Paul Mitchell is the most innovative, eco friendly, go green company that I know. They are always coming up with brilliant new color techniques & color formulas that blow my mind every time. They are a very out of the box company which I love because Im a very out of the box gal.
This month they released their new color wash line: Ultimate Color Repair. Now I thought when they released the Kera Triplex Conditioning Treatment that they had topped themselves, I was wrong.
The Ultimate Color Repair line will keep your color vibrant & shiny (59% more shiny to be exact) for up to 9 weeks. (UM, yes I said 9 weeks RED HEADS) It also helps prevent thermal damage by 86% with 88% less breakage. Uhhhhhh.......SIGN ME UP.
Quinoa (“keen-wah”) is the magic ingredient in The Ultimate repair line. Yes, I know what you're thinking, Quinoa is a food....why would you put food on your hair? Think about it this way, when you eat healthier and drink more water do you not see a difference in your skin & how you feel? Of course you do. When you eat healthier it effects your hair as well, it just takes longer to notice.
Quinoa has a high amino acid content, which is the building block of protein, it delivers powerful repair and protection for longer-lasting color in the Quinoa Color-Locking System.
Im gonna break this down for you by each product.
Ultimate Color Repair Shampoo
At first, I wont lie, I was taken back by the smell. It didn't smell like...I don't know like Shampoo normally smells. Its kind of a mix between banana boat tanning lotion & your car after a day at the beach. I like this shampoo because it lathers well enough but doesn't go to over board with the suds. Its sulfate free (hello color protection) & its got sugar cane & lemon peel extract to help keep the hair shiny & soft. Scale of 1-10 for this Shampoo I say 8.
Ultimate Color Repair Conditioner
Mmmmmm conditioner, my FAVORITE & of course the first thing you run out of before anything else. I like this conditioner because it is on the heavier side. For ME, I cant get down with those super light weight conditioners. I feel like I just put air on my head & that doesn't work for me. This has the same smell as the shampoo & a little goes a long way. I love this conditioner also because its ideal for hydration & detangling (HEY, Im talking to you curly haired girls!) While at the same time it locks in color & repairs from the inside out. Included, are antioxidants which act as a UV Protectant & prevent color fade.
Scale of 1-10 for this conditioner,I'd say 10.
Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue
Last but not least, Triple Rescue....ahhhhhh yes.....let that soak in....TRIPLE Rescue. Now, know this, BEFORE you start spraying away, you HAVE TO SHAKE THIS UP. Its a dual phase spray that protect from heat that can cause colored hair to become dull. The Quinoa Color Repair Complex in this help bump up reflection so hair looks healthy, shiny & vibrant. (AGAIN. Im talking to you RED HEADS) Dual Phase Technology-( this is my favorite part!!!) Top phase forms a heat-resistant seal to shield hair from damage and adds lustrous shine. The Bottom Phase conditions hair with Quinoa Color Repair Complex.
While the technology is great in EVERY form. Because this spray is a bit on the "oily" side (and I use the word oily lightly its best kept away from the root area while spraying. Otherwise you may end up looking all homeless & greasy.
On a scale of 1-10 I'd give Triple Rescue a 9.
All in all- Id day the Ultimate Color Repair System is a great route to take for winter. Paul Mitchell Sun, in all its glory is limited to summer & this is a great replacement.
Keep an eye out for next Fridays product review. Ill be reviewing the new FAVE4 hairsprays.
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