So I've had a couple of discussions with people about how to look after ombré hair in the winter. I've had my hair ombré since September and in all honesty, I love it but it’s really damaged my hair. It's dry and brittle, the slightest puff of wind and it’s knotted up and I try to ignore the split ends!
I don't want to get rid of it, so I try and really care for my hair. To do this I have a whole range of products I love.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer - before beauty blogging, I would never have considered higher priced product, however receiving this in a Glossy box has changed my mind. This is the second mini I've used up and I use this only on the ends when it's really dry - just wet the hair, pop this on and leave for 25mins before rinsing off leaving hair silky soft - split ends not mended but a lot better than before.
Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde Shampoo Conditioner - I picked this up after Zoe over at Zoella recommended it for keeping brassy tones away. The purple toned shampoo removes brassy tones, keeping it blonde. The shampoo is quite strong so I only use this once a week but the conditioner is used twice a week. I've noticed since using them that my hair is a lot blonder afterwards, and it stops it going too gingery.
John Frieda Full Repair Deep conditioner - this is my overnight treatment of choice, just wetting the end of my hair, cover it with this conditioner and then plaiting it in, leaving it over night before washing it out in the morning. It leaves my hair soft and silky, looking a lot better.
L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil - this is my most used product, I even carry it in my bag to work. I put this on after washing, after drying, during the day and then just before bed. It leaves the hair nourished and smoothed, making split ends look almost invisible. Obviously I only use this on the ends of my hair, any higher and my hair would need washing more often.
Finally, there is no quick fix for this, it damages your hair because you've used bleach and no amount of treatment will cure split ends, only a good trim will sort that. I try to avoid heat too often, washing my hair using much cooler water, wearing it curly rather than straight and letting it dry naturally, overall it's manageable but I really need to look after it.
Do you have any tips for looking after ombré hair? XX