How I Maintain my Rose Gold Hair (and keep it healthy!) | Haircare

blogger francesca sophia smiles at the camera, whilst shaking out her rose gold hair and looking straight down the lens; girl with pink hair smiles at the camera
As any of you who've been following me on social media for more than about 3 days probably already know, I have major commitment issues when it comes to relationships my hair colour (we can probably chat about the other thing some other time); I've been ginger, I've been blonde, I've been eight different shades of brunette; I've been purple, red, and, for one very disturbing period, I had what can only be described as tiger stripes.
And, what's worse is, throughout most of that time, I paid about zero attention to the damage any of the bleaching, dying, straightening, and curling was doing to my hair...in fact, until very recently, as I was removing what might have been the world's first self-aware tangle from my hair, my haircare routine mostly consisted of 'whatever shampoo my housemate/parent/boyfriend buys'. Yeah, I'm regretting it now.
aussie miraculously moist shampoo and aussie miraculously moist leave in conditioner, with aussie three minute miracle reconstructor, alongside a green dye bowl and brush, on a faux fur throw; a teal cushion and gold star wreath sit beside them, along with l'oreal colorista washout pink hair dye
In the past few months, I've tried it all: keratin-replacing shampoos and hair masks, coconut oil, hair 'elixir', hot oil treatments, and home remedies (hello, smelling like olive oil for a week!), and eventually, I found the three products that work for me: Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo & Leave In Conditioner, and their '3 Minute Miracle' Reconstructor. I'm hooked! My hair is shiny, soft, and tangle-free, for probably the first time in about a decade.
aussie three minute miracle reconstructor, alongside a green dye bowl and brush, with an intense pink cream solution in the bowl, on a faux fur throw; a teal cushion and gold star wreath sit beside them, along with l'oreal colorista washout pink hair dye
Keeping the pink tones in my rose gold locks? Well, that's a different matter altogether, especially now I've promised myself no bleach or permanent hair dye for at least 6 months - finding an intense, semi-permanent pink that doesn't go streaky is difficult, to say the least. Luckily, I've managed to create a bit of a DIY solution: 2 parts L'Oreal Colorista washout hair colour in pink to 1 part Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, mixed thoroughly, and left to sit on the hair for half an hour; it leaves a gentle, multi-tonal pink on my bleached locks, whilst leaving them soft, silky, and tangle-free.
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