Stephanie Darling at The Sydney Morning Herald checks her hair in for rehab, and tries three internal beauty boosters (not at the same time).
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This week I try … a bonding hair treatment
The lowdown Because my hair is under constant stress from the blonding process, I’m always looking for a treatment to give it some respite. Bring on Redken’s new in-salon pH-Bonder treatment, which can be applied during the colouring process, or as a postcolouring treatment. I am midway between colouring treatments, so I’m keen for a bit of resuscitation. The product works to help protect the hair’s bonds, balance its pH levels and preserve the fibre quality of the shaft. The treatment takes place while I’m reclined at the basin (one of my favourite sanctuaries) and is followed by a restorative blow-dry.
Pain factor Anything that involves having my hair washed and head massaged rates high on the pleasure scale.
Downtime One hour as a single treatment combined with a colour-refreshing gloss and blow-dry.
Results Post-treatment, my hair feels softer and smoother and my blonde shade even has a hint of shine.
Where to get it Sydney: Muse Hair, musehair.com.au. Cost: from $47. Melbourne: Oscar Oscar, oscaroscar.com.au. Cost: from $47.
At home Post treatment, take home Redken pH-Bonder, $40 (redken.com.au) to help keep your hair in good nick. Use it as a pre-shampoo treatment on damp hair once a week.
Read the full article online at The Sydney Morning Herald
Article by Stephanie Darling
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