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As you soak in the days of summer, the steamy temps, moisture-sapping sea salt, chlorine, and hours of unrelenting sun are taking a direct toll on your tresses. Conditioning alone isn't enough to revive and restore lackluster locks. A hair mask moisturizes thirsty hair for long lasting hydration, bringing dry lengths back to life. Think of hair masks as a high-powered conditioner. They have similar benefits—like deeply nourishing and strengthening hair—but are more intense and powerful. and they’re as easy as replacing your conditioner after washing once a week. Here, our favorite hair masks for summer.
Sun protection for your hair is an essential beauty step. The reason hair feels particularly dry and wiry over the summer months is because UV rays damage the cuticle of the hair, resulting in brittle and lifeless tresses. For colored hair, the sun can also cause fading and discoloration. Davines SU Hair Mask restorative and hydrating anti-aging treatment for hair damaged by the sun, chlorine and salt.
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Curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair types, so you need a mask to tame, shape and define your curls, while strengthening them at the same time. Davines LOVE Curl Hair Mask is a taming and nourishing mask for frizz-free workable curls on wavy or curly hair. Contains a powerful conditioning agent that restores natural hydration for intensely nourished and soft hair.
Davines NOUNOU Hair Mask is replenishing for chemically treated hair. It hydrates, softens and deeply soothes damaged hair and scalp. Davines colorist Alicia Miller loves this mask for it's deeply soothing benefits. "It keeps my hair feeling healthy," she says.
Thin hair doesn’t mean hair masks are totally off limits. Davines The Wake Up Circle is a reinvigorating hair mask that gives stressed hair its energy and volume. Formulated with Rhodiola extract and purple clay rich in kaolin and aluminum with rebalancing and anti-toxic properties.
If you have five to 10 minutes to spare a week, you can bring your locks back to life and looking shiny and strong through the end of summer.
Jaclyn LaBadia, Feature Contributor