As many of you know, I recently lightened my hair from a very dark (almost black!) colour to a honey/caramel blonde. I have been partly enjoying it/partly missing my old hair. It has been interesting to see myself in a different way; it certainly makes my features look very different. I am very aware that it is not a permanent fixture. My natural roots come back thick and fast in a stunning mixture of jet black and grey so I am all too aware that more than likely when the holidays are over I shall return to a darker shade. The blonde was merely a phase as I am really bored waiting for my hair to grow! However, I do feel like my hair isn’t as healthy as it once was.
I naturally have VERY curly hair (which you will probably see unleashed during the holiday season) so I try to only blowdry and straighten it when I wash it which is usually 2-3 times a week. I am very careful and try to use good shampoos, treatments and products on it. I have been a long standing fan of L’Oreal Mythic Oil due to how long it lasts and value for money. I had been using it religiously as usual when I had gone from dark to blonde but I felt like my hair was still a bit “meh”.
I had read online about a product from Redken called “Anti-Snap” which was a leave in conditioner/treatment for towel dried hair. It claims to provide “heat protection, reduces friction from brushing and helps prevent breakage and split ends”. I was waiting on my chum getting her hair done in Peter Mark when I spied that they had it so I picked up a bottle on a whim (it costs £14.95 from the salon).
I am SO glad I bought it. I used Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Treatment all last week-as the weather was good I was simply washing my hair and putting this in and leaving it to air dry. On Saturday I had a concert to sing at so after 5 days of not even brushing my hair (!), I decided to blowdry it out. The Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in Treatment made such a difference.
It made it feel smoother and easier to manage- I am someone who gets very tatty hair after it is washed. My mum remarked that it looked and felt like I had just got a professional blowdry! I definitely think I will try some more of the Redken range as I found this product to be great for the money. I am not sure how long the bottle will last but I imagine at least 6 -8 weeks considering I only use 2 pumps 2/3 times a week. Also, it smells yummy!
Any Redken recommendations?