Last year I joined team Balayage after a long love affair with my Ombre locks. With any coloured hair it needs maintenance to prevent fading or discolouration and we also need a bit more help in the moisture department – especially with bleached ends. Although different styles and techniques both Balayage and Ombre looks involve brunette and blonde tones so using just one shampoo doesn’t quite cut it which is why I’ve taken to using a dream team of shampoos and conditioners that target both brown and blonde hair and keep everyone happy!
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge with Balayage or Ombre hair you can read about how I turned my out of date ombre into bang on trend balayage here – I’ll warn you, it wasn’t a quick process but 10% worth it.
But today I wanted to share with you the products I used to keep it looking super fresh, both higher end and budget versions!
Editor’s Note: There’s an even newer hair trend on the market…Sombre – Read all about it here!
Purple shampoo works wonders to regenerate blond hair so if you’ve never tried it before take a read of my Ultimate Guide to Purple Shampoo and grab yourself some to try. The purple in the shampoo helps to tone down any brassy tones in your blonde taking it from straw yellow to golden in just one wash while the cool brunette recharge in the conditioner really helps to lift the brown notes on top.
This is a winning combo for me and it completely transforms my hair every single time I use it – they also come in different warmths and colours to suit your toner. They do have a price tag at around £10 a bottle though so I’ve also tried a more budget brand to compare…
At half the price this set from John Frieda sets out to do the same as the Wella version to boost your brunette and de-brass the blonde.
For just £5 a bottle the John Frieda Colour Renew Tone-Correcting Shampoo and John Frieda Enhancing Conditioner are a great cheaper alternative and I tend to just put them on my Ocado order when I run out or pick some up at the supermarket which is nice and easy. They work well but in all honesty not as well as the higher end Wella set. I can see a difference in my blonde, it’s definitely a better colour but it’s just missing that multi-tonal edge that I get when I use my Wella set, they’re honestly like I’ve just walked out of the salon again.
I like both and tend to save my Wella set for ‘best’ while using the John Frieda during the week. Either way I’m totally sold on using specific shampoos and conditioners to target my multi-tones and think it’s an essential for keeping your coloured hair looking it’s best.
Do you use any purple or brunnete specific shampoos and conditioners you’d recommend?
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