I was lucky enough to be contacted by Bblonde a few weeks ago who offered to send me some of their new products to try out. As a relatively new blonde I’m really conscious about keeping my hair in the best condition I can so of course jumped at the chance to try out some products which are designed for colour treated hair and also specifically blonde hair too.
I was sent the Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner* which are both sulphate free. Sulphate free haircare isn’t harsh as regular shampoo and conditioner, therefore it won’t strip your hair or dry out your scalp as much. I’m not going to pretend I’m an expert in haircare here because I am definitely not so I’ve copied and pasted a little description of the products below for you.
This sulphate free highly nourishing and gentle cleansing shampoo formulated with Colour Protect Complex helps to prevent fading and is suitable for all shades of coloured hair. The luxurious and hydrating sulphate free conditioner revitalises coloured hair from root to tip and helps to nourish and revive colour treated hair. Enhanced with a combination of Camomile and English Poppy Seed Oil this shampoo provides deep nourishment for vibrant colour results. The result is healthy salon quality hair.
I was so excited to receive the products that I used them straight away! What I liked about the shampoo was that it wasn’t an overly powerful smell, I like things that smell quite fresh when it comes to haircare so I was glad it was a gentle fragrance. To me it smelt like a soft herbal/floral fragrance. I also loved how much it lathered up! Have you ever tried a shampoo and been really disappointed when you’ve used an amount that should be able to shampoo a family of four but ended up with barely a soapsud! Well I have and let me tell you, this shampoo lathers like a dream, without using a lot of product either might I add. I used around a 50p piece sized amount (this is what I always use tbh, not sure if there is a specific amount you should be using haha) and my hair felt squeaky clean after.
Another gripe I can have with shampoo is that it never feels like you’ve rinsed it all out, luckily not something I experienced with this shampoo. Despite lathering up so much it actually rinses out really easily, which I wasn’t expecting considering how foamy it gets.
After I’d rinsed the shampoo out I used the conditioner, which is almost identical in scent to the shampoo. A light herbal/floral type of scent, very non-offensive to the nose if shampoo can be such a thing. The consistency of the conditioner was light yet creamy, which made it so easy to disperse through my hair. I left it for around 2 minutes before rinsing and just like the shampoo it washed out no problem. What really impressed me about this conditioner was that it left my hair so soft and smooth that I didn’t even need my usual detangling spray as my hair was already knot free! My hair is almost always knotty after I wash it, so for a regular conditioner to leave it detangled is amazing.
I’ve been using these products for the past three weeks now and I’ve really been loving them. It’s been around 6 weeks since I had my last colouring session at my salon and by now I can usually tell that my hair needs toning, but with this shampoo and conditioner I feel like my hair is still a super bright blonde. If you colour your hair and have problems with it fading I would highly recommend this range which you can now find at Superdrug here.
Disclaimer: *these products were sent to me for free to try out however this does not affect my opinion. I will always give an honest review of a product on my blog, good or bad. I was not paid for this blog post. For more information please see my PR disclaimer.