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Rarely do I say this about a product so soon after purchasing it, but OMFG I am in looooooove with the L’Oreal Total Repair 5 collection. In all the time I’ve been in Curl Rehab – about 3 months now- my hair has never been this healthy and amazing. So amazing in fact I’ve been swinging my tresses around all day like Kelly LeBrock in the old school Pantene commercials. Or Beyonce in, well, any music video she’s ever made.
I bought this instead of my usual Pantene Pro-V the other night for the sake of trying something new, but I have to admit my expectations were low. My hair is pretty picky and tends to reject anything that isn’t Pantene Moisture Renewal, but as I showered yesterday morning I quickly realized that would not be the case this time around. Since Walgreen’s was out of the shampoo, I started with the Restoring Conditioner ($4.99). This may sound strange to some of you, but I tend to only shampoo a few days a week and use just conditioner the rest to retain the moisture in my already dry and damaged curly hair. After using the conditioner and leaving it in for three minutes as indicated on the bottle, I immediately noticed my hair felt softer. I then moved on to the Damage Erasing Balm ($6.99), that’s so rich and creamy it feels more like body lotion than a hair treatment.
By the time I applied my product and dried my hair, it looked much shinier than it had when I stepped in the shower. The ends even looked smoother and healthier. Best of all, my curls looked almost completely back to normal! *cue Beyonce hair flips*
Check out the video below for more info and stay tuned for updates as I continue on my healthy hair/curl rehab journey!
Update: I found the Restorative Shampoo and Multi-Restorative Oil tonight at Ulta, so I’ll have a separate review of those items up soon!
Since my last hair video a few months ago I’ve been in total curl rehab mode. I think the years of effortless, perfect spirals spoiled me a little but I know realize if I wanna get my hair back to where it was, it’s gonna take some work. So I’ve resolved to focus on the following things:
1. Protection- If I’m going to grow healthier hair, I have to start by protecting the hair I have now. I’ve started using the “Pineapple Method” before bed to keep my hair safe from friction and frizz. For those of you new to curly hair talk, this involves piling all the hair on top of your head in a bun, then securing it with a scrunchie, being sure to tuck in all the ends and stray hairs. I’ve also started using satin scrunchies as I find they tug less at my already damaged strands when I put my hair up.
2. Conditioning- This has always been an important part of my routine, but even more so now. I condition every day (using shampoo only twice a week to preserve moisture) and use a weekly mayonnaise/olive oil hair mask to give my hair the protein it needs to heal.
3. Regular trims- Taking off an inch every six weeks or so has been helping a great deal, as it slowly but surely removes the processed hair without me having to cut too much at once.
For a detailed explanation of my hair recovery as well as more of me acting like a jackass, check out the video below =)