If you have seen me in person recently, you will no doubt either have noticed or commented on my current re-growth situation. My naturally dark brown roots are more than peeking through my masses of bleached blonde hair - in fact it almost looks like I have some sort of ombre dye job going on. News flash I don't. I'm not proud of it (well to an extent I am, it kinda shows how quickly my hair grows and is a little reassuring) but it has allowed me to come to the conclusion that I do want to continue life as I know it as a blonde. Every cloud and all that, most people wouldn't wait until their regrowth hits their chin but then again I'm not most people.
Yes it is a damaging process but generally I take really good care of my hair so I am not too worried about the return to blonde. My biggest issue is keeping my bleached locks looking fresh, my hair has a tendency to turn brassy and almost instantly. Out of convenience I more often than not purchase Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Shampoo which is more than fine if not a little over enthusiastic in its ways. Sometimes I find the deep violet shampoo can tinge my hair lilac and despite only using as directed (twice a week) it can be a little on the drying side. The other toning shampoo aimed at blonde hair that I have been loyal to is Lush Daddy-O Shampoo; nice enough but admittedly it does not cleanse as deep as I require. I used to purchase any silver or purple shampoo I could get my hands on but as the only blonde in my household (and circle of friends) it is becoming a pricey and ineffective habit.
So calling all fellow blondes past and present, natural or aided please let me know what shampoo (and other hair care products) you rely on to prevent brassiness. Ideally I would like something that I can pick up in the likes of Boots and Superdrug and won't cost an arm and leg; if you do have a pricey wonder product, feel free to share my yellowed tresses need all the help they can get!
As a side note I picked up the above mini bottle of Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Shampoo from the Poundshop of all places. I couldn't help think it would be great for taking on holiday but also the gym, or even if you have yet to try the formula out for yourself.