This evening I washed my hair with a new shampoo and conditioner that my daughter has been using. To set the scene, my daughter is in her mid teens and later this week she is going to have the ends of her hair coloured. The style she’s going for is called ‘Balayage’ (a new word to me, but the photos that she’s shown me look amazing).
I looked up the word ‘Balayage’ and it’s French for ‘to sweep or paint’, and the way the stylist does it is freehand using a painting technique to apply the colour very naturally and only where needed. She’s very excited about having it done and I’ll be going with her to watch the work of art taking place.
Although this style is pretty low maintenance, does not touch the roots, and is more natural looking during the regrowth period, someone recommended that my daughter uses a thickening shampoo and conditioner called Plantur for the week leading up to her having it done. This way her hair will be at its thickest and best condition when she has the colour added to her hair.
When the products arrived, I read the packaging and liked the sound of it as it’s actually recommended for women who are 40+ and pre-menopausal as it protects the hair roots when estrogen levels start to decrease.
I’m in my early 50s and have not really thought much about menopause yet but I do love the idea of self-care. I thought I’d give the shampoo and conditioner a try. You have to leave the shampoo on for 120 seconds for it to activate and as I rinsed it off I could feel how much thicker my hair felt. After rinsing, you then only need a hazelnut sized amount of the conditioner and it only needs to be left on for 30 seconds before rinsing.
My hair felt squeaky clean afterwards and also much thicker and very soft after drying it. I think I’ll use it every other wash as it’s quite expensive but I really like it.
I’ll let you know how my daughter’s Balayage hairstyle goes later in the week.
Until next time…