3 Sept 2018

One thing I wanted to do before I was 20 was dye my hair and so, one month late, I decided to bite the bullet back in January. My hair has always been a weird mixture of many colours and so I was worried if I did anything too intense I'd struggle to ever get my natural hair colour back. I decided to get a balayage to just add a bit more blonde to my hair while still looking fairly natural. I absolutely loved when I first had it done and could already see myself falling in love with being blonder. 8 months on, I decided that summer would be the best time to add a little more blonde and so booked myself in for a top-up and a hair cut.
Over the course of the year, I've discovered some haircare products from certain brands that have become staples when it comes to looking after my hair. 


If you want the essentials, Superdrug is always the one. I've spoke before about my love for their super inexpensive shampoos and conditioners and, even with the bleached hair, this still stands. While I can't say that it really adds anything to my hair, their Raspberry and Macadamia Conditioner does what it's simply meant to do and condition while smelling amazing. Even though my hair is a little more damaged since dying it, their conditioner has really helped smooth my hair, feel hydrated and in better condition. I am on the hunt for a better cruelty free conditioner so if you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them!


From my research, Pro:voke are a cruelty free brand and I'm so glad because the Pro:voke Brightening Silver Shampoo is among one of the best for getting rid of the brassy tones in my hair. I  naturally have red undertones in my hair and so using this once every two or three washes I can definitely see a difference. It makes my hair look a lot more platinum in its tone and also makes the balayage seem a little more seamless in the way the blonde runs through my hair.

It's another that is super inexpensive and you can pick it up in most supermarkets and drugstores in the UK. It's another one I'll continue to repurchase. I'm yet to try any of their other products for blonde hair but I may give them ago when I'm looking for something new to use. 


This is a brand you've probably all heard of and a brand I had not bought from before getting my balayage. It's definitely a brand to try out if you're looking for hair treatment products. I especially love their at home toner kits. Just a a few weeks after getting my balayage for the first time, I felt it needed a tone again so I thought I'd give their White Toner Kit a go and I was so happy with the results. It was ridiculously easy to use and, because it was just a toner, you didn't have to be too precise with how you apply it. As someone with extremely thick hair I can say I was most  impressed with how much product you get as there was enough for all my hair and probably another half. What I loved was how good my hair felt after it was rinsed off. I was worried it would make it feel dry but it was by far the opposite. I've since picked up their Lavender Grey Toner Kit which I think has a similar effect to the previous kit I used so I'll definitely let you know how that goes; I'll make sure to keep you updated over on my Twitter. An added bonus to the toner kits is they come with a Reincarnation mask which I'm yet to use but with the kits only being £10, I think you really get your money's worth. 

I thought I'd also mention the Bleach London Silver Shampoo which was the first purple shampoo I used. It was £8.99 for 500ml which I've decided is definitely worth it; It's been about 8 months since I picked this up and I still have half a bottle left. I'm not a massive fan of the bottle it comes in; the screw cap can be a bit of a pain in the shower when putting the product in your hands but it still works. While I do prefer the Pro:Voke, this silver shampoo isn't half bad and so I thought I'd give it this honourable mention. 

I'm tempted to try out either their pink shampoo and toner kit or their smokey shampoo next to see what the results are. There's something for all hair colours in the Bleach London collection so it's one I highly recommend checking out. 

If you want to see more of my favourite haircare products, check out my CRUELTY FREE HAIRCARE FAVOURITES as well.

What are your go-to brands when it comes to haircare?
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x 
*Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links but all opinions remain my own as always.*

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