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Tried & Tested: This Metal Detox treatment revived my brassy, blonde hair

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22nd Feb 2023
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Tried & Tested: This Metal Detox treatment revived my brassy, blonde hair

After moving to an area with hard water, IMAGE staffer Simone Kennedy noticed her hair health and colour changing, so she tried out the L'Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox treatment at her salon. Here's how she got on.

Eighteen months ago, I moved from Westmeath to Dublin. While the move was absolutely needed for me and my social life, it was not so beneficial for my hair! 

Two months after my move, I went home to Mullingar to visit my longtime hairdresser, Melissa. The first thing she said was, “What the hell happened to your hair?”. To her, my colour had quite obviously changed. For me, the change was less noticeable, as it had happened gradually over time.

According to Melissa, my once clean, blonde hair had taken on a brassier tone with some green hues. The only change in my life had been my move to Dublin 15, which is known for its hard water. Melissa then explained how the metals in the water can massively affect our hair, and mine was proof.

The treatment

Since this moment, Melissa has been using L’Oréal Professionnel’s Metal Detox Pre Treatment Spray before my highlights, as it lifts the brassy tones and leaves a fresher and cleaner colour. She also advised me to get the Metal Detox shampoo and hair mask, and to use them religiously. 

When I went home, I took a deeper dive into hard water and the effects it can have on your hair and skin, and it was quite frightful! Around this time, Niamh Cullen put a call out on her Instagram Stories asking for help with her hair changing colour. A hairdresser who lived in their building advised that they lived in a hard water area, like myself, and that she get a filter for her shower head which purifies the water. As a further preventative measure I, of course, purchased a shower head filter as well.

Pros

Thankfully, my hair has not turned green since. My hair colour and condition are in a great place but I have a strict routine and product list that I stick to.

I wash my hair two to three times a week using a shower head filter. Each wash includes two shampoos and one condition followed by applying the Metal Detox oil on damp hair before I blow dry. I have not strayed from L’Oréal Professionnel’s Metal Detox products, and I don’t intend to going forward.

Results

Since using the Metal Detox treatment and at-home haircare, I’ve noticed a massive difference in my hair. It’s been smoother and shinier, and it holds a much brighter, appealing blonde colour (as opposed to its former brassy hue).

Before vs After

If there are factors beyond your control affecting the colour and condition of your hair, then why not take your control back and invest in the L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox range? I would highly recommend the products. I only recently tried the Metal Detox oil and it left my hair super soft for days. 

At IMAGE we host and attend a lot of events so I always want to look and feel my best, and the L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox range has absolutely helped.

Learn more about the L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox range on their website.