Lamellar Technology Could Be the Key to Shiny HairFebruary 28, 2020
Serious question: Is there anything worse than having a bad hair day? When your strands wake up on the wrong side of the bed, it seems like it doesn’t matter how sharp your winged eyeliner turned out or how put together your outfit is because all you can think about is how to control that seemingly-irreversible cowlick or untamable flyaways. And whether the cause is from sleeping without your silk pillowcase, heat damage or a general lack of upkeep (guilty), we think it’s safe to say bad hair days are a pain in the, well, you know where. In order to avoid bad hair days, you may want to add a lamellar hair treatment like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water to your routine. Wonder Water features a highly innovative lamellar technology that can help you get the healthy hair of your dreams in just eight seconds. And after testing it, reviewing it and loving it for ourselves, we knew we had to talk to the experts to learn more about the magic inside the bottle. Read on to find out what lamellar technology is and how it can help you get healthier, shinier hair.
What Is Lamellar Technology?
To find out the science behind lamellar technology and how it works, we tapped Dr. Rocio Rivera, Vice President of Scientific Communications at L’Oréal Paris. “Lamellar technology is a L’Oréal technology that refers to a highly efficient and targeted delivery system that deposits ultra-fine active ingredients on specific damaged areas of hair in very thin layers called lamelles,” Rivera says.
“Similar to micellar water technology, which uses micelles to trap dirt and remove it from the surface of the skin, lamelles in our L’Oréal lamellar technology deposit caring actives (think: amino acids and protein) to areas where the hair cuticle is damaged.” She further explains that the positive charges of the lamelles attract to the negative charges of the damaged hair like a magnet, and they bind the caring active ingredients to smooth the hair fiber exactly where it is needed.
So How Does That Help You Get Shinier, Healthier Hair?
Because the hair-loving ingredients are only being distributed to the necessary, damaged parts of the hair, Rivera says, “it’s smart, highly efficient and translates into an immediate, impactful transformation.” Unlike traditional hair treatments that may coat your entire head of hair and leave you feeling weighed down, a lamellar hair treatment will leave your hair silkier, shinier and healthier-looking yet extremely lightweight and flowy.
Does Lamellar Technology Work for All Hair Types?
Yes! According to Rivera, it’s a smart technology that is personal to your hair’s personal damage regardless of if you have thin, thick, curly or coily hair. “For those with fine hair, we often hear that they appreciate the lightweight conditioning that softens and smooths the hair, whereas those with curlier, thicker hair often share an appreciation for the detangling, shine and fresh and bouncy curls they get after the hair is dry.”
How Do You Use a Lamellar Hair Treatment?
You should use the L’Oréal Paris Wonder Water in the shower right after your shampoo. Simply apply the formula beginning at the middle of your hair all the way to the ends and massage for eight seconds avoiding the scalp. The formula is activated by water that can cause a warming sensation. After you massage it for eight seconds, you can rinse it out and style as usual. If you still want to add a mask or an extra conditioner, you can do so, but remember to apply it after the Wonder Water. Trust us when we say, though, your hair is going to feel so good, you probably won’t even need it.