With the holiday season right around the corner many of us will breaking out the flat irons, blow dryers and curlers to achieve the perfect festive do. When you combine styling with extreme temperatures, pollution, indoor heating systems and frequent washing, hair can become dry, brittle and weak. That’s where Lisap’s new Repair Collection comes in. This salon quality, advanced system is designed to replenish, strengthen, hydrate and soften dry, sensitive hair.
The treatment is free of sulphates, artificial coloring and parabens and consists of several steps with each product doing a different job to recuperate and nourish. The Hydra Care Complex is formulated to seal raised cuticles for noticeable conditioning and detangling effects. The system also contains Papyrus - rich in minerals, sugar and moisturizing agents, Japanese seaweed - to fortify the hair structure and Ceramide A2 which restores cellular cohesion for vibrancy and shine. You may also notice that the writing on the bottles is in Italian because they are manufactured in Milan.
You begin by shampooing to cleanse the roots and lengths. The gentle formula is free of harsh soap additives but still lathers into a rich, fluffy foam to eradicated dirt, build-up and excess oil. It leaves the scalp and hair fresh, revitalized and lightly scented. (The shampoo retails for $11.95)
The conditioner is fragrant and light so it doesn’t add weight or cause limpness. You can leave it on for 5-10 minutes, detangle and allow the shower steam to activate the formula and soften. For my long, thick hair the conditioner didn’t provide quite enough slip for combing out tangles and I would have liked more richness for moisture and retexturizing. (The conditioner retails for $13.60)
The Mask Treatment is thicker and creamy so I prefer to use it as a regular conditioner after shampooing. I leave in on for 15-20 mins and apply a generous amount on my lengths and ends for body, bounce and smoothness. It does a good job at softening parched, stressed strands for silky, manageable hair that smells fantastic! (The mask retails for $17.95)
Before styling I apply a few pumps of the Nourishing Cream Leave-In for a blast of hydration. It doesn’t provide thermal protection but it does seem to prevent fly-aways and frizz for a glossy, sleek finish. I also like to apply some sort of serum after styling for extra smoothness. (The finishing cream retails for $15.75)
You can find Lisap Hair Care in salons throughout Canada or visit lisap.ca