Earlier this month I did my July Goals and one of them was to find the perfect hair mask.
And you ladies gave me so many suggestions!
Like seriously, I was shocked with the number of emails and comments on hair masks.
Thank you all so much!!
I read every single suggestion and picked four of the products to try over the last month. And I hands down, without a doubt, 100% have my new favorite :).
Here’s the deal with my hair…
I have very thick, naturally wavy, color-treated hair that soaks up chlorine like nobody’s business.
Two years ago…it was green pretty much all summer. Yuck. My hair gal told me to start putting conditioner all over it before I swam so that my hair wouldn’t soak up as much chlorine…and that helped so much! Last year and this year, no green.
I have been using this for the last 2 summers before swimming…
…I love it because it’s really inexpensive and smells heavenly! I just put a big glob of this in my hair before swimming and bam, no green. However, I started thinking that even though it smells great and keeps the green away, my hair still felt coarse and a little brittle because of the harsh chlorine and sun…so, I asked you guys about some other options.
Because if we’re doing this all summer…
…I need better hair protection.
Here’s how my little experiment worked.
1. I bought 4 of your suggested products.
2. I used each product two different times.
3. I always put the same amount of each product in my hair (a big scoop full) before getting in the water. I would put it in my hair and then put my hair up like this…
4. I would swim and be in the water with the product in my hair and then go home and wash it out with my normal shampoo and conditioner (I use Moroccanoil Shampoo and Conditioner).
5. I would air dry my hair as normal and then check out the results after it dried (usually, the next morning).
Listen, this was the first science experiment I have ever been excited about. If my high school science department had gotten behind experiments like this…I would have paid a lot more attention!
I really liked all 4 products but one did stand out as my very favorite. Here they are…
Coconut Oil was the most suggested product.
I bought a jar for $11 at my grocery store (I keep a jar in my kitchen for cooking but thought I needed a separate jar to keep in the bathroom). What I liked about the coconut oil is that it smells really good and can be used for a million other things. Several of you suggested that I use it to remove my eye makeup (and it works like a charm!), I put it on my feet before putting my gym socks and shoes on (they’re all smooth and soft now!)…so yes, it does have a variety of functions.
That being said, after I used it the first time, I felt like I needed to shampoo my hair again because my hair was still oily. This was the only product that when applied, someone (Erika) commented on my greasy hair (she didn’t say anything when she saw my hair twisted up with the other 3 products)…and just for the record, Erika is always available for a very honest and blunt opinion…she once told me that my face didn’t look as fat when I was pregnant with Smith as it did when I was pregnant with Kensington…and this is why I love Erika. She’s always honest.
So…in the end, coconut oil was not for my hair. The other products just washed out much easier.
I bought It’s a 10’s Miracle Hair Mask at Target for $18.99. Many of you suggested this product and I agree, it was really good! I loved the way it smelled and I thought it washed out really well. I think this is a great option (especially if you’re a Target lover like I am!). I thought the results the next day on my hair were really good too. This wasn’t my very favorite but it was a great product and I know I’ll use the entire container of it!
Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask was suggested to me as well and since I swear by their shampoo, conditioner and hair oil, I was totally game to try this. I purchased mine for $35 at the spa near my house but you can also get it through Amazon.
I loved the scent and I really loved the results! My hair felt shiny, smooth and soft after I used it on both occasions. I really thought this was going to be my winner…until I tried this…
…someone suggested I try this Wen Sweet Almond Mint Moist Intensive Hair Treatment because they said it was “life changing”…and holy moly, they were not lying! I bought this off of Amazon for $13 and it was hands down, without a doubt, 100% my very favorite. After my hair dries, it is so soft and shiny. I really can tell a difference when I use this product over the other three. And…this product was very reasonable in price too. Loved this!
So there you have it…thanks to you ladies, I found the perfect hair mask (and tested some other fun ones along the way!).
Thank you for your input! If you try any of these, let me know what you think! I would love to hear your results too!
And I had many of you ask me about these jeans from Friday’s post…
…they’re my Gap Always Skinny Jeans!
I’ve blogged about this style of jeans before many times because really and truly, they are my absolute favorite! If you ever see me wearing jeans (which is like 99% of the time), it’s a pair of Always Skinny. I like that I can roll them up boyfriend style, tuck them into boots and wear them with flats and wedges. I wash and dry them over and over again and they always look great. Consider this your Monday PSA…best.jeans.ever. And denim is rarely on sale at Gap, so seriously, this is HUGE!
Don’t forget, it’s Meal Planning Monday…