Updated 9 January 2016: One year later and I still love this product. I’ll review other La’dor products that I’ve bought in my upcoming mega comparison haircare review.^^
It was really difficult to get started writing this review. Memebox sent me this haircare product to review about two weeks ago and I’ve been testing it since, hesitant to actually start drafting. The problem is that the product is ridiculously, unbelievably fantastic and other than saying that it’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever used on my fairly damaged hair…I’ve got very little to say. So I’m going to hit you with a few more details about why this product is great, give instructions for using it, and provide the ingredient list that I translated, but what you really need to know you’ve already found out–this product is honestly the top of the pyramid as far as my hair goes, even beating the vaunted Palan hair essence in my book.
A bit about my hair: I’ve got basic as hell white person hair: originally straight, but now wavy due to years of chemical processing (it grows that way now). I had super blonde hair for a very long time and I tended to do my own coloring (hey, I was a busy and broke grad student at the time haha). Here’s a throwback photo to my blonde days (with Admin Lizzy, fanserviced staff puppet):
Just over a year ago I covered my blonde with something akin to my natural color, but the damage was done. Here’s me at the beach this summer. I’m sorry, hair.
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So I’ve got about a year’s worth of roots and some pretty damaged ends–although the ends are much better since I chopped off about 9 inches of hair a few weeks ago.
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La’dor Perfect Hair Filler
This is from the description sent to me by Memebox:
A highly concentrated hair ampoule awarded 1st place in the Hair Ampoule beauty category. Its rich formula is enriched with top hair renewing nutrients – protein, silk amino acid, keratin, collagen, and ceramide. Replenish abundant moisture and healthy shine to dry, damaged hair with hair salon quality care!
I have zero clue what hair product competition this is referring to, but it wins 1st place in my hair product competition–and that’s what really matters, right? ahahah
How to use it
Mix it with water in 1:1 ratio and blend well until it turns into a cream-type. Thoroughly massage the mixture into hair and rinse off after 20 minutes.
You should think of this product like a super conditioner or hair mask–apply it after cleansing your hair with shampoo, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse it out.
No, but seriously, you have to see this because it’s so cool. For the sake of a smaller gif I already poured one tube-worth of water into my black hair product mixing bowl (pretty much the only useful thing I got out of high school: advanced pottery class). Then I added the ampoule: Once you mix the water and ampoule together they become super creamy and amazingly thick. I just realized that because I skipped so many frames while making this gif that it looks like I’m waving a wand and magically creating creamy hair treatment. That’s my kind of wizardry. I just remembered that I have a Harry Potter!au EXO fanfic to finish reading; I need to type faster!!!
Korean: 정제수, 스테아트리모늄클로라이드, 에탄올, 하이드롤라이즈드케라틴, 하이드롤라이즈드콜라겐, 하이드롤라이즈드실크, 세라마이드, 메칠파라벤, 프로필파라벤, 향료.
English: Water, Steartrimonium Chloride, Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Ceramide, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance. (my translation; please let me know if you spot any errors!)
The reason I translated the ingredient list is because some people care about certain ingredients in their hair products such as parabens (I kind of really don’t care about that; my diet coke addiction will get me first) and some people care about the ingredients in hair products that might come in contact with their skin, setting off breakouts (I care a lot about that).
Here’s the CosDNA ingredient analysis. This product is totally free of possible acne and sensitive skin triggers. YES. THANK YOU. NEW FAVORITE COMPANY.
No, but the reason I get so excited when a product doesn’t have triggers? Because I think it’s harder and takes more skill to make a trigger-free product that works than a good product with all sorts of potentially skin-irritating stuff in it. It’s kind of like humor: if someone can tell a joke that’s actually really funny while also being appropriate for most ages and people, there’s a good chance that the comedian is actually just really funny. Maybe not, but the signals are there. When I see a company making one great product without triggers I perk up because there’s a chance that they really understand 1) how to make things that work 2) how to make things that work without triggering active ingredients and 3) they may have some sort of philosophy about or approach to making products without triggers that impacts their whole brand. Zero acne or sensitive skin triggers offers no guarantee of quality across the brand, but it does make me take note and want to investigate more to find out.
This filler leaves my hair hydrated and smooth without adding weight to it or making my hair oily. I often don’t have the patience to go for a full 20 minutes of treatment, but this still smooths my hair fabulously. It also somehow gives me a bit more volume at the roots and brings out a bit of wave to my hair, which means that my blowdrys now look A++ awesome. Here’s my hair now (with an Etude House strawberry roller in it).
I have to admit: when I found out Memebox wanted me to review this product I was a bit freaked out because I had terrible luck with Etude House’s Silk Scarf and some other Western treatments that somehow made the damaged, processed parts of my hair sticky as a result of the treatment. This hair filler did no such thing.
In fact, I’m so excited about this company–some of their other products have the pH of the treatment right on the label; they clearly understand the relationship between low pH and good scalp/hair/skin health. I happened to see more La’dor products and I basically bought one of everything that seemed to vaguely apply to my hair and scalp type because I want to see what else the brand can do for my hair.
I’m such a superfan.
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