Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brassed Off!

Yellow blond before, cool blond after.
I stay on top of my hair color pretty well, so I've never had a good way to photograph one of my favorite hair products before until now. I know a lot of blonds can have a hard time keeping their platinum tresses from turning to brass, so here's my little secret! Aveda's Blue Malva.

It's a colored conditioner with a pretty potent purple pigment in it. Kind of like Manic Panic's Virgin Snow dye the lilac toned neutralize the brassy yellows for a nice cool blonde. I've used a few different conditioners like this one such as John Freda's, but liked this best because it made my hair softer, and seems to have quite a bit more pigment in it.

I was originally put off by it because it is a little pricey, but the nice thing I found is because it's so strong I don't need to use it every day, in fact I tend to only use it once or maybe twice a week tops, usually if I'm taking a long shower, so one bottle usually lasts me about 2 months or there about.

Yesterday I pulled out some old hair pieces I made a while back, and used the Blue Malva to tone one of the pieces to match my current hair (or a bit closer, the wefts I used were darker than my current hair), so you can see the difference! (both pieces are from the same weft only one hasn't been conditioned, the other has) I don't do a lot of product reviews but after seeing my 2 hair pieces side by side I thought it might be useful for any other blondes out the fighting the brass!

So there you go, for all the people who have asked in the past how i get my hair the color it usually is, that's how!


  1. I'll have to try that! Right now, I'm using Shiny Silver Ultra and it's okay but I'd like to try something stronger. Thanks for the tip! x

  2. I've not tried that one yet, but this one is pretty strong! I don't know if I already said or not, but I'm loving your new blond hair!



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