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Haircare

Best Hair Treatment Mask

Hair treatment masks are deep conditioning products that moisturize and repair. Anyone with dry, damaged, or over processed hair can benefit from using a mask one to two times per week. If you are trying to maintain healthy hair, newsflash: you still need to use a mask once a week, minimum. Many of these conditioning masks utilize various types of oils, butters and proteins to restructure and smooth. Many salon services (Brazilian keratin treatments, coloring, highlighting) require harsh chemicals that can dry out the hair. By using a specialty mask, you can minimize damage and replenish your strands. I chose the following masks based on one simple factor: effectiveness. Each of the following products has that "wow" factor. As a woman with naturally curly, color treated hair, I have tried a variety of masks, from every price point. I keep all five of the following products in rotation in my regimen. For best results, shampoo and rinse hair with warm water. Saturate hair from root to tips with one of the following masks. Wrap hair in a warm towel for 7 to 30 minutes. Rinse well with cold water to seal the hair cuticle and increase shine. I promise, your hair will thank you for the extra TLC!

TIGI S Factor Serious Conditioner

TIGI S Factor Serious Conditioner smells amazing with the invigorating scent of mint. The formula contains sunflower oil, which penetrates deep into the hair. The mint has a rejuvenating effect, increasing circulation and oxygen flow to the scalp. This creates the ideal environment for new hair to grow. If your hair is over processed, dry and brittle, the grape seed oil protects the integrity of surface proteins in the hair shaft. Translation: hair is smooth, fuzz-free and resists breakage.

Redken All Soft Heavy Cream

I have been using the Redkin All Soft Heavy Cream for 11 years, and with good reason. After a bad experience with a harsh bleach, this product was the only thing that prevented my hair from turning into mush. While the entire All Soft line is star studded, the Heavy Cream is one of my indispensable products. Reformulated with argon and avocado oil, this intense cream works best on hair that has been saturated in warm water. Apply a generous amount from root to tip and wrap in a towel. After 30 minutes, rinse out the product with cold water. Your hair will be sleek, smooth and damage-resistant.

Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask

This rich, hydrating mask is euphoria for the senses. The exotic, mellow, rich fragrance will leave you day dreaming every time you shower. It has that indescribable signature scent exclusive to the Moroccanoil hair care line that makes this product a cult classic. Not only does this product drench the hair with moisture, it also contains proteins that help fill in damaged areas. It is rare for a mask to contain both protein and hydration. The added benefit of the protein makes this the ideal product for someone who needs to rebuild and strengthen as well as moisturize their hair. In addition, this product does not require additional heat to penetrate the shaft of the hair. The processing time is only seven minutes, which is faster than traditional masks.

Neutrogena Clean Replenishing Deep Recovery Hair Mask

This mask is amazing for anyone with hair in great condition as well as someone that needs a miracle, fast. Neutragena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask utilizes three oils that penetrate the hair from the cuticle to the core. Sweet almond oil works great on the outside of the hair while the Meadowfoam oil and olive oil penetrate deep inside the inner layers. The molecules are small enough to penetrate the cuticle and restore hair. A tub will last you about two months with regular use. Best of all, this mask really gives pricey competitors some stiff competition. It really does a wonderful job at moisturizing and reviving fried hair.

Aquage Hydrating Balm

Aquage Hydrating Balm is one of my all time favorites. This product contains sea algae, which is a rare find in a hair mask. Algae is used in a variety of beauty products for its moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. What makes this product so unique is that the deep sea extracts moisturize the hair and continues to attract moisture molecules long after it is rinsed out.

Elizabeth Dulaj
I'm a professional makeup artist specializing in girl-next-door glamor, special event and bridal makeup. I travel across the country attending various workshops to improve my skill set. I have trained with celebrity makeup artist Robert Jones, among other industry professionals.
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