I’ve been a blonde pretty much my whole life. I’ve been getting my hair highlighted since I think I was 12 years old. I love being a blonde, but it comes with a lot of required maintenance. Not only does your hair tend to get more dry and brittle, but it also gets brassy over time. You may be wondering what “brassy hair” looks like. Well check out this photo on the left (pre and post hair appt.)…
And in case you are also wondering who’s hair that is, it’s MINE (eeek!). My hair gets so brassy, but I’ve found the BEST solution to keep it ashy in between color appointments. It’s a product from Dessange Paris called California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème.
You may have heard of “purple shampoo” before to help cancel out yellow tones in the hair. There are many makers of purple shampoo, and I used one prior to finding this Color Correcting Crème. However, because my hair gets SO brassy (see photo!), I needed something stronger. The Dessange Paris California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème is a toner, not a shampoo, so you still use you regular shampoo with it, but it has a greater effect.
I’ve been using the whole Dessange Paris California Blonde Line found at Target and LOVE it! The smell is amazing and I love that it is specifically formulated for blondes like myself. The Illuminating Shampoo is gentle on my dry hair, but still leaves it nourished. The Illuminating Conditioner is light enough that I can use roots to ends without my hair being weighed down. And I apply a small amount of the Illuminating Elixir to my dry ends once I’m out of the shower as well as on 2nd day hair to freshen up the dry ends.
Let me clarify, this toner (or any purple shampoo) is not used in place of a hair appt. It is used between hair appts. weekly or as needed to keep your color looking fresh and not that gross orange-yellow blonde.
Also, because it’s not a shampoo, it doesn’t lather and spread like one. This means you will have to spend a little more time working it in to make sure it’s evenly distributed on your hair. But I promise it will be worth it!