Oh dear.

I’ve had a disaster, a hair related disaster. Now I know I shouldn’t be so vain; there are worse things to class as a disaster, but when your blonde locks are no longer blonde and are yellow (actual yellow) and the top of your head looks like you’ve tried to recreate tiger print; something is wrong. Very wrong.

I get bored really quickly with my hair and instead of getting it all chopped off again or going brunette, I decided that I wanted platinum blonde hair. Big mistake.

So now I am the owner of yellow hair. I’ve decided that instead of trying to start a trend of yellow hair I am going to go back to my old blonde; never will I get bored of you again (I promise.) Yellow is a nice colour for summer, but not when it’s your hair.

I was going to add a picture of my hair to show you, but I cannot bring myself to show the internet world my hair. Sorry guys.

I’ve had many hair disasters in my time including a 90’s boyband fringe in 2006 of which I kept for over a year. I still have no idea what I was thinking!

So I’d love to know your hair disasters and also what is the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had?



John Frieda, ‘Sheer Blonde, colour renew’

This is probably something a lot of blondes can relate to; you get your hair dyed a beautiful shade of blonde and a few weeks later you start to notice that no longer is your hair that lovely shade of blonde it once was but has become brassy with hints of yellow.

Now there are many ‘purple’ shampoos on the market, the tone correcting shampoos that are always bright purple in colour to try and correct it.

As I found my hair was becoming a more brassy/yellow/gingery colour than blonde I decided to give a ‘purple’ shampoo a go. John Frieda, ‘Sheer Blonde, colour renew’ was on offer in Superdrug at £6 for the Shampoo and Conditioner together, and so I decided to give it a try.

John Frieda 'purple' shampoo and conditioner

John Frieda ‘purple’ shampoo and conditioner

The Shampoo states that “with optical brightener and lavender, correcting formula counteracts unwanted yellow tones to neutralise brassiness and renew blonde colour.” There is only a small hint of a lavender smell to it, nevertheless the smell is a pleasant one and definitely not chemical- like.

It is slightly concerning putting a bright purple shampoo and conditioner on your hair, but after the first wash my hair certainly felt more conditioned  than before but there was indeed no colour change.

The shampoo

The shampoo

After a few weeks of using the Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner there has been a small but noticeable change in my hair, unfortunately not enough of a change to see through photos but there is a less brassy and yellow tone to my hair. My hair does however feel quite dried out from using it, but this may be due to the fact that I have been probably over-using it.

My hair is due for a re-colour and this time I will use the John Frieda shampoo and conditioner twice a week to try and maintain the colour, but without drying out my hair.

I have noticed that the shampoo and conditioner is back to £5.89 a bottle in Superdrug and I am not entirely convinced at that price it is worth it.

John Frieda: Sheer Blonde, colour renew: 2.5/5