Super-special care for super-blonde hair

If you’ve been following my posts for the past few months, you know that I’ve been on a bit of a hair color bender. Back in April I thought going rose gold was outrageous, but then I took things to another level by trying platinum—and I very quickly learned that my old haircare products weren’t going to cut it. (Example: I used to eschew heavy products because my hair was greasy by day 2. Now I can slather on Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue three times a day.) So then I did what any self-respecting beauty writer would do… I called on my beauty publicist BFF for some goodies—and she delivered in the form of a Paul Mitchell hair care package.

I could almost hear my hair saying “aaaahhhhh” as I opened the box and found four strand-savers inside. I couldn’t wait to hop in the shower with the Platinum Blonde Shampoo and its color-enhancing purple hue. Unlike other shampoos that you lather up and rinse out, you leave this one on for three to five minutes to help neutralize brassiness and bring out the brilliance in blonde and white (or gray) hair. Oh, and it neutralized the straw-like feel as well.

Joining this miracle shampoo was the Forever Blonde Shampoo, Conditioner and Dramatic Repair. These, too, are formulated with the special needs of blonde hair as well, and they contain an exclusive KerActive protein that reinforces fragile strands as safflower oleosomes lock in moisture.

With this arsenal of amazing shampoos, conditioner and pre-styling treatment, I don’t have to be as scared to wash my hair—and it looks and feels better after just 2 uses. But perhaps the most pleasant surprise was the scent… It’s been ages since I used Paul Mitchell products, and it still smells like it did when I was an Awapuhi addict almost 15 years ago!

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