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Bananas and Cold Water?

By Behindtheseclosedeyes @theseclosedeyes
I don't know about you but I'm always on the hunt for the perfect product that will make my hair look so healthy and shiny. As a person with long color treated hair which hasn't been cut in quite a while (I know it's bad, I'm just scared of the hairdressers as a trim is never just a trim), my hair can be very much on the dry side and have no life to it at all. So enough was enough, and the hunt went on. After months of chopping and changing between shampoo/conditioner combinations and other styling products, I think I have finally found my ticket to shiny hair (phew). 
Bananas and cold water?The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner, £4 each
The first part of my regime is to use the Banana Shampoo and Condition from The Body Shop which for a start smell absolutely amazing. The best way to describe it would be like those chewy banana sweets you can get in a pic'n'mix, yumm. Anyway, after reading great reviews online and having a birthday gift to spend from having a Love Your Body card, I decided to just bite the bullet and give them a go.
The second part of the regime involves the temperature of water when rinsing, and to be honest I never really bought into any of these theories until now. From what I've read online, hot water is best when rinsing shampoo as it opens the cuticles of the hair and allows for a deeper clean and cold water is best to use when rinsing out conditioner as it then closes the cuticle, resulting in a more natural condition for the hair as opposed to the dull and lifeless state mine was previously in. After trying this theory out, I have to say that it was unreal how much better my hair looked and felt with such a shine and glossiness and although it wasn't the most pleasant experience as you may temporarily feel as though your head is a block of ice, it was definitely worth it in the end. If you haven't already given this a go then I really recommend it as the difference in condition completely amazed me!

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