When I was first able to visit RedBloom after the first lockdown in YYC, I knew it was time to shed some length and start going lighter - I've had super dark locks for a few years now, and I decided it was time to change it up and slowly start transitioning into a blonde hue, also making it easier to upkeep in general - my grey regrowth blends in nicely to this tone, and instead of visting the salon every 5 weeks, I've been able to extend it to 8+ weeks.
After this recent lockdown, I was even more excited to get back to RedBloom, especially as I haven't left my house other than for walks around my neighbourhood in too long to count, and I was itching for some quality time with my amazing hair stylist @jennykaydoeshair. We have so much fun together, that a couple of hours in the salon chair literally feels like 10 minutes.
One of the reasons we've decided to very slowly transition my hair from dark brown to blonde (I'm still not positive about how blonde I want to go, so that remains to be seen) is because I want my hair to remain healthy. When you colour your hair often, as I do, it's easy to lose integrity and I want to ensure that my hair is strong as we move through this process. I use wonderful products when I'm not at the salon, which also really helps in this regard.
I've shared on my Instagram stories already over the past couple of months that I've been using the new Aveda Botanical Repair line, and I have to say it's my favourite product line of theirs to date! I'm not a huge fan of people using something once or twice and then doing a review, especially when it comes to skin and hair care, so I wanted to give this line a solid try. I've been using it for over 2 months and my hair has never been in such amazing shape.
On top of the shampoo and conditioner, the line also includes a strengthening leave-in treatment that I feel has been instrumental in how my hair looks and feels. It also smells amazing!!!
Here is some more information about the product line and all the amazing benefits!
botanical repair™ strengthening shampoo
Luxuriously cleanses and helps strengthen and repair damaged hair with the power of plants* • Builds bonds to improve hair strength* • Gently removes excess sebum, product build-up and pollution, which can damage hair • For all hair types and textures • 94% naturally derived** • Safe for color treated and chemically processed hair
botanical repair™ strengthening conditioner
Conditions and instantly detangles to help prevent breakage; strengthens and repairs with the power of plants* • Builds bonds to improve hair strength* • Lightly conditions for everyday use without weighing hair down • Leaves hair soft, smooth and shiny • For all hair types and textures • 98% naturally derived** • Safe for color treated and chemically processed hair
botanical repair™ strengthening leave-in treatment
Leave-in treatment repairs, helps protect against damage while building bonds for stronger hair with the power of plants • Instantly repairs hair from inside out and builds bonds at the core for stronger hair • Protects against heat damage up to 450°, and hair from UV (drying effects of the sun) • Instantly detangles to prevent breakage • Instantly transforms hair leaving it visibly healthier, softer and shinier after just 1 use • Smooths and conditions leaving hair feeling soft and smooth with a luxurious slip • Reduces frizz and flyaways • For all hair types and textures • 99% naturally derived* • Safe for color treated and chemically processed hair
FREE FROM: Silicone Sulfated Cleansers Parabens Mineral Oil Synthetic Fragrances
If you're not yet ready to get back to the salon but want to get some great products for home, make sure you check out RedBloom's curb side pickup, which is a great way to support local!
Thanks for tuning in friends, until next time, xo Aldona