So when I was recently contacted by HQ Hair, asking if I would like to try some Paul Mitchell products, I jumped at the chance. I was very kindly sent some products from the KerActive Forever Blonde range. Although I am a natural blonde, I do get a full head of highlights to lighten my hair as my natural blonde is not as light as I would like it. So I was intrigued to see how these products worked together, to help maintain my blonde locks.
Forever Blonde Shampoo - £15.95* | "Ideal for bleached and highly lifted hair. This sulfate-free shampoo, helps soften and strengthen as it cleans. KerActive protein hugs every strand to guard against breakage, while safflower oleosomes help restore lost moisture and elasticity. Special botanicals, including turmeric, chamomile and lemon peel, help keep blonde hues light and bright".
The first thing I noticed about this product, was the colour of it. It's white but it does have a slight hint of purple to it, which helps get rid of the brassy, orangey tones.
I applied this like I would any over shampoo and once massaged into the scalp it instantly lathered. Oh I do love a good shampoo that lathers easily as I feel it works better at getting rid of all the dirt and build up.
Forever Blonde Conditioner - £15.95* | "Ideal for bleached and highly lifted hair. Give fragile blonde hair the moisture and strength it needs. Rich conditioners, including macadamia nut oil and safflower olesomes, deliver hydration right into the hair shaft for improved elasticity, softness and shine. KerActive protein hugs every strand to protect and help repair damage."
Just like the shampoo, the conditioner has a slight purple tinge to it. It's a lovely creamy consistency, that just glides onto your hair when you apply it. I leave it on for around five minutes and then I rinse of with clean water.
Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair Serum - £15.95* | "Ideal for bleached and highly lifted hair. Treat fragile blonde hair and help restore health and vitality in an instant. Loaded with safflower olesomes, macadamia nut oil and exclusive KerActive protein, this multi-tasking correcter soothes and replenishes dry, depleted hair as it helps to strengthen and seal the cuticle."
I spray this on towel dry hair and focus mainly on the ends. I slowly work my way up, avoiding the roots, making sure my hair has a light even coverage. I then leave it to dry naturally (normally over night), so when it comes to styling my hair, it feels lovely and soft and easy to work with.
Overall, I am very happy with the results. My hair feels and looks so much healthier. I feel the products helped to neutralise any brassy tones I may of had and helped to keep my hair looking bright and blonde!
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