Archives for April 2016

04.21.16

DIY Hair Mask

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Hey y’all! Today I am going to show you my hair after using the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment. I will also be sharing a DIY hair mask tutorial. I like to use a hair mask once a week to keep my hair moisturized.

Everything you need for this hair mask can be found at your local grocery store. There are two versions. Choosing your mask will depend on your hair needs. If you have dry hair make it without baking soda, but if you have oily hair add baking soda. You’ll need avocado, coconut oil, honey, and baking soda (if your hair is oily).

Mash together:

Quarter of the avocado
2 TBSP Coconut oil
1 TSP honey

Add 1 TSP baking soda if your hair is oily

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 Rub it in your hair and let is sit for a few minutes. Rinse it out with shampoo a couple times so it doesn’t leave your hair greasy. And that’s it! Now you have an easy DIY hair mask you can make at home in 5 minutes. I hope this post is useful for you guys!  

04.19.16

Brighter Hair!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RethinkYourColour #CollectiveBias

I used my Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment. This stuff is so easy to use! There are two parts to this product and they both come out and mix in your hand. I rubbed it all over my hair and let it sit for 5 minutes. You can treat your hair more than once to get your desired outcome. If you are interested in this product check out your local Walmart. If you can’t find it in store you can find it online at walmart.com. The best part about it is it’s affordable!

I’ve never been willing to spend the time and money salon coloring my hair. For me it’s a big commitment and I’ve also seen the damage it can cause. Let’s not forgot the amount of time you need to carve out in order to sit in that salon chair for results. It’s not something that would fit my busy life. This means I either have to live with my hair being the same or find other ways to change my style. I do get bored of having long dark hair. I see all the “trendy” styles every year and I do wish I could partake. However, knowing myself I know I’ll get bored of it within a few months. My default hairstyle is waist length and dark brown. There is really only so much you can do with your hair if you aren’t willing to cut it shorter or color it. I love when my hair gets lightened by the sun. It happens so naturally and leaves the best golden shade. But in order to have that I have to spend time in the sun – and let’s face it, wrinkles are not your friend. Luckily the Brilliant Brunette® line is a realistic product that I can and will use. Its a great option for a low maintenance, busy girl like me.

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It’s been 2 weeks since I started using the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo and Subtle Lightening Conditioner. That in conjunction with the Visibly Brighter™ Treatment has definitely started to give me results. My hair has luster and dimension which is just what I was looking for. I wanted to “liven” up my very dark long locks and this has been helping. Click here to see my “before” post. I have started to notice a different in my hair. There are strands that are lighter and other parts that are still darker. It looks very natural. Almost as if the sun was doing the lightening naturally, which I love. I wanted a very natural looking brightening effect and I can see it happening. So far so good. I plan on using these products for a few more weeks until my hair is “summer ready”. For more information on the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo click here and click here for the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Conditioner.

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I strongly encourage you guys to head to Walmart or Walmart.com and give these products a try. You’ll be delighted that you can change your hair in the comfort of your home. The smell is amazing and the products are affordable. Give them a try!

04.05.16

Are You A Brilliant Brunette?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RethinkYourColour #CollectiveBias

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Yes it’s another post about hair! But we all love our hair, let’s be honest. I’ve been really invested in hair care since high school. I like to keep my hair long. It’s more work but for me it’s more reward. I have to take really good care of my hair to make sure it looks nice. I don’t color it or heat style every day. I wash it every 2-3 days to retain my hair’s natural oils. Sometimes I do get bored with having the same long hair but I don’t want to make the damaging commitment to color it. I’ve been using John Frieda products since high school. They have a great line called Brilliant Brunette® and from there I’ve been using the New Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo/Conditioner. This product Visibly boosts the brightness of your brunette daily. They also released Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Shampoo/Conditioner for those of you interested in deepening your hair color. I feel like these products were created for me. I’m sure all the brunettes out there feel this way about a product named after us.

John Frieda has also come out with the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment. It instantly lightens for sun-kissed brunette and lightens up to 1 shade instantly. Plus it only lightens your natural spectrum, so hair won’t appear bleached or orange. In addition to all of that, it’s safe for natural, highlighted, and color-treated brunettes. I am going to do a before and after for you guys. This is a great tool for people interested in a change who don’t want to pay the salon price or deal with the salon damage. I love the Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo and Visibly Brighter™ Conditioner. I am excited to see results with the Visibly Brighter™ Treatment also.

Here’s an idea. Why don’t you reserve one or two days a week to pamper your scalp. Try using a hair mask along with a John Frieda Brilliant Brunette product. While washing your hair use your fingers to massage your scalp for a few minutes. Massaging your scalp regularly will help stimulate and promote hair growth. I bought a scalp massager and I love it. It almost resembles a whisk that hasn’t been finished, and it feels so nice. My 3 year old likes to steal it and massage everyone in the house. We all need some time to dedicate to our hair in order to keep it looking fabulous.

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I purchase all my John Frieda products at Wal-Mart. They always have a great supply. You can find the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment in select stores and at Walmart.com or click here. Give them a try, you won’t be sorry!