Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
If anyone should care to join me for an LOTR marathon in the near future, I’m always up for that
Ehem, you might ask, could you please get on with the review?
You see that picture below? That, my readers, is Yuko Repair Through Leave-In Conditioner Spray. It contains Aqua-Gold, and yet, it does not glitter. Do you see what I was trying to do now? *wink wink* (ok, I’ll stop. I can sense some of you cringing behind your computer screens).
In case you’re wondering what Aqua-Gold is, it’s real gold (water soluble) for your hair. It’s supposed to deliver nutrients into your hair faster, smoother and more evenly. Repair Through also contains also contains amino acids, silicone, and is alcohol-free. I am definitely not a science person, so I’m not sure if silicone and dimethicone have the same effect (I know some people avoid products with dimethicone because it causes them to break out). I tend to stay away from hair products containing dimethicone because I find that they do cause breakouts for me, but I’ve been using this for a few weeks now, and my skin is still fine.
Because I’ve had to cut dimethicone out of my hair routine, my hair hasn’t been getting quite enough moisture lately, so I was eager to put this to the test.
Yuko Repair Through can be used on wet or dry hair. I usually towel dry my hair, let it air dry until it’s damp, and then spray this all over and comb it out. Aside from conditioning your hair, this spray is also supposed to prevent split ends and reduce tangles. I’m lucky enough to only cut my hair once a year (no trims), and stay split-end free. Thus, I can’t really speak for it’s split-end preventing powers, but I will say that it is an excellent detangler. It also provides some needed moisture to my hair (I wouldn’t say my hair is super dry, but it’s not as smooth as it used to be when I used shampoos with dimethicone) without weighing it down.
Here’s a before and after picture:
My hair looks and feels much smoother afterwards, without any greasiness or oiliness. This spray doesn’t cause any buildup or stickiness either. In fact, I can’t even feel the product my hair, and I usually do 10-15 sprays each time.
Oh, and this also doubles as a heat protectant! Those with sensitive noses will also be glad to know that this product is completely unscented. I don’t have anything against scented products, but since I spray so much in my hair, I’m glad it doesn’t have a heavy scent.
If you’re a longtime reader of this blog, you might have noticed that the haircare products I used are all from the drugstore. This isn’t because I don’t think expensive haircare lines aren’t worth the money, it’s because I’ve just never really tried any pricey shampoos or conditioners before.
Which is why I was a little bit shocked that this bottle costs $24. At 6.8 fl oz, you do get a lot of product, and I don’t think I’m going to run out of this anytime soon (I’ve barely made a dent in the bottle…not that you can dent liquid, but you know I mean). Do I think this is better than a hair treatment you could get at the drugstore? Yes, I do. I’m not sure that I would fork over $24 for it, though. Even though my hair does need extra moisture, it’s still pretty healthy, and I could probably do without this. If your hair is really dry or damaged, and if you’re willing to pay extra for a quality haircare product, I think this would be worth the money.
My rating: B+/A-
Full Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was provided by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my Disclaimer.