October 23rd, 2014
Remember when a replenishing masque for your hair took the better part of an evening or a Sunday morning? The days when you had to wash your hair, apply the masque, cover with a cap and wander around the house for 30 min?
Who has time for that?! Not me and probably not you either. Let me tell you about some of the most progressive masques on the market – as well as the most friendly to your health and for the earth.
Oribe’s Gold Lust Transformative Masque
What it is – A truly modern formulation that rebuilds each fiber, improves elasticity and fortifies each hair for softness and body. Restores hair with each use.
Why it’s special – This masque works in just one minute to provide benefits. Keep it on hair longer and it just gets better. Why you want it – Dermatologist-tested and formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride. Color and Keratin treatment safe and provides UV protection for hair. It’s even vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free. Wow!
Secret ingredients – African Baobab, often referred to as the “tree of life,” can live more than 3,000 years. The golden rich oil from this tree’s “super fruit” is rich in antioxidants and contains more Vitamin C than an orange and more calcium than spinach. Baobab Extract is used in the Gold Lust Family to replenish hair to a soft, elastic and youthful state. Mediterranean Cypress – The genus name for Mediterranean Cyprus comes from the Greek word for “immortal.” This extract is a vital anti-aging ingredient in the Gold Lust Bio-Restorative Complex.
Elixer Ultime 24 Karat Indulge Ritual
What it is – A customizable masque with your choice of 4 different oils for shine, protection, nourishment and strengthening.
Why it’s special – You choose the formula you need at any given time. Why you want it – It does its work in under 10 minutes, simply add 2 pumps oil into a quarter size amount of Elixir Ultime Masque, then massage in, wait and rinse.
Secret Ingredients – Maize oil which delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for shine. Pracaxi oil brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair. Camellia oil helps smooth the hair fiber and argan oil restores strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors.
What it is – A daily treatment to restore substance, shine, and resiliency. Why it’s special – This light, rinse-able gel doesn’t weigh down hair while doing it’s job of detangling and smoothing.
Why you want it – With daily use, hair becomes stonger and more resilient. It is also styling friendly masque if you battle hair that gets weighed down easily.
Secret ingredients – Masque Densite contains Hyaluronic Acid – a natural mineral which retains up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture, creating a plump, hydrated hair fiber. It also has a special peptide that restores a uniform surface to the cuticle for maximum shine and ceramides to strengthen the hair and prevent breakage.
Kérastase Immersion Nutritive
What it is – This nutrition maximizer erases symptoms of dryness, amplifying nutritional power by nourishing the hair.
Why it’s special – The cool thing with this one is that it goes on dry hair, before you shower. So, no double shower or sink is involved. Just apply a small amount to the lengths of your hair and then leave on for a few minutes before you jump in the shower. Why you want it – It’s great for calming really thick or extremely dry hair and it offers superior detangling.
Secret ingredients – Iris Rhizome extract protects against oxidation and Royal Jelly replenishes the surface of dry hair.
So why a masque? Because your everyday conditioners can only do so much. Everyday conditioners can smooth the cuticle, impart a small amount of moisture, and do a decent job of protecting the hair from heat and sun.
But if you want to better your hair….wear your masque!