30 Days Of Hair Fitness | Week 01: Repair
Welcome to our third annual-ish 30 Days Of Hair Fitness celebration, EVOLVhers!
Over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing special offers, as well as tips and how-to’s from our team and our amazing community. We’ll also highlight three of the most important pillars of what "hair fitness" means to us: Repair | Protection | Enhancement. While "fitness" is most often associated with exercise and physical health, we’re broadening it to also include overall wellness, nutrition, meditation, and, of course, hair health.
Let's start things off with our "hair health quiz" to help you assess your current status.
Quick elasticity check: tug on a strand or two and see if it breaks or springs back to its natural form. Healthy strands can withstand some stretch without snapping.
Pro Tip: Conduct the “hair water test” by taking a couple of strands of your hair and dropping them into a bowl of water. Let them sit in the bowl for about two to four minutes. Observe your hair. If your hair is floating in the water, you have low porosity. If your hair is sinking, you have high porosity - this essentially means that your hair has gaps and holes in the cuticle layer, which allow moisture to pass quickly in and out, as opposed to holding on to moisture for healthier strands, color retention, and frizz prevention.
Now ask yourself the following questions:
DOES MY HAIR SEEM TO SHED EXCESSIVELY?
DO I HAVE DANDRUFF?
DO I EXPERIENCE BREAKAGE?
DO I HAVE SPLIT ENDS?
DOES MY HAIR LACK SHINE/APPEAR DULL?
IS MY HAIR FRIZZY AND/OR DOESN’T RETAIN MOISTURE?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above - you'll want to check out our Healthy Hair Hacks post for the causes and solutions.
Damage is such a common concern among EVOLVhers that we've dedicated not one, but two blog posts to it!
These two posts provide a comprehensive guide to recognizing and addressing the types of damage that we see most frequently.
Once you're ready to face damage head on (pun intended) it's time to introduce our miracle-working UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque into your routine!
This intensive treatment is reparative for hair that has been compromised by color or bleach processing, heat styling, or environmental factors - especially wind and winter weather or sun and salt/pool water. It’s highly effective for smoothing coarse, curly, or frizz-prone hair and protecting it from breakage, dehydration, tangles, and split ends. It also happens to be the perfect weekly self-care ritual for a mindful “me-time" moment (that's a type of "fitness" too, ya know). We call it a time-traveler because this clean beauty favorite results in bouncy, shiny, silky, and strong hair, no matter its previous condition.
How To Use It: Shampoo, rinse and towel dry hair lightly, then apply UltraRepair until hair is modestly saturated (thin layer of saturation) and comb through with a wide tooth comb for even distribution. Bag hair (shower cap style baggie) and wait 15 minutes before rinsing. After rinsing, towel dry hair (wrap hair in either a t-shirt or hair towel for gentle drying) and apply one of our Leave-In Conditioner sprays for heat protection and other benefits, then style as desired. You can also leave the masque on longer or even overnight.
Note For Our Curly Girls: once or twice a week, skip your conditioner and instead comb in UltraRepair and don’t rinse it out - curls need additional moisture and repair so your locks will love you for it!
Bonus: Well + Good called UltraRepair a “Strand Savior” and suggests wearing the masque while you work out because “the heat from your body—especially the heat from your head—will help to open the cuticle of your hair, which allows for deeper penetration.” Hair Fitness X Physical Fitness = YES!!
Last but not least, make sure that your repair routine also includes maintenance and good everyday habits to prevent future damage. For this you'll need the right shampoo & conditioner combined with the crucial third leave-in conditioner step.
If you’re really serious about getting your hair in tip top shape - we encourage you to take our 30 Day Challenge by using only EVOLVh products for a month to experience optimal results. We’ll even give you a complimentary one-on-one consultation to get you started with the right routine for your unique needs - simply fill out this form or send an email to consult@EVOLVh.com.
✨ Begin your journey with a Discovery Kit - all $24 (normally $29) >
Now through Sunday, June 6th - score a FREE 2oz UltraRepair when you spend $40+ or a FREE 8.5oz UltraRepair when you spend $100+