We have all had our fair share of traumatizing experiences color processing at home, or possibly frying it with heating tools. Where we end up crying on the bathroom floor, head in our hands, defeated. This is for all of you. To know that you’re not alone ladies.
I started using a hair straightener at the young age of 12. Before then, it was early 2000’s where we all had our hair crimped with mousse, or in super high slicked back buns. (Am I glad that that was just a phase). But at least our hair wasn’t suffering. But then along came hair straighteners, and everyones hair turned to horse hay. This was before we all thought to use heat protectant sprays, or serums. We’ve all grown so much. Proud of us.
Since then, my hair has gone through countless hair coloring treatments. From brown to blonde. Blonde to black. Black to red. Red to grey. Grey back to black. You name it, I did it. Yes, me. All at home, by myself. At one point, when I tried to go grey, I actually fried my hair. It actually turned into spaghetti. The back of my hair started to fall out after processing, and it could not be saved. That was when I turned to my hairdresser. He had to chop most of my hair off, and I learned my lesson for sure. Although he did give me what I wanted in the end. Grey hair. Shout out to him for being a saint, and dealing with my indecisiveness. I then learned quickly that grey hair is not cheap, no matter how you go about it. I was back in the salon every 4-6 weeks, getting my hair processed. At the end of each visit, my wallet would be at least 150$ lighter. My hair looked, and felt great no doubt, but it was definitely breaking my bank. It was time I searched for a cheaper look.
I am by no means a hairdresser, nor do I have any knowledge, or schooling to give advice. This is just my hair journey, and the products I am currently using, and am in love with. I normally dye my roots with multiple products from Sallys Beauty Supply, and my roots only, to match with my existing color, of dark brown/black. I’ve noticed that not only dying just my roots, instead of my whole head like I used to, has my hair been growing faster, has less breakage, and it’s soft to the touch.
As for the products I use. I’ve been obsessed with Garnier’s Whole Blends Repairing Shampoo and Hair Mask in Honey Treasures. Both of which are for damaged hair. These can be found at your local drugstores. The ingredients being royal jelly, propolis, and honey. All these help to prevent your hair from further damage. I use the mask once a week after one of the days I choose to shampoo. I use the shampoo twice a week, as I don’t wash my hair every time I shower. As you shouldn’t to keep your natural oils in your hair. I swear by these, and they are so affordable.
To say the least, my hair has gone through hell and back, and I am very impressed that I was able to bounce back from all the damage I had done over the years. Now all I can do is relay this honey scented goodness to all you ladies. Let me know what you think if you try it!