It's officially been one year since I started coloring my hair. I know, I know... look who has her big girl pants on now! Ever since I've joined the addictive hair coloring band wagon I've noticed a significant change in the health of my hair. It's dry, still thick, but with frizz and in dire need of moisture. I used to stick to the most basic haircare routine EVER when I was a natural dark brunette. in fact, I admit I always felt a little invincible about my natural hair. Not anymore. Hello to the world of coloring!
Using these new adjectives to describe my hair this last year has not made product searching easy. Every time I would step into a hair aisle - I'd run for the hills. Recently, I had the privilege of testing out some of the Living Proof haircare line to see how my hair would respond to their products and to solve my day-to-day "hair issues". I figured out exactly what my hair needed within the line by using the Living Proof product selector tool. This is my saving grace! It answered all my hair concerns by giving me descriptive product recommendations based on my hair type. I haven't seen a lot of companies do this and I really appreciate it as an overwhelmed and indecisive buyer. The quiz is really cute and a straightforward way to navigate towards the right products for you! Here is an example of the quiz below.
Here is my hair diagnosis...
It feels like I'm about to share my grade school report card, but for my hair. Eek! In the category of "treatments and leave-ins" I was suggested the "Restore" Mask Treatment. My Monday nights now revolve around this stuff. You apply it once a week and let it sit and marinate your hair for about an hour. I have been using this for 4 weeks now and I notice a dramatic difference in my dry brittle hair and also a lot less of an appearance of split ends. I can feel the difference as soon as I rinse it out my hair feels similar to the the way it does when I feel the salon. I've achieved the unachievable!
For shampoo and conditioner, I blew through the product selector quiz excited to find my perfect match. The Frizz Shampoo and Frizz Conditioner were the winners of the bunch. No... your eyes aren't playing tricks, I chose a big size shampoo and a small size conditioner bottle since I go through shampoo twice as quick as I do conditioner. I like that there are different size options because sometimes I'm left with too much conditioner! The anti-frizz line from Living Proof contains their patented healthy hair molecule OFPMA, which smooths and repairs the hair's surface. The coolest part about it is that their very own scientists have created this frizz-fighting molecule that is patented by the company - how rad is that? On the Living Proof website, they explain what advanced hair molecules they've perfected over the last 30 years and more about the science behind the brand. It's a great read and gives reassurance and more understanding to their philosophy on haircare. After using this shampoo and conditioner the last 4 weeks one the biggest differences I've noticed is that I haven't had to wash my hair as frequently and texture has been incredibly smooth.
You know how I mentioned I haven't had to wash my hair as much? The "Perfect Hair Day" Dry Shampoo and 5 in 1 styling treatment gets a LOT of the credit for this. These two products have transformed my morning routine into a "I like pulled together but I honestly took no time" kind of girl. I never have felt that way with my hair. Anytime I get a little sign of grease or oil I spray the dry shampoo in my roots and wait 30 seconds to brush it out - poof, oil hair be gone! It actually improves the look of my hair giving if volume and more texture. I feel like I'm cheating when I use it because I don't have to wash my hair nearly as much and my hair doesn't turn a chalky white color while doing so. (For once!). It is by far the best dry shampoo I've ever tried and it has won dozens of awards for being one of the best.
My hair has had a lot of love these last 4 weeks with my new Living Proof products perfectly tailored to what I need. To find out #YourBestHair make sure to use the product selector tool to get you started and to find out where your hair journey begins. Thank you so much to Living Proof for this experience together and for getting my hair ready for the holiday season!