Making Summer #AHairBetter

June 9, 2016

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Getting my hair coloured is something I do about 3 times a year, because I find that when it’s done right it’s all my hair needs.

Of course, that fresh straight from the salon blonde never ceases to fade after about a month and as my roots begin to grow out, my natural mousey blonde colour starts to peak though. Because I don’t head to the salon for touch ups, I look for alternatives that will give me my signature sun-kissed, beach blonde colour. When John Frieda® approached me about testing out their Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo, Conditioner and In-Shower Lightening Treatment, I was absolutely in. The John Frieda® Sheer Blonde® Collection is one that I’ve used in between salon visits in the past, so I knew that I was already a fan.

PS: My friends from John Frieda are holding #AHairBetterContest where you could win a hair makeover and a stylish weekend getaway for two! Get your luscious locks over to their contest page for more info. Good luck! 
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Because I was also heading to Halifax the day after receiving the products, I decided to just take them with me to use in replacement of my usual haircare regimen for the week.

Normally I wash my hair every two days, but for the sake of this trial, I washed my hair daily.

On day one of my Sheer Blonde® program, I used only the Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner. What I like about these two products is that the lightening system actually comes from citrus and chamomile and is ammonia and peroxide free; a welcome change from other lightening systems. Upon first impressions, I noticed that the shampoo and conditioner smells super fresh and clean and the colour is a cheery, bright yellow that makes for an instant mood-booster. The shampoo had some serious sudsing power and the conditioner easily combed through my hair without a struggle, which is super important to me as I have very tangly hair. After the first round of using the shampoo and conditioner, I could feel that my hair was very moisturized and I noticed a slightly lighter tone to my hair.
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On day two, I repeated the same steps as I did on day one and was pleasantly surprised to see that it added an even lighter condition to my hair.
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On day three, I used the Sheer Blonde® Shampoo yet again, but instead of the Sheer Blonde® conditioner I decided to use the John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner that was also sent to me as an optional-use product. I decided to use the Frizz Ease® Conditioner because lately the weather has been getting warmer and with the heat and humidity comes annoying frizzy hair. I love that I now have this weekly leave-in treatment that will help combat frizzy hair and protect against breakage to get me through these summer months.
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On day four, I was having a bit of a dilemma as to whether or not I actually wanted to use the Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder In-Shower Lightening Treatment. This was because this product does contain peroxide and would permanently lighten my hair. I decided to just go for it because the In-Shower Lightening Treatment is a no-fail product when it comes to wanting to go a shade lighter without the commitment of a confusing box dye. The treatment blended and softened my dark roots without making it obvious that I had just dyed my hair. It gave me that natural, sun-kissed sheen and I was really pleased with the results. To use the product, all I had to do was snap the cap off, blend together the mixture in my hand, massage it through my hair and leave it on for 5 minutes, before rinsing it out. The In-Shower Lightening Treatment is a one-time use product in between salon visits, which I loved because I always feel like I want to kick my blonde into high gear in the summer.
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For not heading to the salon to revive my blonde colour, I am extremely pleased with the current, lighter condition of my blonde, thanks to the Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder Collection. I  wouldn’t replace these products for my daily haircare routine, but I love that I can add it into my routine every so often when my blonde is looking a bit sallow and I want to liven it up. It’s a winner in my books!
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This post was sponsored by John Frieda, but all opinions are my own.

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