I have been enjoying trying out colours from the Redken City Beats hair colour range as they are so bright, vivid and fade beautifully. So for Christmas this year, I wanted to try out Chelsea Coral for something warm and bright.
I went to Aesthetics in Solihull as usual and we did a strand test of the colour before my hair was coloured. As with my previous colour appointments at Aesthetics, my hair colour came from the City Beats range but was mixed with the ph Bonder treatment to ensure that the condition of my hair remained as healthy as possible.
Chelsea Coral appears to a bright orange so this was mixed to create something that was a little more true coral with a touch of pink in it. I appreciate how Aesthetics took their time to ensure that the colour was right and that it was the right tone of coral that I wanted. At the start of every appointment, I’m always scrolling through the Instagram collection of photos that I’ve put together to show the colour that I want to achieve and I’m always thrilled when I walk out of the salon with the colour that I dreamt of.
This time around, I decided to stay away from the beach and leave my roots untreated. I want to grow the roots out a bit to create a shadow root effect to make my hair appear more voluminous. I think it might take around three months to achieve this properly so I will have to live with a slightly grown out root look for a while. This may start to annoy me though so I will see how I get on with this and might change my mind again by my next appointment.
I love how this colour is vibrant and appears either more pink or orange depending on the light. This is definitely a more fun colour to wear and I’m pleased that with the continued use of the ph Bonder, my hair has remained soft and strong.
I’m keeping my colour vibrant at home with the use of the Redken Colour Extend Magnetics Shampoo (£14.50) and Conditioner (£16). I know that this contains sulphates but with the City Beats range boasting such good lasting power, I think that my colour should still last the full five to six weeks with a beautiful fade back to blonde. Also, as my eczema is largely under control these days, I can get away with using sulphates as long as it’s not daily. So a once a week use of shampoo containing sulphate doesn’t concern me from that perspective.
When it comes to styling my coloured hair at home, I do always use an oil or cream to nourish my hair and a heat protector to ensure that my colour stays vibrant and my bleached hair doesn’t get fried from heat styling. A great tip for holding a style longer between washes is to use the Living Proof Prime Style Extender (£21) on damp hair before styling. It was my secret weapon when I had a fringe to tame and keep neat for longer and I use it now to help reduce the amount of heat styling that I have to subject my lob to, week to week.
I am really enjoying experimenting with the Redken City Beats range and can’t wait to see what else the team at Aesthetics are able to create on my hair next using the Redken colours.
Aesthetics Hair and Beauty, 347 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1BQ. Tel: 01217078866
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