Summer Hair Masks

Summer Hair Masks

07.17.2013    |    
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While at home over the 4th of July weekend, I accompanied my sister to one of her horseback riding lessons. I grew up riding Western at a dude ranch in Wyoming (Lost Creek Ranch – yes, you might recognize it from that episode on Modern Family!), but unfortunately I haven’t had much time for riding here in New York. From the moment I entered the stables, and I smelled that wonderful smell of manure (I swear I love it), I was instantly taken back. Pure nostalgia. I have always believed horses to be such magical and mighty creatures and their beauty is simply breathtaking. I thought about these powerful animals, and their beautiful mains, and I was inspired to think about my own hair. I decided it was time to dive further into the hair moisture replenishment situation. I am always thinking about my skin…but what about my hair?!

To be honest, I am not big on hair masks. After a bad mask experience about two years ago, I went cold turkey off the treatments, giving my locks a little breather. But now I am back in business and I have pulled together my three latest finds – that really work.

1) Rahua’s Omega-9 Hair Mask is a vegan product sure to rejuvenate damaged, dull hair. It’s 100% natural and has the potency of a salon intensive-treatment, giving you all the benefits of the salon in the comfort of your own home. The first couple of times that I tried the mask my hair felt slightly weighted down by the treatment, but I just had to stick with it. My friends who swore by it convinced me to be patient, and I am certainly happy that I did. In the days and weeks that followed, my hair felt healthier and stronger. I love this baby and I now use it once a week, usually on Sundays. The best part is that you only need 15 minutes!

2. Sachajuan’s Overnight Hair Repair Therapy works magic while you sleep. I just love products that are hard at work while you snooze. It’s just too convenient. This serum-like formula is based on pure water (it’s the number 1 ingredient). The active ingredients in this treatment are proteins and minerals from sea algae and a secret proprietary ocean silk technology blend. The therapy promises to rebuild strength and elasticity, leaving strands soft, moisturized, shiny, and healthy. Like Rahua, the more I used the mask, the better it worked. Based on the size of the bottle, I might not use this once a week on my entire hair, but probably more like once a month. The key here is using this more frequently as a treatment for my ends, what I consider to be my real damage area anyway! Sachajuan is made in Sweden and can be purchased at Barney’s. Cute.

3. Rodin Luxury Hair Oil is a highly addicting product that I literally want to bath in. This innovative blend of eight essential oils including rich apricot, calendula, sweet almond, sunflower oils, neroli, rosemary and juniper smells like pure heaven. Surprisingly, it does not weigh hair down like one would expect, but adds shine and luster to my ‘summer in the city,’ humidified hair. OK so the plan here is to wash your hair normally and towel dry, then squeeze 2 drops into your hand and rub it between your palms (this activates the natural oils!) and scrunch through locks. This dual purpose oil can also be used as a serum on ends of dry hair to set a style or give you that “I just rolled out of bed looking fabulous” look.

The best part is that all three products can be used in tandem to help perfect my chic summer style. Rahua once a week, Sachajuan once a month on my entire head and once a week on ends, and Rodin…basically, whenever I feel like feeling sexy. Boom.

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