With the arrival of summer comes salon trips to get highlights and more time spent out in the sun. August is only a day away, which means that many of us have spent a few months now out in the sunshiney weather, and our hair is probably a little worse for wear.
My hair is colour-treated (I’m a pseudo-brunette), and that combined with the heat of the sun and any heated styling tools I might use left my hair weak and damaged. So I went on a hunt for a product that would help nourish and restore my hair to its former soft and shiny glory.
I actually picked up this Home and Away set while doing a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping back in December but, as it sometimes happens, it got buried in the back of my new products cupboard, and was unearthed about a month ago. Let this be a lesson to all: before looking for a new product, always look through stores of already purchased and unopened products. You never know what little goodies you’ll find. I have been using this product once a week for the past four weeks, the recommended time to wait to see visible results.
This set comes with a 250mL plastic jar and a 75mL travel size of the restorative mask. I paid $52.00 for this set, which I know is a lot of money, but here’s a comparison for you: just the 250mL jar of the product is valued at $46.00 so, if you love this product, the extra $6 is worth getting a travel size so it’s easier to pack, plus you actually get more for your money.
But I digress. This hair mask is a 5-7 minute hair treatment that is chocked full of argan oil and protein to help strengthen and restructure hair. It actually infuses protein back into any weakened hair shafts, so hair’s strength and elasticity can be restored.
To use this mask, apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair after shampooing and comb through. Allow the product 5-7 minutes to absorb, so feel free to groove to whatever music you’re blasting in the bathroom if you’re like me and become the next Taylor Swift in the shower. Rinse out and follow up with conditioner. If you already have and love the Moroccanoil treatment, finish this routine up by applying a dime-sized amount to towel-dried hair outside of shower, and comb it through.
*Use this mask no more than once per week, and reduce usage further as hair strength and texture noticeably improves*
This particular hair mask is designed for hair in need of emergency and immediate repair. Think of it as the ER of hair care. If you’re looking for a hair mask to give a little extra conditioning or to tame some frizz, this is not the mask for you. I cannot stress enough that this is a super thick mask for a reason. It is not to be used lightly. It is a short-term fix for damaged hair, not something to be added to a regular hair care routine.
After my month of using this product, my hair is noticeably stronger and softer, and has actually started to grow again. By the end of the first week of using it, I was slightly disappointed because I couldn’t really notice a difference in my hair, but this is one of those products where it is worth waiting for the results. I will be keeping this one in my bathroom cupboards and having it make a cameo appearance in my hair care routine when my hair is a little under the weather and in need of some TLC.
If you’re interested in giving this product a try, click here to be redirected to the Moroccanoil website to order it, but keep in mind that this duo is a limited edition, so it won’t be around forever.
What products have you been using lately to protect your hair, or repair it from heat styling or colour treatment???