Excuse me?! What do you mean my last Paul Mitchell review was in October last year?! Let me sort that out by telling you about (yet another) amazing product – the Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment.
Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment
£12.70 – Hairtrade
Helps repair weak, damaged hair and improves strength, texture and elasticity. Wheat-derived conditioners and amino acids strengthen, add elasticity and boost shine. Essential fatty acids, vitamins and wheat proteins prevent breakage. Provides a powerful dose of moisture and rebuilds inner strength. Paraben free. Vegan. Colour safe.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Tocopherol, Panthenol, Acetamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Hyaluronic Acid, Simmondsia Chinesis Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Linolenic Acid, Sorbitol, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Linoleic Acid, Trideceth-12, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Triisostearin, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Polyisobutene, Squalane, Hedychium Coronarium (White Ginger) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Triticum Vulgare Protein, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Cysteine, Leucine, Glycine, Tyrosine, PEG-15 Cocopolyamine, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, Polyquaternium-11, Polyquaternium-10, Magnesium Acetylmethionate, Stearalkonium Chloride, C11-15 Pareth-7, Sodium Lactate, Methylsilanol, Glycerin, C12-16 Pareth-9, Citric Acid, Alcohol, Magnesium Nitrate, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Magnesium Chloride, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isopropyl Alcohol, Bisamino PEG/PPG-41/3 Aminoethyl PG-Propyl Dimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Methylisothiazolinone, Salicylic Acid, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Armyl Cinamal
With a heat-heavy hair routine, I’m always on the hunt for a deep conditioner to transform my ghd-abused hair into something manageable. A while ago now, Paul Mitchell kindly sent me a selection of deep conditioners to trial. I’ve already told you about the Super Charged Moisturizer, so it is now the Original Hair Repair Treatment‘s time to shine.
The Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment is slightly different to a normal deep conditioner in that it is a protein treatment. Hair is made up of keratin, which is a protein, so it makes sense to treat damaged hair WITH protein, no? This treatment is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid as well as boasting Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Glycerin, and Jojoba Oil to strengthen, protect and moisturise damaged hair.
When it comes to using this product, here is what I do. I make sure to squeeze out the excess water from my hair before applying. The treatment works best applied to damp hair, and a small amount is sufficient. I focus on applying the treatment to the mid lengths and ends of my hair, however it can be applied to the roots. I like to comb the treatment through my hair to distribute it more evenly, whether it be with my fingers or with an actual comb. I leave the treatment on for something from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on how much time I have to spare – ha!
When I rinse the treatment from my hair, I can immediately feel the difference. It feels so smooth, yet strong. After drying and styling, my hair looks healthier, has volume, feels smooth and dare I say, feels thicker! I love how this treatment makes my hair look and feel, and I have even noticed a reduction in the amount of breakage.
I would recommend the Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment for those with damaged and breaking hair. For seriously damaged hair, it’s best to alternate using this treatment with a moisturising one, such as the aforementioned Super Charged Moisturizer, to balance out the protein treatment. Believe it or not, too many protein treatments can make hair feel lank, so resist the temptation to use it as much as possible. 1-2 uses per week is fine for a treatment of this kind. Of course, for seriously damaged hair you should also be cutting down on what is damaging your hair, whether it is bleach or heat, and getting regular trims at the hairdressers. Untreated split ends can actually travel further up the hair shaft and cause more damage, meaning it is more to snip off when you do finally go.
I would definitely buy another bottle of the Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment when this one comes to an end, and I can definitely see myself continually repurchasing it in the future. This treatment has become a real staple of my haircare routine as it is something that I reach for regularly to combat the damage heat inflicts on my hair. I would hate to think what state my hair would be in without it!
The Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment is one of the most affordable protein treatments I have come across compared to similar offerings from other brands. I would recommend purchasing it from Hairtrade as it is slightly cheaper than other retailers, and if you can get it for a few pennies less, why not? Oh, did I mention that this treatment is cruelty free and suitable for vegans? *winks*