The best shampoos for blond and grey hair | Sali Hughes

The best shampoos for blond and grey hair | Sali Hughes

These products keep the dreaded brassiness out of hair lightened by chemicals or age – including my newly dyed locks

I’ve tried dozens of purple-toning shampoos in my time, but only after they were put through their paces by blond and grey-haired friends. Now I get to see first-hand how they perform. In something akin to a reverse midlife crisis, I’ve hit the fast-forward button and bleached my hair grey. I was bored with my 30% greys spreading at glacial pace, and would rather be one thing or another, so, after much deliberation, I went for it, despite knowing maintenance would be a chore.

Perfect sewing kit. It’s good quality, a great size, with a good insert for holding the most used items, and the lid has a needle holding puff and a pocket for holding your packages of needles or anything else. It also provides you with a lot of the basic items you need to hit the ground running – needles, pins, a large selection of half size thread, scissors, seam ripper, needle threader, measuring tape, a pin tomato, and fabric marking pencils. Best Sewing Kit Storage For a Young Beginner Seamstress

As any cool-toned blond or silver fox will tell you, keeping the nicotine-ish yellow out of pale hair requires vigilance and effort, and that all starts with the right shampoo. Good, purple-toned washes cancel out the dreaded brassiness and impart a shiny brightness to hair lightened by chemicals or age. But not all are made equal. I’ve discovered that the most potent anti-brassiness properties also come at the most affordable price.

This is a really nice sewing box. It is much sturdier than the one it replaced (my dogs ate it) and the sewing tools it came with were even not-cheap, like some are. It’s very roomy inside, allowing you to stuff a lot more thread spools in there. That’s always been a problem with my previous boxes. Buy Sewing Kit Storage For Casual Use

Bleach London Silver Shampoo (£6.50 for 250ml, is outstanding (and vegan); it chills any unwanted warm tones almost completely in just a few minutes (I washed with my regular shampoo, then applied this all over as a second wash and left it on while I shaved my legs, before rinsing). The price paid for its potency, however, is stained hands that remain that way for a good day or so, unless you wash repeatedly or rub body scrub between your palms. I couldn’t wholly relax about my bathroom tiles, either.

What gives almost as much cool brightness is L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Magnesium Silver Neutralising Shampoo (£13.40 for 300ml, but seemingly on price offer all over the internet – I paid a tenner), only without the skin staining and, to my touch, leaves my newly processed hair a little softer and with superior shine. There’s a matching conditioner, though you can easily keep using your favourite without losing the shampoo’s effect.

Aveda’s new (and vegan) Blonde Revival (£22.50 for 200ml, is ideal if your white/silver/grey/blond locks are dry or curly, as the no-silicone, no-sulphate formula neither strips nor causes waves to frizz and droop. It’s an upgrade from their now iconic Blue Malva shampoo, packing in eight times more brass-neutralising pigments than the original. I’m too childish for low-foam formula myself (give me all of the lather), but cannot deny its visibly cooling effect on creeping warm tones and, besides, the matching conditioner (£26.50) is bliss over the L’Oréal shampoo.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered this, but what a lovely surprise when I saw everything that came with it!! Many different colored spools of thread, scissors, seam ripper, needle threader….impressive! The quality of the basket is outstanding. I LOVE it! Would make a great gift for a new seamstress. I’m thinking of ordering one for my granddaughter, who I want to teach how to quilt and sew I Want A Sewing Kit Storage For Beginners

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Harold Botello Maya

Harold Botello Maya started working for Korean News Feeds in 2019. Harold grew up in a small town in northern Texas, but moved to New York for university. Before joining Korean News Feeds, Harold briefly worked as an independent journalist for several news sites. He covers politics and economy stories.

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