Conditioners and leave-ins are great for everyday and for maintaining healthy hair. However, if summer sun, chlorine and other stressors have left your hair looking tired, dry and damaged, it's time to get serious with an intensive hair treatment. Plan to spend at least a half-hour on this.
Apply your treatment product to your freshly washed, towel dried hair. Work through your hair, paying special attention to the ends. Pile hair on top of your head and wrap hair in plastic wrap. Your body-generated heat will help the product penetrate. Now, relax for 15 minutes. Then, rinse hair thoroughly. Comb through hair and let it dry naturally if you have time. If you must blow-dry, then be sure to do so on a cool to warm setting, never hot!
Great treatments we recommend:
Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor has 19 essential amino acids, the building block of hair, and repairs from the cuticle to the cortex. It is safe for colored hair and is perfect for very dry, damaged hair.
It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask not only repairs, but seals the hair, giving it strength and shine. It also has thermal protectors. Really great for those with split ends.
Peter Coppola Blondest Keratin Concept - Color Command Mask is amazing for colored-blonde hair. Blonde hair can look over-processed and brittle if it is not maintained. This product, with both keratin and azulene will give blondes a silk-soft look.
IT&LY Riflessi has the perfect masque for those that do not color their hair or whose hair will not support permanent hair color, but who want to enhance their natural color as they deep condition and repair their hair. Great for any natural color, these work especially well for brunettes, reds, black and grey