I visited my hair stylist a few months ago for a cut before a big reunion.
Wait, let me pause for a minute to praise. I have been going to Paul at Serenity Day Spa in Tenleytown since I moved to DC from New York four years ago. He rocks. I have referred many to him and nary a complaint. He always does a genius job with my cut and has been the only person to ever highlight my hair.
I was one of those people who prided herself on her "great natural color." Yeah, right, highlights are awesome.
He also has great hairstylist gossip about the people from Blowout and digs big HDTVs.
But I was there sitting in the chair, gabbing about who-knows-what, and Paul asks me..."Do you wear your ponytail here?" and points to an area right in the middle of my head.
Yeah....he replies, you have a lot of breakage there.
I feel so awful!! So ashamed! Breakage? How could this happen to me??
Paul explained that it is most likely due to me tying the ponytail too tightly, but I have no choice except give up working out (which I would normally be totally down for, but I have all these clothes to fit into and can't afford to buy all new ones when I gain all that weight). My hair is really fine, so it's tie it tight or the holder slips out as soon as I start moving.
So I picked up Pantene's new Restoratives Breakage Defense Shampoo and Conditioner to try to help with situation. It promised up to 90% less breakage in a month.
How they came up with this I have no clue.
There is no data, no peer reviewed independent studies.
So, they were okay....
Not great. Not any better than the regular Pantene for color treated hair.
My shame continues, so if you have found any breakage solutions, I'm all ears...which, incidentally, is right around where the breakage is.