Until now, I've been using the Tresemme Platinum Strength range mixed with a few others, like Bumble & Bumble Surf Duo. I like the way Tresemme makes my hair feel, but in reality it's full of silicone and sulphate which isn't doing my hair any good. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is a product which Amelia from Liana Beauty raves about, so I nearly picked it up from Look Fantastic until I saw that in this months Instyle magazine, they're giving a 40ml tube for free. It's a pre-shampoo treatment, suitable for all hair types. Simply wet your hair and pop this on in sections and leave for 10-20 minutes. I just pop a shower cap over the top of it and go about whatever I was doing. Just wash it off before you shampoo and condition in the shower. It's meant to add elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine. One drastic change in my hair I've seen is that it's a lot stronger now and when it's blow dried, it's bouncy. This is a product that as soon as this has run out, I will be buying a bigger bottle straight away.
Aveda Damage Remedy range is for dry, damaged and chemically treated hair.Each product will restore the moisture and help repair damage. I started off with the Restructuring Shampoo*, which is a plant based blend, which is meant to leave it smooth and soft. Normally when I rinse the shampoo off, my hair feels like it is completely stripped and needs a big conditioning boost. But with this, my hair felt soft but still thoroughly cleaned. Rather than following with a conditioner, I've been using the Intensive Restructuring Treatment* which seals the long-lasting smoothness and protection.
I don't know if it's the pre-shampoo treatment or the mixture of the good shampoo & conditioner, but my hair feels healthy for once. I wash my hair every four or five days as it doesn't get greasy, due to it being so dry and after I've straightened it once, I rarely use heat on it again till its next washed. If your hair is dry and damaged, it's worth looking into these products. Especially if your hair is coloured, make sure you use a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner.