My hair has been through a lot in a lifetime. The first time I had highlights in my hair I was around the age of 7 (my mum dyed her best friend’s hair and I wanted in on the deal), but let them grow out eventually. Then, somewhere around the peak of puberty, me and two girlfriends of mine decided none of us had been blondes ever and that it was a terrific idea. The most clever one of us bailed at the last minute, but I went through with it. The store-bought bleach dyed my chocolate brown hair a nice, uneven orange. It looked like a train wreck, but I thought it was charming. I kept bleaching it though and about six months later I reached perfection with the help of a hair dresser and silvery toning:
I stayed blonde for quite a while, bleaching it (not always just the roots, I often chose to bleach all of it) every two weeks for longer than a year. Then I grew tired of it, went black and stayed black until it started to fade and I grew tired. Went blonde again. Bleached like hell for a few months. Then back to dark brown. Then blonde again. Bleached the crap out of it for a short while. Then dark. Then blonde again. Then back to dark. So here I am now with a set of hair that’s thicker and fuller than most people I know, but that in no way resembles what it was like before. Most people (now including myself) are sincerely surprised I’m not completely bald.
I now need to wash my hair a few times a week not because it gets greasy (because it never does anymore, it’s so dried out it has completely stopped self-moisturizing and my scalp is dry as hell) but because it starts to resemble a dry-ass haystack if I don’t feed it with conditioner every now and then. I’ve used most hair products, I’ve soaked it in carrot and olive oil (never doing that again) and got stuck on Tigi hair products for a while. They worked better than your regular supermarket brands, but never great enough to make my hair feel like the hair it used to be.
So when we went to Sweden a few months ago, a friend of my mum’s recommended Aussie hair products. I was skeptical but the clever quotes and puns on the bottles (which really are cute) convinced me to try them out. I’m completely sold. Not only does it smell heavenly peachy, it leaves my hair feeling like… well, healthy hair.
I now only need to use the 3-minute miracle treatment (in the middle) once a week, because the shampoo and conditioner leave my hair soft and shiny enough. I haven’t used any shampoo and conditioner before that left my hair manageable enough without any additional leave-in stuff… Needless to say I’m never going back to Tigi or Redken ever again. Plus I think it was in the same price range. Cheaper, even.
If you ever come across it, go for it. Your hair will surely thank you. You have my word!