I've got the finest hair ever (apart from a new born baby/really old lady I guess..)
Its in awful condition & I have the odd stray grey hair (I KNOW, I’m too young!) Currently the ends are blondey and the top is my natural dark brown (I could say chestnut or auburn, bit I would be lying. It is brown) Because the bottom half has been bleached and then toned a few times its obviously not in good nick, but I find someone to trim the ends for me (the mothership or my friend Carla) every couple of months to get rid of the split ends. I have to wash it every 2 days without fail, or it gets greasy at the roots, and I’ve tried doing this to make it last longer between washes, but it just isn't happening! Dry shampoo doesn't help either!
If I could get away with it for work I would have dreads, not big huge rasta dreads but little ones. My hair takes forever to comb through (yes I have a tangle teaser and no, it doesn't make it stress free), so If I'm not going to work it doesn't get brushed. I know, what a gross thing to do, but it takes me forever and it hurts, so why bother? I untangle the bits I can with my fingers and go to bed with it damp normally, this results in it having random waves/kinky bits and that'll do fine. I just cant be faffed with blow drying & straightening it all the time, and I prefer it messy. (see pictorial evidence)
I've tried thickening and Bodifying shampoos & sprays, but either i'm using them wrong or they just don't work. I tried the ‘Samy’ range from Superdrug when it was on offer, and if Bodifying means coating it in thick gunk then no thanks! Perhaps I was using it wrong, or got a bad batch, but I just couldn't get along with this product! Generally they leave my hair icky and heavy feeling and it goes greasy about two hours after I put the stuff in. I don't condition my hair every time I wash it because I always believed that this made it lank and heavy, but recently I've heard otherwise. The other thing I try and do (if I can handle it) is a cold water rinse, this is meant to close up the follicles & leave it shiny. Not sure it does either but it certainly gives you a shock.
I had an email from supersavvyme (not even sure when I joined up & not related to being a blogger, btw) a month or so ago asking for volunteers to try out a newly revamped Pantene range, specifically for your hair type. Now most brands do various ranges based on hair types, so this is nothing new but if it actually works then I will be dancing for joy! There is a shampoo, a regular conditioner & a deep conditioner. They also sent out samples to give out to friends and family with a little report to fill in on the thoughts, so I've been giving those out to people too...
I wanted to wait till I'd used up most of the other shampoos & conditioners that I had on the go (I am a compulsive bathroom product addict, if its on offer it goes in the basket!) so although these arrived in November I'm only starting to use them now. I'm not going to buy any more until I need to, and you never know, It might work and make my hair easier to manage and shinier looking!
I'll report back in a few weeks on my thoughts, but if you wanted to try it in the mean time Superdrug have it at half price.
And just for funnies... Here is a timeline of my hair…. (putting this together was incredibly cringey!)
2003 (don't ask about the pose, but the hair lasted 4 months, at one point with purple streaks. A lady who used to come into the shop I worked told me I looked like a parrot, and meant it as a compliment!)
2010, shorter and darker, and then in September is when the dip dye first arrived, a couple of inches of actual bleach blonde and no toner at first, then it edged higher up and became slightly less bright. Every time my mother sees it she says ‘and do you still like your hair like that?’ err, yes I do.
So, people! PLEASE tell me what you do to your hair to keep it in good condition? How often do you wash it, what with? Any crazy hair styles?
Please please send me pictures to have a chuckle/ gape in admiration at!
Oh, and Happy 2012!!