If I have to be honest, I have pretty decent hair (blessed with good genes). Naturally straight and easy to manage, my hair grows well and stays strong no matter how much I experiment with it—think multiple globals, tight braids and constant use of styling products. But every time I travel, my hair starts to misbehave. I used to initially believe that it’s the change in climate that makes my hair brittle and hard to manage, especially when I travel, but my grandma set the record straight–it’s, in fact, the water (thanks grandma).
Amongst the many salts and minerals that you find in water, whether it’s during a shower or a dip in the pool), some metallic components have the power to seep into your hair strands and make them weak and brittle. Copper and iron, even rust, in water can cause hair to become dry and reduce its strength which leads to breakage. And if you have coloured hair, no matter how thorough you are with colour-protection products, it’s the metallic components in your bathing water that can eventually strip the colour, thereby affecting the health of your hair.
For those unaware, metal in water is invisible, however it builds up in your hair over time after every wash. This speeds up the damage caused by the sun, heat or pollution, especially if your hair is excessively porous. How then, can we combat this problem, you ask? Thanks to the leaders of professional haircare (Hi, L'Oréal Professionnel) launching their new Metal DX haircare range, we now have access to their breakthrough innovation that’s a strong blend of science and years of research. ‘Glicoamine’, the lines’ star ingredient is a special molecule that tracks and neutralises metal that enters your hair fibres. After a detailed tried and tested round, we’ve jotted down six reasons why this range may just become your next obsession.
The new L’Oréal Professionnel Metal DX Range claims to reduce breakage by 87% for stronger hair and longer-lasting colour and 2X shine**.
*Instrumental test: Metal DX pre-treatment + technical procedure + shampoo + mask.
**Instrumental test: Metal DX shampoo + mask.