It’s no secret that Italians make quality products – everything from their shoes to their handbags are so well made. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to discover an amazing line of Italian hair products called Green Light.
The company creates products for salons all over the world, and they’re made for professionals, so they’re not sold in stores. The only downside is that these products aren’t available in the US! But thankfully, they’re easy to order online, which is how I’ve been getting my fix.
The reason Green Light is so great is because it’s made specifically to protect and restore dyed and damaged hair. Some of the products are meant to be used just before coloring, and some right after.
The line I really love is called RE-CO. It’s made up of a restructuring shampoo, restructuring cream, and a reconstructive oil. Whether you get your hair colored or you regularly use curling or straightening irons, you’ll want to try these products. Using the shampoo right before a treatment changes the pH of your hair and allows the cuticle to open, so it’s an important step in the process. Then you can follow up with either the cream or oil, depending on your hair type. If you have very dry hair, you can apply the oil like a mask and let it sit in your hair for about 30 minutes before washing it out. You can even wrap a shower cap and towel around your hair to really the products penetrate. If your hair is thicker, the larger molecules of the cream will absorb better. And if your hair is somewhere in between, you can mix the two products together for a mask and wash the mixture out after 30 minutes.
Do this once a week for about six treatments, and you’ll really see and feel the difference. I recently had some highlights done and the stylist severely burned my hair. But doing the treatment a few times totally restored my hair. And while you can’t find Green Light in US salons, ordering online is easy.