Julien Farel Vitamin Restore is a weekly (or whenever you see fit) treatment that replaces shampoo and conditioner on the day of use. It has been created to be anti-ageing but don't let that sway you, I'm in my twenties and have used it once a week for the last few weeks and have noticed a difference. I wash my hair for the sake of it, I don't live in London where pollution is high - I live in a leafy suburb, don't smoke and unless I go to the gym don't really do anything all that strenuous but I do like to feel clean and that includes my hair. Does my hair need washed daily? Nope but I do it regardless. A little worried that I may be stripping my hair of natural oils I ventured into the whole co-washing (using conditioner in place of shampoo) world and wasn't blown away. In my opinion conditioner alone won't remove product build up or daily grime. I'm sure some of the cleansing conditioners do an okay job but for me I need something a little more, enter Julien Farel Vitamin Restore.
Julien Farel Vitamin Restore is a lot more than your typical co-wash product, it contains Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol and Bioflavonoids which have been proven to renew cells more quickly and nourish the hair (follicles to ends), and thus can extend your hair's growth cycle. In essence this means your hair is less likely to shed and could help you keep the hair you have longer - perfect for those looking to grow or thicken their hair. Julien Farel Vitamin Restore has been created especially for colour and chemically treated hair so that it is gentle for fragile hair and can help to prolong artificial colour.It contains vitamins B, C and E to lock in moisture and provide antioxidant protection but for most (myself included) that is just jargon. Does it work is what we really want to know!
Yes it does. It is perfect to give the hair a break from stripping shampoos and heavy conditioners and yet your hair and scalp will feel cleansed. I have long, thick hair and don't always deem treatment products to be enough in terms of moisture and yet I can use this once a week and combined with a little leave in conditioner to comb out knots my hair feels just how it does after a deep conditioner. I also think this would be perfect for fine hair as it doesn't weigh the hair down yet you do reap the benefits of both hydration and added vitamins. I am trying to grow my hair another few inches but find that come the summer months my hair growth slows down and shedding sets in thick and fast. Fingers crossed this will at least slow the stray hairs from falling. Look out for an update in a few months!
Julien Farel Vitamin Restore £28/250ml via Selfridges - link.
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