When you’re someone like myself and come to the realisation that you’re spending more on Hair Care products that makeup, you know something has to change. After I’ve struggled for months on end over products that actually keep my hair vibrant and bright, I finally decided to do the only rationale and sane thing. I stopped washing it everyday. Now to those who already get away with two washes a week, you won’t understand, but to everyone else, who can’t do a thing with their hair unless you start from scratch, you’ll realise what a big step this is. I still only get around 2-3 days maximum, and on the third day I won’t leave the house, but it’s definitely helped me. In my past post on How To Maintain Red Hair, I tell you all what I actually dye my hair with, and all the failed products or overpriced ones that I don’t recommend. This time, a little update was needed as I’ve actually found products (yes, plural!) that are actually perfect for red hair. Wella came into my life at a time where dying my hair constantly, was financially not doable. Instead, I’ve been maintaining my colour and keeping up with my hair’s health, with the new Wella Brilliance range, for coloured hair.
I feel like I’ve been there and got the T-Shirt now for most brands that claim they keep the colour in whilst looking after your hair. These products were sent to me by Capital Hair & Beauty, a online supplier of Hair and Beauty products for professionals only. They’ve been around for 60 years providing Salon Services at trade prices. I was so shocked to see how affordable everything was on the site, including all of this haircare. The Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo* (Fine/Normal) at £6.90 for 1000ml is an absolute bargain. It’s easily become my most reached for shampoo as it’s very cleansing, nourishing and most of all, it doesn’t strip my colour. Sure, the water still runs red, that’s a given, but it does so without my hair coming out ginger afterwards. The matching Wella Professionals Brilliance Conditioner* at £9.99 for 1000ml is absolutely heavenly. I haven’t been using my usual hair masks for quite a while now, so between the conditioner, Wella Professionals Brilliance Leave-In Balm* and the Wella Professionals Brilliance Mask (Fine/Normal)* my hair has actually been softer and healthier than ever. Despite not having it cut in quite some time. It feels healthier and shiner.
Below are pictures from a couple weeks ago, right up to last weekend where my hair was only dyed once, as opposed to the usual 3 times. It’s shiny, glossy, vibrant and RED. (These photos are also sneak peaks of future posts, shhh.)
The Leave in Balm is literally sprayed onto damp hair and then styled accordingly. I like leaving it in when I’m just around the house as a little extra nourishment for my hair. At £7.75, it’s affordable enough to keep up with as you can definitely notice the results. As for the Brilliance mask, I didn’t think I’d fine a hair mask that I loved quite as much as my previous one, however, a little goes a very long way with this gem. A 100ml pot has so far done 2-3 applicators of just applying it on my tips and lighting everywhere else. I apply it to dry hair as I feel it does a lot more than way as there isn’t the water there as a barrier. The mask is £7.30 making it a great price and product! Lastly, I received the Wella Professionals Colour Recharge Conditioner Red* at only £4.95, I normally find products that brighten the colour and need to be applied on red hair to be messy and not give amazing results. However, I disobeyed the rules and applied this on my less than red roots and on dry hair to see if it would do anything. To my surprise it actually did! It evened out my hair perfectly and therefore I will only be using this on dry hair.
Red Hair can be controlled, it just takes time and effort to find the products that work for you. I’m still not 100% there, but I won’t be changing my colour anytime soon. So, until next time I hope that this post, and my post on How to Maintain Red Hair, might help some of you. Good luck with your red haired days.