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Ion Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor

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Review by youwillneverfindme

rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/5/2009 9:13:00 PM More reviews by youwillneverfindme

Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

OVERALL:
A kind of small miracle in a bottle. So far, itís really helped to improve my hair, the smell is quite nice and the price is right. I will no doubt, be buying a full sized bottle.

EDIT: This stuff will fade/strip hair color, as most treatments with protein seem to do. This isn't a problem for me as I like for my near black color to fade as my level 7 roots begin to show so the line of demarcation isn't as obvious, but for those that want to hang on to or prolong hair color, use this product accordingly. IIRC, the hair board recommends using a treatment with protein before you color.

PRICE:
sample 1 oz. packs are less than $3 (with a Sallyís card, itís less than $2 and I can get about 3 uses out of a pack, applying the product as I would a conditioner), and iirc, the full sized 16 oz. bottle is less than $12 (with a Sallyís card itís less than $9).

PACKAGING:
Sample pack: duh. I can actually get about 3 uses out of a sample pack, but I donít apply this overly liberally, I just apply like I would a conditioner. Full sized bottle is complete with a pump, although Iím not sure if itís reclosable. The white bottle is pretty straight forward with maroon details/printÖnot generic looking or anything youíd strongly want to hide.

PRODUCT:
A pearly, attractive smelling light yellow, slightly sticky liquid, about the consistency of a thicker shampoo.

PERFOMANCE:
Iíve been using this about every other day for almost 2 weeks. I started out with 3 sample packs (bought at different times). Given the starting condition of my hair, itís no surprise that I was into the second pack before I began to notice a difference. That said, Iím thrilled at its performance and my next trip to Sallyís will yield a full sized bottle. While my hair is still damaged, Iíve noticed it laying/behaving more like it would if it were healthy. I donít have any shine on my ends yet, but they arenít quite as dull looking as before. I suspect 2 months of regular use will get my hair back to an acceptable point and regain a bit of shine (even though, obviously, this doesnít actually repair the hair, it just helps mask and condition it). I will update as necessary.

APPLICATION/USAGE:
I use about every other day, straight out of the shower on towel dried hair. Sometimes I shampoo before hand, sometimes I donít. I use 2-3 quarters worth and work it into my hair as I would conditioner, focusing on the ends and then very gently combing through. I donít ever slather this stuff on I just work it in as a conditioner. Then I cover my hair with a hair turban and leave it on overnight and through my workout the following morning, then Iíll wash/shampoo. As zephyrdreambaby stated, I too like to add just a smidge of this into the ends of my hair to help condition and promote shine. In addition, I used a pack and mixed it with water to use as a spray on dry hair (like for second-day hair), just to help it out a little bit; Iím not sure how this method is proving but Iíll update as necessary.

ABOUT MY HAIR:
Naturally a level 7N, fine, dense and 2a waves with a few curls around my neck. Below bra strap length. In the past six months Iíve been light auburn, dark/cherry red, dark chocolate brown, highlighted blonde, black, back to my normal color, and now Iím a level 10 blonde. Yeah, Iím lucky to even have hair. In general, my hair can take a lot and still look pretty good, but this last go around with the blonde finally killed the shineÖthe ends are beyond dull-thereís no shine at allÖand itís super soft, like rabbit fur, which equals a mass amount of damage.

I bleached out my hair from a level 6-7 to a level 10Önot once, but twice, in the same freakiní day, using a level 40 developer. THEN, in the same day, I used an all over toner and a demi-perm. Yeah, I know.

INGREDIENTS:
WATER ,CITRIC ACID ,POLYQUATERNIUM-10 ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,WATER ,MAGNESIUM SULFATE ,METHYLPARABEN ,TRICLOSAN ,ZINC CHLORIDE ,MANGANESE CHLORIDE ,COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE ,CITRIC ACID ,LECITHIN ,DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE ,GLYCOL STEARATE ,IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA ,PANTHENOL ,HYDROLYZED KERATIN ,POLYSORBATE 20 ,FRAGRANCE ,CARAMEL ,YELLOW 5 ,BENZYL ALCOHOL ,BENZYL BENZOATE ,CINNAMAL ,AMYL CINNAMAL

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