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Pretty over-dramatic title up there I know, I mean talk about #firstworldproblems, “Oh no, I can’t live without this specific Shampoo or my life will literally end!” But c’mon we’ve all been there right!? You’ve finally found that amazing product that takes all of the stress of searching through the aisles (or pages if you’re a bit of an online shopper!) away and then POOF! Its been discontinued. Truly devastating. Its like recently my hairdresser has decided to move forward with his studies and has therefore decided to stop hairdressing which is obviously so great for him but when I was on the receiving end of the news I was gutted! I felt like it was the end of the world or he had died or something (again, slightly over-dramatic maybe?). But anyway, I’ve gotten over it now and I’m working on ways to move forward *enter gentle sobbing*. So today I wanted to talk about my good old shampoo and conditioner. Two very important products in my life and if you love your hair, they should be important in yours too! I did a post similar to this last year but I wanted to give an updated version because a) they discontinued my shampoo (I know!) b) I’ve tried some other mediocre products which made me love mine more and c) I really need to harp on a bit more about how banging my conditioner is.

About a month ago I was informed that De Lorenzo had decided to can my colour (Claret) in their shampoo range. After continuously shouting “WHY, WHY, WHYYY DE LORENZO!” and other profanities such as “IT WAS JUST THE PERFECT COLOUR, WAAAHH”, I pulled myself together and decided to try something new. After doing my usual read a million reviews online, I narrowed it down to a red shampoo by Davines. People were saying it was awesome and I thought man this stuff is gonna be good surely! Well, turns out most of those people probably haven’t tried De Lorenzo’s products or they were looking for something a little different to me. Maybe the shampoo would be really great if you wanted to add some soft red tones to your already light, blonde hair but for me having already red hair, it wasn’t very noticeable. Usually I would get out of the shower and be like BAM! New colour! To the point that sometimes people ask me if I’ve just gotten my hair done (yes, it’s that good). But after trialling this stuff for a few weeks my hair was starting to look a little dull and with my colour only being a demi-permanent it wasn’t helping it fade gracefully y’know. What a bummer.

So a few days before I went on a month away trip I decided to head to some shops in search of my old faithful De Lorenzo to see if I could scramble up any last bottles of Claret. Upon my looking I saw they had a few other red shampoo’s available in their range (Claret was well and truly gone) and I went with a bottle of ‘Fire Red’. Fire Red is said to enhance vibrant red-orange tones in coloured or natural hair. Could be a win or could be a total fail, but luckily for me it turned out to be a win! The colour was so similar to Claret it me wonder if that’s why they discontinued it in the first place. So whatever your hair colour, or whether your hair is coloured or not, definitely go and check out the De Lorenzo range to see if they have any shampoos or conditioners which might help you enhance your tresses. Be careful as to not make it become your only shampoo though as it can be a bit drying and that’s not what you want! I usually go with using it every second wash and that works a treat for me. The best thing is that the shampoo is made from all natural plant products and it’s made right here in Oz! I love a good Vegan product that can stand up to others and the pigment in this shampoo is so potent that it literally colours my hands and nails when I’m applying it! But fear not worry warts! It all washes off by the time I get out of the shower so don’t think you have to go all crazy wearing surgeon gloves in the shower to save your manicure 😉 Head on over to http://www.salonstyle.com.au to shop the range or click here to check out my home boy, Fire Red.

While I was away on my recent dance trip/holiday (which you can read about here!) I ran out of conditioner. Now again I know it sounds like nothing and I thought the same, I was like that’s fine I’ll just grab something else and my hair will remain in its awesome state. BA BOWWWW. I headed to Boots and hit the conditioner section; popular brand – check, slightly expensive – check, pretty packaging – check, picked a winner, no problems. Ah, where to start.. I had to use half the dang bottle to coat my long, thick hair (I usually only use about a 50c piece worth), I had to leave it in for 5 to 10 minutes (hate that, especially in a shower in Blackpool which is more like a scolding hot drizzle from a teapot than a shower AND when I usually only have to wait 30 seconds to a minute) and I got no bloody pay off after waiting all that time! After using it for a couple of weeks my hair was becoming pretty dry and after all the torment I was giving it from being styled into lavish dance do’s (lavish, dahling) this stuff wasn’t helping  to restore it back to its usually happy, bouncy self. Once I got back to my house and a bottle of my conditioner – Pureology Hydrate Condition, I was home. My hair was back! Having that time without it made me realise how great it makes my hair feel and look and made me love it even more *insert heart eyes emoji. It may sound so ridiculous that a conditioner can bring so much joy but I’ve tried SO MANY conditioners over the years from Pantene to high end salon brands and this stuff just takes the cake. This conditioner is also 100% Vegan created with the best and purest products specifically for colour specialists and their clients. So if you have coloured hair, this stuff is for you! You just bang it on, wait 30 seconds and rinse off to feel the magic it has worked; it brings hydration, strength and shine all back to your hair without using any nasties. Did I mention it’s inexpensive too so just quietly.. TRY IT!! You can only buy this brand in specific salons but to make things easier click this link to purchase it online and get it delivered to your door!

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Love, Rachelle xx

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Going from platinum blonde to deep red 2 years ago was a bit of a biggie for me. I had been dyeing my hair blonde since the age of 14 and really didn’t know if returning to the ol’ roots would be a hit or a miss (my natural colour is strawberry blonde.) I had been toying with the idea in my mind for a while until one day whilst blow-drying my hair I noticed I had the beginnings of a very sexy bowl cut appearing from my fringe around the side of my head. Breakage… nice to meet you. I decided it was time to jump off the “fun” boat and head home.

A couple of years on and some very interesting shades of red later I feel I have finally found the concoction I’ve been looking for. Most of it boils down to my awesome colourist but I also have some at home upkeep so that my colour stays fresh and my hair healthy (well as healthy as possible bearing in mind I go through a large can of silhouette a month thanks to competing!)

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De Lorenzo colour care shampoo in Claret

First off, let me mention the one thing that as a red-head I could not live without. Ok, slight exaggeration but it’s bloody good alright! De Lorenzo nova fusion colour care shampoo in Claret has been an absolute life saver. I’ve tried a fair few different shades over the past 2 years changing bottles with my forever changing tones of red but can I just say they are all AMAZING. Anyone that has coloured hair prone to fading really ought to give these a go! They are all natural plant-based colours that are so vivid it’s like a trip to the hairdressers! I shampoo my hair with this bad guy every second wash and always shampoo twice as per the instructions. You can get this product from Hairhouse Warehouse and they have hair swatches with all the different colours available so you can match to your hair tone.

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Pureology Hydrate Condition Revitalisant

Another thing that I have been using of late is the Pureology Hydrate Condition Revitalisant. This stuff has really improved the quality and vibrancy of my hair. I tried so many things to replenish my dead and dull post blonde hair; masks, oils, serums and I just wish that I had found this sooner! The product is also plant-based and is quite high potency so you really only need a 5 cent piece and you’re good to go (believe me, my hair is thick and I only need that much.) Even better is that you only need to leave it on for 1-2 minutes.. #yessss! Because who else cringes every time they see “wait 15-20 minutes” on the back of hair products, what on earth do they expect us to do for that long in the shower? whip up some pancakes? The conditioner leaves a kind of minty fresh feeling which at first was a bit of a shock to be honest, but now I actually quite like it 🙂 I know some hair salons stock this brand, I get mine from a local hair supplies store but if you have trouble finding it have a look online!

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Goldwell Color Live Conditioner

Last on the list and last in the method is Goldwell Inner Effect resoft and color live conditioner. I spray this onto my hair after its been towel dried and it acts as a sort of colour lock spray. I’ve been using it for the past year now and I have noticed that it helps prolong the fading of my red from one hair appointment to the next. Its nice and light and definitely doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy. I get this from my Hair salon but I know Price Attack stock Goldwell products too 🙂 edit: After doing a little research I sense this product may have been discontinued but check out the link for a website still stocking the product!

Go check out http://www.salonstyle.com.au for the hair products listed plus many more! If your intrigued, give these guys a try! (See what I did there..)