A salon hair treatment leaves your strands looking the picture of health, but if in a few days you find the effects fleeting fast and funds for your next salon experience are, er, limited… why not try one of these to tide you over?
If you’re the kind of girl who wears her hair up four days in a row to hide your split ends, dehydration, frizz, knots and whatever other situation you’ve got going on up north, take note. This one’s for you.
They say time is money, so not only are you saving real money by using these under-5-minute treatments, you’re also saving “time” money. Nice!
Pantene PRO-V 3 Minute Miracle Intensive Treatment (single), $2.99.
The pocket rocket. After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner (pictured), apply and leave the single-dose treatment for three minutes, then simply rinse for Pantene-commercial hair.
L’Oreal Botanicals Safflower Rich Infusion Conditioning Balm, $12.95.
A thicker, more emollient hair conditioner. You’ll also be happy to know the balm is silicone-free so that silky-soft feeling afterwards is almost al naturale.
These treatments don’t require rinsing, which suddenly made hair masking wayyy more appealing, right? They also do more than just nourishing and hydrating. Keep reading.
Klorane Leave-In Cream with Pomegranate, $19.99 (not pictured).
Klorane, the clever chemists behind your favourite dry shampoo, have created a leave-in cream that enhances the iridescent, shiny quality of coloured hair and has a concentrated UV filter to prevent from environmental damage and colour-loss.
ELEVEN Australia Miracle Treatment, $24.95.
This leave-in treatment targets every hair concern from controlling frizz and thermal protection to preventing split ends. An essential for any shower caddy or gym bag if your hair goes passed your shoulders.
If the condition of your hair has you shaking your head, wondering “what the hell happened here?”, cue reinforcement that won’t cost you a bomb.
LUSH H’Suan Wen Hua, $20.50.
LUSH’s restorative hair mask contains protein-rich free-range eggs, avocado oils and a scalp-stimulating bay leaf infusion for good measure. The leave-in time is 20 minutes but you won’t mind because it’s performing a resurrection.
WELEDA Oat Replenishing Treatment, $19.95.
Moisturising isn’t just for your skin, it’s for your hair too and that’s the philosophy of this vegan mask. Packed with skin-loving jojoba and coconut oils, and shea butter, 10 minutes ought to do it. The formula is super rich, but light enough so it doesn’t weight fine hair down.
Tell us, do you use a hair treatment/mask regularly? Which one?