My hairdresser made me a present of Joico’s Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm about a year ago; I think he felt obliged to stage an intervention on behalf of my poor parched GHDd-to-within-an-inch-of-their-lives locks. Although I’ve pretty straight hair, I’m a lazy caaaaah and it’s so much easier to zip a straighteners through it than get into all that blowdrying malarky. Now, I was obviously thrilled silly with the freebie, but reckoned the balm would be way too heavy for my gruaig. The packaging says it’s a treatment to sort out thick, coarse and frizzy hair, whereas mine is fine-ish and inclined to go limp if you so much as look at it crossways.
I gave the stuff a whirl anyways, just using it from mid-lengths to ends, and have been hooked ever since. It leaves my hair incredibly shiny, soft and nourished-looking without ever weighing it down. The balm contains all manner of fancy sounding yokes like Hydramine Sea Complex and murumuru, olive and shea butters to restore hair’s natural elasticity and smooth the cuticle.
And listen to this for a testimonial: the last time I went to have my hair done, the girl remarked that my hair was in great condition and I obviously don’t use straighteners on it. She couldn’t believe it when I roared laughing and told her I’d use them a minimum of twice a week. Now, you know you’re doing something right when a hairdresser you don’t usually go to tells you that your hair is in fab order!
Get it for around the €15 mark from salons or HQhair.com.