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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

So you may have noticed that in the last month or two, my hair has somewhat changed. My hair hasn't been its natural colour for years - it's seen light brown, dark brown, red, purple, ginger... - and I decided a while back that I wanted to get closer to my natural colour; albeit, a little lighter.

My go-to hairdressers let me down immensely. And I promise not to bore you with the sob (yes, actual tears) story. Let's just say I'll never be going back. Instead, I decided to take matters into my own hands with two products - and this is the result:


From the advice of a colleague, I bought Colour B4 - a product that gets rid of your dyed colour. I was actually amazed. It made my hair so much lighter and although this wouldn't be the case for everybody, I didn't even need to put another colour on top. A little while after using it, I noticed a product range called Go Blonder by John Frieda, which I'd probably scoffed at before. It contains citrus and chamomile which both lighten your hair when combined with heat. I wash my hair as normal, apply this lightening spray once it's towel-dried and then blow-dry my hair. Done.


I'm so chuffed with the outcome that I thought I'd share it with you - just in case there are any of you out there who, like me, fancied lighter hair for summer but didn't quite have the cash to pull it off.

P.S. My hair actually looks even blonder than it does in that current photograph.
P.P.S. I do have the strongest urge to walk past my hairdressers and scream "Up Yours!"

13 comments:

  1. Might get some of that lightner!

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  2. I hate getting a colour at a hairdressers they never get it right. Yours look gorgeous, good job.

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  3. sometimes your really don't get what you pay for! glad to hear your DIY efforts worked out, your hair looks fab!

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    xxx

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  4. Your hair looks lovely :), love the outfits too.

    Sadie x

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  5. you hair looks very cute, i love it !

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    Meena ♥

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  6. I really want a lovely light brown color. I've heard that B4 works miracles, in poorly colored hair. I'll keep a look out incase my next hair appointment goes wrong.

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  7. I just got my hair cut spontaneously today and am finally rid of the last little bits of bleached blonde that were left in the tips - its been nearly 2 years I've been going to this hairdressers and she's been slowly cutting away the bleached bits for me! However now it feels exceptionally dark (its only strawberry blonde but it feels like a darker gingery colour) as I'm so not used to all natural colour. Did the spray make it noticeably lighter? I think I might have to invest in some if it really does work, I need some summery colouring back! xx

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  8. Your hair looks gorgeous! xo

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  9. Love the outfits, I've heard good things about the John Frieda Go Blonder x

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  10. I've always thought about using b4! You've convinced me, when I go blonde, i'm going to try it out. You look lush with lighter hair too! x hivenn

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  11. Ok, I am going to be OTT...I LOVE YOU!!!

    I dyed my hair brown for India travels and have just got back- my hair had got lighter and the roots were barely there which I am happy with, however it does look so dull and quite mousy but that...that lightening spray will be PERFECT for my hair...see!

    Thanks so much for being such a lifesaver. Xx

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