I think I treat my hair in some of the worst ways possible. I wash it everyday, I blow dry it everyday and I straighten it everyday. The only thing I don't do to it is colour it, although the way my hair is going, it won't be long until I have to! I am therefore constantly on the look out for hair products specifically for dry and damaged hair. After my researching I decided to try Living Proof and it was so good I just had to write about it.
I'm just going to go off on a mini tangent here about why I wash my hair everyday. I've lost count of the amount of times someone has said to me washing your hair everyday is bad for you as it's strips the natural oil from your hair. Trust me, if I didn't need to wash my hair everyday, I wouldn't. It means I have to get up extra early and basically takes up too much time when I could be getting a few extra winks. Yes it is bad for the majority of people, but not me. I have very oily skin and hence an oily scalp so I have only got to sleep on it for the oil to basically get everywhere and make my hair stick to my head. It honestly feels disgusting. I came to the decision that I needed to wash my hair everyday when I was 16. I used to wash it every two days and then it became every other day and then very quickly it got to the point where I had to wash it everyday. I completely blame puberty, it ruined everything!
Anyway back to my main point. Due to the fact that I do dry and straighten my hair everyday, this is where the damage occurs. Putting incredibly hot heat on your hair really isn't good for you, but I do it so that my hair doesn't look that the back end of a bus. It's because of that though that my hair is very dry and damaged at the ends and not how I would like it to be. Despite knowing this though I am unlikely to stop doing those things to my hair so I need a shampoo that is going to help protect and also get it as close to what my hair was like before I decided to unintentionally destroy it.
After much research I decided to try the brand Living Proof and their restore shampoo. This is designed for dry and damaged hair A shampoo for dry and damaged hair and helps to replenish moisture, it gently cleanses whilst intensely hydrating. Refreshing hair, it removes excess sebum, product build up and daily dirt without stripping the essential, healthy oils leaving it silky, soft and shiny. It just sounded exactly what I was looking for and also a shampoo I could use everyday. I also of course bought the shampoo too.
After a month of use I can honestly say that my hair is healthier, softer, less dry and I have less split ends. I can't stop touching my hair it feels that soft. It is also so satisfying to buy something that delivers on its promises. This is genuinely the best shampoo and conditioner combo I have ever used and I think these may be my hair care products for life!
The only slight downside to this product is it's pricey. It's retailed at £24 for 236ml, but if you look around you can find some bargains. I recommend looking at allbeauty.co.uk