Highlighter killer – Dandruff shampoo

Highlighter killer - Dandruff shampoo

I’m going to tread carefully here because I don’t want to upset anyone so, I will cunningly disguise the name of the product I’m talking about and leave it to you to work it out.

This product is a well-known, bright blue dandruff shampoo. The brand run a particularly irritating ad featuring bloggers/vloggers I just don’t recognise, because I’m obviously far too old; one of them emits a high-pitched squeal when she sees how swishy and shiny her hair is after using said shampoo.

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about Bed & Boulders.

Long story short – spent a week at my mum’s house, forgot to pack my shampoo and used JJ’s Bed & Boulders one instead, and indeed, after the first wash, my hair was swishy and shiny. *Cue annoying squeal of delight* (I hope she’s isn’t a famous blogger, or I’ll be in even more trouble).

But fast forward a mere two shampoos later and my buttery coloured highlights turned orange. I’m not kidding – BRASSY, FUGLY, KILL ME NOW, ORANGE! 


One of my hairdressers from yonks ago, told me that if the salon ever ran out of perming solution (this was the 80s) they’d use Bed & Boulders instead because it was so potent. Although, leave it on for too long he said, and hair would snap clean off. At the time I thought it was a funny story to amuse me – but now I think, was there a grain of truth to this?

In fact, if you do a little research – because the net is always right isn’t it? You will see that this particular shampoo is notorious for fading hair colour! Great if you want to tone down a shade, not so good for highlighted hair. Lesson learned, sometimes those urban myths turn out to be the real thing! 

My saviour was PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Brightening Purple Shampoo 150ml £3.99 Boots £3.19 Superdrug

Wash, lather and leave in for 5 minutes. Three shampoos in and my hair is almost de-orangified. Long term use is not recommended, it has sulphate in it and I think eventually it would dry out your hair. I know I’m going to have to suck it up and use a ‘proper’ shampoo at some point.

But for now, it does the job, my hair even has a little shine. *squeeeal*

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