I don’t know when my obsession with split ends began. I think I can trace it back to about 6 months ago. The longer my hair got, the more noticeable they became. It’s probably a normal amount —nothing that would cause alarm. I get my hair trimmed every 8 weeks and the amount of heat I put on my hair is minimal.
But every time I see a split end I have to cut it. The red scissors at my office desk have doubled as hair cutting shears. And my officemate now stares at me with a look of both confusion and curiosity as she says “Are you cutting your hair again?”
My only saving grace is that I once read that Jennifer Aniston does the same thing.
So even though I’ve joined the sulfate free bandwagon, I was intrigued when I had the opportunity to try L’Oreal’s new Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner. What’s the 5 stand for? It performs 5 repairing actions: rebuilds fibers, strength, vitality, silkiness and shine. Only sounds like it could benefit my hair, so I gave it a try.
Truth be told, I was initally nervous when I first started sudsing up. It’s been a long time since I had the “squeaky” clean feeling so all I could envision was a frizzy, dry mess. But after applying the conditioner, my fears subsided as the conditioner instantly seemed to penetrtate and smooth out my hair.
After applying my usual hair serum ( L’Oreal Kerastase Oleo Relax Hair Serum), I began blow drying my hair and noticed how soft and super shiny it was. It was a nice change to not see so many frayed ends after styling my hair. So far so good…I may have to incorporate this in my usual routine every once in awhile!
Needless to say, I’m a happy camper this week. My hair looks great and my red scissors have gotten a much deserved break.
Now if only I could stop opening paper clips to scrap underneath my nails…..
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