Well I got my hair cut, dyed and highlighted.
Turned out very nice. She used a demi-permanent, (#6? dark blonde. Not sure of the brand - we agreed on the color together. I was hoping for lighter but didn't want to put up with roots all the time - can't have everything) she said it was a deposit only color. And she added a small amount of highlights (foils) which she really took her time with so it looked "sunkissed" as she put it. The color turned out darker than I wanted, and the highlights weren't as much, BUT I am SOO happy anyway ..... it is SO much healthier looking, the redness on top is toned down, she cut 2 inches of dead hair off the bottom :) She said because it is a demi, it will fade.
She sold me two Huge bottles of Biolage colorcaretherapie - the shampoo and conditioner - each 33.8 oz bottles, were $25 for the both of them.
I see the shampoo has both sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate as the 2nd and 3rd ingredients, respectively. The fourth ingredient is cocamidopropyl betaine. I wanted a very gentle one for color treated hair but see that the first four ingredients are no different than Herbal Essense Nourishing Palm shampoo for Colored/Permed/Dry/Damaged hair.
So which is better for my hair? Does it matter? The ingredients toward the end of the Biolage product look much more natural than the ingredients toward the end of the list on the Herbal Essense bottle.
I also have a bottle of Redken Extreme - but it doesn't say it's for color treated hair. It lists water/aqua, tea-lauryl sulfate, cocamide mipa, and carbomer as the first four ingredients.
Well maybe these questions belong in another forum, but I just thought I'd throw them this way.
I took alot of pictures but they all turned out different depending on the light! they all made the hair look alot lighter than it looks in the mirror. Some made it look ash brown, others still reddish. But I see it as more of a light brown with blonde highlights now.
Next time I'll just get more highlights, then I'll be happy. I don't think my roots will show with this color, and since it is demi, it is safe to get it every few months (when it fades out), right?
She also sold me another product she used on my hair that helped make it straight and shiny and SOOOOOOOo smooth. It's called Paul Mitchel SUPER SKINNY Serum.
Has anyone used that?