That said, I’m totally going to admit them here. I have a love/hate but mostly love relationship with my hair. It’s been a long battle with this long and thick wavy hair – from the days of curled bangs and perms that took years to grow out – to being told I looked like a hair model right after I gave birth. To be fair, it wasn’t RIGHT after. I got to shower and eat Chinese food and then stare at my baby for hours upon hours. And that was back when my hair wasn’t super long.
These days I’m going for the tangled mermaid look and it has not been an easy road. I’ve had to invest in some great products – like a great paddle hairbrush, curl spray, non-painful hair elastics, and of course, L’Oreal Elvive hair care products. L’Oreal Elvive revives damaged hair. And their Rapid Reviver innovation is a deep conditioner with no leave-in time that provides easier detangling, as well as 2x more results than a leading conditioner. I love Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo, Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, and Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Leave in Conditioner. I wish these products had been around back in the days in which I damaged my hair. No more of that!
1 – There was definitely the time I got my long hair tangled around a round brush and I couldn’t get it out no matter what! I was growing my long hair out in those days, and didn’t know how to properly care for my hair with the right repair shampoo and leave-in conditioner. The key is not to panic. Instead of tugging, gently remove your hair with your fingers and clip back the freed strands as you work. I use this with Scarlet’s knots too!
2 – Then there was the time I did a bad dye job at home. I used bleach first and then a cheap red dye and my hair was orange! Yuck! And I kept using a clarifying shampoo to undo the damage of too much coloring, but I should have been using Elvive Total Repair 5. Then my hair would have been more smooth and manageable and I would have kept more calm.
3 – I put way too much product in my hair on the day of a school dance. Honestly, this is one of the worst things. Your hair can look so greasy! And you might not have time to go back and change things. What I did was to remove the excess product by wrapping my hair in a towel and absorbing what I could. Then I used cornstarch in the roots to absorb the rest.
These days, I don’t make mistakes like that – mainly because I’m an adult and a mama to a little girl – and I want to do everything I can to keep my hair healthy and model healthy hair habits for my girl to see. She has really long hair too, although it’s thinner and straighter than mine. I still find that when I use wonderful products with her, she has the shiniest, most gorgeous hair. I get envious that hers is so easy to manage! That said, I have my own secret weapon with L’Oreal Elvive hair care products. I’m happy to say that those hair damage days are long behind me.
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