A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be sent on the best work mission ever, which involved me visiting the super swanky Julien Farel Restore Salon and Spa in New York City to try out one of his many superb haircuts and treatments. (If you want, you can read all about it here.)
Anywho, while I was there, Mr Farel used his Julien Farel Restore Treatment (c/o) on my locks, in a bid to make them look and feel a whole heap healthier than their usual dry and frizzy state. Applying the product to the roots of my dry hair, he began massaging it into my scalp, explaining that this process releases all of the dirt, oil and (pardon my French) crap from your hair follicles, which in turn allows your hair to grown more freely.
In other words, it helps you to achieve a lot more natural volume.
And as with all haircuts, after Mr Farel had worked his magic, my hair looked and felt superb. My split ends were gone, my hair was silky smooth, yet bouncy and everything about it just screamed health. But would this wonder product have quite the same effect when put to the test in my own bathroom at home?
After attempting to use it the first time, my answer would be a resounding no. Having used the treatment – I thought – exactly like it was used in the salon, I was horrified to wake up and find that my hair was greasy, lank, and ever so slightly, um, crunchy. It wasn’t pretty.
But, I was determined to persevere and I’m happy to report that, after round two, my hair was back to its healthy, happy self. Now, I’m pretty sure that the reason round one went so badly is because I didn’t rinse out the product properly. Y’all know me – I like to get things done, y’know? And I think I failed to take enough time to make sure that my hair was actually completely clean. My bad.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case the second time round. And post-wash, my hair felt so clean, soft and lightweight. There wasn’t any heavy product to weigh it down, it had oodles of natural volume and all I wanted to do was *swish swish* it round. Sad, yes, but oh-so true.
So, post-round two, I’m now using the treatment every other wash – and still loving it just as much as the second time I used it.