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Hair Masks: A Spa Treatment for your Locks
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, 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 types and even simple DIY ones you made from something in your kitchen.
Alba Deep Hair Conditioning Minute Mask
An important reason why I like Alba Botanica as brand is its plant based formulas. The main big ingredients: argan oil, cocoa oil, and a plant powered keratin solution to bind the product together. So, a big reason for you 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 get the desired color deposit, you’re all too familiar with dried out hair 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 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 a drier for about 10 minutes to soak in the treatment. This is a keratin intensive treatment, which means it aids vulnerable and weakened hair. The ginger in this treatment also helps with stimulating hair growth. Take that with your biotin!
Neon & Co. Hair & Scalp Mask
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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!Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.
Styling Product Spotlight: Battle Born Grooming Co.
We’re all about supporting local businesses and shopping consciously. Like our feature on Cruelty Free Hair Color, we have another conscious discovery in grooming products: Battle Born Grooming Company!
Located in Las Vegas, Battle Born Grooming Co. is forged from the depths of tenacity; to never settle for anything but the best and the healthiest for your body. With so many unfamiliar chemicals that go into NEARLY everything from food to toiletries, Battle Born Grooming is the earthly artillery of styling products for both men and women.
All products proudly contain…
- NO petroleum
- NO parabens
- NO alcohol
- NO propylene glycol
- NO sulfates
- NO animal testing
With Battle Born Grooming’s Pomade: get a clean, satin-like finish while keeping a firm hold. This water-based pomade is perfect for women and men‘s hair. With this moveable non-sticky paste achieve a slicked back Don Draper look, or a tousled, rocker/punk look. With a careful blend of plant seed oils, water, beeswax and slight refreshing fragrance, this pomade holds true to their word.
Beard Oil & Beard Balm
For men growing a luxurious Merlin-esque beard or a grizzly western mustache seen in Tombstone, treat your face to BBG’s Beard Oil and Beard Balm. With intense moisturizer, it nourishes hair follicles to achieve a fuller growth while moisturizing skin around the chin and cheek bones. With a carefully curated plant-based fragrance blend, it will leave you smelling fresh and nuzzle worthy.
Giving Back & Fighting Back
Health is huge priority for Battle Born Grooming Co. inside and out. For every purchase from their line, they donate $1 to www.zerocancer.org to fight alongside those battling prostate cancer. ZERO supports education, testing, and treatment for those fighting the cancerous war.
Find Battle Born Grooming Co. products on Amazon, their website, and Goodtimes Barbershop & Shave Parlor in Las Vegas.Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.