Fix Your Damaged Color treated hair! April 17, 2023 08:54
The Hair Products that Fixed My Damaged hair!
From Dark Brown to Light Blonde Yikes!
I recently dyed my hair, from dark brown to light blonde and fried my hair! Why did I do this? Because at the ripe old age of 37 I'm starting to see more and more gray hairs and I wasn't ready to go full gray. I thought I'd go gracefully into the world of gray hair by going blonde first and gradually adding more gray in. So I went to my local beauty shop, bought some bleach (the least damaging kind I could find) and went for it. I had to bleach it 3 times until it was a light blonde that wasn't orange and brassy. I did this over a period of 9 weeks with 3 weeks in between each dye. This resulted in some pretty dry, coarse hair. This is what I used https://amzn.to/3kNxDst and I was super impressed that my hair didn't just break off after 3 bleach sessions. It's honestly the best stuff I've ever used. I dyed my hair blonde for most of my young life and then in my 20's went dark brown.
Then I toned my hair color which was really orange and brassy with this https://amzn.to/3yjXdrX (see the pic of my hair at the bottom of this post, it's a lovely ash blonde). I 100% love the color!
A Word About Hair Dye
Let me mention that all hair dye is toxic, and even the "natural" ones (EXCEPT HENNA!) have PPD in them, a really nasty chemical that can possibly cause all sorts of health problems if used long term. You can learn more at EWGhttps://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredients/704389-PPHENYLENEDIAMINE/
Other chemicals commonly found in hair dyes:
*Resorcinol- a bleaching product https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredients/705539-RESORCINOL/
BUT! Because this is used on hair and washed off AND if done with taking the right precautions, such as, wearing proper protective clothing, putting a line of conditioner around scalp line to minimize skin contact, wearing gloves, wearing a mask, doing it outside, and wearing protective eye care you can really minimize the absorption of chemicals. You should also wash your hair off either in a sink or with your hair draped over the side of the tub under a stream of water. I would NEVER advise anyone to wash it off in the shower and let it run down your body. I once did that and got hives from head to toe and felt like I was sucking air through a straw, needless to say it was awful.
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Back to the story, I have this completely unmanageable, un-washable hair now. SO I start scrambling for an organic, shampoo and conditioner without synthetic fragrances, that can repair my hair. That is a crazy request in this world because it seems like every hair care product I researched had synthetic fragrances. Bad things happen to me when I use synthetic fragrances, such as, I break out in hives, or I have breathing difficulties, etc.! I tried a bunch of different products and they all either didn't work, made me break out all over my back and neck or left my hair greasy and totally gross looking. Then, I went to visit my mother, and showed her my hair. Backstory: My mother is a blonde, and has been going gray gracefully for many years. She told me about this new hair care line she was using and because her hair looked so healthy, I went home and ordered a bunch of samples from this place.
I found the Holy Grail of hair care products!
One word, Loma. Two words, Try. It. You will not be disappointed.
- No synthetic Fragrances
- Organic Ingredients
- Free of synthetic colors
- No formaldehyde
- Made in small batches in the USA (how rare is that!)
- Based in Ayurvedic Medicine
- Manufactured with 100% hydroelectric Power
- Organic Aloe vera based
- Vegan friendly and PETA certified
- research and test each raw material to ensure their purity
- Free of Parabens, Sodium Chloride, Soy, Gluten, and Sulfates
- Never tested on animals
- Recyclable Packaging
- ETC. ETC.
I did not edit this image at all to make my hair look less brittle or frizzy. The only products in my hair are the Violet Shampoo and Conditioner and the deep conditioner.
Disclosure: I will earn a commission on your purchase, but I would never ever recommend a product that I don't use myself and 100% love!