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I have recently been suffering from snapping hair, so much so that one side of my hair was distinctly shorter than the other. After having it all chopped off, the hairdresser suggested that I needed protein based products and recommended this spray treatment.
This Protein hairspray will apparently reconstruct, recondition and add immediate strength without any added weight. It also promises to be a Strengthening hairspray which will boost hairs shine and softness.Redken's 3D Repair Complex builds long lasting strength and conditioning into your hair leaving it healthier and more manageable. The spray is formulated to provide a triple line of defence with proteins penetrating into the core of your hair helping to build internal strength, the ceramide enters the cuticle layers to help repair any damaged areas, and natural lipids, help resurface hair leaving the cuticles shiny, smooth and protected.
If all of this is true then I wish I had found this ages ago...
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a 150ml blue blue plastic bottle with all of the information and directions on the bottle. One of the things I like instantly is that although it is blue, I can see straight through the bottle and so see how much of the product is left in the bottle.
The bottle has a spray mechanism and when I spray the product I can't work out if the scent is more perfumed or medicated. I think it's a little bit of a floral scent because when it is applied to my hair my hair doesn't smell like it's had a medicated treatment on it.
HOW TO USE THE PRODUCT...
The instructions on the back of the bottle tell me that after shampooing I should squeeze excess water from my hair and apply the treatments and lather. It should then be left on the hair for between 3 and 5 minutes and then rinsed out of the hair. It does rinse out nice and easily, and when it is rinsed out, my hair is easy to comb. My hair dresser also suggested that I spray it onto my hair some time before I wash it and then after washing and before styling. I have tried it both ways and tend to prefer the two applications.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
the product is widely available in chemists online and in hair salons and costs around the £12 mark. Whilst this seems expensive, even using it twice for each wash as I do, it does still last for ages, and when hair is as distressed as mine, then I was willing to try anything.
When I first apply the product to my hair it does make each individual strand of hair feel thicker and less soft, which at first was a bit disappointing especially when I have just thoroughly washed and conditioned my hair. I tend to spray it on about an hour before washing my hair to let it really seep in, at which stage I just look as though I have greasy hair. It does wash out easily with my normal shampoo, and then when I spray it in after washing and conditioning I'm ready for the styling. Because my hair strands seem thicker, then I do feel as though it is being protected from the heat.
I have been using this for about a month now and I really do think it is making a difference. My hair feels stronger and it is definitely growing at the same rate at both sides of my head. Snapping has been reduced and the side of my hair which was especially distressed now looks thicker and healthier.
Definitely a product I would recommend.
Thanks for reading
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