Since there are so many hair treatments available, it can be overwhelming to determine what's the best one. The solution can come from a DIY hair mask from your kitchen, or a few hours at the salon with a professional dresser. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular treatments available, and which will best mend your hair.
1. Keratin Treatment
Keratin treatments have become a game-changer for frizzy-haired folks. Keratin is a naturally occurring protein in your hair. This treatment restores the protein lost through environmental factors, age, and chemical additives from coloring or highlighting hair. The process results in slick straight hair and zero frizz. Some treatments use a significant amount of formaldehyde. However, recent innovations have resulted in safer treatments that can alter hair texture from curly to smooth or eliminate frizz while still maintaining natural curls or waves. The longevity of the treatment depends on what level of intensity your treatment is, your hair type, and how often you wash your mane. If you are constantly battling your natural, kinkier texture with labor-intensive blowouts, this treatment could be worth exploring.
2. Brazilian Blowout
You’ve probably got a few friends or family members pledging their undying loyalty to the Brazilian Blowout. This treatment is a particular type of keratin treatment, one that utilizes ingredients native to Brazil, including açai berry. The pricey-but-worth-it salon treatment eliminates frizz from the curliest of manes, and also bring out some serious shine. There is an official site for the OG Brazilian Blowout, so beware of salons cutting corners with generic versions. There are a lot of rumors about the power of the Brazilian to be clear, while it can make hair more manageable, it’s not magic. If your hair is naturally coarse or curly, it won’t air dry to straightened perfection. It will cut down on drying time, however, and is relatively safe for all hair types. Reduce drying time (and arm fatigue) even more with a salon-quality hair dryer like our Signature Hair Dryer. Brazilian blowouts involve the use of formaldehyde, but at minimal amounts.
3. Hair Gloss
A good old fashioned glossing at a salon can truly bring out the shine in your hair’s natural color or help to maintain the color of a freshly dyed mane. While there are technically at-home gloss treatments available, it’s probably best to consult a pro. The results can last for about a month.
4. Hair Glaze
Looking for a more low-key way to enhance your hair’s shine power? A glaze is a slightly less intense version of a gloss. Glazes can be clear or have a tint. They can last for up to a week and rinse out. Glosses penetrate the cuticle of the hair while glazes tend to rest on top, hence the faster rinse out time.
5. Deep Conditioning Mask
Sometimes, regular conditioner just doesn’t cut it, which is why reparative, hydrating masks are so essential. Our Mane Goals Deep Repair Mask hydrates your locks, deeply conditionis strands, and restores dry or damaged hair. The benefits are plentiful, and it was even recommended as a remedy to help with the appearance of thinning hair in Marie Claire’s online magazine. Use it for 5-15 minutes a few times a week after shampooing.
6. Scalp Treatment Mask
Itchy or flaky scalp? There are masks for that! Apple cider vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water is known to work wonders for a dry scalp. Just beware the potential lingering smell post usage. And it doesn’t get more old school dandruff treatment than Head & Shoulders, which have created a mask to help with this issue. Our sulfate-free White Truffle Conditioner is a scalp-friendly post shampoo option. Its Aloe Leaf Juice repairs dead skin, smoothes and creates shine, and its Calendula Flower Oil hydrates the scalp and removes dandruff.
7. Color Restoration Mask
If you're looking for an at-home treatment to help maintain the color you spent so much money perfecting at a salon, there are masks designated for slowing the process of color fade and maintaining the gleam that's already there. Keratase has one solution created specifically for this issue. Another replenishing product that combats any dryness caused by coloring is the NuMe White Truffle Serum. It restores brittle strands to touchable status instantly.
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Author: Mary Patterson Broome