Our friend Courtney has gorgeous natural waves and sunny-golden highlights, but she's been trying to grow her hair out. She's worried that heat styling and previous experiments with hair color have left her hair too damaged. Enter L'Oréal Professionnel's new Fiberceutic salon treatment (from $35–$55), which promises to fully reconstruct and strengthen damaged hair in three treatments (along with an at-home mask to maintain the results). We took Courtney to San Francisco's Bibbo Salon and Spa, where stylist Bibbo Sabb administered the initial round of Fiberceutic. Curious to see whether it made a difference? To see Courtney after her treatment, and find out what Fiberceutic actually does, just keep reading.
According to Sabb, Fiberceutic uses a proprietary compound called Intra-Cylane that's designed to plug holes and cover gaps in the hair's cuticle. Basically, when applied to wet hair, Intra-Cylane has a chemical reaction with water. It gets absorbed into hair, where it changes from a liquid to a solid and "fills out" the hair shaft again.
As for Courtney: After her first round of Fiberceutic, she says her hair feels softer and smoother; although, she has two more treatments to go before she'll see her final results. Check out her after-treatment photo below, and watch this space next month to see the results of her second round.