In a whirlwind of travelling and my daughter getting sick, 2 weeks have gone past in a flash so here is my promised update on how my hair is faring post my amazing experience with System Professional. I really loved my salon service experience, yet does it really last? To be honest, I was dubious since I live by the beach and my hair is best friends with salt ,harsh sun and flat irons. Nothing has ever worked consistently and I wasn’t sure that anything ever would, yet I was given products to take home as part of my unique EnergyCodeTM experience, so I decided to commit and use them religiously in hopes of extending my newfound virgin-like hair. This is what I found :


  1. My number 1 problem with any colouring followed by a treatment is that my hair has so much red in it that even though a toning product is applied, after 2 washes that toner disappears and I am left with my same old brassy tones. Kudos points to my ginger genes but total fail points for my cool blonde highlights. The System Professional Silver Shampoo that had been prescribed as part of my EnergyCodeTM regimen has been a godsend. I use it every time I wash my hair and leave it in for a minute before washing out. I have used silver shampoos before but this one has by far been the best yet. I vouch for it.


  1. The System Professional Repair Shampoo feels nice, moisturising as well as like its’s adding strengthening power, but to be honest, I haven’t used this much, just because I really love the Silver Shampoo’s superpowers.


  1. The System Professional Hydrate Mask is my new best friend because it’s perfect for coarse hair like mine. My hair needs it like the deserts miss the rain. Seriously, I understand this is a lame 90’s Everything But The Girl reference but in my case it’s the truth. My hair needs moisture so bad that I don’t even use normal conditioner anymore. It’s literally this stuff every time, on for 5-10 minutes and voila! Softness – hello!


  1. The System Professional Solar Sealing Cream is something I use on the weekends, especially if I know I will be on the beach a lot. I just smother this through, tie my hair up and it works like a moisture seal, stopping hair from becoming brittle. Since I have been using this, I haven’t had straw like hair post swimming.


  1. The System Professional Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir – I have used this on occasions that I have needed to blow dry my hair, which hasn’t been often due to travel and child with cold, yet I have liked using a few drops on wet hair, then blow drying straight. It gives my hair instant shine and moisture without feeling heavy and weighed down. I only use this product from mid-lengths down to the tips as it is a little too oily for my roots. The results are always pleasing, leaving hair looking healthy and illuminated overall .

Verdict: Yes, it is possible to extend the initial feeling of salon fresh hair via the amazing experience of the System Professional EnergyCodeTM service, and that is by looking after my hair properly with at home care products that have been personally prescribed for me and my hair needs. I feel like my hair is still amazingly soft and manageable and I’m sure that has to do with having a professional regime I can follow rather than ‘anything goes’ when on the go, ‘just throw it on’ type of haircare I usually adhere to. Funny that; you give your hair proper care and attention and great things happen!

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Having a shoot at one's house is never a relaxing proposition.  Especially not when your cleaner cancels on you last minute leaving you with a 3.5 hr cleaning sentence on top of a roast dinner and an excitable child that just can't stop asking questions way past their bedtime...once you finally fall asleep in the wee hours of the morning with All The Things crossed off the list , your bored cat gets a brilliant idea that biting your ankles really, really hard at 4 am is his ticket to a fun play wrestle. The alarm clock goes off much too soon after so you wake and rush the kid to school but on the way back home the coffee induced memory recall hits you and you realize a whole crew of people are turning up to your house very soon . You look in the rear view mirror and realize your hair looks terribly unwashed for someone who will be in a hair advert today so you give yourself a sheepishly toothy surprise face and realize you may need another coffee or 3 ...

...Well, hello there! My name is Tanja and I am a serial drama wrangler. My life seems to be made of untangling challenges and smoothing out kinks but most of all, I'm an expert juggler of way too many things. Like most people, I rush around so much that I don't have the time to spend on lengthy beautifying procedures and yet I live a life where my hair and skin are regularly put through ordeals. My genetically blessed curly/frizzy/wavy locks hang out with heat styling apparatuses daily in pursuit of smoothness and shine, whilst hair dye and I have been on a rainbow journey since I was 19.

Naturally, this practice doesn't the healthiest hair make so I am always on the lookout for intense hair repair- I especially love hair masks for their deep moisturizing qualities. When L'oreal contacted me to try out and represent their Elvive Total Repair 5 range, I felt like they found their girl; after all, there isn't many people with hair as tortured as mine after 20 years of modeling.  The Elvive Total Repair range works on 5 signs of dry hair with it's Pro-Keratin and Ceramide molecules penetrating deep into the hair shaft to restore and strengthen the structure of the hair. The shampoo and conditioner work best for daily use and then the masque is supposed to be used once per week, although, I have been using mine in place of the conditioner as it gives me extra dry relief.

I'm especially loving the new Instant Miracle Treatment because it is perfect for last minute touch ups before a meeting  or during a shoot. So how good is it? Well, have you ever watched one of those incredible beauty transformations where a person goes from looking incredibly drub and dull to looking shiny and amazing? Well, that was my hair before and after utilizing these products. The hairstylist on the shoot was fabulous, but even he couldn't hide the split ends had there been any. Now that my hair issues are sorted - I wonder if Elvive can move into the instant sleep remedy market next? Check out my hair stealing the show below...


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