Anyone who has or has had blonde hair will know the struggle - You fork out a lot of money, spend hours in the salon achieving icy blonde hair and after a week it turns Yellow, with strange Orange turns and just doesn't look great! If you familiar with this, you would have probably heard of Purple shampoo. Purple shampoo is basically a toner that helps knock out the brassy tones that can develop in blonde hair. If you're also accustomed to bleach and dying your hair you'll know all too well the damage this can course (well I do anyway!). Luckily the genius's over at Pro:Voke have developed a range of shampoos, conditioners and treatments that not only tackle the colour issues us blondes face but to help treat and prevent damage. I've been putting the range to the test and I'm ready to report back to you...
Provoke Touch of Sliver Pre Toning Primer* | £5 (currently on offer for £3.75 here)
I've never come across a pre-toning treatment so I was intrigued to see how this would work. It's recommend that this be used on wet hair before the Pro:Voke brightening shampoo. It's supposed to sooth the hair cuticles and help treat and prevent damage caused by bleaching. It's in a spray bottle which is super handy to use in the shower. I spritz it on and waited a few minutes to allow it to work before applying the shampoo. It can also be used as a leave in conditioner after washing. I really like this. It leaves my hair a lot softer and shinier. I think this would be great for everyone, no matter what your hair colour.
Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo* | £3.19 (currently on offer for £2.38 here)
Now this is star of the show. This bright Purple shampoo is a miracle on those brassy tones! It basically works the same as regular shampoos but you have to apply it to all of your hair or the areas that you want to tone. I also found that for maximum results it's best to really lather the shampoo up. I found the best way to this apply it to my scalp, really lather it up and work it through all of my hair. I like to leave this on for around 5 minutes to give it time to really work. It also cleaned my hair really well and was easy to rinse out. My hair looked a lot brighter and blonder after using this. I can't recommend this enough.
Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Intensive Conditioner* | £3.18 (currently on offer for £2.38 here)
This range also includes an intense conditioner which targets the damage and restores shine. It contains restorative proteins and Keratin to help strengthen and maintain hair health. The consistency of this is very thick - which I love. It's also Purple in tone for added toning properties. It feels super nourishing and once it is rinsed out, my hair instantly felt softer! I've been using it for a couple weeks and my hair definitely looks shinier, and all round better. Another must have for blonde hair.
Pro:Voke Touch of Sliver Intensive Keratin Treatments* | £3.99 (I can't find this online to link but it should be available in Boots Stores)
These little bottles really intrigued me. They are basically a very intense treatment that you have to mix up with a bit water in a bowl to form a paste. I used a few drops of water until it was the consistency of conditioner. I left it on for around 10 minutes and rinsed it off. These provide an instant shot of hydration and left my so hair smooth and a lot more manageable. My only issue with these is the packaging. I found them really difficult to open and the tab that I think is supposed to open the product, just ripped off, leaving the product still closed. The only way I could get into it was to stab a hole in the rubber top with knife. But packaging issue aside this is a great hair treatment.
Overall, I'm really happy with this range and it definitely improved the overall tone and colour of my hair. If you have blonde, highlighted or ombre hair I can't recommend these enough.
Have you tried this range? What are your thoughts?
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