Oh, I’m so right when I say that the Lee Stafford range of Bleach Blondes products is aimed at younger women. The clues are all there, the funky and annoying (although probably only annoying to the elderly like me) mIx oF UpPeR AnD lOWEr CaSE text; the bright pink packaging and the words BLEACH BLONDES.
But, and I think I’ve said this before, the Bleach Blondes range is perfect for older women too. In fact, our highlighted blonde hair probably needs more help than our younger counterparts.
Our hair is older for a start and as everything slows down as we age (apart from ageing, which speeds up), we’re the ones who need to calm down the brassy tones in our blonde hair.
I was sent the Bleach Blondes Golden Girl Oil and Bleach Blondes Tone Correcting Conditioning Spray to review and even though the blurb talks about icy white, cool platinum shades, I knew from past experience with Lee Stafford products, that they’d work just as well on my golden highlighted hair.
BLEACH BLONDES GOLDEN GIRL OIL
A kiss of life for bleached hair, this weightless, non-greasy oil that helps amplify shine, hydrate and neutralise those nasty brassy tones. With a unique blend of ingredients to ensure your hair is left silky smooth.
HOW TO USE
- Apply to wet or dry hair.
- Rub a couple of pumps between your hands and apply from mid-lengths to ends of hair focussing on distressed and dry areas.
- Adjust the amount according to the length, thickness and texture of hair.
BLEACH BLONDES TONE CORRECTING CONDITIONING SPRAY
Created especially for bleached, partly bleached or highlighted hair.
A weightless, non-greasy oil that helps amplify shine whilst hydrating and neutralising nasty brassy tones. The unique blend of ingredients used includes sunflower seed oil which smoothes cuticles and protects hair from styling damage. Leaves your bleach blonde (or just highlighted) locks looking and feeling silky smooth and seriously conditioned
This glistening potion is formulated with violet pigments designed to combat those nasty brassy tones, leaving just icy white, cool platinum shades.
HOW TO USE
- Shake thoroughly to awake this glistening potion.
- Apply evenly to towel dried hair, holding the pump approximately 6 inches away from hair.
- Spray from root to tip and comb through.
- Do not rinse, dry hair and style as normal.
- Use every other time you wash your hair.
I always use both products together, I call this magic combination Highlight Popper. I begin with the purple toned conditioning spray. Purple of course tones down and neutralises brassy orange tones. There’s always a point after 3 or 4 weeks when your freshly dyed hair changes colour and THIS (not before) is the time to use the conditioning spray.
It’s important to shake the bottle first to mix up the shiny suspended particles before spraying. I don’t spray the roots, my hair is fine, any product with the word ‘conditioning’ in it is going to weigh my hair down. This spray is a light formula, but when you comb it through you can feel that smoothness straightaway, so apply sparingly, especially if you have fine hair.
When my hair is about 75% dry, (it’s always best to stop blow drying it at this point), I apply the serum, but only to the bottom third of my hair and concentrate on the ends.
There’s a very nice sheen to hair. Yes, it’s soft and the colour does look more natural, but the biggie is when you see the back of your hair reflected in a mirror especially under a strong light, it actually shines and yes, there’s a tiny trace of shimmer.
Anyone with blonde highlighted hair will know that getting any kind of shine is a near miracle. I’m not sure if it’s the serum or the spray (or both together) that’s doing all the hard work, but for now, I’ll keep using both.
Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Golden Girl Oil £9.99 Available at Boots
Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde Tone Correcting Conditioning Spray £8.99 Available at Boots