Changing your hair color can be exhilarating. It is a form of self-expression and a way of renewing ourselves when we need a change. I have always loved coloring my hair. I think I have pretty much dyed my hair every color in the book. I have always been one of those lucky ones and have never experienced any significant damage to my hair as a result of coloring. Well that is until recently…
My hair is a natural dark brown. For the last 2 years, I had been growing out my natural hair super long. However, after 2 years I was super bored of that look and decided I needed a change. After playing around with a semi permanent color at home, I decided to take the plunge and get a silvery/blonde ombre color at the salon. Lets just say that is not what I received. The colorist messed up bad! The color came out nowhere near what I was going for. It was platinum at the tips, yellow/green/purple above the tips, orange above that and then jet black at my roots. It was an absolute mess. Needless to say, I had to get a color correction done. The salon owner ended up having to bring my entire head to basically an orange color and then dye my entire head as close to my natural color as possible. My hair was pretty damaged after all of this. Although I was happier with the color, I was freaking out about my hair as it basically felt like hay.
When I got home, I decided that I was done with the dying my hair for a long while and that I could not live with my hair to feeling like this. So, I went to the store and picked up a bunch of products to help repair the damage done. The products I got are extremely cost-effective (in comparison to what the salon told me to get). I have been using them for 3 weeks now and I have to say what a HUGE difference. Aside from my hair being slightly puffier than normal, my hair feels pretty close to how it did before this color nightmare. So, if you have major damage to your hair and don’t want to cut it all off, I recommend the below products.
Products I Have Been Using:
L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
Dove Repairing Rituals Shampoo & Conditioner
Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Leave-In Conditioner w/ Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Extracts (I have been using this multiple times a day on both wet and dry hair)
Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nail Gummies w/ Biotin
Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Oil Nutritive Weightless Oil
Sky Organics Castor Oil
Water, Water & More Water (I can’t even begin to express how good water is for your hair…Drink up!)
Now even with these products you are still going to have to go get those split ends trimmed every few months. There is some damage that will just need to be cut out. But these products will definitely save you from having to chop it all off. Repairing your hair is a journey in itself. As frustrated as you may feel, just remember stay calm and be patient. This damage is not forever and will go away.
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