As someone who’s been bleaching her hair for years (guilty!) I’m always on the hunt for great conditioning treatments to keep it shiny and fresh. I love a cool blonde look but it’s an absolute pain to maintain. Between the colour fade, brassiness and dry ends a bog standard conditioner just doesn’t cut it. So today I’m sharing 6 of my favourite conditioning treatments that I turn to when my hair needs a boost. You can use these 6 products even if you don’t have blonde hair. I’ve added a list of the conditioners I use specially for my blonde locks at the bottom of the page…
First up is John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Conditioner. I’m a HUGE fan of this conditioner. It’s the one I reach for in the shower when my hair is feeling particularly dry and blah. The great thing about this product is it really does make your hair look and feel soft. It even manages to smooth down my irritating frizzy strands. I can’t recommend this one enough.
Next is the Lee Stafford Coco Loco Coconut Mask. This creamy mask smells so good and adds a punch of moisture into the hair. I use it as an overnight mask and as a treatment in between shampooing and conditioning in the shower (as recommended on the packaging). I find it’s great at giving dull hair a shiny bounce. It also reduces protein loss and strengthens hair so that’s good!
I’ve been using L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Hair Oil for a year now on my hair and on Malin’s too. I comb a few drops onto her hair before we shampoo it. It smooths out tangles and makes her hair so much easier to brush. For my own hair I like to use it as a leave-in conditioner over night. I put it all over from root to tip before I go to bed then rinse it out the next morning in the shower before shampooing. Tip: place a towel over your pillow to avoid the oil transferring onto your bed linen and face.
If you’re looking for a serious dose of goodness try Kallos Keratin Hair Mask with Keratin and Milk Protein. It’s for dry, damaged and chemically treated hair and true to it’s name it works a treat on frazzled bleached locks. I’ve been using this for a couple of months now and really love it. The tub is massive and will last for ages so great value for money.
Another oil based treatment is Hask Argon Oil Conditioner. It contains Argon Oil from Morocco which is high-absorbing and nourishing on damaged, over processed hair. I use it once a week in the shower and can usually squeeze 3-4 applications from one sachet. This is one you should throw into your suitcase when travelling.
I’m a big fan of their body butter and Palmer’s Coconut Butter Conditioner is just as cult-worthy. The sulphate-free conditioner is packed with a heap of natural ingredients including Tahitian Manoï oil and Coconut oil. It smells divine, as expected from anything Palmers, and leaves hair smooth and shiny. Win-win.
I also get Smartbond treatments at the hairdresser when I’m having highlights. Similar to Olaplex it helps to strengthen and protect the hair during the bleaching process.
For the Colour…
I use the above 6 treatments for general conditioning, hydration and to build hair strength. For upkeep of my colour and to manage brassy tones I mostly use John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Conditioner and PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver Intensive Conditioner.
What are your favourite conditioning treatments for bleached hair? If you’ve any other useful hair advice please share!
Thanks for dropping by – J ♥