After getting the recommendation from one of you, I started following Hairstories on Instagram and I was hooked instantly. Each of the stylists has their own hashtag, and they upload before and afters to their profile and their Instastories. In all honesty, I watch their Instastory before anyone else's even now. I knew I needed a place that was as obsessed with hair as I am, and this was the place.
I wound up emailing Erika at Hairstories and asking a few questions about who to see and what to get done to my hair. She had me send over various pictures of my hair and the hair I was looking to get. She answered all of my questions and was as patient as any one person could be. She even booked my appointment for me via email as that week I was swamped at work and didn't have any chance to get to the phone. She couldn't have been more kind.
Next up was my haircut. I was in need of a haircut, but I was fighting it with all I had. In the past, every time I got a haircut I wound up inches shorter and completely miserable. Mary assured me that Cher would not do that, and you know what? She didn't. She listened to me and did exactly as I asked effortlessly. I got a haircut for the first time in my life and came away just as long as I went in. If you've ever painstakingly tried to grow your hair, you know what it's like to have it chopped off in an instant and the tears that often follow.
I had such a great experience, and I really feel like this is hard to find these days. Needless to say, any time you bleach your hair, you've got to baby it awhile thereafter. So now that my highlights are done, here are my top picks for nursing my hair back to life.
There is no shampoo my hair likes more than Aveda Damage Remedy. I started to use it less as my hair became healthier but now that I have highlights again, I am newly committed. The daily conditioner is amazing too, but I switch out a mask every other wash.
My favorite mask of the moment is this Living Proof Restore mask. It gets rave reviews and I can see why. It creamy and super thick out of the container and makes hair feel like silk both in and out of the shower. It didn't weigh my hair down and I was still able to curl it which is rare. Another favorite mask of mine is this one, but I haven't gotten try it since getting my highlights so I will report back.
I love this heat protector for the same reasons I love the Living Proof mask. Usually these sprays are for best use with straightening irons and make my hair lose its curl, but this one does not do that at all.
I'm also impressed with this Living Proof Overnight Mask. I actually used this before I got my highlights and I'm convinced it helped my hair take the bleach like a champ.
Thanks so much for reading and if you made it all the way to here, then you're equally as hair-obsessed as I am!