If you’ve followed us along, here at Barefoot Blonde Hair, you know how much we love a good hair mask and/or hair repairing treatment. (See, here, here, and here!) We love us some hair TLC! Because healthy hair is worthwhile investment! So we do our best to keep it nice and nourished— especially since I can’t seem to quit bleach! (Love the blonde, what can I say?) So I do my best to counteract the damage I knowingly cause. Will I ever learn? Probably not.
But recently I’ve made it a point to use my favorite hair treatment, more strategically. It’s stupid easy, and has made a WORLD of difference in the health of my hair.
It happens while I sleep. Yeah, that’s right. It’s as easy as falling asleep, and letting the night hours do the work. Here’s how:
1. Before I go to bed, I wash my hair (with water only, no shampoo), then I gently pat it dry with a towel.
2. I then take my favorite hair mask, Olaplex 3, and apply it liberally to the entirety of my hair, especially focused on the ends.
3. I prep my hair for sleep by doing one of three things: (1.) Putting it in a topknot, loosely secured with a srunchie. If using the topknot method, I also put a towel across my pillow. (2.) Tying my hair up in a silk scarf, covering the whole of my hair, to keep the product contained. (3.) Using a plastic shower cap to cover the masked hair.
To be honest, I usually just opt for the shower cap, even though you go to bed looking like something out of Little House on the Prairie. I think it keeps the mess contained, and acts as an occlusive to your hair— sealing the product it. I also don’t love using hair elastics on wet hair, or anything tight, for that matter. The shower cap works for me, but you do you, girl.
In the morning, upon showering, you will be STUNNED at how soft and healthy your hair feels. Soft as silk, I tell you. Like I said, an overnight hair mask has been a total game changer! Try it out. Consider your hair game changed.
*Note: I specially used Olaplex 3 in this practice, and loved the results. But try out whichever hair mask you love and use. See how it works for you!