Having enjoyed a few different hair colours this year, I have fallen in love with the Redken City Beats colourants. The purple faded so beautifully and lasted so well, which encouraged me to explore the rest of the range. I wanted to try a bright pink so when I went to my Great Lengths hair extensions removed a few weeks ago (blog post here), I chatted to Paula about trying out the Midtown Magenta colour from Redken City Beats. After a quick strand test on my hair, we agreed on the colour and then I returned for the application.
To start with my hair was bleached at the roots before the bleach was taken all over for a few minutes to lift any remaining colour from my hair. The bleach was rinsed and my hair was treated with a protein treatment before being toned, washed and conditioned.
My hair was then ready for colour! The Redken City Beats in Midtown Magenta was mixed with conditioner to dilute it. It looks so bright in the pot that I was excited to see how it would turn out on my hair.
The Redken pH Bonder was used to maintain my hair in the best possible condition despite all the processing that it was being subjected to. It is a product that works in a similar way to Olaplex in that it helps to repair bonds in the hair that bleach, heat and colouring can damage.
Once my hair was washed and blow dried after the colour, it seemed a little patchy at the front but had taken beautifully at the back of my head. So we decided to apply the colour again to ensure that everything was even. And it was worth the extra time in the hairdresser chair because the results have blown me away.
I have a gorgeous bright pink lob and my hair appears to be in good condition. It feels soft and flexible, not dry and frazzled. I think the use of Redken pH Bonder for the past six months on my hair has been worth it!
I can’t wait to see how this colour wears and what pretty shades of pink will be revealed as I wash my hair. I am returning to Aesthetics Hair in December for a final visit this year. I can’t decide what colour I want to be then but this Redken City Beats range is turning out to be pretty awesome so I want to stick with it.
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