Occasionally we come across a product that bestows an immediate glow, changing our look (for the better!) in an instant. Since we’d be remiss to keep them to ourselves, we highlight these genius finds in our Instant Makeover series.
Between dying my hair and using hot tools every morning, my hair is a little — okay, very — dead. But since I refuse to sacrifice my length, I need a solution other than a haircut to save me from split ends. Plus, with winter almost here, dry hair will make breakage even more apparent. Looking for a restorative treatment, I decided to try Schwarzkopf Professional Fibre Force Fortifier Treatment ($28, schwarzkopf-professional.com).
Part of the BC Bonacure Hairtherapy line (there’s also a shampoo, conditioner and spray conditioner), the treatment aims to restore strands by strengthening and hydrating them — in turn preventing future damage. The product is formulated with keratin — the same protein hair is composed of — and a cell-membrane complex that binds the hair fibers, filling any holes in the strands with keratin. Used once a week for 15 minutes, the treatment will continue to enrich strands with protein until the hair doesn’t need anymore.
After using the treatment once, my hair was significantly softer and shinier. Thanks to the panthenol in the treatment’s formula, my hair is evenly hydrated. So much so, that my roots haven’t been getting oily as quickly. As for feeling stronger, my hair doesn’t seem to break as often and look so brittle. But with a few more applications, I’ll really know just how tough and mighty my fine hair has become.