This is no small matter when you have LOTS of highlights (as I do). All that bleach has the potential to leave my hair feeling – and, worse, looking – like something cows munch in winter and that features prominently in paintings by John Constable, i.e. straw.
I attribute the astonishingly good condition of my heavily highlighted hair to the Ojon Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment that I have been using weekly for the past couple of years. It has a heavy scent, reminiscent of coconut, vanilla and even hints of chocolate, and is entirely plant-derived from somewhere exotic in South America.
It is entirely non-messy to use: you just rub a little between your palms and then smooth it into the hair a few hours, or overnight, before shampooing. Then, hey presto, smooth, marvellous condition hair. It isn’t cheap – £28 for a 250ml tube. But you need only a peanut-size blob to smooth through quite long hair, so it lasts for ages.