I Started Using This Hair Mask Instead of Gel For Slicked Back Do’s And My Hair Has Never Felt Better

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When it comes to style and beauty inspirations, I take my picks very seriously. As of late, one of the social media stars I’ve found myself taking notes from is none other than Sofia Richie Grainge, whom we all know and love for her chic style and effortless beauty. Richie Grainge has somewhat rejuvenated the public’s love for a slicked back bun, and though I was hesitant to try the style after swearing it off as a result of years of unfortunate bun-head moments at the hands of my dance career, the newlywed’s viral TikTok bun tutorial sold me.

Not only did Sofia’s tutorial show me how to slick my hair into a sleek bun without looking egg-like, she also revolutionized the concept but saying goodbye to a key component of the look that’s off-putting for many: hair gel. I hate the feeling of crunchy, sticky hair, and I especially hate the stringy, dry feeling my hair has after hours of wearing gel. But, Richie Grainge revealed that she opts for a hair mask instead of gel to hydrate her strands while she’s sporting her signature bun, and after one outing with this luxury hair mask as part of my up-do, I knew I was never going back.

What it is:

Gloss Moderne’s Clean Luxury Hair Masque ($65) is a “resplendent moisture-treatment hair masque,” as the brand aptly puts it, that not only hydrates and rejuvenates strands but also provides other-worldly shine upon use. After learning about Richie Grainge’s hack for a healthy bun, I immediately reached for Gloss Moderne’s mask while slicking my hair up for the gym one day, and it has become my go-to for treating my hair on the go.

How it works:

Not only does Gloss Moderne’s Clean Luxury Masque moisturize and add shine to strands with its 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainably packaged formula, the product also features an impeccably curated fragrance profile that makes using this hair treatment a luxurious, sensorial experience regardless of if you’re in the shower or on the go. The brand’s mask is fragranced using clean luxury perfume oil’s created by the brand’s historic, European fragrance house. As Gloss Moderne describes it, the mask features “a radiant fragrance that irresistibly embodies summertime on the beaches of St. Tropez” and utilizes “notes of Mediterranean almond and coconut accented with cognac” to create “an intoxicating scent that sensorially evokes the warmth of sunlight on the skin.”

I can tell you first hand, having this mask on is a treat for both your hair and your senses. Regardless of where I am—in my shower at home, at the gym, or on my way to the office—having this mask in and getting a whiff of the layered fragrance always makes me feel like I’m the epitome of luxury myself, allowing me to exude an air of confidence knowing I’m caring for my hair while looking (and smelling) my best.

How to use it:

Gloss Moderne’s Clean Luxury Masque is a must for any beauty lover, no matter how busy. Whether you prefer a quick, in-shower treatment and rinse or you like to lather your hair and use it as a full-day moment like myself, this mask is perfect for you. The Clean Luxury Masque can be used weekly or daily, for as long as desired.

Price/where to buy:

$65, glossmoderne.com. Want to channel your inner Sofia Richie Grainge and care for your hair without breaking the bank? Secure this luxurious mask during this week’s Free Gift Friday giveaway!

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