The summer has started to wind down and I’ve started to worry over the sun damage endured in the last couple months. Repairing my salt and sun soaked hair with restoring products moved to the top of my to-do list, which isn’t really hard since this is only a mental list and that means most of it I forget to do anyway.
Basically, hair masks just want to help. Sometimes they do & sometimes they don’t, but the intention is good and that goes a long way with me. The first post I ever put up on the blog was about a hair mask. The post, while short & sweet, always brings me joy. It was quite the labor of love. However, after that… I never touched on hair masks again. Topic covered. Moved on.
You may recall the goal of the hair reinvention was Kurt Cobain not so much Linda Fargo. Rock n’ Roll cool with some damage, not healthy shine. To keep things on track I don’t do too much deep conditioning. I love the crispy edges and something about wild undone hair gives me the just-rolled-out-of-bed-french feeling. The pros and cons of coconut oil made a lasting good impression. If I wanted healthy shine, I would have just done that again. But, it was too sleek and smooth. The Fekkai that I used with long natural locks back in the beginning of Behind the Mirror doesn’t do anything for my permanently damaged strands.
I have found Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment to be the perfect combination of deep conditioning without leaving my hair too conditioned, a.k.a greasy, the day after. I bought the travel size tub in one of those I must get something moments, that happen to me much too often, in Sephora. Happy I did. That little tub is keeping my hair soft with a bit of shine, but just crisp enough at the bottom to keep things interesting.