Are You Into Metal? Not When It’s In My Hair!

By Soumita Ghosh

What a day, huh? You were probably looking for ways to combat your everyday haircare issues when this piece caught your eye, and now there’s a chance that you have metal in your hair. Well, to be fair, it was always there, but at least you were unaware of it! Isn’t it crazy to think how easy it is to damage our hair?

So, how do these metal particles sneak into our hair and make themselves comfortable enough never to leave unless thrown out? They are everywhere—styling chemicals, foils used for highlights, and even water. The water quality may differ from region to region, but no matter how clean it may appear, water always has some metal particles because it incessantly erodes the metal pipes it flows through. You may take a soothing hot shower or relax at the backwash station in a salon, and that will be enough for the metal to settle in. Besides, metal deposit depends on hair porosity—the more porous the fiber, the greater the accumulation.

Before you start worrying too much, allow us to remind you that excessive metal accumulation is not a health risk. There is cause for concern, though, because, at high concentrations, these particles can make your hair dull, dry, and prone to breakage. Also, during a lightening or coloring process, metals might interact with the oxidants and impact the color results.

Does Our Hair Need A Deep Cleanse? Yes, Very Much So.

Does Our Hair Need A Deep Cleanse

Now that you know that not just your playlist but your hair has metal, too, it’s time to get rid of these particles, albeit with care. Presenting the L’Oréal Professional Paris Metal DX Range, aka your one-stop solution to metal accumulation.

As a haircare industry pioneer, L’Oréal Professionnel Paris took it upon itself to bring a potent way to manage this problem, and the breakthrough innovation is nothing short of the story of true synergy. With experts and haircare professionals working hand in hand to create an effective solution, L’Oréal conducted groundbreaking research for seven years, complete with over a hundred instrumental tests and over a thousand tests on clients.

What’s So Special About L’Oréal Professional Paris Metal DX?

With the haircare industry overflowing with products that promise to solve all your hair problems magically, it might make you question how this one is any different. The Metal DX range is enriched with Glicoamine, a molecule that penetrates the hair fiber and helps neutralize metal. Glicoamine, a patented molecule by L’Oreal Professionnel, is small enough to penetrate inside the hair fiber, where it targets metal particles, even when they are sparsely distributed, and uses its chelating properties to bond with them.

How To Use L’Oréal Professional Paris Metal DX?

It’s essential to understand that getting rid of the metal in your hair doesn’t miraculously happen with a good ol’ swish-n-flick of a wand. Healing takes time, and L’Oréal Professionel understands that, which is why the neutralizing treatment starts at the salon and continues at home.

In-Salon Treatment

The Metal DX in-salon treatment gently cleanses hair while managing metal deposits.

The result? A whopping 87% reduction in hair breakage*. Besides, it gives you 100% reliable color results**, as stated by the brand experts. It also makes your hair 2X shinier*, so it’s a win-win.

Step 1: A pre-treatment that penetrates the fiber to neutralize the metal.

Step 1: A pre-treatment that penetrates the fiber to neutralize the metal.

When used before color, balayage, and lightening, the pre-treatment works from the inside to give vibrant, homogenous, and long-lasting hair color and leaves behind stronger, shinier hair.

Step 2: An anti-metal cleansing cream because your hair deserves the care.

Step 2: An anti-metal cleansing cream because your hair deserves the care.

This gentle, sulfate-free shampoo cleanses hair post-color and protects the fiber from metal accumulation.

Step 3: A nourishing mask to protect your hair

Step 3: A nourishing mask to protect your hair

The Metal DX anti-deposit protector mask shields the fiber from particle deposits after lightening or color services. This rich cream mask nourishes the hair and prevents new particles from re-entering.

Step 4: An anti-deposit protector that shields your hair from future metal penetration.

Step 4: An anti-deposit protector that shields your hair from future metal penetration.

This protector has a rich, creamy texture, which protects the fiber from particle deposits following color, lightening, or balayage services. It maintains color vibrancy and adds shine. It also nourishes the hair and prohibits metal particles from re-entering.

* Instrumental test: Metal DX pre-treatment + technical procedure + shampoo + mask

**No impact on lift, and optimized color uptake.

At-Home Haircare

At-Home Haircare

While the salon treatment works to improve the hair texture from the first wash itself, it is vital to continue the treatment at home, too. After color services, the hair fiber becomes more porous, thus absorbing more metal. Hence, post-salon haircare is necessary to continue ridding the fiber of metals and shielding them from new particles. The sulfate-free shampoo and the anti-deposit protector mask remain non-negotiable components in our haircare routine.

What we love about this range is the fragrance—no overpowering scents that will make your nose crinkle. On the contrary, it has a mellow, citrusy top with a mild musky wood base note. Talk about protecting your hair while smelling like a dream!

When used for a considerable amount of time, the Metal DX Range leaves your glorious mane soft to the touch. No wonder it’s a consistent go-to for several hairdressers and one of the favorite at-home treatments for many all around the world.

Disclaimer:

*Instrumental test: Metal DX pre-treatment + technical procedure + shampoo + mask

** No impact on lift, and optimized color uptake

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