April 12th, 2016
Forget post-summer: like skin, hair needs hydration 365 days of the year. Combating pollution, cold weather, central heating as well as bleach, colour and heat styling can leave locks looking less than luscious. Warpaint rounds up our 10 fave intense treatments for hair in need of some TLC.
Living Proof Restore Mask
Daily shampooing, heat styling, chemical processing, and UV exposure can damage the hair. Many silicone and oil-based treatments are used to treat dry or damaged hair but can leave a heavy, greasy residue. Living Proof offer silicone & oil-free solution featuring a patented molecule, OFPMA, to create a thin, non-greasy shield on strands to smooth, correct and protect from root-to-tip and restore moisture imbalance to levels of healthy, undamaged hair strands. The Restore Mask Treatment (£35) protects hair from up to 95% breakage with one use weekly and the silicone and oil-free treatment that corrects and protects each strand weightlessly, increasing strength, manageability and shine without heavy, greasy residue.
Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Masque
HYDRATE.ME.MASQUE is a moisturising hair masque, which smoothes and conditions frizzy, coarse coloured hair. It contains conditioning extracts of rose hip and evening primrose oil and kakadu plum to smooth the surface of the hair and lock-in moisture, while seaweed extracts cleanse and naturally hydrate for shine. Emulsify to release positively-charged vitamin C and E micro capsules, which repair damage. It comes in a ‘tottle’ which is a cross between a bottle and a tube, making it easy to dispense (£25)
Bleach London Reincarnation Mask for Bleached Hair
Young British hair brand BLEACH, are best known as creators of the biggest hair colour trends of the last three years, silver sheens, sea-punk, recession roots, dip‐dyes and rainbow hues, but with colour comes responsibility to the bleached hair they need. Their Reincarnation Mask (£6.00) has been added to resurrect and hydrate thirsty, bleached or coloured hair. Enriched with sunflower seed extract and micro wheat proteins to give great shine, strengthen colour vibrancy and help reduce colour fade.
Charles Worthington Strength & Repair, Longer & Stronger Masque
This nourishing masque has been formulated to help hair grow to its maximum potential length. By reinforcing the hair and protecting it against the damage that styling can cause (including brushing), it helps prevent hair loss due to breakage and has been scientifically proven to actually reduce hair breakage by up to 92%. The masque can be applied directly after shampooing, but to maximise results, Charles recommends applying it to towel-dried hair (£5.99).
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Mask
This masque is designed to nourish and condition tired hair that has been damaged by styling and processing. The brand’s signature complex – Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower extracts – defends hair from environmental stresses and provides UV protection, while White Tea Leaf, Jasmine and Baobab Oil soften and smooth. Formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride, it’s colour and keratin treatment-safe. With a bio-restorative complex of biotin, caffeine, plant collagen, and niacinamide, use as often as needed for a boost of strength and shine (£52).
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense
The Kérastase Nutritive Irisome range has been created to maintain an ideal nutritional level for the hair. The Masquintense for both thick or fine dry hair, Irisome Complex (£29) immediately penetrates the hair from roots to ends. For optimised performance, a nature-sourced lipid and an emollient have been combined with the Irisome Complex, The exclusive Irisome and Royal Iris Complexes, which combine Iris extract with other active ingredients, are key to repairing and nourishing the hair and behave similarly to a radar: a capacity for detecting dry areas in order to replenish, protect and magnify hair.
SACHAJUAN Overnight Hair Repair
Overnight Hair Repair (£35) is a gel product based on pure water. It cares the hair while you sleep. Designed to build the elasticity and to strengthen the hair as well as give it fabulous shine, it has the highest concentration of ocean silk technology and contains the algae of rhodophycea and condrus crispus. Rhodophycea penetrates the hair and strengthens it from inside while chondrus crispus adds moisture and shine from the outside creating wonderful hair feeling. The algae also adds natural trace elements and minerals to the hair.
MoroccanOil Intense Hydration Mask
Formulated especially for dry and chemically treated hair, Moroccanoil’s Intense Hydrating Mask (£24.75) is a high-performance, luxury treatment designed to help improve, restore and revitalise hair in just five to seven minutes. Regular use of this rich, creamy treatment will help to improve elasticity, texture and condition of dry and chemically altered hair. Infused with Moroccanoil’s proprietary argan oil-infused blend, this potent antioxidant complex is rich in vitamins to help strengthen, protect and improve elasticity of hair.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Geranium and Neroli
Inspired by Philip’s annual trips to his favourite holiday retreat in Portofino, Italy, this intensive and luxurious pre-shampoo conditioning treatment (£32) is infused with 100% natural neroli, geranium, lavender, rose and orange oils. The exclusive fragrance is also complemented by beautiful packaging, based on the vibrant colours of the Portofino Harbour. The multi-award winning Elasticizer adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine to all hair types, whilst the light floral and citrus fragrance leaves your senses revitalised.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Masque
Designed to deeply nourish the hair, this Ultimate Remedy Masque (£39.50) by Shu Uemura Art of Hair gives extreme restoration for ultra-damaged hair. The rich cream consistency gives intense hydration and nourishment to your locks whilst working to maintain softness and flexibility to the hair fibre.