I will freely admit that I have some serious blonde ambition. I am a product of my environment. I was brought up watching my mom touch up her dark roots and I couldn’t wait to grow up and do ‘grown-up’ things like dye my hair.
My profusion of bleach blonde Barbie dolls and my early love of all things 1950s cinema also put me on the track to dye my hair as soon as I turned 13 and used my allowance money to buy the brightest blonde I could. It was at this tender age that I realized 1) You should read ALL the directions when you dye your hair 2) You should really have a friend to help you do it 3) timing is key 4) never use your mom’s new white hand towels to wipe up spillage.
All this to say that the resulting effect was not the ethereal blonde halo like the 90s Pop Music Group The Dixie Chicks (Fig. 1) that I was expecting. I really ended up looking like I had on a crayola crayon coloured wig (Fig. 2)
Why did this happen? Well 1) you should never home dye your hair more than 2 shades lighter then your natural colour and 2) my natural hair colour has a ridiculously stubborn brassy streak. However these early missteps did not put me off my blonde ambition I just had to start hunting for the prodcuts that would turn my idea of perfect blonde hair into a reality. And that’s why I’m turning the spotlight onto the AG Sterling Silver Shampoo and Conditioner line.
If you’ve been following this post you might remember me from my selfies as a brunette. That’s because I started this blog with the other beauties while I was pregnant with my first baby. Dying your hair while pregnant could be possibly harmful for the fetus so as soon as I decided to try for a baby I had my hair dyed from bleach blonde back to my darker natural colour.
But now I’m starting to crave that blonde again and I nearly forgot what a pain that colour is. Anyone who has even a tinge of red in their hair will know what I’m talking about. Right now I’m experimenting with low maintenance highlights. And sure enough, they went super brassy (my trusted hair dresser actually had to do them twice because my first set was orange!) And even the second set didn’t turn out that great. But THEN I found my AG Sterling silver set and it literally toned my highlights from orange to, if not blonde, then a pretty burnished blonde. I’ve never been so grateful for my beauty product hoarding tendencies.
First of all the products smell AMAZING! Tropical and sweet without being sickly and they work! The key with toning products is to always start at the root where the regrowth is and where you want the product to have the most time to work. Then massage down to your ends while humming or belting out your favourite tune (in other words let it settle for a couple of minutes.) And then rinse. The best part is that you only need to use this product every 2nd or third shampoo to reap the benefits and did I mention that it works?! My highlights keep improving and that, my friends, is a good thing!
The only thing to watch out for is that the deep purple of these products can stain! I keep a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser around my tub to clean up any stubborn purple suds stains.
So if you’ve got some blonde ambition make sure you head to Trade Secrets (or other similar retailers) to pick up this product!