The products:Matrix Biolage Fortetherapie Fortifying Leave-In Treatment & Fortetherapie Cera-Repair
The price: $24.25 each
The reviewer: Shirley, 20. Read Shirley’s beauty bio
Fortifying Leave-In Treatment
The product claims to strengthen and repair hair, leaving it detangled, frizz-free and more manageable. It comes as a spray used to complement conditioner and has a natural fragrance of hibiscus, kelp and lemongrass.
Normally, I have frizzes and curls within two hours of washing. I find that any attempts to comb them out or hide them with hair spray only worsened the situation by damaging my hair in the long term. After using the spray, what was left of those after-wash frizzes could be easily combed out. My hair also feels finer and softer. The day after washing, my hair did not build up that extra volume that makes it look heavy and uncontrollable.
The fragrance of the treatment is much milder than I’m used to, but I love that it smells of and is made with natural organic extracts. As a leave-in hair treatment, it felt like it had a longer-lasting effect than rinse-out conditioners. I can also comfortably see myself decreasing my conditioner usage and phasing onto this spray. I would most definitely buy this again and recommend it to everyone. Not only is this more effective than the normal conditioner, it also takes less time to get the most out of it!
This product claims to condition and strengthen weak, overworked or chemically distressed hair. It comes as a box of five 15mL tubes used to complement shampoo.
However, because of my long, voluminous hair, I found myself using two tubes per wash or settling only for surface application. After usingthis treatment for two washes, I did not notice any particular change to the condition of my hair. Neither did I feel like I’d have the patience to regularly leave it in my hair for three to five minutes waiting for the formula to set.
It seems a nice novelty that the product comes in tubes, but the volume in each tube does not meet the needs of my hair. I probably won’t be buying this in the future, lest I know with certainty that the product works. Even in such a case, I don’t see myself using or purchasing this on a regular basis.
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