The biggest problem with going blonde is actually maintaining the colour.
I’ve had some form of blonde in my hair for years now, but recently I chose to go with the full shbang and lighten up my locks all over. When I came home from the salon that day I was blonde-blonde, like verging on the edge of platinum blonde. It’s been months now since I got that done (probably close to six months) and my colour has tarnished a little, going darker, and definitely in the need of some refreshing.
Now when you’re blonde you need special blonde shampoo and conditioner, which is usually purple or blue shampoo. I’ve been using the Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Blue shampoo with the Aveda Blue Malva conditioner, which is a purple conditioner. The combo of those products did the trick, but I didn’t notice that my colour was really wowing me lately.
I’ve always been a fan of Joico’s Blonde Life collection, so when Schwarzkopf Professional asked if I wanted to try their collection of products for blondes, I jumped on it.
BLONDME has been around for awhile, but they sent through the BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo, the BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Cleansing Conditioner, BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Mask, and the BLONDME Tone Enhancing Spray Conditioner. Since I was travelling for a week a couple weeks back, my blonde definitely was looking like it hadn’t received any love in a while, so these products came at a great time.
The BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo is a rich, restoring shampoo to complete and maintain in-salon blonde colours. It gently cleanses without overloading untreated hair areas, helps to create new bonds, helps to create new bonds within the hair fibres, helps to smooth and condition the porous areas of lightened hair, and contains moisturizing Panthenol to balance the natural water content of the hair structure. BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Cleansing Conditioner is a low-lather cleansing conditioner to maintain blondes. This gently cleanses hair and conditions it, as well as helps to create new bonds within the hair fibres. It also helps to strengthen weakened areas of the hair structure and helps to detangle the hair. The BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Mask is a repairing deep-conditioning treatment to complete and maintain your blonde. This intensively repairs the internal structure of fragile, lightened, and coloured hair. It also helps to create new bonds within the hair fibres. The mask also balances the optimum moisture level of porous, lightened hair and helps with detangling. Finally, the BLONDME Tone Enhancing Spray Conditioner boosts luminosity for all blondes with golden shimmer pigments. It maintains and enriches the cool tone directions, detangles hair and improves comb-ability, provides strength and moisture, cools anti-yellow pigments for colour enhancement and neutralization, improves the texture of blondes, and more.
I couldn’t wait to hop in the shower to try out these goodies to see how nice my hair looked after using them. I haven’t tried the cleansing conditioner yet, but I’ve used the shampoo, mask, and spray conditioner a few times and noticed after the first use how radiant my colour looked (as well as how nice in general my hair looked as well, I even had people complimenting me on it). None of these products are actually purple, aside from the tone-enhancing spray, but just like the Joico version, that doesn’t mean that it won’t radiate your blond.
Since I wash my hair only a couple times a week, I’ve been finding the mask to be my new holy-grail hair product, as it makes my blonde definitely look lighter and more toned. My hair is noticeably blonder once I step out of the shower, which for damp hair, is definitely a feat. Schwarzkopf says to leave it on for five minutes, so I tend to clean my shower to kill the time (I’ll also do a body scrub as well – five minutes is a long time!). I don’t find my hair to be as smooth once I rinse it out as other deep-conditioning masks, but I’ll gladly trade that feature in for bomb-looking blonde colour.
As for the BLONDME Tone Enhancing Spray Conditioner, this is a great product to use every time you wash your hair since you apply it once out of the shower on damp hair. Although it is purple, it doesn’t leave your hair looking that colour (just like how a purple shampoo wouldn’t do the same thing). The purple helps to neutralize the blonde to bring out the tones in the hair.
Since these are salon products, you can find them at Schwarzkopf Professional salons, as well as retailers like Chatters. I would say the star products from the line are definitely the mask and the spray, but I would recommend the shampoo as well to keep it all in the family. Although I have so many hair products, I’ve been putting them all on hold as I’ve just been loving my results so far with BLONDME.
What is your favourite line for blonde hair care?
Please note, I received this product from PR. All opinions are my own.
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