I have not been to a hair salon in ages. For years my hair was long and straight, and honestly, I didn’t see the need to visit a hair salon every few weeks or months. I’d simply grab my scissors and trimmed my hair an inch or two.
As a toddler, I had platinum blond hair. By age four, my hair was more of a golden blond.
The 80’s! Big hair and even bigger shoulder pads. What can I say? It’s all Madonna’s fault. During my teen years, my hair turned dark blond, and I was okay with that.
In my 20’s, California sunshine gave me a tan and my hair a sun-kissed look. My hair back then was absolutely low maintenance.
My daughter Christy at age 10. She had the most beautiful natural highlights/lowlights. My dream hair color.
The kids got bigger, and with each year, I found more and more grey hairs. I started using at-home highlighting kits. As a single mom, I’m just not in a position to pay an arm and a leg to color my hair professionally. I’ve always liked adding highlights just to refresh, while maintaining a look that was still close to my childhood hair color.
A few months ago, I grabbed my scissors and chopped off nearly eight inches of my hair. I ended up with a lob (long bob). I love the lob. Probably the best haircut I’ve ever had.
After my haircut, I ended up what professionals call, a bronde. This color technique is a combination of brown and blonde tones, thus the term bronde. This was all good until the top of my hair got way too dark and the bottom hair remained blond.
When the opportunity presented itself for me to try the Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder products by John Frieda, I was thrilled.
I went to Walgreens and picked up Sheer Blonde® Go Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner and Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder In-Shower Lightening Treatment.
Speaking of Walgreens. My local Walgreens has the nicest people. At checkout the cashier pulled out a white envelope full of coupons. She checked if any of her coupons could be used towards my purchases. How sweet is she for taking the time to do this? Although she couldn’t find any coupons, I was still able to save because of the BOGO promotion at Walgreens. Between now and January 30, Walgreens offers (in store and online) Buy 1 Get 1 50% off with Walgreens Balance Rewards card.
The Go Blonder In-Shower treatment is a new product. It’s ideal to lighten dark roots and boost your blonde by 1 shade. I love that it is safe for natural, colour- treated hair, and for use on highlights and lowlights. This product is so easy to use – quick and effective. It really did a great job brightening up my hair.
The shampoo and conditioner can both be used as part of the regiment to gradually lighten your hair for a more sun-kissed blonde. The conditioner made my hair super soft. I am happy with the results. These products provide an easy way to refresh my look without the pricey or time-consuming salon visit!
Lately, I’ve had so much fun curling my hair. I find that the curls or waves bring out the highlights even more. In the beginning it took me forever and I felt awkward holding the curling iron. I am used to curling my hair now. It’s quick and easy to create messy beach waves. Let me show you how I do it.
First I divide my hair into three sections.
I grab a one inch section of hair from the bottom half of the hair, spray it with hairspray and brush through.
I wrap the hair around the barrel of a curling iron, pulling away from the face.
I leave the ends out so the look is a little more relaxed. I hold the hair wrapped for a few seconds until it feels hot to the touch then let the curl fall. I work my way around the entire head. I curl as many or as few strands as I like. It’s a messy hairdo, remember? It shouldn’t look perfect.
For the top part of my hair, I alternate directions of the curl, going toward and away from the face.
I save the two face-framing pieces for last, making sure to curl away from the face. Once the curls are cool, I use my fingers to break up the curls.
Have you tried the John Frieda Colour Care products? I’d love to hear.
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