The Shampoo That Will Fix Damaged Hair

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My relationship (borderline addiction) with blowouts recently took a startling turn for the worse. After finally meeting that almost-impossible-to-find stylist who gave me a consistently amazing blowout week after week, she said we needed to talk: I told her I knew my roots were showing; she said it was something more serious.

“I can’t do your hair again until you get it cut or do a treatment,” she said. “It’s too hard on my arms and it’s really difficult to get it how you want it to look when it’s this damaged.” I was mortified—she always made it look so easy! And I was typically in and out in 30 minutes! Were my strands really putting that much stress on her day?

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So I did what any logical person would do: I tried going to several other stylists (side note: I had recently cut off three inches and liked the length, hence the stubbornness with agreeing to a trim), but it wasn’t the same. One got the bounciness at the ends, but not the volume at the top; one comprehended “waves” to equal poodle-like curls.

I couldn’t stay away from my tell-it-like-it-is stylist. I knew I had to go back, but I also knew I needed to be armed with way healthier hair if I dared walk through the salon doors again. I tried masks, I tried leave-ins, but, admittedly, I knew what she was saying: It was a full-on workout to run a brush through my supertangled hair and something had to be done.

That’s when I totally switched up everything and started shampooing with the unassuming-looking Leonor Greyl Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou ($51). Per the name, it is a shampoo, but it feels more like a really moisturizing conditioner when you apply it (even if this is a scary thought, you honestly don’t even need a separate conditioner after using). It’s packed with natural ingredients, smells amazing and makes hair feel instantly softer—the kind of hair that a brush just slips through when wet. When hair is dry, it’s left with hydration, yet is somehow not weighed down and still has the perfect level of body.

I used it for a week straight and went back. “You did a treatment. Your hair is so much better now,” she said, in a sign that our relationship—and my hair—was mended. 

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