Lets look at the positive though. The matting at the sides of my hair has all but gone. After a couple of days not washing it it does feel dry, in fact, by the evening of the day after I wash it the whole thing starts to feel like straw. You can see the difference in the pictures below if you compare it to the ones in my first post
I have been brave enough to wear it down but only really the day after I have washed it. I dont know whether this is through the improvement in condition, or resignation on my part that its not going to look great no matter what I do and I may as well just get on with it.
I've started to encorporate Frederik Fekkai Protein RX Anti Breakage Treatment Mask (pictured - badly - below) into my routine. This is instead of the Bumble and Bumble one I was previously using. I have to say that so far i'm really pleased with this product. My hair feels soft after using. I can't say anything on the breakage issue at the moment as i've only used it a couple of times but I will update on this when I can. I've still been using the other products I mentioned in other posts and still no hairdrier or straightners.
On another note, I went into town on Saturday and spent far too much money on makeup! I hit the NARS stall pretty badly and I will blog about the lovelies I bought there in the next couple of days. I bought a couple of nail polishes by Illamasqua as well - Phallic which is a lovely dark shimmery navy blue and a nail polish duo which includes Boosh - black and Spartan - gold glitter. I decided to put Phallic on and layer Spartan over the top. The result, I think, is quite lovely. Both polishes are pictured below
I'm really looking forward to playing a bit more with Spartan as a top coat and also by itself. I think this will be perfect for the festive season.