Here we are in the winter of our discontent, or at the very least, the winter of our hairs’ discontent. As January sets in and our follicles fully realize that there’s no balmy weather on the horizon, it may be time to practice some self-care and settle in with a moisturizing hair mask, the latest copy of In Kansas City, and Mark Lowrey’s Jazz and Plants on the stereo. Here are three local favorites.
If even a whiff of the beach will elevate your mood, then you need this rich hair mask. Infused with shea butter, coconut oil, hibiscus flower, silk proteins, and neem oil, this curl-managing hair system is a best seller at Star Beauty Supply. Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Shine, $13.99.
For an earthy but luxurious treat, drench your locks in this potent cocktail of botanical oils. With black cumin-seed oil, marula oil, and mafura seed butter, among other things, this rich cream is perfect for color-treated or distressed hair. La Tierra Sagrada Repair Masque, $54.
Moisture on the Go
So you don’t have time for a soak and spa? No worries. With Rahua Leave-In Treatment, you can treat and dash. Rahua oil is rich in Omega-3 and protects against heat styling and blow drying. If air drying is more your thing (does anyone really blow dry for a Zoom meeting?), it still works, adding definition and protecting against frizz. Rahua Leave-In Conditioning Treatment, $46.