which means it restores some good colour back into your ombre if it ever slides down the coppery route.

I do not claim to be a hair guru and am really not experienced in any much that is hair related, but these little tricks have kept my ombre from looking dry and crispy, so definitely try them and their products out.

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