Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Back to Blondie Locks

Let me tell you a story about how I ruined my hair. 

It all started way back when I was about 16 I dyed my naturally brunette hair blonde - well, my best friend at the time dyed my hair blonde. 
out of a box. 
that was about £4. 
yep.

Needless to say I didn't get the beachy, sunkissed look I was after and I resembled a traffic cone.

 "Don't worry, it's only another £5 to buy another box of dye, 
it's lighter now so it will work next time." 
-oh, young naive Jenna. 

blondie-locks-review-noughty-haircareThis kind of attitude stayed with me for years, and when nothing was on at the cinema and there were no house parties to go to my friend and I would pop on a Blue album and dye my hair. Sometimes it was red, sometimes it was darker again, only to go back blonde a few weeks later with the help of a plastic cap and that horrible little stick you use to pull strands of hair though. Stripy highlights and broken ends was my new look. 

When I got a job and had more money I learnt that it was way more beneficial to pay to have my hair done by a professional. My hair grew, I still stayed blonde but it was healthier. I learnt to use hair masks, to add some heat protection during my polka-straight-Avril-Lavigne-hair phase (I even wore a tie with a vest top - what was I doing?!) and basically stop ruining my hair. All was going well.


'til last year I kind of ... relapsed. 

In November my blonde hair had very bad root regrowth and had faded an awful lot. It was looking darker and I suddenly had the urge to go dark.


 'Ok, head to the salon Jenn, off you pop!'
-no, far too sensible.

 Before I could say "because I'm worth it" I was at the checkout in Superdrug with a box of hair dye ready to go 'Chestnut Brown' in 25 to 30 minutes. 

My new hair was nice for a week. Shiny like a new penny. I was a new woman. My darker hair complimented my new red baker boy and I was loving it. 
However, my joy was short lived. After a couple of washes it wasn't dark enough anymore. I found myself in Superdrug again with another box of dye like an addict ready for my next fix. 

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I applied it that night, made a general mess of my bathroom and towels. Long story short I hated it. I wanted my blonde back. I waited a month or so and headed to the salon and after one hell of a trim I had some highlights on the agreement that I would go lighter in stages to keep my hair in good condition. I fully deserved a smack on the wrist.

There's still a dark dye stain on my bathroom wall that reminds me of my error. 
I'm tempted to go into Superdrug and as them to put posters up refusing to serve me hair dye if I ever get tempted again.

I've now had my second lot of highlights applied and my hair is back to blonde. I'm making sure I take care of it. This is where Blondie Locks comes in. This is the new range from Noughty haircare and they've developed a natural way to take care of blonde hair. There's no parabens, sulphates, silicones and their products are vegan friendly. I've been sticking to natural hair products lately but it's great to find something that is specifically for blonde hair.

Both the shampoo and conditioner smell gorgeous. Using them in the morning really gives my bathroom an uplifting Spring feel which is lovely in the sunshine. But air freshening aside, they really brighten my hair and leave it soft.  My hair is fine so I need something that doesn't feel heavy but still gives it the moisture it needs and they do just that. 

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Blondie Locks contains rhubarb to help lighten and bring shine to hair and cassia which helps to promote shine and enhance golden tones. We all know that lemon helps to brighten blondes -who else tried the lemon juice trick when they were younger?! There's also the traditional highlighter camomile which definitely adds to the gorgeous scent. 

Using these with a weekly hair mask and a hair oil after washing has really helped keep my hair strong and looking like it's just been done (in the salon - not in Superdrug). I find my hair so much easier to style as it's less frizzy. 


These retail at £6.99 for 250ml at Ocado and Superdrug who have their Noughty products at 1/2 price at the moment - just stay away from the hair dye isle and you'll be fine! They will also be available at Feel Unique from 15th May. 





*these were kindly gifted to me but all views are 100% my own





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1 comment:

  1. I'm not blonde but they sound like lovely products, and so affordable too xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

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