My all time favorite deep-conditioning masks (or masques) are the ones made by L’Oreal. L’Oreal Kerastase Masques are my go-to masks for the driest and most damaged hair. One of the things I like about this line is that they make several choices depending on your hair type and its needs. A lot of these are used in the salon, but you can buy them online for a salon-moisturizing experience at home.
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One of the most reparative is the Kerastate Masque Force Architecte ($62.50 for 200ml) in the green jar. It is made for fine hair and hair that is showing extreme damage due to too many chemicals or from over use of flat irons and curling irons. Protein added to the formula aids in the repair of extreme breakage.
The Kerastase Masque Chroma Riche ($62.50 for 200ml) in the pink tub protects from fading and adds shine to dry highlighted or color-treated hair. This one is good for all hair types.
The Kerastase Masquintense products are separated by hair type. They both come in a cream colored tub with an orange lid. Make sure you read the label closely so you don’t end up purchasing the wrong formula. The Masquintense for thick hair and the Masquintense for fine hair are both are $62.50 each for 200ml. The formula for thick hair is a bit heavier and works better on fuller heads of hair, while the fine hair formula is best for those with thinner, finer hair.
Kerastase Masque Nutri-Thermique (comes in multiple sizes from $18.00 – $62.50) is a heat-activated masque for intense nourishment and moisture for dry hair. Results are best when hair is capped and placed under a dryer for at least 20 minutes. In place of a dryer, a hot towel wrap will do nicely at home.
Chronologiste ($149.00 for 200ml jar 50ml pump bottle) is the newest addition to the L’Oreal Kerastase Masque family. It is a restorative treatment meant for all hair types. It is more complicated to use because you must mix the “pearls” into the cream yourself in a bowl with a spatula (provided in the kit) just before applying and then apply it section by section from scalp to ends. It is left on for 5-10 minutes then a small amount of water is added and lathered and everything is rinsed out well. The company recommends to use it once a week as a booster to your regular hair care regime. This all seems a bit tedious and a touch gimmicky and at this price, it is definitely a splurge!