I am huge fan of StriVectin Skin Care products so when they came out with their hair care line in January 2016, I was super excited. As you all know based on my previous post, I have long thick dry damaged super curly hair due to coloring, bleaching and perming my hair through the years. So I am attempting to bring my hair back to good health.
Normally I switch up shampoos and conditioners every few weeks or when the one I am using runs out. I like to try out different brands to see which one gives me the best results or leaves my hair feeling less dry and hard which I dislike because it makes my hair less manageable and more tangled. So finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner is essential to me. I aim toward shampoos and conditioners that are supposed to restore damaged, dry, color treated hair. So a while back StriVectin PR reached out to me asking me if I would like to try out some of their hair products for review and I said yes.
So I received the Ultimate Restore collection which consists of the following products: Ultimate Restore Shampoo & Conditioner, Ultimate Restore Deep Repair Mask, and Ultimate Restore Densifying Foaming Treatment. StriVectin hair line offers a wide variety of hair care solutions which researchers have identified as the 10 signs of youthful hair. They used the power of skincare science to rejuvenate the scalp and revitalize hair from root to tip. StriVectin Hair products are all free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, phosphates and synthetic dyes so they are completely healthy for your hair.
Here is a little round up of each product and how I use them:
Ultimate Restore Shampoo: Obviously shampoo goes first, although I have to say I do switch it up sometimes and start with conditioner first. You’re wondering why? Well when my hair is super tangled, I first use conditioner since it softens my hair making it easy for me to untangle it then I wash with shampoo. This product produces a gentle lather, not too much lather which to me was a bit awkward at first since I am used to using shampoos with lots of lather but I got used to it. It is lightly scented and it is designed to cleanse and not strip your natural oils that’s why it doesn’t make too much lather. It definitely does a good job at leaving your scalp and hair nice and clean.
Ultimate Restore Conditioner: I normally start at my scalp applying conditioner and work my way down to the tips of my hair. I let it sit for about three minutes and then I untangle my hair. This conditioner has a nice scent and it makes my hair feel so soft making it easy to untangle. I loved how it left my hair feeling smooth and moisturized.
Ultimate Restore Deep Repair Mask: This mask I use after I rinse out my conditioner. I use it for additional moisture to my dry hair. Although the product says to use one to two times a week, I don’t really wash my hair every day because it’s so dry. I haven't used it twice a week, but I do use it every week when I do wash my hair. The product is to help restore weak damaged hair. I can tell you that while using this product my hair feels smooth and very easy to manage and I have seen a significant difference in my ends as well.
Ultimate Restore Densifying Foaming Treatment is a leave-in product that reinforces the hair cuticle for increased strength and resilience. I sometimes use it on my scalp mainly to help prevent hair fall out and I also used it on my ends to give it an extra boost.
So after using these products for about two months here is what I have noticed: My hair feels a bit softer than normal which to me is a really good thing. It still feels a little dry a few days after washing my hair, but I use styling creams that help with that. I do feel like the texture of my hair has improved significantly and I have less hair breakage and hair loss than before. I know we loose hair all the time but mine was really falling out and these products have controlled the fall out significantly. So yes, I have noticed that my hair has improved using these products and I will continue to use them for better results. If you would like to give these a try you can find these products at StriVectin website, Sephora or Ulta.
What’s your favorite hair care line and why?