Not too long ago I was trialling a shampoo and conditioner that left my hair extremely dry and damaged. Despite the products stating they were to “repair” already dry hair, I seemed to have had a completely opposite reaction. My hair became so dry and knotty (even while using the conditioner) that not even a Tangle Teezer could get through it. It was upsetting and after 3 or 4 attempts at sticking to the products I decided I needed help from the outside in the form of a leave-in treatment just so I could put my hair into a somewhat presentable state. I had previously tried Goldwell’s Rich Repair shampoo and conditioner samples while travelling and found them to be too rich for my normal hair, so when this damage started occurring I instantly thought back to the Dualsense Rich Repair range as a potential solution.
I reached for the Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair Thermo Leave-In Treatment as a quick spray-in solution. Did it help me? My review tells all.
- The 150ml bottle is transparent so you can see how much product is left. Beneath the lid is a pump pack that distributes a fine but powerful mist of product. It’s great for drenching the hair with only a few pumps. This isn’t a product you want to apply to small sections so this delivery system is ideal.
- The two-phase mixture shows a clear oil layer at the top and a cloudy yellowish layer beneath it. You must shake the bottle vigorously to combine the formula. It does start to separate again pretty quickly so if you need to spray more you should reshake before spraying.
- With the extremely dry condition of my hair, I found 3-5 pumps was sufficient to make my hair easy to brush with some patience. When my hair had returned to a normal, less damaged state, 1-2 pumps was all I needed.
- The leave-in treatment worked instantly to make my hair look hydrated and easy to brush/comb. With continued use, even while using the damaging shampoo & conditioner, I found my hair became more manageable and counteracted some of the damage being done by the preceding products. Of course in a normal situation I would never recommend continuing to use damaging hair products but for the purpose of this review I did. Once I stopped using the bad products and switched to a hair care duo I knew worked for my hair, the leave-in treatment continued to provide easy brushing and a look of healthier, shinier hair.
- Unlike the Goldwell’s Rich Repair shampoo and conditioner that I had tried previously, this leave-in treatment didn’t become too rich for my hair. I was able to use it every 2-3 days after washing and it provided necessary help without overwhelming my hair and making it heavy.
- When used during to heat styling it did not smoke or sizzle.
- I found my hair to be slightly less frizzy but the most notable difference was my hair feeling smoother and looking healthier.
- It has a lovely ‘professional haircare scent’ that I love. Its clean, expensive and fresh. I think it perfectly matches the gold labelling as something luxurious and indulgent.
What Goldwell says ….
Rich Repair Thermo Leave-In Treatment restructures the hair from deep inside through its heat-active care formula without weighing the hair down. Instantly improves combability and shine.
The NEW and innovative IntraLipidTM Complex, Instant Microfluid Technology and Pashmina Silk Proteins effectively balances the lipid levels inside the hair and on the surface delivering intensively nourished hair with a visbly enhanced healthy shine.
Beautiful rich aromatic fragrance.
Suitable for: Dry, stressed hair
Australia $24.95 from Goldwell salons, RY.com.au and Hairhouse Warehouse
USA $14.61 from Feel Unique
UK £8.80 from Feel Unique
Do you use a leave-in treatment? Have you tried Goldwell’s Dualsenses Rich Repair range? Let me know by commenting below!
The only reference to Goldwell’s use of animal ingredients and animal testing is in this statement released on 3 April 2012 by Kao Australia (Goldwell’s parent company).
GOLDWELL and KMS California, the two premium hair cosmetics brands belonging to Kao Germany Service GmbH, never test their products on animals.
The salon-exclusive color brand from Germany, GOLDWELL, dispensed with animal testing back in the nineteen eighties. KMS California, the US salon-exclusive brand, has been against animal testing since it was founded. This principle is an aspect of the company’s brand identity.
The European Union banned the testing of cosmetic products on animals in 2004. Similar legislation was introduced in Germany in 1998. KPSS is a strong supporter of these legal developments. Its anti-animal testing policy applies worldwide, which means GOLDWELL and KMS California products are not subjected to animal tests at other companies or in non-European countries either.
At the same time, Kao Germany refuses to compromise when it comes to the safety of its cosmetic products and therefore also consumer safety. Data obtained in scientific analyses, the use of in-vitro tests and the careful selection of input products guarantee the safety of the cosmetic products.
This approach has proven to be extremely effective, se we have never had to resort to additional tests on animals to substantiate our results.
This product is not suitable for vegans.
Water (Aqua/EAU), Trisiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Ceteartimonium Chloride, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrolysed Keratin, PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glycoproteins, Dimethiconol, Hydrolysed Silk, PCA, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium PCA, Benzophenone-4, Polyquaternium-11, Lactic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Tartaric Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Malic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, C14-28 Isoalkyl Acid, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, C14-28 Alkyl Acid, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane, Ammonium Hydroxide, Styrene/VP Copolymer, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Orange 4/CI15510.