To achieve the desired result, we used a combination of bleach and non bleach dyes on different layers of highlights - not as harmful as a full set of bleach highlights, but still pretty tough on the locks. I own a fair few hair masks, but for this occasion I decided to introduce a new mask into the family - cue Dove Nourishing Oil Care mask. If you like the conditioner you'll love this, the smell and consistency of the product is amazing, and I've barely noticed a difference to the texture and condition of my hair since I started using this. I use this once every 3 or 4 washes and apply it after washing and a quick towel dry, leave it on for around 30 minutes - not the required time but I like to sit and catch up on Eastenders whilst it's on.
I've also been using the Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Blonde Shampoo* and Conditioner* - it smells amazing and is great for keeping the colour and reducing brassy tones that can develop. The conditioner is also really effective on the whole nourishing side of things, my blonde ends haven't been knotting as much as they used to and my hair is nice and soft between washes!
I can see myself getting quite into the whole hair care malarkey this year - if you have any recommendations for treatments or oils then send them my way as I fancy trying a fair few new products. Oh, and yes - the shampoo was really fun to clean up off my dresser!