The Product that Saved My Hair: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir

I went blonde a few weeks ago, and if anyone had told me how quickly the brass creeps in, I would have run screaming from the salon. What's with the surprise yellow hair, man? It looked SO good when I left the salon! It's a travesty. 

I've been trying an array of purple products to remedy this problem, and while Googling DIY toner ideas, a particularly dangerous trick caught my eye: Mixing purple Manic Panic with lots of conditioner. Just crazy enough to work, right? And look at her photos—so good!

Lovelies, let me be the first to tell you that you should always do a strand test. Suffice it to say that a couple of Fridays ago, I embarked on an afternoon of important interviews with a decidedly purplish tinge to parts of my hair. I prayed no one would notice. (If they did, they were too kind to say anything!)

Throughout the weekend, I searched high and low for a product that might restore some of my hair's honey warmth. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir was the only non-purplish product I could find. I snapped it off the shelf at London Drugs out of desperation.

This oil didn't remove the purple tinge in my hair. (Sigh.) But it did make it feel incredibly soft and shiny—not a small thing for hair that has been bleached twice in the last four months. It also made the highlights light up. They sparkled—which disguised the purple really well! And so, to brighten my blonde tresses and add some much-needed moisture, I add several pumps of this to my wet hair after I wash it. This coconut-oil-based spray is great, but the John Frieda oil is far more moisturizing, which I desperately need right now. (I have a patch of hair that feels like steel wool. *Sob*)

You can pick up John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir at London Drugs for about $10.

What are your favourite products for colour-treated blonde tresses?