I am just hopping off a plane from Florida, back to reality in snow covered Michigan. I missed my puppy snuggles so I am happy to be back, but a little sad I am not looking out at palm trees currently. I am so excited to share what I have learned for all you, but first I want to talk to you guys all about masks. Its a hot topic on social media and literally at every store ever. The sheet mask selfies? KILLS me every time, it is so hilarious looking. Charcoal masks, honey rubbed all over your face, have we tried just slapping some ‘cados on our face? no? not funny? okay.
Let’s talk specifics, and why mask monday is thing for me ( or at least once a week, but its more fun if it has a little ring to it). disclaimer: there is a million masks that would be lovely for your skin hair, but today I am sharing ones that I know and love, ones that I have studied the ingredients and 100% back up. Have some that you want to run by me? I would love to chat with you!
H A I R
I follow the same idea when it comes to masks that I use for my hair, my daily routine focuses on volume and texture, with a heat protectant but I don't focus d a i l y on extra moisture, protein and strength for my hair. Please don't read this wrong, the products I use are jam packed with ingredients that help my hair and keep it looking pretty awesome, but there is something to be said about an extra little punch of all the goodness. My two go to masks are Olaplaex #3 and Television hair masque, from my bestie for the restieeee R+Co. Television improves the elasticity (when the elasticity in your hair is compromised, it takes a lot longer to dry, feels gummy when its wet, or simply looses its youthful look, usually resulting in a matte color finish) as well as give my hair extra moisture, which helps hold color and product better in my hair. Olapplex #3 isn't technically called a mask but it acts like a mask, it does its work when its not just thrown into your hair for a 1- 2 minutes in the shower. Olaplaex is a patented bond builder ( bonds are broken down in your hair pretty much daily, through heat, color, hot water, UV rays) and there is literally nothing like it on the market, it works so amazing I use on almost every single person that sits in my chair. For both of these masks, I like to shampoo, then make sure my hair is not soaking wet and apply the product mid length to ends. I reccomened waiting minimum 5 minutes but if you can leave them in for 10-15 minutes your hair will thank you. If you are looking to really give your hair some rehab you could use these mask every other time you wash your hair, if you are wanting to just add some precautionary measures to your mane, you could you use every other week, or once a month.
C L I F F N O T E S
on today’s wisdom: have a daily routine, something that is promoting growth, health, and strength of your hair and skin. For special occasions, have a few products in your cabinet that amp it up, that make you feel amazing, that give you a few minutes to sit, maybe with a glass of wine, maybe in the bath, or maybe muti tasking and packing a lunch. Any of it will do. Treat yo self girl, you earned it!