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Monday mane-tenance


You may roll your eyes at the, painfully, alliterative title but I was really proud of that when I thought it up at stupid o’clock last night. After close to a decade of blogging in some form or another it gets hard to come up with these things!

As you might have guessed we’re here today today to talk about my Monday night hair ritual. You’ve heard of Skincare Sunday, well this Monday Mane-tenance. Every week - pretty much - I give my hair a loving boost with some form of deep treatment. My current favourite combo - in an effort to try and keep my colour between hairdresser appointments - is the Clairol Colour Booster in copper and the infamous £1 Argan Oil hair mask available from Poundland. 

There are a number of colour boosters on the market at the minute. I had been toying with buying the Maria Nila luminous colour masques on the Sally’s website when I came across the Clairol version in store in Superdrug. Half the price and right in front of my face. Just how I like it. I’ve been using it for about about two months now and even my hairdresser has commented at how well it has helped hide my growth and kept my ends from looking pale and broken, which they absolutely still were. This is not a miracle cure from damaged hair, the only thing that will help that is a sharp pair of scissors laying off the heat, and proper nutrition - my body is nutritionally starved thanks to the Crohns and Coeliacs so I'm hoping that once I get both of those under control it will start to improve. In the mean time I'm hoping two out of three ain't bad with a new standing appointment to get a trim and an Olaplex treatment every 5-6 weeks and by using a mainly cold setting on my hair dryer. It's early days but I'm noticing the difference!

So thats my current routine, I notice a massive difference in my hair when I don't do the deep conditions, I'm under no illusions that they are repairing the damage but anything I can do to prevent more and reduce visibility is fine by me and I think the video below shows just that!

I'm always on the lookout for budget friendly hair care, so please don't be afraid to lend your suggestions. 








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Pretty, no? x