We're all familiar with how any type of chemical treatment – colouring, perming and straightening, just to name a few – damages our hair cuticles. This in turn leads to dull, unruly and frizzy hair which needs intense nourishment to look healthy and good. And since it's hard to stay away from colouring our hair altogether, we're always on the lookout for at-home haircare that helps repair the damage.
Fusion by Wella Professionals is a new haircare range that addresses the needs of severely damaged, over-processed hair. The range comprises the Fusion Intense Repair Shampoo, Fusion Intense Repair Conditioner, Fusion Intense Repair Mask, and the Amino Refiller, an in-salon treatment.
Priced at $36-$46, Fusion by Wella Professionals is available at Wella-featured salons; visit www.wella.com for stockists.
Designed with what the brand calls a Silksteel Fusion Program, the range infuses hair, from its surface to cortex (the core of the hair strand) with a combination of silk amino acids and micronised lipids. This is said to help restructure the hair fibre at all levels, so hair breakage is reduced by 95 per cent, even from the first use. The range also promises to renew hair so it feels softer and is more resilient against mechanical breakage.
English actress Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones and X-men fame is the most recently appointed international ambassador for Wella Professional.
"My hair has been bleached and coloured multiple times, so it is prone to breaking off, especially when it is wet. Before using this range, I had to be very careful to not tug my hair when showering because chunks of it would literally break off if I pulled too hard. From the first use, I could feel the shampoo nourishing my hair, making it smoother and more manageable. Hair breakage – after just the shampoo – was reduced by about 80 per cent. My hair felt even smoother after using the conditioner, and the best part was that they restored the shine to my dull, lifeless hair, even without a post-shower leave-in treatment.
"Because it serves as an intensive SOS repair for damaged, brittle hair like mine, the range will not be suitable for those who prefer shampoos and conditioners which are more lightweight and rinse off cleanly. I only have to use the hair mask once every week or fortnight because the daily shampoo and conditioner worked well enough to repair my hair to the point where I could wash it normally, without taking significantly extra care. I also had less hair breakage when I brushed or combed my hair post-shower." – Kayce Teo, beauty writer