Moll’s Beauty Bag: Masked Wonders

08.13.15

That summer sun – it leaves your skin glowing, and your soul feeling good, but how about…that hair??? Yes, summer weather and all that it brings can wreak havoc on our manes. So, what’s a girl to do? Well, just when our hair seems beyond repair, in come those masked wonders to the rescue! No, not those masked wonders. We’re not talking superheroes here…or are we? Here are a few of my favorite superheroes – I mean – summer hair masks.

Most Mask Bang For Your Buck. Just because hair masks sound luxurious, it doesn’t mean they have to be expensive. Here are some of my drugstore faves!

One of my favorite weekly masks is the Neutrogena Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($7). Olive and sweet almond oils deeply penetrate the hair shaft to bring back shine and manageability in minutes.

Neutrogena

Another must-have mask is the Tresemmé Split Remedy Leave-In Split End Treatment. It actually helps mend those split ends (by up to 80%) and prevent future ones. And this application is a no-brainer: just apply to damp ends and leave it in!

Tresemme

 

If I’ve been heavy on the hairspray, I’ll reach for my Pantene Pro-V Weekly Rehab Créme. This lighweight mask feels light indeed, but deeply penetrates with conditioners, peppermint oil and silicone, coating each strand with protection. After you use it, your hair feels instantly smoother and bouncier!

Pantene

Luxe it up. If you’re wanting to treat yourself to a little bit more of a luxurious hair mask, these are worth their weight in gold.

The Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque lives up to its lusty name, rebuilding each hair strand with plant collagen, biotin, caffeine, and niacinamide, which boosts elasticity.

Oribe
Kerastase Densifique Masque Densité might sound dense from the name of it, but it is actually anything but. This mask, full of peptides, hyaluronic acid and ceramide can be used every day to add vitality to tired, parched, sun-beat hair.

Kerastase

Moll’s Bag Of Tricks: Don’t be intimidated by applying a mask. It’s easy. Here’s how: Wash hair. Towel dry and comb through to prevent tangles. Apply your mask of choice to your hair. If you have fine or oily hair, only apply mask to the mid-shaft down to the ends of the hair, avoiding the roots or scalp. For thicker or dry hair, you can go to town and apply all over, from roots to ends. Another tip? I love applying my mask while I’m lying on the beach, or soaking in a tub.