An Open Letter to Living Proof

IMG_9157To the people at Living Proof:

My hair has been going through a really rough time. I used to have great hair, but for the past year, it’s been meh: a little dull, lackluster, and just generally blah. And for the last few months, it’s been downright awful: broken from the crown down in random patches; dry; brittle; and full of split ends, despite the fact that I keep up with regular trims. The breakage was incredibly depressing, and a little concerning, because nothing seemed to heal my stressed strands, and I was starting to worry I was going to have to chop off all my hair to get it healthy again.

I read a lot of great things about your Restore line, but put off purchasing the products because they’re pricey. But when my hair became alarmingly damaged, I decided to spend a small fortune and purchase the entire line, minus the Restore conditioner. I’d previously had a lot of luck with your No Frizz line, so I returned to the brand. I bought the Restore shampoo ($28), mask treatment ($42), Instant Repair ($29), and Instant Protection ($26). The shampoo is self-explanatory. The mask treatment is a deep conditioning treatment that helps heal stressed strands; it’s intended for weekly use in place of conditioner. Instant Repair is a lightweight leave-in conditioning lotion that helps repair hair, and Instant Protection is a heat protectant spray.

IMG_9171I use the shampoo every time I wash my hair (every other day), and the treatment mask twice a week. I feared it was going to weigh down my hair and make it look lifeless and limp, but it totally does not; this stuff is practically weightless. (How is that possible?!) It doesn’t make my hair greasy at all! I smooth the Instant Repair lotion from the midshaft down to ends before every blowout, and use the heat protectant spray all over my hair every time a hot styling tool comes near my tresses.

After just one wash with the treatment mask, my hair felt softer in the shower. I could actually run my fingers through it before combing it out, and my Wet Brush glided right through it as I was detangling post-shower.

IMG_9172The first time using these products, I was so curious to see the results after blowdrying. I looked at my hair in the mirror and almost cried tears of joy. The broken pieces, the flyaways, the brittle feeling…they were all gone. ALL GONE. My hair was smooth, soft, and shiny again. It was already starting to resemble my old hair…my good hair. AFTER ONE WASH.

It had to be a fluke. I couldn’t believe it. After trying so many so-called “repairing” products that did nothing for my hair, it was impossible that one wash using these products would yield these results. So, a few days later, I tried again. And the same thing happened…and continued with every wash. Needless to say, I am in love with the results, as these products have transformed my hair.

One note about the heat protectant spray, which I adore: Since misting this on before blowdrying and styling, I have not seen any more damage, and my hair still feels soft (not brittle and ready to snap in half). My hair is still far from perfect, but little by little, these products are nursing it back to health. I can’t believe the difference that just a few weeks of use has made on my locks.

I’ve been getting compliments on my hair, which hasn’t happened in so, so long. (Someone even said it was “movie star hair”–I almost died). I feel good about my hair again.

Thank you, Living Proof, for saving my hair.


PS: To my readers: if you have damaged hair, you need these products! I know they’re expensive, but really, they are so worth it. And after throwing tons of money away on products that never delivered results, I felt good knowing that money was going towards products that actually work.IMG_9158

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