Like facial masks, foot massages, manicure and pedicure treatments, your hair deserves a little more then just a wash. Especially if your color treating your hair or bleaching it, like myself, there is so much ware and tear that happens from beauty products to everyday environmental factors. Hair masks and leave-in treatments are one of many ways to give your hair little love if you’re used to waking up and spraying dry shampoo in it on the regular.
Now there are many types of mask treatments tailored to each hair type, whether it’s color treated, dry, oily, or damaged there are so many kinds. I want to highlight a few natural formulas and even simple DIY ones that can be found in your kitchen.
Alba Deep Hair Conditioning Minute Mask
An important reason why I like Alba Botanica as a brand is its plant based formulas The main ingredients: argan oil, cocoa oil, and a plant powered keratin solution to bind the product together. So, a big reason for you to love this brand’s mission is its fully made from the oils of plants and seeds. Check this out if you have dry hair.
Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
If you happen to be dying your hair and bleaching to ultimately prepare for color deposit, you’re all too familiar with dried out strands and breakage. What I’ve learned from bleaching my roots the past couple years is that you must do hair treatments at least once a month (if not more) to deposit that moisture back. The Lavender Mint mineral hair mask was recommended to me by my colorist at Paul Mitchell as a way to get my silky smooth locks back. It’s hydrating and strengthening and the mint oil promotes hair follicle regrowth.
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizer
Another Paul Mitchell treatment! I get my hair colored at their school, so I take their recommendations considerably. Since I do bleach my roots, it is recommended to get a hair treatment done. Think of it as a spa day for your scalp. This Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizer was used on damp hair and then put under low heat for about 10 minutes to soak in the treatment. This is a keratin intensive treatment, which means it aids vulnerable and weakened hair. The tingling ginger in this treatment also helps with stimulating hair growth. Take that with your biotin!
Neon & Co. Hair & Scalp Mask
I received a sample of this once in an Ipsy bag and really liked the results. First off, the scent is sweet but not overpowering. The keratin proteins will work their magic as you massage it through your locks. You only need about a dime size for short hair. Leave it in to sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse out and air dry or blow dry, your hair will feel very silky and soft. Unfortunately, this product does cost a pretty penny (retail $60 for 8.45 ounces) for a full size. Try Amazon for a smaller dosage.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Here’s one you can find in your cabinet! I actually use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar regularly for its digestive purposes. Little did I know it holds so many other properties that help clear your skin and improve your hair health. ACV helps with eliminating excess oil and grease from everyday dirt and grime in the air. It also helps with irritable itching from dandruff or dry scalp. Mix equal parts water with apple cider vinegar, deposit into a spray bottle. Spray onto your hair after shampooing and let sit for 15 minutes and rinse! The vinegar smell may turn some people off, but you got to take the good with the stinky sometimes!