#ELLETriesIt: L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber

In spite of being a regular with my beauty regime (weekend masking and everything), I’m quite lazy when it comes to my hair. It’s relatively thin, frizzy and goes up to my thighs; I usually shampoo, towel-dry, use a leave-in serum and get on with my day. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Pro Fiber treatment promises to give you spa-like, healthy hair after every single wash at home, once you get the treatment in-salon, that is.

To begin with, the expert tested my hair for strength and specific concerns. After tugging at a few strands and carefully examining them, he concluded that my hair damage was in the early stages – fine hair and split ends – and chose to use the Rectify range (the treatment consists of 3 levels depending on the damage). He started off by shampooing my hair which was followed by application of the in-salon activator containing APTYL 100 on the lengths. This protein complex helps strengthen hair from the inside, repairs exterior damage and is activated every time you shampoo at home post the treatment. After leaving it on for 10 minutes, he washed it off and followed up with a sweet-smelling hair mask from the same range and rinsed. My 45 minute treatment ended with a light blow dry and serum on the ends of my hair (salon-specific).

The final result: split ends that seemed to have come together and an instant shot of shine – my naturally brown hair looked even brighter. He then handed me a shampoo and mask from the Rectify range which would give me these results at home for the next two weeks. Now for the real test. After washing my hair two days later, I blow dried it and used my regular serum. While my hair smelled amazing and was definitely a lot less frizzy, I couldn’t keep up with the complete routine in the washes to come. PS the soft, settled look is hard to come by without the blow dry. If you follow an indulgent haircare routine already, this one’s a winner. If not, it’ll still repair damage once every 2 weeks. Healthier hair, nevertheless. Rs 2,500 onwards.

Fidget Salon, 20th Road, Khar West, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2649 2118

The treatment is available at all L’Oreal Professionnel salons.

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