How I Tamed my Damaged Hair with Lucido-LThursday, January 22, 2015
Ever since I got pregnant, I haven't had the time to go to the salon and get hair treatments to my
almost dead hair. Plus, the fact that a lot of people advise against having hair treatments, I just decided to wait until a few months after I give birth to go back to my favorite salon, HairShaft, and have a complete hair overhaul. I badly need Fred Penales right now to do magic on my hair.
For the meantime though, I have resulted to ever more, home treatments that would tame my very dry hair. The ends of my
almost dead hair have already began to result in knots and feel very sticky, specially after I shower and air-dried.
My beautiful ash blonde hair has turned ombre (which I sort-of like, considering...), and the layers that Fred styled has turned fringes. After bath, I always applied DOVE Hair Vitamin which has worked out so well for my hair. But when I ran out, I wanted to try something else. Good thing this arrived for me a few months before I ran out of DOVE so I have a reserve! Yay!
|Lucido-L Hair Makeup Supplements|
More about Lucido-L after the break!
I was too excited to try these products out (plus the packaging is way too cute!), that I decided to use them at the same time. I had an event the following day so I decided to wash my hair the night before instead of the day of the event which I am used to doing.
One thing you should know about me is that I do not shampoo my hair everyday. I find that it's very drying to the hair plus, constant washing can result to hair fall so I wash only every other day. I turn to dry shampoo in between washes. Believe me, you need those oils in your scalp to maintain a healthy one and stimulate hair growth.
|Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement Repairing Oil for Straight Hair, PhP 295|
This Repairing Oil contains CMC-like ingredient which provides moisture treatment. CMC stands for Cell Membrane Complex which exists among cuticles and cortez cells to help them bond with each other and also works as "path of water" to transport water to cells. When CMC is lost due to hair damage, cuticles and cortex cells break away, reducing the water-maintaining ability of hair, thus the combination with CMC-like ingredients helps to improve water retention to create manageable hair up to ends.
So the night before, I washed my hair with a new shampoo and conditioner I am reviewing (this will be posted soon), and wrapped my hair in a towel for a few minutes to absorb excess water. I don't like rubbing my hair with the towel because this is damaging.
I then used a wide tooth comb and combed through my hair to distribute product equally on my hair and let my hair to dry naturally.
This serum has a very good consistency too. Some treatment oils feel so thick and heavy when you rub your palms together. It's not as thick as the one from Vitress or Ellips Hair Vitamin, nor is it as runny as L'Oreal Fall Repair 3X.
|Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement Straightening Milk, PhP 295|
Lucido-L Smooth and Sleek Straigthening Milk (photographed above) is loaded with Hyaluronic Acid that traps and seals-in moisture (which I hope can penetrate dead hair too), and coats the hair strands for effortlessly silky straight hair.
During the lunch with my friends, I decided to not tie my hair which I always opted for during pregnancy, but I wanted to make the most out of my effort using these products! LOL
The size of product on my palm is one pump. I rubbed my hands together and applied it on the ends of my hair where it's most frizzy, sticky, and so dry! I then applied two extra pumps to be applied on all my hair from the bottom to the roots! I avoid applying too much product on my scalp because this always makes my scalp feel heavy just after a few hours.
Back in April 2014, I shot an OOTD (Spanish Times) in Intramuros and I had just washed my hair then and didn't put any styling products or any leave-on conditioner in my hair and my hair just looked really soft! My hair is naturally wavy so my hair looks styled. It was a lot shorter then and I had just had it done at Hairshaft (the first time) then. I miss my old hair...
Considering that I have really wavy hair, I didn't put too much effort with the straightening iron to make my hair look like this.
THE NEXT DAY...
My hair looks tamed and it feels a little rough to me when I run my hands over it. It doesn't look as big, frizzy and dry. But it doesn't feel as silky smooth as after I just ironed my hair the day before.
- Both are non-oily!
- It wont leave the scalp feeling heavy or greasy.
- It's moisturizing to really dry damaged hair -like mine!
- Lightweight if you don't overuse.
- Repairs damaged brittle hair over time.
- You can style your hair as you normally would after using.
- It won't weigh the hair down.
- I love the fruity-floral fragrance!
- Great packaging -so cute!
- When applied to sticky tips because hair is so damaged, it won't will remove the sticky feeling to it.
- Hair feels bouncy after using.
- Tames damaged, dry hair!
- Hair doesn't look greasy at all like some moisturizing milks and oils.
- Your hair can easily be combed after use.
- Leaves hair feeling smooth and silky.
- Includes english instructions in packaging.
- Available only in Watson's nationwide.
- When you over use the product (both) you will end up with greasy, heavy hair the next day. It takes time to get the feel of how much product you need for the length of you hair.
Retail Price: Both at PhP 295 each
Purchased For: Gift (Thank you!)
Will I re-purchase? Yes.
Will I recommend it? Yes.
MY OVERALL RATING: ★★★★☆