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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Hair Treatments....

I have been using hair treatments a lot recently to try and get my hair back to a good condition. My hair is dry at the ends mainly due to my over use of straighteners!

The last few months I have eased off using straighteners and embracing my natural curl, although it has been difficult!

I have used many different hair treatments over the years but here are the ones I have been loving recently...

Aussie Hair 3 minute miracle

This left my hair feeling silky soft and for 99p from my local supermarket its super handy picking one of these sachets up. They also smell gorgeous which is an added bonus!

Tresemme Treatment masque sachet


Similar to the Aussie treatment it leaves hair feeling soft and nourished. Similar price point at around 99p from the supermarket.

Now on to a more professional range of treatments which are available from salons.

The Matrix 5+ Protopak re constructor treatment.

Fantastic treatment and my hair felt amazing afterwards. If you are struggling with dry/ damaged hair try this out it is fantastic. I bought mine from my local salon wholesaler but they are also available on Ebay I have noticed at around £2 a sachet.

And finally...

Joico K-PAK reconstructor.


I bought this again on Ebay after my hairdresser recommended it to me. It is a system also available in salons. I bought the travel version of the system so I could try it out without splashing out on the larger bottles. The set cost just over £10. In the set there is shampoo, conditioner, treatment and styling oil. I love this pack. My hair feels amazing after using this system and I will be definitely buying more. I would definitely recommend trying this out as an alternative to the matrix treatment.

Overall for a cheap treatment I pick up an Aussie or TRESemme sachet from the supermarket. But when I am feeling a little more flush I purchase the K-PAK re-constructor by Joico.

I generally try and leave the treatment on for as long as possible and I do this at least once a week to keep my coloured hair as nourished as possible.

You can see my hair transformation here and the reason I started using these treatments.

Do you have any treatment recommendations?

Love Amanda

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The new blonde...

My hair has been many different colours over the last few years and have been heading towards blonde a few times.

I have been sporting a full head of blonde for the last few months now yet I began noticing the bottom third of my hair was becoming increasingly an 'orangey' colour. Not a good look!

I often visit Beverley Alexandra Salon for my HD Brows and you all know how much I love the results of my brows, so during my brow treatment I asked the lovely Bev to give me some advice on my hair colour. Bev is such a professional and filled me with confidence with the spontaneous consultation. She informed me why my hair had gotten to this colour in the first place, what needed to be done and how she would do it.

I booked my appointment for three weeks time, on the advice of Bev, as my hair was extremely dry and neglected. She recommended I concentrate on plenty of hair treatments to nourish my hair and fill it with moisture. I did this religiously for the three weeks and the difference in my hair after the three weeks was amazing (click here to read about the treatments I used). To make sure my hair is maintained in a tip top condition I will use a treatment often.

I arrived at my appointment yesterday and Bev discussed with me whether I was still happy with the conclusion we had come to at my HD Brow appointment. She showed me pictures of what my hair would look like at the end of the appointment and whether we were on the same page as to what the result would be and most importantly, that I was happy.

Bev and her colleague Chelsea worked in perfect sync with each other adding a full head of highlights to my hair. I sat under the heat source enjoying my iced water and magazine, until the colour had developed and I was then taken over to the backwash where I sat on a gorgeous massage chair whilst my hair was washed, conditioned and toned.

As I sat back down with Bev the results were instantly visible even whilst my hair was wet and I was so excited to see the final results.

Bev kindly took some before and after pictures and here they are.....


I am so happy with the results especially on top and the ends of my hair where it was an orange blonde. I have had 5 different colours to achieve this new, clean, modern blonde and 4 hours of hard work from Bev, Chelsea, Sophie and Diane. Bev used her up to the minute training to provide me with a colour that will last for 8-9 weeks, due to her highlighting technique at the root. She has great confidence and pride in all of her work, therefore giving her customer piece of mind. Her team is highly professional and everyone of them is lovely and welcoming.
I was so happy with the results I was happy to part with my cash at the end!

What do you guys think?