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I bought a set of this Avon Advance Techniques Colour Protect Heat Infusion Treatment (HIT) some time ago and have only just got around to using them. I think it might have been repackaged by Avon as Dooyoo have recommended I write my review here, but my product has a slightly different appearance and packaging. You can purchase Avon products online at www.avonshop.co.uk or place an order through your local Avon lady.
Product description: "Warms on contact with wet hair to infuse deep penetrating conditioners, leaving your hair smooth, healthy and vibrant."
Recommended directions for use: Shampoo and condition as normal. Open and dispense whole ampoule onto scalp, roots and ends. Leave for 3 minutes, then rinse off.
The product comes in a slim white box with an instructions sheet inside detailing the directions for use as stated above. Inside there are 3 single use bottles with twist-off lids that each contain 15mls of the treatment. I have long hair but it's quite thin so the 15ml amount is enough to get a good coverage all over. I used this as recommended, after washing and conditioning my hair using my regular products. The treatment is very thin and runny, and feels a bit oily. I tried pouring it into my hands and then transferring onto my hair, but this often resulted in me spilling some and it going straight into my bathwater. It is a bit easier to use the tip of the bottle to apply it directly onto my hair.
The Heat Infusion Treatment lives up to its name, as it actually begins to heat up very quickly after coming into contact with body heat from my hands or scalp. I could feel this as it happened and assume that this helps to give some additional stimulation to the hair and enable the treatment to penetrate deeper into the hairs and work more effectively. The heated feeling fades away quickly so it's not uncomfortable during the 3 minute waiting period. After washing this out of my hair I did not notice any improvements at all, so I wasn't sure how well it had actually worked. When my hair had fully dried it felt nice and smooth but it still looked a little on the frizzy side, and didn't have the sleek finish that I was hoping for. I usually just straighten my hair to get it looking neat and tidy for at work, and it was after I had straightened my hair that I really began to notice the benefits of using the Heat Infusion Treatment.
I tend to demand a lot from my hair products as I'm quite fussy and my hair has many different needs and requirements. I have thin hair that is prone to getting greasy at the roots and frizzy at the ends. Added to that I've been dyeing my hair every few weeks to maintain my new ginger colour, and I've started to see signs of split ends and breakage. When I've used this Colour Protect Hit it seems to intensely condition my hair and I get fantastic results after styling. It does not weigh my hair down at all so I get a lovely weightless finish with more movement to my hair. I mean like full on hair care advert levels of hair swishing! My hair also feels super soft and smooth as silk, aside from the split ends which of course are past a point of repair and just need a trim. This treatment seems to bring my hair back to life and after a heavy regime of dyeing it helps to nourish and revitalise my hair back into what can pass for good condition. As an extra added bonus, the treatment left my hair scented with a light, sweet fragrance that is pretty and subtle, and I kept catching hints of it throughout the day.
I have tried looking for this Advance Techniques Colour Protect Heat Infusion Treatment recently but have been unable to find it through Avon's current catalogue. As I said earlier, I think it might have been redesigned, but I hope it hasn't been phased out completely as it's an excellent quick treatment that gives my colour treated hair a real boost and greatly improves the condition when I'm styling it.