For those who follow me on Instagram or watch any of my YouTube videos, you’ll know I’m always talking about my hair. Most recently (to summarise), I’ve found a new hairdresser which you can read all about here, I’ve gotten rid of my recent balayage effect, and I’m on a mission to keep my hair as light, bright, and blonde as possible.
Part of my mission to rock the fresh, clean blonde look is by using a purple tone shampoo to keep the blonde tones as icy white as possible, to banish any warmth, or orange-y shades.
It’s easier said than done, though. In a bid to keep my blonde as ‘clean’ as possible, I made the mistake a couple of times by leaving my purple tone shampoo on my hair for a little too long, giving my locks that purple/blue/grey tinge in certain lights. Some people dig that look, but it isn’t really my end goal!
Also, repeated use of purple shampoo has began to give me the driest hair ever. I think the fact we’ve had a warm Summer hasn’t helped much, either. The heat, the build up of purple shampoo and constant washing has gave me weaker, drier, and frizzier hair, so I’ve been trying to give my hair weekly intensive mask treatments to get some love back into it.
One I’ve been using throughout August is a new favourite of mine which I wanted to share. It’s the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask (250ml), from hairtrade.com retailing at £24.75.
The Intense Hydrating Mask from MoroccanOil is a thick, creamy consistency mask which aims to repair and moisturise the hair, leaving it feeling softer, more resilient and manageable.
I’ve heard so many good things about the MorroccanOil brand over the years, that I had high hopes for this mask, and was looking forward to using it weekly for an intensive treatment on my parched hair.
The formulation contains antioxidants which protect the hair, and leave it glistening with shine. Due to it’s main ingredient being Argan Oil, the mask is extremely rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, therefore allowing the hair to naturally be moisturised and be more manageable to touch and style.
In a nutshell, the mask aims to deliver the following:
* Intense hydration and replenished moisture without residue
* Repairs hair damage
* Protects hair with antioxidants
* Revitalizes hair
* Creates brilliant shine
* Leaves hair soft and manageable
* Rich, creamy texture
It honestly has worked so fast on my hair, delivering results from the first go (although I saw more consistent and obvious results from the second).
I just distribute a teaspoon of the mask evenly through my clean, damp hair. I leave on for 10 minutes and brush through with a comb, but if you’re hair is really brittle and naturally curly or frizzy, you could leave for longer.
Then, I rinse well with warm water. It’s quite thick and gloopy so if I leave any remains in my hair, it has a tendency to go quite heavy and greasy, so make sure this product is well rinsed out!
I’d say this mask is pretty much a miracle mask for those with parched, bleached, over styled and overly dry hair from this Summer season. Can’t rave about it enough…