How To Maintain Icy Blonde Hair

E9133E3C-D62A-48AB-98DF-843334F75066Icy Blonde hair seems to be the look every one wants to achieve, but it definitely comes with a big price.

Coming from an asian ethnic with natural dark hair, going blonde is  Process.  It is quite costly, if you have naturally dark hair and want to achieve that Icy Blonde look, you have to expect to pay around $300 and up.

Mind you, you might have to go back for another session, because let’s face it, most likely you will not achieve what you want in one sitting.  Keep in mind that stylist charge their high fees not only to get the look you want , but also for their time and professional education.

People tell me all the time “I want your hair color” and I have to keep telling them that I did not achieve my blonde in one day, it took me many different sessions to get it as light as I have it, you need to have time and patience for a look like this, it is definitely not an easy task.

I personally have been going blonde for many years now, but what is different is that I do my own hair.  If you have been following me on my YouTube Channel, then you know that doing my own hair is what I am known for.

This is just a personal preference, but if you want to go blonde and you have never done your own hair, PLEASE DO TAKE SOME PRECAUTIONS, DO YOUR RESEARCH and don’t just jump into it.  Working with any kind of lightener is scary especially if you come at it totally blind sided.

So a suggestion for first time Blonde Wannabe’s, GO TO A PROFESSIONAL.

I am just very comfortable doing my own hair from past experiences, and I know what I like, and I know if and when my hair can handle it.

With That being said, let’s talk about how to maintain your blonde hair once you have achieved it.

PURPLE SHAMPOO

Keeping up with icy blonde hair is a major up keep, where you need to use the right products and the right shampoos so that the hair doesn’t turn into that dreadful brassy shade.

When talking shampoo, I am sure most of you know it’s PURPLE SHAMPOO.  

  • The purple in the purple shampoo work to color-correct warm tones in blonde hair, it helps to neutralize and hide the brassy tones in blonde hair.

There are many purple shampoos in the market, and the ones I have personally used were the Shimmer Lights shampoo, and the Temporary Color Care Ash Lathering Toner by Blonde Brilliance.

 

 

These shampoos work really well to counter act the brass, but I find that using the shimmer lights shampoo is very drying to my hair, as it contains sulfate.

What is Sulfate?

Sulfate is a specific chemical found in most shampoo’s, and its ingredients is what creates the foamy texture when you shampoo your hair.

  • With the frequent use of products containing Sulfate, it can effect your scalp and hair, resulting in the stripping away of natural proteins an oils.

 

Stay Away from Sulfate

As much as possible, I like to find a shampoo that is sulfate free, and does the work it says its does.  I can not afford to have bad hair in my life.

Hello to Fanola

So this is where Fanola No yellow Purple Shampoo comes in to Play.

60867ED5-A183-41C2-B860-02C0F09314C1.jpegI Have heard a lot of good stuff about the  Fanola No yellow purple Shampoo, and i wanted to put it to the test.  Luckily enough around the same time I was going to make a purchase of the No yellow Shampoo, I was contacted by the Brand saying that they wanted to send me some products.  I was so ecstatic  as the timing was perfect.

Fanola sent me a bunch of hair goodies, and among those was the Vegan no Yellow Purple Shampoo and the Vegan no yellow Purple Mask.

Some info about the Purple Shampoo

  • this vegan Shampoo neutralizes yellow reflections after bleaching the hair.  This Shampoo is formulated with intense violet pigments giving the hair a cool, bright, even reflection.
  • the shampoo contains no sulfate, silicones or parabens.

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To use it, you can apply it to dry hair, as if you are toning it, and leave it on for a few minutes to take effect, and then wash your hair as you normally would.

Or you can use it in the shower on damp hair, massage it through the hair thoroughly, leave on for 2-5 minutes and rinse.  Note:  This product does stain the hands, so if you can, wear gloves.

If you bleach your hair to a level 8-10 (or pale yellow like the inside of a banana peel) you can use the shampoo and mask as a replacement of a toner, and you will get some great results.

Staying Loyal To Fanola

After using The Fanola No yellow Purple Shampoo, I think it is safe to say that I will not be using any other purple shampoo, this stuff is literally magic for blonde hair.

Do you want savings?

If you are blonde, or thinking about going blonde, I highly recommend trying the Fanola No Yellow purple Shampoo and Mask, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  You can check out their line Here, and if you use my discount code Sharee10 at the checkout, you will receive 10% off of your first purchase.

💋💋XOXO SHAREE ANONUEVO

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GARNIER SKIN CARE HAUL

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I have always been a fan of GARNIER products, all the way from hair care  to Skin care.  I love their shampoo and conditioner mainly because of the wonderful scent.

In this post today, I will be talking about their skin care products.  It is very important to take extra good care of your skin, so finding the right product for your skin is very crutial.

I have used Garnier skin products here and there, but never a whole line as a routine.  Curious about the other products, I went out and bought a whole line to add to my skin care regimen.

Normally I have sensitive skin, where some products irritate my skin leaving it red, so I basically wanted to test out how all the products would react to my skin.

So let me share with you the products that I purchased.

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MICELLAR WATER

This cleansing water dissolves Makeup, cleanses skin, Eyes and lips without rubbing or rinsing.  The Micelles captures and lifts away dirt, oil and makeup, leaving the skin perfectly and refreshed with out over-drying.

To use this product, saturate a cotton pad, hold it down on Eyes, or targeted area, and gently wipe away with out rubbing.  This product leaves your skin feeling hydrated and comforting, and reduces and tightening due to dryness.

Product retails for $7.97

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CLEARLY BRIGHTER ARGAN NUT GENTLE SMOOTHING SCRUB.

This gentle daily smoothing scrub works double duty to brighten and deeply cleanse pores.  A non drying exfoliating formula with 100% sustainably sourced Argan Nut Shell, with Vitamin C and a multi-fruit acid blend helps to refine pores, even skin tone, and wash away dirt, oil and makeup on one step.

I will be using this after the MICELLAR water.

This retails for $7.99

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GARNIER FRESH VITAMIN ENRICHED TONER

Toners are used to shrink the appearance of pores,  restores your skin’s pH balance, and a layer of protection leaving it moisturizers and feeling refreshed.

ThiS product is formulated with detoxifying grape extract and pro vitamin B5 which helps remove skin impurities while respecting comfort, leaving your skin looking fresh and toned.

Retails for $9.49

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MOISTURE RESCUE REFRESHING GEL-CREAM

This will be the last step in my routine.  This product is enriched with antioxidant fruit water, which helps replenish the skins moisture, and defends the skin from eternal aggressors like a drying effects of sun and wind.

Moisture rescue is infused with Vitamin C and E derivatives, making the skin feel subtle, comfortable and smoother.

Retails for $8.97

 

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SKINACTIVE MOISTURE BOMB SHEET MASK

This was the last item I got from Garnier, I love using mask so I decided to grab this one to try.

This super Hydrating Mask provides deep moisture for instantly softer, more radiant skin.

I am excited to try all these products out and see how it takes to my skin.  After A week of usage I will come back give my thoughts on how I liked it or not.

For the time being, I’m going to wash my face to hopefully feel refreshed.