/ argan oil
/ moisturizing hair mask
images by me
A trip to the beach or the swimming pool can be quite destructive for bleached hair (and even for unbleached hair). Chemicals like chlorine in swimming pools and the salty waters of the ocean dry it out causing more split ends and breakage. So I came up with a way to create a barrier between my hair and these damaging influences of summer. Hair and specially brittle hair acts like a sponge sucking up the liquids that it comes in contact with. What I draw from this fact is that the moisturizing mask fills sup the space between the hair cuticles while the oil repels new moist keeping out the swimming pool/ocean waters for a while. I’m not a scientist, but being my own lab rat I’ve noticed that my hair isn’t damaged and my brush isn’t full of broken off hairs afterwards.
/ HOW TO
Make a mixture consisting of 2/3 of a moisturizing hair mask and 1/3 of argan oil. I use the L’Oreal Keratine refill mask. Be sure to make enough of the mixture to cover every single hair. Comb it through your hair from the roots to the ends. Use it as a ‘gel’ to put your hair back in a slick hairstyle (this is how mine turns out). If needed, apply a few clips to keep it in place.
After 30 minutes the hair mask dries up and will leave your hair with a beautiful, wet looking, stringy texture, this is when you can take off the clips. I usually apply it at home in the morning and leave it in all day until I take a dive.