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It’s no secret that my hair goes through a lot, from everyday things like being outside in the sun and the pool to coloring regularly and going too long between trims. My ends are the first to display any damage, as is the case with many hair types and textures, and when I start to notice excess splitting I know it’s time for a haircut and to lay off some heat styling as well.
Because I workout almost daily, and am showering and washing my hair at least 5 times a week, I need to pay close attention to how dry my hair feels. It’s key for me to use a leave-in product like Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer, and also make sure I don’t miss my weekly hair mask treatment.
Do you use a hair mask regularly? I took a poll on instagram recently and it showed that the majority does *not* use a hair mask regularly! I love how my hair feels after I use one and it’s been a weekly routine for me for years. The Amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask was one of the very first hair masks I shared online when I started my blog. It’s really ideal for dry hair because it has such great ingredients like Jojoba Seed Oil to support strength, and Panthenol to help prevent split ends and breakage. It leaves my hair feeling moisturized, nourished, and strong, without any waxy weight that some other products may leave behind.
When you are using a hair mask, make sure you check the back of the container to see how long it’s suggested to leave on your hair. The Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask needs about 2-5 minutes to make sure it does its job, so I like to shampoo, rinse, and then apply the hair mask. That means the rest of the time in the shower spent washing my body, shaving my legs, exfoliating my face, etc. can all happen while the hair mask sits and conditions my hair. When I’m applying the mask, I like to divide my hair in half, clipping up the top half with a jaw clip. I apply the mask to the underneath section of my hair, then let down the top from the clip and apply more product to the top layers. The front and top of my hair is usually what gets the most damage, so making sure I’m really covering those sections of my hair with the hair mask is essential.
So while that has been a weekly hair treatment of choice lately, I also love the ease and performance of using a lightweight primer on my hair like the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer. When I spray it in, I make sure to lift the middle and top sections of my hair, then slowly drop the hair out while I’m spraying in an effort to coat all the strands with the protective primer.
This primer protects from heat and UV rays, and also provides moisture. Moisture not only helps the hair look better, but it also provides elasticity to the hair to prevent breakage! The Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer has so many oils, including Macadamia Seed Oil, to soften the hair, even at the driest sections. It’s a thin, creamy consistency that sprays in a light mist so it won’t weigh your hair down!
Hydrated, strong, healthy hairstyles more easily and looks so much better than dry, lifeless hair. So between a weekly hair mask and a daily protective primer, you should be on track to keeping your hair in really great shape!
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