I was pretty skeptical about it at first. Isn’t using heat on already heat-damaged hair going to damage it even further? And for someone with “virgin hair”, I was a little nervous when I was invited to try out a heat restorative hair treatment by Redken Professional. In spite of the fear of getting my hair fried, I decided to gather my courage and give it a go. For the love of my dear readers!
As I set foot into Curlers & Trimmers Salon in Desa Sri Hartamas, I was given the rundown of Redken’s new Heatcure Professional restoration service and treatment. Here’s a little summary of what it’s all about:
What is Heatcure?
Surprisingly, one of the major contributors of damaged hair – heat – just so happens to be one of the most effective ways of repairing your tresses! The Heatcure heat-activated salon service involves applying the Heatcure Professional treatment formula onto damp or freshly washed hair. The formula is then activated using the Heatcure Professional Tool, which kind of looks like a hair straightener. After treatment, damaged hair will be instantly restored to healthy and bouncy locks, of which will last up to 10 washes. An intense self-heating treatment mask can be used in the comfort of your own home to maintain the look and feel of your newly restored hair. It took Redken 6 years to perfect this heat-activated treatment technology.
How Does it Work?
The heat-activated protein delivery system penetrates deep into the hair follicles to instantly fortify and restore damaged hair with lasting results. The Formula features a combination of proteins including arginine, soy, sepicap, wheat and palm oils; low melting point waxes and cationic surfactants. The ingredients liquify and penetrate up to the cortex of the hair with the use of the Heatcure Professional Tool, an exclusive ceramic tool for hair restoration designed with a specifically-calibrated low-heat setting of 140°C.
I was ushered into a comfy leather seat and my hair was analysed by one of the senior stylists, Jeffery Lu. He did a little hair test to determine the current health of my hair. You can do it too! Take a strand of hair and pinch it in between your thumb and index finger and glide them along that strand. Feeling vibrations means your hair is not as healthy as it should be, and could be dehydrated. A red scalp on the other hand indicates that you haven’t been getting a good night’s rest.
Jeff said my hair was quite healthy overall, but was a little dehydrated, especially at the ends. He told me it was partly caused by sun damage and it was also normal for longer hair to be drier at the ends. My scalp was a little red as well, as I wasn’t getting much sleep that week. After my hair and scalp were analysed, I got my hair washed with Redken’s After-Sun shampoo, which smelt like refreshing oranges.
After patting my hair dry, the Heatcure Treatment was applied onto damp hair, one section at a time. Heat was then applied using the Heatcure Tool to lock in the treatment. It was quite a relaxing process and I almost nodded off in my seat.
Once the treatment was complete, I reached up to touch my hair and it felt really soft and silky! As my hair hasn’t been dyed or permed, you can’t really tell a significant difference in the picture below. However, you can see that it looked a little smoother. And it certainly felt a lot smoother. I was really satisfied with how it turned out. Jeff also took the time to curl and style my hair and I loved how voluminous it looked after!
It’s been about 3 weeks since my treatment. I’m glad to report that my hair still feels quite soft and not as dehydrated as before. Definitely recommend this treatment if you have dyed or chemically treated hair. Also, don’t forget to use sulfate and silicone-free shampoos as they’re much better for your hair in the long run.
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