There are a lot things people miss about their younger bodies as they age, and for me, nothing is more missed than my childhood hair. For many years, I wore it to almost waist-length, with natural waves never frizzing. Today, I still wear it quite long and wavy, but that smooth, healthy softness is long gone.
I know I’m not alone in pining for the previous state of my strands, or else there wouldn’t be a system like biolustre, which recently landed on my desk. The quotes and ratings on the box made me think I was the only beauty editor alive who hadn’t tried it yet, and I was skeptical about its claim of restoring hair to near-virgin condition. But there was just no excuse to not use it.
The process is a daunting, I must say. After shampooing with one of two shampoos in the set, you saturate your towel-dried hair with the polymer-centric main-event formula, Revive Instant Repair Treatment. As you heat-dry your hair, it gets weirdly hard-they tell you that will happen-and you’re told to barely move it or else risk breakage. Once it’s dry, you use the other shampoo to wash out the Revive treatment, followed by a five-minute sealing conditioner.
Immediately after rinsing out the fourth product, it was abundantly clear that my hair felt sleeker than usual in its wet state. But the real test would be how it air-dried.
Although there wasn’t a dramatic difference in the look of my unstyled hair, the texture was from another era-namely, my youth. It had a softness I hadn’t felt in years! Next time I styled it, I found my hair to be more agreeable, smoother and shinier.
The results of biolustre are arguably worth the relatively short yet awkward treatment. And if anyone comes out with a relatively short yet awkward treatment to restore my arms to their teenage state, I’ll be trying that, too.
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