Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yuko System Repair Through Leave In Conditioner

It's not often that we at Pink Sith talk about hair care products. We are all familiar with Joeybunny and her amazingly curly hair that is the envy of most people (including me) around the world. I have...well...I have confused hair. My hair is straight in places, curly in others, wavy and frizzy. It is a mousy ash blonde leaning more towards brown and fairly fine. I have a fair amount of hair and sometimes it takes a long time for it to dry, but all in all my hair is bleh. It's neither bouncy or shiny or dry or normal. I am prone the split ends and recently cut off about 5 inches of my hair to get rid of the last of my color and damaged ends. I would now say that my hair is of normal quality and not overly dry or damaged, but had the tendency to break and split easily so I have to baby it often.

Why am I telling you soooo much about my hair?

Well recently I was contacted by a rep from Yuko-USA who asked if I would be interested in trying a product from their home care line. Yuko is a Japanese Hair Straitening system that is apparently very effective for certain kinds and textures of hair. It touts itself as not only hair straightening, but hair repair. The philosophy at Yuko is that healthy hair is the first step to achieving the style you want in your hair. Developed by the beautiful and business savvy Yuko Yamashita, the Yuko Straightening system caught on rapidly in Japan and was patented in the US in 2000. Their main salon is located in Beverly Hills, CA, but they have many independent salons and stylists that have been trained in the Yuko method and are certified to provide the process, nation wide. You can lean more about the Yuko straightening system by reading HERE. To find a salon near you that provides the Yuko Straightening system you can click HERE. This post is not about the straightening system, but about a leave in conditioning product that is part of the Yuko hair care line.

That Product Is...
Yuko System Repair Through Leave In Conditioner.

Yuko Repair Through is a liquid spray in product designed to condition and prevent split ends and breakage. It will help protect against heat styling with a blow dryer and flat iron and is supposed to add shine and moisture to the hair.

I have used a lot of products that claim to add shine tot he hair. I would say that 90% of those products don't do a damn thing for shine in my type of hair....so needless to say I was skeptical that Yuko Repair Through would work for me.

The product comes in a generous 6.8 fl oz spray bottle. The liquid is a translucent white and it has no scent at all to it.

OK. Just an aside. I freakin LOVE that it has no scent. With all the scented shampoos, conditioners and styling products I put in my hair, I'm on fragrance overload by the time I even get to my perfume of the day! I want the perfume to make a statement, not my hair products.
OK. Back.

I use about 7 sprays in a sweeping motion in my below the shoulder hair. I comb it through and then apply an anti frizz serum and gel. I blow dry my hair or let it dry naturally and then I flat iron it. I have a flat iron I really like by Sedu. It works very well and I like the results, but until I started using this Yuko Repair Through I had never seen my hair so shiny before. With my hair being light in color and curly/frizzy sometimes it's hard to get that shiny look you see (DIGITALLY ENHANCED) in those Pantene commercials, but I swear to god that after using repair though for about a month, when I flat iron my hair I have that shiny hair I see in commercials!! It's not AS shiny of I blow dry alone, but my hair is left incredibly soft after using Yuko Repair Though. Even if I don't blow dry or iron my hair, when I use the Yuko Repair through my hair feels so wonderfully soft and bouncy.

OMG!
I have bouncy hair!
I could be a Breck Girl! (1970's reference)

Seriously though. Not since my discovery of Terax Life Drops have I fallen in love with a hair product. I haven't even used my beloved Terax Life drops for over a month and I don't miss it what so ever. Best of all, the Yuko won't weigh my hair down. Since I have very fine hair, too much product leaves me looking a greasy flat hair mess. Not so with the Yuko Repair Through! The product is very light but still provides enough moisture to my hair to keep it looking healthy. Best of all. I have noticed fewer split ends in the areas of my hair that normally split. Yuko Repair Through could extend the time between hair cuts, saving me much needed money! I am converted!

The Yuko Repair Through retails for $24 from the Yuko website, but if you do a google search you can find some other eTailers that sell it. (I have no idea of those other eTailers are reputable. Caveat emptor!)

I have been using Yuko Repair Through for about a month and I was my hair every other day, but some times it's every day depending on how hot it is outside....And i have the majority of the bottle left. Since I only need a few sprays per use, I expect it to last a long time.

Do you NEED this? Well if you have damaged or dry hair or hair that is prone to breakage this is a wonderful light weight leave in conditioner. The price per use is very reasonable. The result, at least for my hair, was excellent so I say YES!

Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Serine, Glycerin, Glutamic Acid, Alaine, Lysine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Cyclomethicone, Aloe Barbadensis, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Chloride,Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Bultylparaben, Ethylparaben

8 comments:

  1. This sounnds great maybe I can use it for my rollerset sessions.

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  2. Wow, sounds like a miracle product, especially since it doesn't weigh the hair down.

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  3. I also love that it doesn't have a smell. I will try it too!

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  4. Your hair sounds exactly like mine! And this product sounds pretty good too also want to check out the Terax Life Drops.

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  5. Ooooh, that sounds amazing!!!!

    I... *really* don't need this since I have short, virgin hair (and most hair products aimed at processed/heat-treated hair just drown mine) - but good to know!! :D

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  6. That sounds amazing! Is there by any chance a list of ingredients on the website or else where?

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  7. Hellnotes: Rollersets? I don't see why not. But I'm not really what you call a hair care expert.

    Phyrra: Seriously is wonderful. The only drawback is that it does contain silicone products Cyclomethicone & Dimethicone for those sensitive to "cones" in hair products. But honestly. It's a pretty good tie between Terax Life Drops and Yuko Repair through. A slight edge to Yuko b/c of the heat protecting and hair shining qualities.

    Hannah Kim: I agree. Unscented hair products are awesome!

    Monica: Ugh. Then you know my pain. check out both Terax and Yuko. I updated the post to include the ingredients for the Yuko product so you can compare.

    Catherine: Hey, maybe you can recommend to friends with longer hair. It's certainly working for me even though I have no color left in my hair.

    Mimi: I JUST updated the post w/ the list of ingredients. But here it is for your review.
    Ingredients:

    Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Serine, Glycerin, Glutamic Acid, Alaine, Lysine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Cyclomethicone, Aloe Barbadensis, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Chloride,Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Bultylparaben, Ethylparaben

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  8. Thank you very much for the ingredient list!

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