After my recent bhave Rescue experience it was important that I continue to strengthen my hair so that it can return to a healthier place. To compliment the Rescue in-salon treatment, bhave created the Rescue Intense Repair shampoo and conditioner for ongoing maintenance. The same key ingredients are included, raw natural keratin, which is said to keep rebuilding the structure of the hair through continual use.
For my trial I continued using it for 4 weeks on average 3 times per week. Did it keep strengthening my hair? Have I noticed any improvement beyond what the in-salon treatment provided? I tell you all in this review.
- The tall, slim, plastic bottles with different colour markings are great for easily identifying them in the shower. The firm, quality plastic is topped with flat lids so you can keep them upright or flip them upside down when the product is running low, and the easy to open disk top caps release product without any hassle.
- Like all bhave products, they have a wonderful ‘salon’ fragrance that I love. The Rescue ones remind me of a shampoo and conditioner I used to use many years ago purely because of the scent, but I can’t remember what they were! It’s a full-bodied scent that stays with you even after the products are rinsed from your hair so if you don’t like your hair smelling good (are you ok?!?) than you may not like these.
- The cloudy, gel formula shampoo producers a lather quite easily but on the second shampoo you really notice it as you develop a head of rich foam. I rarely felt like I needed to double cleanse with this shampoo as it removed a lot of grime in a single good scrub. If I went without washing my hair for a few days or I had a lot of styling product in it, two shampoos did the job without drying out my hair and scalp.
- The conditioner did a wonderful job with a not very much product. I would use a dollop the width of a 50cent coin and that would melt into my mid-lengths and ends. My hair is really long, down to my butt but it’s very thin so it knots like crazy when wet. This conditioner made me hair brushable with my Tangle Teezer from the first stroke.
- Both products rinse out easily and I never found my hair to contain any residue.
- My hair didn’t feel any softer since the in-salon treatment but I did notice that my hair looked healthier (more glow, the colour remained even) as the weeks went by and it was more manageable (less knots, less frizz, etc).
- I didn’t need to wash my hair more or less often than usual, which tells me it didn’t contribute to controlling the oil product and I’m happier with that than it making my hair oilier or drier.
What bhave say ….
bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner boasts revolutionary NEW Raw Natural Keratin technology. The naturally derived and extracted proteins from the wool of New Zealand sheep, bind to severely damaged hair, rebuilding the internal structure and restoring strength, elasticity and shine to damaged locks.
The shampoo gently cleanses, moisturises and nourishes damaged hair and provides a protective shield to guard against damage. The conditioner seeks to boost hair’s moisture levels without weighing it down, making it suitable for thick and fine hair alike. Helping to restore strength, condition and elasticity, the conditioner is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and vitamin E to strengthen and nourish hair which is left silky soft and shiny. Free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride, the shampoo and conditioner is suitable for all hair types suffering from severe damage from chemical treatments, heat appliances and environmental aggressors.
Australia $43.95 each from salons (stockist locater)
USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing.
Do you have damaged hair? What do you do to keep your hair in good condition? Let me know by commenting below! bhave’s own claim is that they don’t test on animals, however they aren’t certified by any official animal cruelty organisation and don’t have a published animal testing policy. None of bhave’s products are suitable for vegans but may be suitable for vegetarians. Complete ingredients list is unavailable at time of publishing. Only key ingredients are mentioned on bhave’s website. Shampoo: Conditioner:
bhave’s own claim is that they don’t test on animals, however they aren’t certified by any official animal cruelty organisation and don’t have a published animal testing policy.
None of bhave’s products are suitable for vegans but may be suitable for vegetarians.
Complete ingredients list is unavailable at time of publishing. Only key ingredients are mentioned on bhave’s website.