Blonde Tresses: Scissor time?

When I get restless in my life, or need to change something, it is always my hair. The majority of my life I have had long blonde hair. Every so often I chop it off and let it grow out again. I feel that I am getting to that stage… plus it’s driving me insane!

I am currently crushing on the long bob that Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was sporting back in March. I have had a hair cut very similar to that before, and I think I want to revisit those days.

Check out this hair inspo!

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Primp: Winter Hair

winter hair care

 

Winter hair is not much fun. My colour changes, and my hair gets dry and unruly… Much like it is in Summer. I have stumbled upon tips and tricks over the last few years, and tested them out. Some work better than others and I thought I would share some of the love, and help a sister out who might be looking for a new strategy to tame her tresses.

So, without further ado, here is what I use:

1. Coconut Oil (Photo: jumplife.com.au)

I use coconut oil on my mane all year round. It is a natural hair treatment that helps to lock in moisture and restore integrity to your hair. I apply it to damp or dry hair, from the midshaft down. Put my hair up in a bun and place a shower cap on. The heat of my head helps to stimulate the oil’s movement into the hair. Alternatively, you can sit in the sun, or in front of the fire/heater. I leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Double shampoo and condition to remove excess oil. Repeat a couple of times a week and you will notice changes from the get-go. I also use coconut oil on my skin. You can check out the benefits, here.

2. Redken Real Control Intense Renew Super Moisturizing Mask (Photo: Amazon)

Redken Real Control Intense Renewal Mask, 8.5 Ounce

This. OMG. I started using this once a week, last winter. It smells divine, and really does work. I noticed a change in my hair straight away. Replenishes moisture and integrity to hair, and leaves it smooth and shiny. I apply to the bleached sections of my hair, as I find they need it the most. Leave on for about 15 minutes and wash out.  This product always has really good reviews. Definitely worth trying it out!

3. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew (Photo: John Frieda)

Colour Renew Tone-Correcting Shampoo

This shampoo keeps my blonde on tone and not brassy or yellow. Generally, during summer I don’t need to use this as often as the sun bleaches my hair. However, during winter my hair changes so much! This shampoo, along with most purple shampoos, will really help keep your blonde bright and fresh!

4. TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner (Photo: Unilever)

I use this Shampoo and Conditioner duo in winter to help replenish moisture levels and protect my hair from the elements. I love TRESemme, and my hair responds really well to it. I stock up when it’s on sale or even better, half price!  It leaves my hair smooth and soft, and smells amazing. Also, I wash my hair every 2nd day, in an attempt to help lock in natural oils to condition my hair.

5. Top knot and/or beanie (Photo: Cupofte, Lauren Conrad)

Protecting you hair from the elements is crucial in winter. When venturing out side for extended periods I tie my hair up, of cover with a beanie. I find that this does help to reduce moisture loss and reduces dryness.

 

Do you have any tips on taming your tresses during these frozen months? Let me know! I’d love to try them out!

XO Kate

*** I am not associated with these companies. All opinions expressed are my own ***