If you’ve been following my blog for a while, that I am a big fan of DIY hair. Taken it to the extreme on more than one occasion – there is virtually no hair colour that I haven’t tried.
For perspective, I went from box dye black to blonde in the space of 8 (or 9) ColorB4 treatments, one home bleach session and all of my locks been chopped off at the hairdresser – and that was just in the past month.
Rocking blonde locks again, but not without sacrifice to get there. Hello, long pixie cut!
Being blonde again with so much processing means I that really need to look after my broken, brittle hair now. So, I went to find the most expensive shampoo and conditioner range I could get my hands. Being on a budget, I popped into Dis-Chem in the hopes that my hair would grow overnight, and that I could keep the brass away from my blonde.
I have this weird thing where I think the most expensive treatments are the most effective treatments, but this probably isn’t the case. Nevertheless, off I went to Dis-Chem to invest in some Marc Anthony Brightening Coconut Butter because it seemed like the most expensive thing on the selves. If Marc Anthony can advertise their products on William Nicol then they must be good, right? At least that is what I told myself when I headed toward the cashier line. Who am I to say that it’s not effective? I’ve never used the products before so for all I knew, it could be liquid gold for my orange hair.
One thing is for sure, the coconut fragrance takes you back to the smell of sunscreen and carefree days of the nineties and I am not complaining. As a silver shampoo, it promises to lighten your blonde to the more you use it, which is what got me into this mess in the first place – wanting to lighten my hair. Obviously, I was sold by the dream, but I still have this weird strawberry blonde/ orangey hair that I came home with.
My hair does feel great, so it must be working to repair the damage that I inflicted on myself. I have got the conditioner as well because I’m all for the best results but only discovered afterwards that they are not cruelty-free.
I do supplement with coconut oil treatments regularly because of how damaged my hair is and I’ve stopped washing my hair as regularly as I used to. Hello, dry shampoo!
That being said, I did find my hair was a little brassier when I used a different shampoo, so it clearly delivers.
Overall it’s a good product, it does what it says it will do however I am still waiting for my hair to lighten. It is a pricey product, but I’m not totally convinced that this makes a difference anymore. It smells amazing and I’m a sucker for cute packaging, so that was a big draw in for me as well. The Marc Anthony is available from Dis-Chem.