Beauty…Damaged Hair Treatments

Last September, I turned my waist length dark brown hair into shoulder length platinum hair.  The shoulder length part was not by choice, more out of necessity.  I did all this over the course of three weeks, think several 6-8 hour sessions, and my hair was damaged beyond repair and the length had to go.

To say I’m fond of hair products, masks in particular, would be an understatement (similar to my love of mascara, one can never have enough mascara).   When I had long hair, it was a constant struggle to keep it healthy and shiny.  Especially the ends.

Now that I have bleach blonde hair (I loathe that term, sounds like I should be wearing acid wash jeans and a crop top), my constant struggle is just to keep my hair connected to my head.  And for the record, I do like a good crop top so maybe that description isn’t too far off the mark.

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I have tried everything under the sun, and after trial and error, here are my two loves:  coconut oil & my Oribe moisture mask.  I have my hair colored at Maison de Cheveux in New Orleans and want to kiss my stylist for suggesting these.

While contemplating the idea to change my hair color, the only testimonials I could find online (I did crazy amounts of research) were mostly stories from high schoolers (honestly the day I start taking advice from high schoolers…) and people who had accidents (i.e.- bleached their hair off).

Best thing in the world I do for my hair is sleeping in a coconut oil mask. The (ever-charming) Boyfriend refers to it as “goo-head” but you would be surprised how easy it is to ignore someone on the pursuit to better hair.

Hey Blondie…

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The idea was planted in my head when I was in high school.

My mother, a brownie like me (or the old me I have to keep reminding myself), told me when she was in college she had a ‘mishap’ with a hair frosting cap and had to go blond all over.

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Well, that was the 60’s so I was hoping the bleaching process has improved and been updated since then.  As I learned after having my hair lightening for 16 hours total, it might have but not by much.

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So two days, 9 inches and 50 shades later, I’m platinum.   And while it’s still kind of jarring in the morning when I glance in the mirror to wash my face, it’s growing on me.

But that said, any suggestions on a great conditioner?