18 July 2013

'Masking' in the Sun




Chlorine-drenched, crispy, sizzled locks are often the results of a sun-soaked holiday and is when my hair is really in need of a trusty treatment, many of which work best applied with gentle warmth, so I've been making the most of the rays when they aren't at their blazing best by slathering the stuff on and sitting out in the early evening heat, mojito in hand. Two masks, two methods, here's how it's done...

L'Occitane's 5 Essential Oils mask for dry and damaged hair is of the creamy consistency kind. This does all it says on the tin by restoring, repairing, regenerating and protecting against environmental effects - plus it smells like sweets, need I say more? This one gets applied to damp, post-shampooed hair so I'll hang about in the heat for 10 minutes and let it work its magic before then giving it a rinse out and following with my conditioner. A solid to liquid-type offering is Ojon's Restorative Hair Treatment Plus - a thick, waxy balm, which when warmed though the palms, melts into a moisturising oil. Heads up: hard masks like this left out to melt pre-application are a whole lot easier to use when it comes to smothering on. Unlike the other, this gets dispersed through dry hair and so I'll slick it through the lengths of my locks, allow it to soak in and feed my thirsty follicles before shampooing and conditioning as normal. 


Sun-aside, there are other warming techniques, tips and tricks to get those masks sinking further into your strands. A blast with the blow-dryer on low or scraping everything up in a plastic cap and allowing the shower steam to do its thang works just as well. For now I'll be making the most of this method - an excuse to lap up 10 extra minutes in the Summer rays and a tan top-up in the meanwhile? I'm there.
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  1. I've been looking for hair masks today actually as mine is so dry and horrible let's just say! My hair is very fussy though so I need lots of nourishment. I have a few samples so will use them up first before making an investment! I use one of the Denman shower massage brush which works a treat at getting all my product through my hair before rinsing off - recommend it for a few quid!

    http://www.la-vida-fresa.com/2013/07/notd-barry-m-blue-moon-317-greenberry.html

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    1. The Charles Worthington Intense Rescue Melting Balm is amazing from what I've heard, and not too pricey :-) Ah that sounds fab, will definitely look into that! x

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  2. Looks like great products! I have a hair mask i recently bought, Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Mask, it has worked really well so far though I'm always open to trying new products :)

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    1. Ah that sounds awesome, Argan oil works wonders ;-) x

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  3. Great post. I think a lot of people are aware of sun damage to skin, but neglect their hair. Thanks for the reminder. And the products all look great. I'm a true believe of L'Occtaine.

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