I’m not just a damage criminal: I’m also a fraud. And a cheat. And a liar. Throw the book at me, friends, because I need to be rehabilitated.
This is my current Facebook photo. Me and my BFF were at a wedding reception, ready to
drink dance the night away! And just look at me – tousled, beachy waves cascading over my shoulders, perfectly smooth and not a hint of frizz to be seen. When I woke up that morning, I envisioned “sexy bed-head waves, with a casual, minimal-effort feel and look.”
It’s all a sham, people.
Do you know what it took to get my hair to look that way? Since I’m a damage criminal, let’s just run through my list of offences, shall we?
Charge #1: Overuse of heat-styling tools. To achieve this look, first my hair was blow-dried straight, using an 1875-watt hair dryer. Next, it was set in hot rollers, in an attempt to achieve a de-constructed wave. Finally, it was curled with a large-barrel curling iron, to seal the ends and set the style.
It’s true: searing-hot styling tools were used on my hair three times in less than two hours.
Charge #2: Overzealous back-combing. See my crown, full of body? Manufactured volume, peeps, created by back-combing the hair until it stands straight up, and then, is smoothed over. And in case you’re wondering, back-combing is just a stylist’s fancy word for teasing. YES, my hair was teased (read: ruined) and then sprayed into submission.
Charge #3: The use of an accomplice. I didn’t even commit the crime myself; I paid a stylist $175 to execute my vision of perfect hair. That’s right – I’m the worst kind of damage criminal; the kind that hires a hitman to do my dirty work for me. (He shall remain nameless to protect his identity.)
But perhaps the absolute worst offence – the one thing that ensures that I’ll never truly be a reformed character – is the fact that I don’t want to stop using heat-styling tools. I don’t want to have anything less than gorgeous hair. I just want something that will erase the damage – and allow me to continue a life of crime without looking over my shoulder, or in this case, pulling frizzy, tortured hairs from my hairbrush.
And so I present to you, a damage criminal’s NEW best friend: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser.
Fructis Damage Eraser is the latest in hair care innovation from Garnier Fructis and is designed for dry (check) and damaged (double check) hair. Before I tried the products, my hair was w-r-e-c-k-e-d. As if my confessions above didn’t alert you to that fact! However, given the option to test a line of products that have the power to reconstruct hair strength by 90% from root-to-tip – so styling tools can be used without worry- you know I was not only merely interested; I was committed. Because, frankly, I had two choices: find a way to repair my tresses, or swear off heat-styling for good. And we both know one was really not an option.
I used the Damage Eraser Shampoo and Conditioner exactly three times before I noticed results. The first change: combing through my fresh-from-shower wet hair was less torturous than usual, a sure sign that the ends were receiving some much-needed TLC.
Next, when blow-drying my hair, I realized that I didn’t have to go over the same sections again and again to achieve a polished look – which essentially cut down on my styling time by about 25% (a win-win, actually).
Finally, even at the end of the day, I could detect an unmistakable reduction in the number of frizzy flyaways. Rejoice! I think I’ve found my “get out of jail free” card… in the form of Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser! My hair feels strengthened, revitalized, rejuvenated – and most of all – mended.
Are you a damage criminal? Visit the Garnier website to learn more about the NEW Fructis Damage Eraser product line, and take advantage of the limited time coupons. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain… especially if you’re like me, and believe a hair-dryer is a girl’s best friend. Next to a flat iron. Or maybe a curling iron. And hot rollers. Oh, you get my drift!
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