Uh-oh, you have some split ends to deal with, but cutting isn't an option right now, either because:
- You can't get in to see your stylist anytime soon
- You can't or don't want to trim your hair yourself
- You just don't want to lose any length!
Maybe this Carol's Daughter product can solve your dilemma. After all, if length is your goal, too much trimming is counterproductive.
What the Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer does is seal split and broken ends together. Notice that it doesn't claim to "magically repair and eliminate" them. The product will bind split ends together, in essence saving your style and making it appear much better than it would if you had stray ends fraying all over the place.
I don't use direct heat on my hair that often, but I tested this product out on someone who does (despite my best advice). If it can give good results to a woman who seems to be best friends with her flat iron, then it's worth a shot.
How to Use It:
Apply to the ends of either damp or dry hair and style as desired. That's it -- simple! I will say that adding a dab once your tresses are completely styled is a great way to truly "seal the deal" and make your 'do look fabulous. The Sealer is thick and creamy, a perfect consistency for holding ends together. My biggest concern was how it holds up to a typical day, whether you're working, running errands or going out on a date.
Even though it's a temporary solution, I was very pleased and more than a little surprised by how much better it makes the hair feel. Regular use, combined with less heat styling, can prolong the need for a trim until you're really ready to let go. I stress less heat styling along with constant use of a good heat protectant if you're the type who straightens or styles with heat frequently. Even the best products in the world can't always combat poor hair care.
I'd definitely recommend this to women who don't want to trim all the time and need help making their hair look healthy. It does a good job of smoothing rough and frizzy hair all over, as well as the ends, if that's your hair problem. One application made hair smoother and softer; repeated use can help restore the hair's appearance. Now, at about $25 a pop for a small bottle of product, some of the more budget-conscious out there may be raising their eyebrows at the cost, but a little of this really goes a long way. Remember, it's not for allover application; it's designed for more targeted use. While not a necessity for all of us, it's a very good product for women who want healthier-looking tresses without so much trimming.
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