A few months ago I decided to ask my hairdresser what he thought my hair would look like if it was a little lighter. I had always been a nice shade of auburn and was curious to hear his opinion because of my pale skin tone. Before I knew it, I was booked in to have a half head of highlights with a junior stylist. I was a little apprehensive but went to my appointment, telling myself that I wouldn’t know if I liked it if I never tried it. Anyway, I could dye it out if I hated it right?
I was so wrong!
The girl who was doing my hair clearly was having a bad day, (either that, or she didn’t like my perfume!). She popped the foils in my hair and went out the back to read a magazine for what seemed like ages. She took the foils out, told me that my hair looked lovely, took my money and off I went. Walking home, I kept touching my hair and checking my new look in shop windows (as you do) and straight away I noticed that my hair was dry.
A couple of days later when I was brushing it, I noticed that there was broken hair everywhere. I twisted the ends in my fingers and it broke off in my hands! Ever since then it stayed pretty much the same, and was especially bad in certain areas. I stopped using my dryer and straighteners, and got some conditioner especially for dry hair but nothing helped. I can only assume that the cause of this was the colour treatment being left in for too long.
A few weeks later, I started working at Bath & Unwind, and I was soon onto the buying team to ask what they thought I should try. Hazel recommended Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor or Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme. I went for K-PAK as it had such good customer reviews on our site and was a little cheaper. K-PAK has a gorgeous summery smell of coconut and banana; it only needs to be used once a week. I tried it first by using it before washing my hair, and then the next time, after washing. The latter worked better for me; it made my hair so much stronger and I had stopped moulting when brushing, RESULT!
Then, in our product swap I got a 20ml trial size sachet of Elasticizer Extreme, and as you may have read, I was super excited to try it, because it was originally created specifically for Audrey Hepburn and has won numerous awards. The Elasticizer Extreme can be used more frequently then K-PAK if desired. I use this before washing my hair as it recommends, and only on the really dry areas of my hair. Afterwards, when my hair is towel dry, I add a little MoroccanOil in the same dry areas. I can honestly say that my hair is noticeably conditioned, stronger and has a healthy shine to it, (I have had comments from my boyfriend about how nice my hair looks, and that never usually happens!).
I would definitely recommend both products to someone who has had a nightmare hair experience like mine. As you can see for yourself my hair is looking so much healthier now. Thanks Hazel!