Hair Masks Part 2: Revenge of the Hair Mask

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In my last post we explored some magical hair masks that you can make yourself. If DIY is not your thing, and no judgement if it’s not, then in this round I have some fabulous recommendations for hair masks you can get at the store.

Pantene

Having a really crappy hair day and you don’t have time to wash and style it again the next day?  I like Pantene’s Pro-V Repair and Protect Overnight Miracle Repair Serum for 2nd (or 3rd) hair days.   How to use:  I take a couple of squirts of this in my hands and apply on my hair mid length to the ends and then put my hair up in a loose bun on top of my head.   No matter how crazy and frizzy my hair looked the night before the next morning my hair is smooth with beautiful waves.  Miracle is right.  The only thing that prevents from using it more is that the scent is rather strong and I’m super sensitive when it comes to scents. It’s a steal for $6.29 at Target.

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Another Drugstore Brand that works really well is the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. This one you can use in the shower or bath and rinse out. How to use – wash your hair as usual and then squeeze out the excess moisture, I recommend this step with all hair masks and conditioners as it helps the conditioner penetrate the hair shaft better.  Then apply this mask and leave it on for 5 minutes or so and rinse out.  This mask is really strong and you will want to keep it away from your scalp, otherwise you are looking at a scalp breakout situation, gah.  Available at Target for $5.99

K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor –

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Joico has been on my radar since I was in college… which was a long, long time ago.  My best friend worked at Hairmasters and this was the brand she always recommended because “hair is protein and it really needs protein.” #technical. Because you should always listen to your best friend,  I have purchased this many, many times and used it as my regular hair conditioner.  I like the whole Joico line a lot actually.  What nice about it is that is leaves your hair soft but isn’t heavy.  Definitely worth checking out.  Ulta sells this for $19.99 (as does Hairmasters, if they are even still around).

Have a great weekend!

Natalie

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