So aside from using great shampoo and products, I have been a huge fan of adding a hair mask into my routine once a week. I have done this for about 6 months consistently now and I have really noticed a difference in my hair – and what is even better – my hairstylist complimented my hair and said she has noticed a huge change. I don’t know about you, but that is a huge win in my book!
A little back story about my hair. I have fine, thin, wavy hair that is pretty finicky. After I had my daughter I lost a bunch of hair and had a hard time getting the thickness to grow back. I started taking biotin and prenatal vitamins (gummy!) but then I got pregnant again and didn’t have to worry about my hair since pregnancy usually comes with great hair. Well after my little man’s arrival I was back at square one with limp hair. I restated taking my biotin (obviously no biotin while pregnant) and prenatal vitamins regularly and it did help but I knew that all of the blow drying, straightening, curling, etc. wasn’t helping at all. So after doing a little research, I decided to give hair masks a try, after all what did I have to lose?
While I am an absolute product junkie and love trying all new things, I love a good DIY beauty product. One of the first hair masks I tried was just straight coconut oil. I lathered my hair in coconut oil and tried not to touch anything for about 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I keep it in longer but that is roughly how long I keep it in my hair. I then proceed to take a shower using shampoo, conditioner, etc.
I have also purchased a few hair masks that I absolutely love. The first one I tried was the Restore Mask Treatment by Living Proof. I loved that it was made without parabens, GMOs, sulfates, syntehetic dyes, basically anything bad for you. That was a huge plus and my hair felt great! I purchased the 8 oz tub which runs about $42 and in my opinion it is a little pricey.
The second one I tried was the Nourishing Mask by Amika. Let me tell you, this one smells like you are on vacation, seriously incredible. Not only is the smell fantastic but the price point is great (8.5 oz for $28) and it is also made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
The last hair mask that I have purchased and am currently using is the Deep Repair Masque by Macadamia Oil. First of all, wow. While the smell wasn’t as amazing as the Amika one, my hair felt like silk while washing it out. It is another product with great ingredients and very well priced (about $21) depending on where you get it from. This is the one I currently have in my shower and have been using. So far, so good!
If I had to recommend one, I would say it would be the Macadamia Oil one. My hair has never felt better and love the price! Have you ever tried a hair mask? Which one is your favorite?