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Virgin hair…that’s a strong claim, but that’s what Living Proof Restore saysÂ it can do! If you have dry or damaged hair Restore is supposed to increase strength, replenish moisture, be silky smooth and heal your porous hair! I wash, color, blow dry, flat iron, style, brush and basically abuse my hair and then I want my hair to look good…what can I expect but a stack of hay!
Living Proof scientists inventedÂ Restore, the first weightless solution that reduces the porosity of dry or damaged hair to make it look, feel and behave like virgin hair. Our weightlessÂ shampoo, conditioner and mask treatment are developed with our moisture-controlling molecule, PolyfluoroEster, to create a protective layer. This layer acts like the natural, protective layer on virgin hair andÂ reduces porosity by 100%. The end result is hairâ€™s porosity is normalized to be like virgin, healthy hair.Restore also increases the hairâ€™sÂ resistance to breakage by twenty times, while healing, protecting and preventing further damage. And becauseÂ Restore can do all this weightlessly â€” 94% of women agree, Restore does not weigh hair down â€” it helps stop the cycle of dryness and damage. After diligent testing on the effects of Restore, a leading hair testing and research institute, concluded,Â â€œOut of literally hundreds of products tested, no product system provides stronger resistance to breakage.â€
How to use:
Use the Restore shampoo and conditioner and alternate the mask treatment instead of the conditioner once a week (or more if you have more damage).
Shampoo: Gentle cleansing, softness restoring, shine renewing, strand healing andÂ sulfate-free.
Conditioner: Tangle removing, softness restoring, shine renewing, stand healing.
Mask Treatment: Deep conditioning, weightlessly nourishing, strength increasing, strand healing
How did it work for me:
Well, I was skeptical that I can get my virgin hair back, but I was excited to start a hair care regimen that touted such excellent claims so I dove right in and started my regimen…which was to use the shampoo and alternate the conditioner and mask every other wash, since I wash my hair only twice a week…but I have tons ofÂ damagedÂ ends.
So, what’s my verdict…the shampoo and conditioner are great, but the star of this show is theÂ mask treatment. IÂ startedÂ my RestoreÂ regimenÂ with the shampoo
and mask because I had damaged ends and I wanted to treat my ends to a little extra care. So IÂ shampooedÂ as usual and then applied the mask, which sank right into my hair Â like butta and it didn’t even feel like anything was in my hair (I even thought I didn’t use enough), so I left it in my hair for 5 minutes and then rinsed. IÂ dried my hair as usual and what did I get…fuller hair with split ends that almostÂ disappeared. I was amazed because I knewÂ the split, damaged ends were there!Â Usually after I wash my hair I don’t see my split ends until later inÂ theÂ day, but when I used the mask I didn’t see myÂ splitÂ ends for several days and they were much less noticeable overall! It was like the mask has sealed my ends!
The next time I washed my hair I used only the shampoo and conditioner and I got the same effect except I saw my split ends appear after a day or so. I have since gotten a haircut so I have less split ends, but I still color my hair and use a dryer so I will indulge my hair in the system once every 2 weeks (it’s expensive, so I am not trying to waste it). My hair feels extra soft (I keep running my fingers through it) and super full and bouncy! I neverÂ feltÂ like the system weighedÂ downÂ my hair, which is great because people with fine hair need allÂ theÂ volume we can get!!!
My Advice & Thoughts: The entire system is great, but if you can’t afford the system then I would invest in the mask treatment…since it was the star of the show!!! And the tub is huge. IÂ haveÂ medium length, fine hair and the mask will probably last me a year,Â usingÂ 2-4 times a month, if you have longer or shorter hair it will vary. Also, the regimen takes time…I did notice a difference after using once, but my hair continued to get better with more uses. I like the scent of Â the Restore system, all the products have a similar scent, they smell like a deep conditioner. I feel like I have smelled something similar before. As always this is my opinion the system worked great for me, butÂ theÂ results will vary for different hair types!!
Price: Restore Shampoo $28 for 8 oz, Restore Conditioner $28 for 8 oz, Restore Mask Treatment $42 8 oz.
**Sample was provided for review, all opinions are my own**