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Hair Diaries | Favourite Hair Masks

I love hair masks, and I apply a hair mask once a week which for me equals to every time I shower ('coz am sure you must know by know I'm a tramp big on not washing my hair very often which is which is why I can wake up with hair like this: 

brown girl with blue hair, manic panic rockabilly blue on dark hair
This is my hair post 7 days of washing; I blowdried once and curled once with straighteners and that's it. No other styling apart from using my fingers to switch up my parting every few minutes.
Yes your hair will be greasy at first especially if you're used to washing it every day (Jesus you won't have much left at some point, seriously our mother comes from a family who washed their hair daily and guess what they have very little hair left on their head), but suck it up, the world has much more important things than to notice whether your hair is greasy or not. Honestly you can't be that dirty okay? you just can't and if you are I would like to know why.

I normally oil my hair pre every wash but because the oil will was out the blue dye I haven't been oiling at the moment and just adding a tiny bit of oil to my scalp and just deep conditioning the entire head. I apply deep conditioner to my entire head even my scalp.  I head silly things like apply only from your ear down below and so on, err why? do you only shampoo from your ear down below? no? then why would you only condition from a certain section? If your hair is getting oily too quickly it is because a. you're not rinsing it out well enough and b. you're washing it too often. My money is on b. To fix it see above paragraph.

How to use: 

1. Wet your hair so it is absolutely soaking and dripping wet (you'd be surprised at the amount of people who thinks it's okay to apply shampoo on dryish/ a bit wet hair)
2. apply shampoo and lather, massage well 
3. rinse out and squeeze out excess water
4. apply a generous amount of deep conditioner 
5. and the most important step: using a wide tooth comb, comb your hair from root to tip being as gentle as possible

6. let the mask work as long as possible (if you can be bothered put on a shower cap and get out the shower, and do  other things for a while, or just lie in the bath tub for a long while) and rinse out all the product.  

Tip; I never measure how much I use but I would estimate it's about 3-4 tablespoons. Heaped not leveled. Not a 50 pence coin or a dime size amount that I also read on some guides. BE GENEROUS.  On some days I would just mix a whole bunch of different deep conditioners together and apply that. 

When it comes to hair care I am pretty much a L'Oreal girl through and through (it's about time they realised it and get their butts over here and sponsored people who actually like and use their product...just saying *big smiles*), so no surprises that this list is going to feature mostly L'Oreal hair masks. However what is surprising is that there's going to be other brands on here *gasps*. I first tried the Mark Hill ones when Lima mentioned the hydrating mask on her list of products for bleached hair here. I've walked past Mark Hill a million times before and never gave them a second glance, and I don't know why? (well I know why, it's because they're boring and the name is boring and the packaging is "cheap", like a tequila shot kinda cheap and the products don't speak to me; I'm a hair addict and nothing about Mark Hill says I'm going to give you fabulous hair, sorry Mark!) But what a fabulous mask, love it so much I tried another one! Both are great buys. 

And Herbal Essences well I hate the brand (I hate a lot of brands okay :D so L'Oreal should actually feel super special that I 1. don't hate them and 2. I LOVE them).  Herbal Essences adverts sucks; you know a product must suck when they need to resort to sex to sell it and their shampoos and conditioners have always given amazing hair me BAD HAIR (on multiple occasions over a number of years so it's not like it was a random coincidence). So I tried this deep conditioner only because Nigar had bought it and she said it was nice, so I thought hmmm might as well try it, and while I was not blown away; it was nice. 

best deep conditioners for dark hair

So in ranking order
1. L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil and Colour Protect (I could not choose between the 2, I tried really hard!) 
2. Mark Hill Colour Hydration Bomb, L'Oreal Triple Resist, L'Oreal Smooth and Polish 
3. Mark Hill Miracaloilicious and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 

Are you a deep conditioner person? what's your favourite? 
I've heard rumours of some people who don't even conditions *shudders* 
share your thoughts below 


  1. Thanks for sharing, would love to try these hair masks

  2. Your hair is so lush! I used to be a deep-conditioner kinda girl but for the last few years it has completely dropped out of my routine. My hair is definetely missing it. The L'Oreal hair masks were my favourite too :)

  3. Thank you for sharing with us tips on hair care products. Your hair looks very lush and healthy. I love the mask company L'Oreal. Be sure to try and those that you have shown us.


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