Maintain Your Hair Color On a Budget feat. John Frieda Colour Care

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My hair is grey. Not all of it is, but there's a lot more than I personally think is necessary. I've always gotten my hair highlighted, but now, because of these greys, I need to go every two months rather than every three months. Expensive and to be honest annoying because my hair girl only works one or two days a week so it's hard to schedule in with her during time that I also have free.

For the last few weeks I've been using the John Frieda Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder system and am excited to share my thoughts with you on the product as well as a few tricks on how to use the makeup you have already in your stash to transform your favorite dark-haired makeup looks into one that's wearable for your lighter locks.

John Frieda go blonder lightening shampoo conditioner review

The deal with the John Frieda Colour Care is to be able to tune-up and maintain your hair color in between salon trips. Essentially extending the time needed in between your appointments. I get a ton of blonde highlights so I chose the John Frieda Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder™ Lightening Shampoo, Lightening Conditioner and the Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder™In-Shower Lightening Treatment.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde go blonder review lightening conditioner shampoo treatment

The shampoo and conditioner aren't new products but when I'm trying something new I'm in it for the entire line. (I'm sure you've seen me on many posts in the past talking about how I hate getting a sample of shampoo but not the coordinating conditioner, especially when the directions say to use them together. Who uses one without the other when it states to use them together?! Who does that?!). When using all three products it's said you can go two shades lighter and that it'll look natural.

john frieda go blonder in-shower lightening treatment review

The In-Shower Lightening Treatmentis new. Even when used alone it says that it will soften dark roots and boost your blonde-ness. Obviously it's all safe for color treated hair and won't cause damage. This is exactly what I need.

John Frieda In Shower Lightening treatment how to

I use the shampoo and conditioner throughout the time in between salon visits and then I blast my roots with the In-Shower Lightening Treatment at the two month mark to eek out that extra bit of time. I just passed that two month mark and the treatment was a Godsend because I just had an event this past weekend that was last-minute and allowed no time for salon appointments of any kind. Hello, life-saver.

Okay, so where can you get this magical hair love of mine? Right now you're going to want to pick this up at Target because if you buy 3 John Frieda products you get a $5 gift card back (available until March 5, 2016). You can find them on an endcap display like the one below. Plus, if you follow me on social media you know I'm always at Target so of course I'm going to tell you to shop there.

John Frieda display Target

Also, isn't it crazy how your favorite makeup look can go completely blah once your change your hair color. That perfect red lip isn't so perfect any more. As a brunette I feel like I can wear anything. It's like no eyeshadow or lipstick is off limits. When I went blonder things definitely became off limits. Some tips for keeping your makeup on point with your hair color:

  • When you start off reach for a red lipstick or bold color that's on the sheer side. This will help you get comfortable with new colors and allow you to play around with what you like so you'll be able to have a smoother transition into the new shade.
  • Lighter eyeshadows are a must when I'm at my blondest. The blonde is so brightening to the over-all look I feel that when I wear only a dark shade all over my lid it makes my eyes look smaller.
  • Easy on the blush. I don't know why this is but I feel like as a blonde I can't get away with super dark blush colors in the berry family. I tend towards a bright, poppy pink that I just dab on lightly.

That's not to say that blondes can't wear a matte red lip, mauve blush or dark shadow shades - but you'll need to play around with what suits your new hair in conjunction with your skin tone. Just because you're blonde doesn't mean that you automatically now have a warm complexion, but if may have warmed you up a bit if you were uber cool toned before. The above are just a few tips to help you ease into a new makeup routine without having to spend your money.

Share your hair color and your favorite makeup product in the comments below! Let's recommend things to each other!

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RethinkColour #CollectiveBias