How Pureology saved my hair
The year was 2015, and I kept seeing the no-shampoo trend (also called no-poo) all over the internet. It basically said to not ever shampoo your hair and to use nothing but apple cider vinegar on your scalp. At first I was a bit grossed out by the idea of not washing my hair at all… but it was supposed to do wonders. I thought “What’s the worst that could happen… If it’s all over the internet it must be legit right?” I decided to try it. (Worst.idea.ever.)
After a few weeks of not washing my hair (except with the occasional apple cider vinegar), it had become a complete tangled mess, like a bird nest was sitting on my head. It was dull as ever, my scalp was oily, and my ends were drier than the Atacama desert (Google it, it’s the driest place on Earth.) It made me lose my confidence, and so my hair was always tied in a bun, because there wasn’t much else I could do with it. One day, I decided it was over.
I went to a store that sells hair products with hopes to find something that would help get it back to normal. The stylist showed me the Pureology section and she vouched for it like it was the holy grail. I was slightly skeptical because the bottle said it was for colored hair and mine was all natural. She said it was what I needed, so I went back home with my two purple bottles of the Hydrate shampoo & conditioner.
The first time I washed my hair after that whole no-shampoo disaster, I was immediately charmed by the smell and the texture of Pureology. Washing my hair felt like a luxurious experience. After a few times, there was no more bird’s nest on top of my head. I was now washing my hair every 2 days and I was seeing it slowly go back to normal and eventually become even better than it was before.
Fast forward to today
This story happened 7 years ago. As we speak, I’m still using the Pureology Hydrate shampoo & conditioner. I’ve tried other products over the years, because I like to experiment (obviously), but I always go back to Pureology. I also added the Hydrate superfood treatment mask to my routine, that I use once or twice a week when I want that extra luscious mane and also to keep my hair well moisturized.
To finish off, I spray on the Color Fanatic Multi-tasking Hair Beautifier. I use it on damp hair after a wash before blowdrying my hair or even when I let it air dry. It’s a dream product with so many benefits (21 precisely):
- Helps preserve color vibrancy
- Excellent leave-In Conditioner
- Instantly Detangles
- Makes Blow-Drying Easier
- Moisturizes Parched Hair
- Helps Smooth Hair Fiber
- Weightlessly Conditions
- Primes Hair For Styling
- Helps Prevent Split Ends
- Helps Prevent Breakage from Brushing & Combing
- Helps Strengthen The Hair Fiber
- Protects Against Heat Damage
- Helps protect from external aggressors
- Smooths Out Hair Surface
- Creates Silkiness
- Helps Seal Hair Cuticle
- Reduces Dryness
- Controls Frizz
- Reduces Static
- Refreshes Hair For Restyling
- Adds Shine
Why is Pureology so good
Pureology is the first 100% vegan & zero sulfate line of hair products. They are also guaranteed to be free of parabens, mineral oil and silicone. The products are not tested on animals and just are overall better for the environment on top of being better for your hair. The formulas are concentrated so you don’t need to use too much product to reap the full benefits, and they are good for all hair types! In sum, they are conscious of the planet, the animals, AND your hair. What more could you ask for?
Sometimes in life you have to go through trial and error to find out what’s best for you, but frankly, I’ve gone through my fair share of errors, so I can already save you the trouble on this particular subject. The moral of this story is : Get yourself some Pureology products for great sustainable hair care, and don’t trust all the trends you see on the internet!
Until next time beauties,