This Slightly Terrifying New Service Shows You Exactly How Damaged Your Hair Is

I colored my hair for the first time when I was 17 years old, and I have never looked back. For almost five years, I tortured it with box dye. Now that I know a little better, I allow a very talented Los Angeles colorist to torture it. (Love you, Matt.) Oh, and I heat-style it a good three times a week.

Intellectually, I understand that bleaching the living daylights out of my hair and then straightening it is not healthy. And aesthetically, I can see that my hair isn’t exactly as shiny as, say, Selena Gomez’s hair or one of Kylie Jenner’s wigs. But I’ve developed a sense of denial strong enough to repress all that. What can I say? I like being blond.

But I’m still sane enough to say yes whenever the opportunity for a reparative hair treatment comes along. So when I heard about Kérastase’s new Fusio-Dose treatment ($30), I was like, Sign me up please thank you. This high-tech, in-salon treatment has a stylist evaluate your specific hair needs to customize a potent repair treatment, which takes effect in just five minutes. It sounded right up my alley.

What I did not realize until I arrived at my appointment at LuxeLab Salon in Santa Monica is that for the process to work, your stylist must snap high-res photographs of your hair fibers to get a close look at just how messed up your mane really is.

By the time my stylist whipped out his iPad, it was too late to back out. I was mere minutes away from having to confront years of hair damage.

To see the photos of my damaged hair (plus, what it looked like after treatment), keep scrolling!