Last weekend I spent a glorious 24 hours in New York City (my first time). Besides being overwhelmed with the historical sites, the fast paced culture and the picturesque movie set scenery, I was astonished how advanced their spring was from ours. Their flowers were in bloom, everyone was walking around in sneakers, and it was 26 degrees (can we say t-
shirt weather!). Although I returned to an April snow storm in Canada, I carried with me the need to start my spring beauty rituals.
I am the furthest thing from a diva! I spend maybe 10 minutes on myself daily which usually involves a brush and straightener. Make up, accessories, and uncomfortable fashion trends are the last thing on my mind. The one thing do spend extra time on is the colour of my hair. Since I was a teenager, I have had this obsession with changing my hair with the seasons. For winter, I like to go dark and even, but in the spring, I love to lighten things up (a reverse hare if you must!)
In Shower Lightening Treatment
This year I’m very excited to test out a new in shower lightening product by John Frieda.
This treatment is easy to use! It comes with a duel pump applicator that mixes the developer and activator (peroxide in this case) together when you pump it into you hand.
You begin this John Frieda treatment by jumping in the shower and wetting you hair. I recommend then turning off the shower (to save water!), use the applicator to mix the two product together in a foamy mixture. You apply it to your roots or your entire head like normal shampoo. Now comes the tough part, waiting 5 minutes for the magic to occur. If you are like a typical Canadian mom,like me, it’s time to do your “other” spring beauty treatment, weedwacking your legs! After 5 minutes, you rinse, shampoo and condition like normal.
What I loved about this product:
– price approx $10
– easy to use
– easy to incorporate into your daily shower routine
– only lightens your hair a bit so there is little chance of a colouring disaster
What I did not like about this product:
– not a dramatic change
– worked better on colour treated hair then non
– roots didn’t change much
– smells like peroxide at time of application
Is this a product you would consider using? Why or why not?