Sachajuan Hair Repair : A bit o’ Swede TLC for my stressed tresses

by Paris B on · 14 comments

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On May 22, 2014
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I guess you could say that I’ve been quite blessed when it comes to my crowning glory, because it needs very little maintenance. Keeping it short means I don’t have to worry about dry ends and keeping it its natural colour means I don’t have to worry about my hair being damaged with colouring chemicals. It’s not to say I haven’t experimented. I’ve been there, done that and am now just happier au naturel.

So when I first used the Sachajuan Hair Repair the first few months, I wasn’t sure what I should be making of it.

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Sachajuan is a brand of Swedish professional hair care that’s new to our local market and is distributed by Kens Apothecary so you’ll find it at their stores and perhaps some very selected hair dressers. I had this for quite a while without really noticing much benefit to my hair when using it other than softer hair, so I was quite ambivalent about it. It’s been months since I was sent this and every time I wanted to write about it, I couldn’t get past the initial idea that it was just OK.

However, a recent experience quite sold me on this and I have to say that it does do what it promises – repair hair that needs repair icon smile Sachajuan Hair Repair : A bit o Swede TLC for my stressed tresses

I’ve been using the Kerastase Nutritive range quite recently and while it’s supposed to help with sensitive and dry hair, I found that regular and prolonged use left me with hair that felt dry. Added to that, I went away for work recently and forgot to bring my own shampoo and conditioner so I had to make do with the hotel toiletries and the minute I rinsed out the product, I knew I was in for trouble. My hair felt dry and frizzy and just was all round unmanageable.

You wouldn’t think it of short hair, but yes, us short haired ladies can have unmanageable hair too. When I got home, I decided to reach for the Sachajuan Hair Repair to see if it might help my hair.

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Sachajuan says that Hair Repair is an intensive hair repair product with ocean silk technology for damaged and stressed hair, and what it does is repair your hair so it looks healthier and is more manageable. The product comes in a white paste, rather like conditioner but without the awful slip that I have come to associate with conditioner.

Although its an intensive product, unlike hair masks which I also feel the silicone slip, I don’t get that slippery feeling with this product, so I appreciate that. It also doesn’t sit on my hair coating it, but seems to almost absorb into my hair, which is strange but nice because when I rinse out the product, it washes out nicely and clean, and it doesn’t feel like I’ve coated my hair in wax.

After the recent episodes with the Kerastase shampoo and the hotel shampoo, I realised that just 1 use of this Hair Repair almost immediately softens and relaxes my hair so it becomes less dry, less frizzy, less stiff and softer. It was almost as if it literally repaired the texture of my hair and I truly appreciated it then. The effects last me about a week so I use it as a weekly or fortnightly treatment depending on how I feel or how badly stressed my hair gets.

The thing I do have to note is the scent. There is a strong musky scent that took me by surprise because it isn’t a scent you expect in hair products. A lot of the time, hair products smell sweet or floral or fruity but musky? Nope, and I loved it! I love that warm, musky, spicy scent and it lingers a little so I like that. Can’t say it’ll appeal to everyone though.

In a nutshell

The Sachajuan Hair Repair is an intensive treatment product that is to be used weekly or as often as you need for hair that feels dry or damaged. For me, if my hair feels fine, it doesn’t seem to do much. But if my hair feels unusually dry or unmanageable, one treatment of Hair Repair usually leaves it feeling soft and manageable. I like the spicy, musky scent and the ease of use. I don’t use a lot because I have short hair but I can imagine that someone with longer or more damaged hair may end up using more product and feel the effects better than I do.

Pros: When hair is feeling damaged and dry the effects of this intensive treatment are felt almost immediately, Scent is lovely albeit musky, Does not make the floor slippery nor feel slippery on hair

Cons: Pricey, Scent may not suit everyone

Who will like this: Anyone with dry, damaged hair or hair that feels frizzy, damaged and stiff

Sachajuan is a range of professional hair care products that is sold mostly through salons and specialist stores so the prices are higher than brands you’d find at a pharmacy but they are about on par with the price of most professional haircare products like Redken or Kerastase. To be honest, until I experienced hair that felt horrible, I didn’t see how this product could help me so if you don’t have hair that feels dry or damaged or frizzy or like straw, you too won’t appreciate this (in which case, money saved! icon biggrin Sachajuan Hair Repair : A bit o Swede TLC for my stressed tresses )

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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract, Parfum, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Glycereth-2 Cocoate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Peg-7 Glyceryl, Cocoate, Laureth-8, Succinoglycan, Sodium Chloride, Isopropylmyristate, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sodium Methylparaben, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

Have tried this Sachajuan Hair Repair or other Sachajuan hair products? Do you have a recommendation?

I was also given some sample sachets of the Sachajuan Shampoo and Conditioner and I must say that I liked them so much I actually bought a full size bottle! See the power of generous sampling? icon razz Sachajuan Hair Repair : A bit o Swede TLC for my stressed tresses

Paris B

Sachajuan Hair Repair Price: To be confirmed for 100ml RM99/250ml and RM259/1l Availability: Kens Apothecary stores and selected hair salons

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liyeun May 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

Wow…interesting! You sold me! Hahaha…. i do like musky scent, especially wheb it has more wood to it, for my hair. I have always wanted to get a replacement for my macadamia oil (i like it too but can only get it online) so this comes just in time! Thanks paris!
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Haha this is quite nice, but it’s a treatment product so not to be used daily. I love the scent! So I don’t even mind that it lingers for a bit :D

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Claire May 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Everytime I see something from this brand I am really interested to try some of their products. My hair is frizzy and I was always jealous of people who have that low maintance hair and don’t need to look after ‘special and nice’ products. I tried so many haircare lines and shu and kerastase work the best for me. Your review sounds wonderful, when I have used up my hair stuff (I have a lot and don’t need more for sure) I am going to order something.
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Do give Sachajuan a go! I quite liked their shampoo and conditioner too but then it’s always a bit debatable seeing how low maintenance my hair is so I perhaps am not the best judge of hair care LOL!

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casey23 May 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I’ve been pretty much into my hair since I highlighted and ombred my hair! The damage is beyond and I really want to be able to use my hair flowing (which it didn’t for a while because of the “broom like” look). First I’ve been into Kerastase but it didn’t work :( Then I turned myself to Bumble and Bumble but I believe I bought the wrong products because it didn’t work either! Next step was Ojon.. The three phase oil is somewhat good but not quite what I had in mind :) The last stop was Sachajuan! It is sold in Harvey Nichols here and the price range is waaaaaay better than B&B and Ojon. I started with leave in conditioner but I’m definitely gonna try this one too. Thank you for the recommendation Paris (Well I DID talk a lot!)

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Ooh yes, anything that you do to your hair will damage it, even colouring because for dark hair like mine, you have to damage it by bleaching before you can lighten it or infuse it with a lighter colour! I learned it all the hard way I’m afraid haha! Have you liked the Sachajuan Leave In conditioner? Maybe this Hair Repair will help your hair when it feel dry or extra damaged :) p/s How have you been? Haven’t seen you around in a while – hope things have been going well :)

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Shasha May 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm

I’ve heard good things about this but have yet to give it a go. Its more of a hair treatment than a conditioner, isnt it?

Lucky you Paris, in terms of having easy to manage hair. I guess going au naturel has its perks =D My mop of hair is a constant struggle to tame, and add hair loss issues to that, and you’ve got yourself a major problem :/
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Yep, it’s a treatment so something you’d use maybe once a week or whenever you feel like your hair needs it :) I guess I am lucky in that sense to have obedient hair that is low maintenance haha! Maybe it’s to counterbalance the high maintenance everything else! ;)

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Vera Jots Dots May 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Aaah that is why I NEVER EVER USE hotel products in the hotel itself or while travelling.
1) Because while travelling our hormone/body require time to adapt to new things & at times stressed out too
2) The weather – even Genting Highlands can be really drying & last time I tried Shisedo & Clarins at Genting my skin turned red & drying but there were no issues when I used it in normal KL/PJ climate. I’ve spoken to specialist from both companies, they do admit that our skin tend to be more thirsty in those cold weather thus whitening is too strong. So usually for such places, I go for stronger oil based & put on a water mask before I sleep. Funny, my makeup usually turns out really well because I don’t sweat a lot there :)

I do use freebies from hotel e.g. lotion, soap in the office or when I have to go for a swim. Yes, as in minor usage.

Talking about hair, it’s about time to do a hair mask. Hair conditioner is just not enough esp. in KL. All the air-cond., sun & washing phew.. am tempted to try out a DIY hair mask hehe :D

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Paris B
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May 24, 2014 at 9:48 am

That’s very true Vera about how things go bonkers when you travel. I love when cool weather leaves my skin looking much better than hot weather does but then of course, skincare will play havoc with it. But when push comes to shove and I have to wash my hair, I have to make do! Next time I’ll be sure to keep some travel size hair oil in my bag. At least it’ll help a little :) Good luck with the DIY hair mask – the only one I ever attempted was the coconut milk mask back when my hair was a lot longer :)

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Shivani May 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Finally a remedy to my crazy lion’s mane! Been hearing good things for this product for awhile and I am now totally sold <3 I've tried from Phyto to the Kerastase Elixer but it was never the much needed fix that my hair needed. Thanks for this helpful review Paris, I am really crossing my fingers and hoping that this treatment works <3 Can\'t wait to get my hands on it now :)

Xx!

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Paris B
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May 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

Haha I do hope it’ll work for you Shivani. It definitely helped calm my hyper hair although when I’m a bit decadent and use it for 2-3 days straight instead of just as a one shot intensive treatment, it does leave my hair feeling softer and looking better. I somehow even find Sachajuan more gentle than brands like Phyto that my hair doesn’t like :P What it sounds like your hair needs is MoroccanOil but we don’t have it here yet. If you can find it on your travels, give it a try. I don’t crazy love it but when I had straw hair thanks to hard water in the UK, it totally gave me swishable tresses again :D

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Laura G Ashley May 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm

I spend a LOT of effort on my tresses especially now that they’re extra long; pass waist length. For someone who have fine hair and sensitive scalp, it’s a daunting task getting the right haircare products to maintain a healthy hair at such length. It was after a long beach holiday that I started flirting with Sachajuan and it turned out to be a two way love affair with this Swedish hottie :-) I love them so much that I bought them for my in-laws for Christmas. Other than hair repair, the other must haves for me would be their scalp shampoo, shine serum and the latest addition, volumizing dry shampoo.

Happy to know that Sachajuan is in your good books, Paris ?

p/s: whenever you feel like some hair & scalp pampering, head over to Dry Parlour, BV – they use Sachajuan exclusively and the scalp massage was pretty awesome

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Paris B
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May 24, 2014 at 9:56 am

Ooh I think it was you to mentioned on IG that you bought Sachajuan for everyone as Christmas presents! Lucky recipients! :D I can see why you love the brand because I must say from what I’ve used, I do like their stuff too and I think a lot has to do with the scent too – I just love that musky scent haha! :D Thanks for the tip about Dry Parlour – missed the chance to experience it a while ago but it sounds like a fun pampering treat! Now to see how different they can make my short hair look after a blow dry eh? ;)

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