Thursday, 27 September 2012
Take Three: Deep Conditioners
I'll start off by admitting that for the last couple of years, I was totally convinced that the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle* deep conditioning treatment was completely and utterly overrated. When I was sent it the other month, I wasn't too excited. However, after using it once or twice, it had completely changed my mind. It may be because this is the version for coloured hair, but, either way, this conditioner is way better than I remembered. It has a really delicious apricot smell and does wonders at keeping my hair super-soft. Best of all, it won't break the bank at around €7 and it lasts and lasts.
After a major dye disaster during the summer, I decided to invest in a high-end deep treatment. After reading a few reviews online, I went for Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche. It's a sister product to one of my favourite hair products ever, Chroma Thermique, so I was fairly sure it would be decent, and I wasn't disappointed.
At €35, this isn't cheap by any means. I bought mine in Peter Mark and actually received an Elixir Ultime with it as part of a promotion, which made it seem a lot more reasonable. Nevertheless, I can say with conviction that this conditioner is worth every cent, and I will be investing in it again when I run out. It's lasted me about nine weeks so far and I still have a lot left - this is because it's a super-thick formula, almost like a balm, and you only need a small amount.
For me, what sets this stuff apart and makes it worth the money is that it really seems to strengthen my hair. It's not just a quick fix that coats my hair and makes it sleek until the next wash - I feel like using this has rebuilt my hair after bleaching and helped restore it to its former condition. In short, it's brilliant and worth a punt if you have extremely damaged hair.
I love this conditioner so much that I actually devoted a whole post to it last year, which you can take a look at here. All the details you need to know are over on that post, but to sum up, Revlon Nutri Colour Creme (€20) is a deep conditioner that also deposits/tops up your hair colour, and is available in several different shades.
I'm using Deep Brown at the moment, and it's done wonders to prolong and add depth to my hair colour. If you have problems with your hair colour fading fast, especially if your colour is on top of bleached hair, this is a brilliant and cost-effective solution. My hair always looks its best after using this; soft, shiny and sleek. I'm on to my fourth bottle of this, and I know it won't be my last!