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I was recently scouring the shelves of conditioners looking for something heavy-duty that might make a difference in my dry hair. Upon inspection the tub of Kelp Help was delightfully thick and serious looking. The scent seems to have been choosen for it's unscented appeal. The perfume in this product shouts out that it is doing you a favor by covering the less appealing odors of dead fish or dried kelp or something else you wouldn't like. Thank You! Allright I took it home and dove right in. I read the directions. I abandoned the directions and slathered it on after washing and left it in my hair all weekend. When I rinsed it out on Monday my formerly dry hair was entirely transformed into silk. Now I leave a little in my hair all the time and I use it on my face too! This is a great product and well priced.
In my nineteen years, I have put my hair through a lot of grief. I've crimped it, curled it, dyed it, fried it... The list goes on. As a bottle blonde and habitual user of a blow dryer, my waist-length locks are beginning to suffer. I've tried many deep conditioners in the past (your hair can never be too shiny can it?) and have always been in search of a product that will make my hair just that little bit shiner, stronger, and healthier than the last one. I've been using John Frieda products for several years. I've been a regular user of his 'Sheer Blonde' range, but I need that extra something for the dry summer months when my hair gets a little parched from all of that extra heat. I first heard of 'Beach Blonde' products in the May 2001 issue of American Vogue. There were only four products in the range at the time, (sun streaks, ocean waves, gold rush, life preserver) none of which were shampoo or conditioner. I discovered 'Kelp Help' on a recent trip to the chemist. Being the sucker that I am for new products, I decided to buy it and give it a whirl. After all, the label did say that it was recommended for "dehydrated, damaged, and/or colour-treated hair". The product comes in a round plastic jar that is approximately 2 1/2 inches high and 3 1/2 inches wide. 235 ml of the stuff comes in each container. The jar is semi-transparent and you can see the blue/green hue of the masque through it. The stuff itself is a pale turquoise 'masque'. The only texture that I can really compare it to is mashed up bananas. The smell hits you as soon as you open the jar. It's hard to describe to be quite honest. 'Beach-ish', 'green' and 'fresh' are the only words that I can really think of. I can't say that it's the most pleasant smell in the world but I wouldn't call it offensive or unpleasant either (fragrance is a really personal thing, some of
you may love it, others may hate it). It contains "protein-rich" algae, sea kelp, marine derived amino acids and vitamins A, B12, C and E. The directions say to shampoo your hair as normal and then leave the masque in for 10 minutes. The directions also state "for optimal deep conditioning, sit under a dryer or out in the sun."I left it on for a lot longer than 10 minutes. I massaged the conditioner in and then sat out on my deck in the glare of the sun (with my SPF 45 on, of course) for about 90 minutes. After rinsing it out, my hair felt much softer and was absolutely tangle free. After drying my hair it felt and looked significantly better. It was so silky and soft I couldn't stop running my fingers through it. The surface of the hair was much smoother and was so easy to style (remember that this was only after the first use). Best of all, there was no sticky residue left. I recommend this product to anyone that has dry or damaged hair. I feel that it would be too heavy for those with oily hair but would be a nice treat every now and then for normal hair. Even with my super-long waist-length hair, one jar lasts over five weeks. I'm really happy with the results I've achieved with this product and I'll continue to use it on a regular basis. I can't wait to try out other products in the same range.
Luxurious masque formula with protein-rich algae plus vitamins A, B12, C and E to strengthen and nourish sun-parched, damaged hair / Restores moisture, renews suppleness and shine /