Summer Hair SOS- Hair Masks

by Monday, July 24, 2017

HEY HEY from Palm Springs!!

Yes, I am here again, this time not for work- just for play!

Ben and I wanted a quick little mid-week getaway so it wouldn’t be too crowded (we hate crowds!)

It is super hot and super sunny here- yikes!  But I am so happy to be here and hit up all our favorite pools, restaurants and desert hiking adventures spots!

I think I’m going to put up a Palm Springs guide here soon- I feel like I have found some pretty great little gems here and want to share my whole travel guide with you.  What do you think??

Anyway- it’s damn hot.

I don’t know about you, but not only does summer heat/sun leave my hair a little sweaty and salty…but also a little dry and brittle.  Scratch that, very dry.  Maybe it is because my hair is colored and the sun just does a little more damage to it, but either way I know I am not alone.  I can’t be the only one whose hair turns borderline straw-like after a day in the sun!

So what’s a girl to do?  Well other than staying out of the sun completely (obviously not an option) we hydrate those strands weekly to keep them fresh, lush and beautiful.

I love a good hair mask, and in the summer I use them about every week or every 10 days, depending on how it’s feeling.  I concentrate the mask mostly on the ends, but I also bring it up to the nape of my neck and then lightly a little higher, stopping a few inches before the hair line.  I basically just take the left over product that gets stuck between my fingers and use that for the top part of me head so I get all my hair conditioned without risking that greasy weighed-down look.

I shampoo my hair, and then leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing if possible.  Run a bath, have a glass of wine…make a thing out of it.

I will also sometimes put the mask directly on my DRY, unwashed hair and wrap it in a bun, wait about 30-45 minutes and then rinse it out, shampoo, and condition again with my normal conditioner.

Doing all of this really does make a huge difference in the look and feel of my hair- I go from fried to beach babe in under an hour.  A good hair mask will make your hair smoother and will help strengthen it- making it more resistant to breakage and damage.

I have tried a lot of masks over the years- some are too heavy, some don’t really seem to do much and some are truly magic.

Here are my magic ones- try them out…your hair will thank you!

 


Hydrate Those Locks- Best Hair Masks For Summer Hair


Drybar Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask

This is a great product for all hair types.  My hair soaks in all the goodness and it feels silkier, stronger and it just looks amazing after using.  It also smells amazing, like all of Drybar products do!

 


It’s a 10 Miracle Mask

I LOVE It’s a 10 products!  I first found out about them on set where the hair stylists were raving about them…and the raving is all because these products really deliver.  So it’s no surprise that this mask is just as great as all their other products I’ve tried.  It’s amazing and it smells SO DAMN GOOD.

 


 

 

Fekkai Technicians Color Care Mask

I have been loving this product for many, many years.  Fekkai makes great hair care products and this one is especially good for my fellow blonde babes out there!  It deep conditions, smoothes and protects your hair color so well- no fading with this one!

 


 

 

Sun Bum Deep Conditioning Mask

This one is super thick!  Almost too thick and rich for my fine hair- so if you have thick or unruly hair, this one is perfect for you.  It works wonders on hair ends and it smells like banana pudding so you basically need it in your life yesterday.

 


Marula Oil Mask by Paul Mitchell

This is a new one I have started using recently- I love it.  It is pretty intense and I don’t bring it up as high on my hair because it will weigh the hair down a bit at the roots.  BUT the rich oils really penetrate deep and hydrate so well!!  I also leave it on for closer to 10-15 minutes instead because of its intensity.  It leaves my ends smooth and silky.

 


 

NEXXUS Humectress Deep Conditioning Mask

This one is technically meant for people with textured or curly hair, but it also does wonders for my wavy, fine hair- as long as I don’t use too much.  Just a little on the ends and I’m good to go!  I love the smell and it never adds any build up.

 


 

Happy Monday- stay hydrated beauties, and wish me luck in this Desert heat!

 

XO Katrina

 

 

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