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I've gone blonde.... now what?

(26 Posts)
HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 22-Apr-17 21:17:29

Today i went from medium brown to ash blonde. I love it and am thinking that I should have done it years ago.

My hairdresser said that i dont need to put anything fancy on it, but my blonde friends are going on about deep conditioners and purple shampoo. Do i need any of this and if so, what brands/products should i be looking out for?

Gingerbreadmam Sat 22-Apr-17 21:19:55

definitely invest in some purple shampoo and a good hair mask.

Fudge do a good purple shampoo.

Kerastase cement is a great mask.

Boyes, savers, boots and tesco do a touch of silver which is a good cheap shampoo. Aussie treatments are good too for cheaper alternatives.

Moroccan oil glimmer spray is great for shine.

DearMrDilkington Sat 22-Apr-17 21:22:03

Purple shampoo is worth getting.

Tigi do a blonde shampoo and conditioner which does a good job of keeping the yellow undertones away.

RapunzelsSplitEnds Sat 22-Apr-17 21:22:16

Joico K-pak range. Brilliant for bleached hair.

Maudlinmaud Sat 22-Apr-17 21:24:04

Now what? You have more fun obviously grin
A silver shampoo is essential. I get a toner on my hair most weeks too.

HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 22-Apr-17 21:31:38

I am waiting for the fun to start Maud... so far ive had to get the washing in and contend with a toddler who wants to stroke my hair and not go to bed grin

Thank you all for your suggestions

BearGryllsHasaBigRope Sat 22-Apr-17 21:32:42

Can you post a picture? I'm wanting to do the same but I'm not brace enough just yet.

wooster16 Sat 22-Apr-17 21:34:39

Provoke blue shampoo, leave it on for ten mins once a week x

limpit Sat 22-Apr-17 21:36:17

I use the Charles Worthington Ultra Violet shampoo. It's fantastic. Once a week, leave on for five minutes. I use a Redken colour magnetic shampoo before the CW one.

Maudlinmaud Sat 22-Apr-17 21:43:37

Best of luck Hello at least the toddler still recognises you. I went through a red phase and my youngest cried and wanted her real mummy back, try explaining that to the check out girl in sainsburys. Def get yourself one of those shampoos.

HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 22-Apr-17 21:52:09

here you are bear excuse the scribble... my hair is probably about 80% grey and today I thought "sod it... if it looks shit, i'll just dye it back" at the end of the day - its just hair.

NashvilleQueen Sat 22-Apr-17 21:53:58

It looks great. I have long brown hair and I've never been blonde. Ever. I'm 45 soon and v tempted.

Maudlinmaud Sat 22-Apr-17 21:57:41

Hello that is marvellous, good for you.
Nashville go for it.

purplehonesty Sat 22-Apr-17 21:59:30

Oh that's so lovely!!

SilverLilly Sat 22-Apr-17 22:07:23

Philip Kingsley elastizer is a must once a week and Moroccan oil daily/after washing

HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 22-Apr-17 22:08:14

i have a wonderful hairdresser and we talked it through and we got a second opinion from another stylist there before deciding to go for it. What they didnt tell me though was how uncomfortable the colour stripping stage was. Was I glad when that was over!!!!

But to anyone unsure, I say - go for it. You dont like it, change it back

Im only annoyed/worried about 2 things - 1) Ive just cracked open 2 massive bottles of Brilliant Brunette which i now have no use for and 2) im going away next week and my passport pic has me with shoulder length brown hair hmm

shesnotme Sat 22-Apr-17 22:15:23

Defo violet shampoo

hilbil21 Sat 22-Apr-17 22:18:55

I've had ash blonde hair for a few years now and tried all the shampoos. The best one by far is made by Bleach London Silver shampoo grin

zzzzz Sat 22-Apr-17 22:19:16

I would LOVE to go blonde grin

How long does it take?

HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 22-Apr-17 22:24:14

i was in the hairdressers for 4 hours but that included a cut and they are slow on a saturday

zzzzz Sat 22-Apr-17 22:25:53

Do you have to do a test bit first?

(Sorry I know this is probably common knowledge but I have a terrible urge to sneak into town and come back blonde grin)

HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 22-Apr-17 22:42:07

no, they just slapped it on....but i have been getting my hair dyed there every 5 weeks or so for the last 7 years

CaulkheadNorth Sat 22-Apr-17 22:45:55

I use dumb blonde shampoo and conditioner by Bed Head. It's the bomb, and you can often get it from tkmaxx or home bargains.

Purple shampoo is good, I do it about 3 times a month.

Don't use coconut oil to make your hair soft as it'll strip your colour.

rosawitch Sat 22-Apr-17 22:51:37

use a good shampoo like redken colour extend. only use purple shampoo once in a while, i use the lush daddy-o but it's pretty harsh ime.

BearGryllsHasaBigRope Sat 22-Apr-17 22:56:04

It looks gorgeous! I love the colour of it. Definitely not a 'dye it back tonight' job.

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