My Minimal Summer Haircare Routine + Fun Up-Do Hairstyle Tutorial

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of John Frieda® Hair Care, my go-to when it comes to easy hair care.  Today, I’m sharing how I incorporate the John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ and Visibly Deeper™ Collection into my minimal Summer haircare routine!

John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ treatment after

Summer is the best time to experiment.  Whether you’re trying out a bold new makeup look or opting for a completely different hair style, it is the perfect time to have a little fun and break out of the box. At the same time, between the hot days and relaxed vibes, Summer often calls for a more minimal, carefree routine – whether it be easy hair care, coloring, or quick styling.  That’s why I’m loving the John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Collection and Visibly Deeper™Collection.  They allow you to update your color right in your shower.

Going Brighter

Now that Summer is in full swing, I decided it was time to embrace a softer look by taking my hair one shade lighter.  I used the complete John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Collection, which includes the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo, Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Conditioner, and Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Lightening Treatment – you can purchase these products at Walmart.

John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment

Starting with the Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo and Visibly Brighter™ Conditioner, this duo works as you cleanse and condition to gradually brighten hair with more golden tones. The coloring effects are subtle and natural looking since it adjusts tones based on your current hair color.  You need to use the duo between 3-5 times to see an effect, however, if you’re looking for a quicker change, you can also incorporate the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Treatment into your routine.  This treatment will give you that extra boost by lightening your hair up to one shade in just one wash!

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Lightening Treatment

If you’re a brunette who wants to go a shade deeper, John Frieda® Hair Care also has another trio of products called the Visibly Deeper™ Collection. The Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Color Deepening shampoo and conditioner gradually deepens your natural hair color with every use, while Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Color Deepening Treatment works more quickly (in just 5 minutes!) to add richer and darker tones.

Both collections work on natural, highlighted and color-treated hair so they’re great for everyone.  The best part is that these products are safe on hair and non-damaging, so you can experiment with subtle hair color changes without making a huge commitment.  Not to mention, these products can fit any budget, and are easy to find at your local Walmart.

The Coloring Process

The entire process is quick and easy. You simply replace your regular shampoo and/or conditioner with the Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo, Visibly Brighter™ Conditioner, or both.  I’ve been using them together and find that they gradually brighten with every wash.  The Visibly Brighter™ Treatment speeds up the process a bit and can be used pre-shampoo and conditioner.  Unlike other at-home treatments, this one isn’t messy – you can skip the gloves, mixing, and time consuming waiting process.

John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Collection after

John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ treatment after

After I completed my first Visibly Brighter™ treatment, and finished off with the Visibly Brighter™ Shampoo and Visibly Brighter™ Conditioner, my hair looked about a half to one full shade lighter.  The change was subtle, but noticeable. It looked like I had naturally lightened with the sun, and even gained some extra dimension and highlights.  The best part was that my hair color maintained its neutral, somewhat ashy tones, with no orange or brassiness in sight.

John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ after

Now that the hair is looking shiny and Summer-ready, let’s move on to my favorite, quick Summer minimal hairstyle!

Summer Hair: High Ponytail with Mini Bump

Summer, beachy waves and texturized, ‘intentionally messy’ looks are on trend. When it comes to a minimal hair look, I personally love the effortlessness of a somewhat messy high ponytail.  The style helps keep my hair up and out of the face – making it perfect for a hot Summer day or windy day at the beach. I also like to throw in a mini bump to keep bangs back as well, which also add a bit of extra flair.  The whole look only takes about 2 minutes to do, and it doesn’t have to be perfect to look cute! Here are the steps:

High ponytail with bump tutorial

  1. Grab your hair and pull it high up on the crown of your head
  2. Wrap a tight ponytail around your hair.  The key here is to make it tight enough that it will hold throughout the day.
  3. Pinch some of the hair found at the very top of your ponytail.  Slowly and gently start pulling it up and out from underneath the hair tie. Continue doing this until you get about a 1-2 inch ‘mini’ bump (see the before and after).
  4. Separate out about a 1/4 inch thick group of hair from underneath your ponytail.
  5. Wrap it around the hair tie to conceal it, and then secure the ends with a bobby pin tight under your ponytail.  Then you’re done!

When it comes to Summer haircare and styles, the easier the better! That’s why the John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Collections and quick and easy up-dos have become my go-to this Summer.  If you’re a Brunette and are looking to enhance your color without the hassle of a salon visit or mess of an at-home boxed color treatment, be sure to check out the John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Collection and Visibly Deeper™Collections at Walmart!

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  • Rose Sahetapy

    This is what I need! While having hair color treatment in the salon can take hours, which is something I’m not a fan of, hair treatment at home is a good solution. Your review literally makes me search on the internet if the brand is available in Europe.

  • Debra Hawkins

    I love their shampoo and conditioner for lightening. It makes a difference but subtle, just like the sun did it.

  • Swanky Recipes

    I just have to say that I’m in love with the color this hair! OMG…I seriously want to switch from blonde to burnette now! I always keep my hair simple in summer because the heat and humidity just undo everything anyways. Besides, it’s always nice to nourish the hair during this time, too!

  • Carolyn

    I definitely wear more ponytails in the summer. I’ll have to look for the blonde version of this.

  • Brianna Wronko

    I used the same thing but for blondes! It worked quite wonderfully