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Don't want to look like a scarecrow?
Clynol id care Extend Colour Protection
When one gets older and wants to deny the ravages of time, having youthful skin and a slim(ish!) figure often is not enough. In the effort to deny our advancing years and, hopefully, to make our external appearance seem as young we feel inside, many of us resort to having our hair coloured or at least having highlights or lowlights put in.
This is no cheap 'necessity of life' although it can make you feel wonderful. A real confidence and morale booster! However, it is really important to keep coloured hair well-conditioned, especially between visits to the hair saloon. Artificially coloured hair can become dry and straw-like unless it is carefully looked after. It is also very susceptible to sun damage, rapidly becoming dry and unmanageable.
Clynol id Extend Colour Protection is 'a regenerating treatment used to intensely condition and protect hair against colour fade. A combination of ingredients help to maintain colour by holding the pigments in the hair and there is a UV filter to provide protection against sun damage.' This conditioner claims to reduce static and to make your hair much easier to comb through. It is intended for weekly use.
The product comes in a small, round, plastic tub approximately 6 cm high and 6.5 cm in diameter, 125 ml. The tub has a screw top, making it easy to handle with wet hands. This conditioner has a thick consistency, again making it easier to apply. I purchased mine on a special offer from my hairdresser but it is possible to purchase it online for £7.95.
First wash your hair using your normal, colour-protection shampoo. Then rinse your hair thoroughly and towel dry. Apply approximately a teaspoon of the conditioner to your hair (more if you have long hair). Massage in carefully.
Now we have the technical part! Wait ten minutes for the conditioner to do its job. A useful tip is to use a small kitchen timer, maybe apply some nail varnish and allow it to dry, maybe mentally plan the outline of your next Dooyoo review, or just climb into the bath for a nice, relaxing soak. (No further suggestions, please!)
Then rinse your hair and dry in the usual manner.
This product leaves my hair feeling soft and much more manageable. It is easier to comb through (an important activity as this helps protect me from the 'little visitors that young children like to share with their unwitting teachers.) There is a lingering scent which is quite pleasant but not overpowering.
However I do find that the period between washes now has to be shorter as the moisturising feature also tends to make my hair a little greasy at times. Also it is quite expensive. You can buy cheaper intensive conditioners at the local supermarket, so you must decide for yourself if the extra money is worthwhile.
Summary: an effective product, though a little expensive for the modest budget. But then so is having your hair coloured in the first place!
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