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brightening my blonde hair

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by Truffle, May 28, 2009.

  1. Truffle

    Truffle Proud American

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    wonders if anyone here uses brightening shampoos for blondes and which ones work best. i bought clairol shimmerlites.. a great smell. i have not noticed brighter blonde hair though. maybe i need to use it a week or sume:confused:thin
     
  2. Trashionista

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    I use LUSH's Marilyn hair treatment twice/month.

    I'm a natural ash blonde, but it's dyed a light golden blonde colour. It definately keeps it from looking brassy. Hasn't made it any lighter or kept roots from growing any faster. If you look on LUSH's forums, some say it has subtle-y lightened it. I don't notice a dramatic difference though on my hair.

    I tried John Freida's Sheer Blonde shampoos & conditioners, but didn't find them too work all that well. Left my hair feeling coated and oily.
     
  3. Truffle

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    I didnt get results from JF either
    I like the shimmer lites ALOT addicting scent!
     
  4. mxpxchrist_chic

    mxpxchrist_chic post-it notes are sticky!

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    do you just not want to color your hair? :) how blonde are you now? have any pics? i'm in cosmetology school and i'm graduating in august.. so its right up my alley! and most otc lightening shampoos have depositing minerals(i'm thinking of a different word other than minerals but i can't think of the word) and make it difficult for your hairdresser to color your hair.. but yes. :D
     
  5. KrazyPhish

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    I used this along with their blonde shampoo bar. It very subtle, it more or less makes your hair more shimmery in light rather than actually lighten it. Oh, and you have to be patient.

    I used to buy hydrogen peroxide (the dilute stuff available in supermarkets here, I forget the concentration...) and mix a cap full or so with lots of conditioner, slather it on my head, cover it with cling wrap and leave it there for 30-60 minutes. You'll get results quicker this way, but there is a bit of damage in it, but not like if you used box dye or went to the hair dresser. The results build up a little each time you do it, so you can control how light you get.
     
  6. Sunburst

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    I hate Clariol Shimmering Lights conditioner. Turned my bleached hair light blue so I put a warning issue on this to friends with bleached hair.
     
  7. Trashionista

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    Quick question: how did you apply Marilyn? It's really runny, so I've been scooping with a spoon and then combing out with a big, wide tooth comb. Any tips?
     
  8. KrazyPhish

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    I wet my hair first (not saturated, but like it's been towel dried), the dampness seems to help it spread, tangle less, it also helps you use less product but still get it to cover all your hair and it drips less. I use about a quarter of the pot with this method on my waist length (though fine) hair. I then wrap it in cling wrap and then a small towel.
     
  9. Trashionista

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    Thanks! I'll try this. I'm using about 1/4 of the pot each time on my fine, shoulder-blade length hair. Probably using too much! Thanks again! :D
     
  10. Truffle

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    oh,well it is a bit of a toner so you gotta rinse really well. it did this to my hair the first time i used but just gotta rinse it. my hair is heavily bleached but two tone. brown underneath. the more bleached i got the more shimmer worked. no more problems.
     
  11. FreeSpirit74

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  12. Trashionista

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    I've been using LUSH's DaddyO shampoo. Another violet coloured shampoo, but it's very much like a liquified gel (if that makes sense?) and I don't find it lathers as much as I'd like. It's too soon to tell, but it leaves my hair really shiny and light-catching, not sure it'll make it any blonder, though it does claim to brighten.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't leave my hair as squeeky-clean as I'd like, so I've been rotating with my regular shampoo - regular one day, DaddyO the next. It actually doesn't smell too bad either... like licorice and cinnamon, not too natural or patchouli-fiend as some of LUSH's products do. :)
     
  13. NatiBooh

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    have you tried redken? glam shampoo for blondes. it's better than most of the ones out there,
     
  14. TheTrash

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    Klorane Chamomile.
     
  15. Truffle

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    thanks you all. :)
     
  16. santacruzchristlova

    santacruzchristlova Newbie

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    There is shampoo that helps take out brassy tones in blonde hair