Summer Essentials: You Need To Know About These Masks

Normally right now I would be posting travel based product stories to align with spending the summer in Italy leading Glam Italia Tours.

This is the first summer in the past decade spent here in the U.S.and I had forgotten just how hot and dry the weather is here in Arizona! I wish I was frolicking around the Italian beaches – I was supposed to be in Puglia (the Italian Maldives) as well as multiple trips up and down the Amalfi Coast with my tour groups, but now I doubt I will even see the ocean this summer.

Last summer at the beach in Southern Basilicata.
The Greek Islands are somewhere out there in the distance

Hot sunny days, sea water, chlorine and just being out and about in the sunshine all strip moisture from your hair and your skin, so masques become an essential part of your summer routine.

I normally do a hair mask and a face mask once each week, more if my skin needs extra help. I had bought the following two masks with a view to taking them with me to Italy. Instead this summer they are getting used here at home.

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post or a paid advertisement. It is also not a product review. I have been using these products for the past 3 months and am obsessed with them. This post does contain affiliate links.

Intense Hydrating Mask

Your best accessory for summer is a glowing, gorgeous complexion. That means keeping your skin exfoliated and hydrated.

I am so excited about the award winning Colleen Rothschild products. I have used them for 3 months now, so have a good idea of their quality and efficacy. At this time I haven’t used the exfoliating products but plan on trying them with my next order. You can check out the Colleen Rothschild exfoliating products here.

Colleen Rothschild Intense Hydrating Mask

I have however been using the Intense Hydrating Mask every week, and consider it a summer skincare essential. Here’s why: it is like a long, cool drink of water for your skin. It gives amazing hydration, relieves tired/dry/rough skin and gives you a radiant glow.

Unlike hydration masks that leave your skin feeling slimy or sticky, this one soaks in and leaves the surface of the skin feeling supple. Which brings me to my next point: were I traveling this summer I would wear the Colleen Rothschild Intense Hydrating Mask on the plane. I never wear foundation on long flights, opting instead for a moisturizing mask or reapplying moisturizer during the flight. Many hydration masks are not viable because they either don’t provide enough moisture or they are just too sticky and make your skin feel dirty.

Another reason I consider this a summer essential is that it’s a great rescue product. If you accidentally spend too much time in the sun, if wind or salt water or chlorine have sucked the life out of your skin and have left it feeling parched and/or irritated (which happened to me last week) this mask works wonders, instantly soothing and re-hydrating your skin.

It applies like a moisturizer, so you can put it on and go to the store – you don’t have to stay in hiding while it is working. You can leave it on for 15 minutes or do my favorite which is leave it on all night. It is very concentrated too, so a little goes a long way.

This is a really beautiful hydrating mask. Find the Colleen Rothschild Intense Hydrating Mask online here.

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Quench and Shine Restorative Mask

I actually discovered this entire line because of this hair mask/restorative deep treatment. You can use it weekly or every time you shampoo. Quench and Shine Restorative Mask is my absolute favorite hair treatment product.

Best Hair Masks Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Mask

This mask is good for all hair types as it doesn’t weigh your hair down. It gives you a really nourishing deep conditioning treatment and makes your hair really shiny and bouncy. It also helps frizzy hair. My hair gets really frizzy in humidity so this mask is a godsend. On top of all the benefits it does for your hair (you can read about them here on the website) it smells heavenly.

I find the more I use it the more I love it. It makes my hair really soft and super shiny.

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Pro Tip: before you swim, especially in salt water or chlorine, wet your hair with tap or bottled water then comb through some Quench and Shine Restorative Mask. It fills the cuticles of your hair, protects your color and stops your hair getting dry or crunchy. At the end of the day you will be amazed at how gorgeous your hair feels!

You can find Quench and Shine Restorative Mask online at ColleenRothschild.com

Colleen Rothschild Hair Travel Set
The perfect travel kit for summer

Colleen Rothschild has a fabulous hair travel kit with travel sizes of their shampoo, Quench and Shine Restorative Mask and the Smooth and Shine Hair Serum. If you are not traveling or going to the beach this summer it is a great way to try the products out!

May 2021 update: I now have my own Colleen Rothschild Beauty discount code. Use code CORINNA20 at check out.

How To Get The Best Shine In Your Hair

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Glowing, radiant skin and glossy, healthy hair are your two best accessories for summer.

Whether you are keeping it low key this year or whether you have a busy summer with travel and beaches in your immediate future,you need to know about these essential summer hair care products.

The key to healthy, bouncy, shiny hair is keeping it hydrated.

No matter what auxiliary products you use on top, if the hair itself is dried out, undernourished, lifeless then no amount of shine product placed on top will give it that bounce.

My hair tends to be quite dry so I am well versed in using really good conditioning treatments and masks. I first heard about this one on a huge shoot last summer in the Hamptons. It turns out that this hair mask is somewhat of a cult secret and has an incredibly loyal following. I wasn’t familiar with the Colleen Rothschild line at that time but I am A) a product junkie and B) obsessed with hair products that smell amazing. So this was meant to be.

Back in late February I wanted a new hair mask/deep conditioning treatment. I read the endless 5 star reviews for the Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Mask from customers from all over and decided to give it a try.

Then this happened…

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I wanted to give it at least 90 days before writing about these so that I had ample time to see how they performed over the longer term. I am going to talk about the skincare products I ordered in a separate post. (They are fabulous!)Today I want to focus on the hair products because really this is where it all began.

I tried 2 hair products, the gorgeous smelling Quench and Shine Restorative Mask and the Smooth and Shine Hair Serum.

Quench and Shine Restorative Hair Mask

The Quench and Shine Restorative Mask can be used every time you shampoo or you can use it as needed. It reduces frizz, nourishes and hydrates and is like giving your hair a long, cool drink of water on a hot day. I’ve been using it every week as a deep treatment.

Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Mask

Apart from the bounciness of my hair, it is softer, more manageable and definitely less frizzy. I find many of deep treatment hair masks are heavy on the hair and actually make my hair look dull after a couple of days. This one is weightless and your hair maintains its glossiness. It is great for all hair types too.

A quick pro tip for protecting your hair at the beach or in the pool: wet your hair with bottled or tap water (not ocean or pool water) and comb through Quench and Shine Restorative Mask. It will fill the cuticles, protect your color, and stop your hair from getting dried out. This is a summer lifesaver for your hair.

Colleen Rothschild Smooth and Shine Serum

I have naturally very curly hair, but not pretty curly hair. Left to its own devices my hair looks like a really bad home perm gone wrong. It holds a blowout like no other, but I always need to add product to it. I have been really happy with the Smooth and Shine Serum. It is quite concentrated, so I don’t need much. It definitely keeps the frizz and the fly-aways under control and it gives such a lovely, glossy shine. I apply it to damp hair before blow drying but you can also use it on dry hair.

Colleen Rothschild Smooth and Shine Serum

If you have frizzy or unruly hair or if you just like using smooth and shine products on your hair then you already know there is a fine line between getting your hair manageable and having it weighed down. I have found over the past 3 months of using this one that it not only smells gorgeous but also is lightweight and doesn’t make my hair feel heavy or sticky.

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The Quench and Shine Hair Travel Set

I was planning on getting this travel kit to take with me to Italy in May, but of course that trip got cancelled. If my September Glam Italia Tours are able to go I will for sure order one for the trip. It has mini sizes of the Smooth and Shine Serum, the Quench and Shine Restorative Mask and the Shampoo as well as a wide toothed comb. It is also a good option if you just want to try the products out before committing to the full sizes.

Colleen Rothschild products are available online with free shipping in the US for any order over $49

As of May 2021 I now have my own discount code for Colleen Rothschild Beauty! Use the code CORINNA20 at check out and get 20% discount on all Colleen Rothschild products that are not already discounted.

Photography: all images courtesy of Keith Pitts KeithMelissa.com

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