We all know how high-maintenance and pricey highlights can be, especially when you're cultivating summer's lemon-blonde hair as I'm currently doing. So I'm very excited about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner, £5.49 (http://www.johnfrieda.co.uk). It just hit my desk yesterday and I used it for the first time last night and already I'm in love! Think of it as gradual tanner for your hair. One wash gave me an instantly softer, lighter blonde effect – a bit like being in the sun for the day – and I can't wait to see how light I go after a week! The pros at John Frieda tell me it will give a kind of 'halo of light' effect to any blonde or golden hair, which means we can skip the highlights for another month and save our cash. Or spend it on shoes...!
- Liz Hambleton