Whether it’s a result of a kick-ass coloring session or simply the wear and tear of daily heat styling, there are days (or weeks) when my hair feels downright dehydrated. For me, and for most people, dehydrated hair = dull, lifeless, damaged, disagreeable hair. Not cool.
Luckily, there are soooo many amazing leave-in-treatment options out there that promise all kinds of soothing, moisture goodness. Here’s the thing though – what if I feel like they aren’t enough? What if my hair is so dried out, it needs more than just a 10 minute mask? Can I combine these products to create the ultimate, industrial-strength hair-healing-cleanse? I say yes. Here’s how:
I started things off with the Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask with Lemon because I wanted to restore some balance to my hair before I overloaded it with heavy repairing treatments. I love this mask because you can use it instead of your regular shampoo aka you don’t have to rinse it out later. It also smells like lemonade so yes, Beyonce.
I wanted to avoid washing my hair for the second day in a row so on Day 2, I chose a one-dose bottle of Davines Royal Jelly Superactive. I like this product because it focuses on treating my scalp as oppose to my strands and because it’s super gentle. All you have to do is massage it in and style as you normally would.
After rinsing away the remains of the Royal Jelly, I decided it was time for more traditional hair masque. My scalp felt nourished and gunk-free so turned my focus onto the lower half of my hair. After shampooing, I squeezed the excess water from my hair with a towel and ripped opened one foil packet of OUAI’s Treatment Masque. I love single dose products like this because they are portioned perfectly! After I combed the mask through my hair with my fingers, I killed the suggested 15 minute wait time by painting my toenails.
I wanted to avoid showering again, again, so I decided to do an overnight treatment before bed on Day 4. I smoothed a small amount of Alterna Haircare’s Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue through the lower half of my hair and french braided it so that it would stay put while I slept. This was my first time using this Alterna mask and I was extremely impressed. It soaked into my hair quickly and didn’t make a mess of my pillow or worse, my skin.
I decided to pull out the big guns for the final day of my week-long treatment – Shu Uemura’s Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Treatment. My hair was already feeling MUCH healthier, but I wanted to make one final big push towards hair-perfection and I liked that this creme mask promise stronger hair, not just softer.
Surprisingly, after 5 straight days of heavy-hitting hair treatments, my hair didn’t feel weighed down or oily. In fact, when I styled my hair on Day 6, I felt like I had amazing volume and crazy levels of shine. Would I do it again? Hell yea! If the ends of your hair felt smooth and silky, your ponytail felt thicker and you’d kicked a nasty bout of dry scalp, wouldn’t you?
Comment below if you’ve ever combined one or more products to create you own next-level hair restoration treatment.
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