and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair

We all know what a critical role hair plays in fashion. 80% of man’s look depends on hair, 70% for women (ok this is solely based on my opinion :P). I remember breaking up with a guy over his ugly haircut. Hair is everything (though there may be exceptions). That’s why I don’t complain that the hubby drives 60 miles just to get a haircut. I’ve dreamed all my life of having full, healthy, shiny hair. I would tear pages out of magazines that had pictures of models with the hair I dreamed of and stick them on my walls. I’ve tried everything from magic straight perm, coating, nutrient treatment (or whatever it’s called), various haircare sets, and all kinds of strange sounding Korean-style perms. While some were an absolute waste of money, some turned out effective, only to disappoint me with their transitory nature. My hair would look great for a week and go back to its thin, brittle self.

Well, have things changed since. I got a haircut a few weeks ago which was seriously long overdue (since I hadn’t gone for over three months due to my foot injury), and the moment my hair stylist touched my hair, she couldn’t help but be in a complete shock. Knowing how thin and unhealthy my hair used to be, she was the one to recommend all these alternate options to improve its health all this time. So when she said that it’s as if my hair went through a complete transformation, I couldn’t be happier. It was like getting an A+ in class… haha a feeling of relief and accomplishment. hew! So I told her that it’s the magic haircare set I’ve been using. There is no question about this, because it’s the only thing I’ve changed since I had last seen her.

Honestly, I didn’t know that I had a hair problem until last year when I started seeing more hair on the bathroom floor every time I would blow dry it or brush it. I started seeing more split ends and just less, thinner hair in general… ugh. :(

Then I met Atomy Herbal Haircare… and about three months have passed. (on second tubes for treatment and shampoo; the rest are still from the first set but do note that I share them with my husband so the set should last roughly about four months) One day I had a hard time tying my hair into a ponytail. It just felt like I had more hair than before. Strange, I thought, but immediately, I knew that it was the set I was using, which was confirmed by my hair stylist (this happened about two months into using them)!

So the set comes with 4 pieces: Shampoo, Treatment, Spray, & Body Wash, all of which are AMAZING. I always knew Korean products rocked but seriously, with nano technology and natural ingredients, it doesn’t get any better than this. First of all, I only use the treatment every other day unlike the regular conditioners that you have to use every single day to make your hair soft. Atomy shampoo is good enough to be used alone because it has these natural cleansing agents that have been traditionally known to be much more powerful than the regular kinds. Even on the days I use the shampoo alone, my hair is still soft and shiny- beat that! haha
btw, I had been on a search for hair products made with natural ingredients because the ones I had used were giving me major skin problems… When I used to use Kirkland (Costco brand), my hair stylist told me that the product was still on my hair even after washing it twice… so obviously it ended up in my trash can. The Sebastian I used for a while… I liked, but there really was nothing special to them except that they were super expensive. The Garnier ones… while they smelled good, my hair didn’t feel as clean nor soft, but more importantly, they did absolutely NOTHING in improving the health of my hair. Like many of you, I was a loyal fan of Pantene for a long time, but while it did its job, it was far from being stellar. most importantly however, ALL of these products gave me acne. I know this for a fact, which is why I am never going back, ever.

Atomy products are different. You will feel it the moment you start massaging your scalp with it. You feel it at contact. omg. I love it.

Even the appearance is much different, with its brown-ish color and thick texture. (sorry if you can’t see too well, I just don’t want to waste even a drop of this precious product! lol) It smells like oriental medicine, but in a good way. Instead of putting it on hair, you massage it onto your scalp. You won’t see as much foam as you are used to, but that’s actually a good thing. It just shows how concentrated the product is. You actually want to massage your scalp.. unlike the times when you just wanted to get it over with and get out asap. As for the treatment (aka Hair Pack), it comes in a tube so it looks like there isn’t a lot of product in it which isn’t true. You massage it into hair and leave it on for five minutes, then VOILA! your hair turns into this silky, shiny type that you see in Korean Dramas. haha

I use it every other day or so. It definitely makes a difference when I use it by making my hair super soft, but because it’s very concentrated, I figure it’s fine to use it every other day. This is not your everyday conditioner. It’s like the ones they use at hair salons. You will see what I mean when you actually use it. You are supposed to leave it on for 5 minutes after shampooing your hair. You will immediately see results. Simply amazing.

Then onto the spray.. omg. Ok, I’m not a scientist so I can’t get into too much of the detail but every time I spray this on my scalp, it just feels so soothing! It not only smells like oriental medicine, your scalp literally tingles! This is what accelerates hair growth and minimizes hair loss. I personally have seen less hair loss and thicker hair as I said… but the effect is just so dramatic.. it’s as if it wakes up my hair from sleep. I get this instant volume in the hair.

Oh, and the body wash. The first time I used it, I couldn’t believe how moist my skin felt afterwards. Body wash was another product I struggled with. I could never find anything I liked because they all tend to be made with chemicals and end up being oily, making my skin break out all the time, so I just settled with whatever I could find… until Atomy came along, of course. It got rid of acne on my back, as well as these little bumps that had been on back of my arms ALL MY LIFE. I had given up on clearing them because I assumed nothing could cure it… oh boy, was I wrong. They are gone.. for life… or as long as I have Atomy in my life. :D Guys and Girls, you need them in your life as well. Atomy is the best thing that happened to me this year.. well, after the Tomimito Shop, that is! hehe

Last December… it doesn’t look THAt bad but you can tell that it was dry and thin.

December last year…

April this year. again, thin and FLAT! yeah, I said it, flat! ugh. this was actually taken on the way to the hair salon… My hair did get a makeover that day with a help of treatment and major styling, which of course was a temporary fix! :(

The day I got a hair cut about a month ago. Look how shiny and healthy it looks! No treatment, no essence, no nothing, just a hair cut. No photoshop, of course! All I got was a haircut and good ol’ blowdrying. See the clear difference?

Last weekend. I didn’t have enough time in the morning so I had to run out real quick after washing and blow drying it half way. Not bad considering how it used to take me hours to get it to look like this. (not that it’s perfect or anything :P)

just another view. The difference is actually quite dramatic now that I’m actually writing about it. What a pleasant surprise. I knew my hair looked and felt better but I just didn’t realize how dramatic the change was until now because you know, when it’s a longitudinal change, you really don’t notice it since small improvements are made on a daily basis.

This hair set is a life saver. and you know me, I don’t buy or sell things that I don’t believe in. For healthier, cleaner hair, go Atomy! Let me know if you are interested. I have a few sets sitting in my room. :)

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  8 comments for “and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair

  1. September 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    How much does it cost?

  2. September 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    magical product. worth of investment.

  3. zeenee
    November 9, 2010 at 1:44 am

    I love the way this product makes my hair feel.

  4. Tomi
    November 9, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Me too! I seriously cannot live without them now. :)

  5. Jennifer
    August 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Tomi! I found your blog while I was Googling this Atomy haircare line. I used to have really thick hair but I noticed it shedding and falling out more frequently now. I’ve tried Korean bb creams before and trusted my skin with it so I thought why not trust Korea with my hair now, lol. I loved your review on the haircare line and I’m hoping to give it a try. Can you give me a price range for the set and shipping? Thanks in advance!

  6. August 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    The 4-piece set is $80. If interested, let me know asap before I move! :)

  7. Amanda
    August 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Hi there! I have been interested in trying this brand for my hair and wanted to ask if you still use it. I have recently experienced a lot of hair shedding due to my under active thyroid and have been neurotic about findin a shampoo that will help my poor hair. My hair dresser had actually suggested using it. Definitely seems like its worth a shot! What are your thoughts?

  8. August 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    So sorry to hear about your hair.. :( I’ve been using Atomy hair products for the past few years and I can honestly say that my hair has definitely become healthier and fuller. The herbal scent will take some time to get used to, but the products are def worth a try! Just don’t forget to get the set! Let me know how it goes~ xoxo

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