Hair Care

By Charu Suri

Tired, wind-blown hair and a ‘do that’s irritated by pollutants and the every day vicissitudes of living in New York City. It’s not a new dilema. You’ve tried every shampoo in town (and then some – those imports can be tempting), your hair still looks a little frazzled, fizzled, floppy. What’s a girl to do?

Hair masques may not have the same ubiquitous appeal as face masques, but they’re essential for the well being of your crowning glory. They help combat the excessive damage from over-processing or wind or sun damage. They are highly concentrated mixes that can help prevent breakage, add intensive moisturizing and help deep condition unruly hair.

Here are some of our top recommendations:
1. Aeto Botanica’s “Bamboo & Wild Mango Fortifying Mask”: This luxurious masque is made from the fruit of the Wild Mango from Africa. The “botanical butter” extract infuses shine and manageability, and decreases breakages. For $48, you get a 17 fl. Oz. jar that has plenty of mileage.

2. Frederic Fekkai’s “Protein Rx Reparative Treatment Mask”: Despite having tried several masques, I still keep coming back to this, my true love. I remember hesitating to plunk down the $28.50 for this jar of soy and milk protein complex-infused mask; but now I’m so hooked that I’m glad to even pay double. Within a few uses, your hair will be much less prone to breakage (the fragrance is a definite plus).

3. Korres’ Shea Butter and Vitamins Nourishing Hair Mask: The shea butter in this mask leaves your hair as soft as cake batter, and provitamin B5 penetrates the hair shaft to hydrate it better than a spring shower could. Leave in hair for a longer period of time (like 30 minutes) in case you suffer from excessively dry tresses. Retails for $23.

4. Kerastase Oleo Relax Masque: This works wonders for very dry, damaged hair, and it’s definitely worth the steep price (almost $60). Containing Nutri-Huile Complex (including Palm oils), it is the best bodyguard of frizz. Plus it maintains color better than the finest salon treatment.

Originally published October 2006
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