Cocktails & Conditioners: At-Home Hair Treatments with a Twist
By: Wesley Boyce
Let’s face it—we all need a pick-me-up every once in a while, and when it comes to your hair, it is likely that a conditioning treatment wouldn’t hurt it right about now, amirite?
Because at-home treatments are becoming more popular than ever, I decided to put together a list of my favorite conditioning services that you can do at home—paired with a corresponding cocktail in the event that you want to indulge the senses and turn your self-care regimen into a fun, refreshing experience!
Kenra Strengthening Treatment - with coumarin, an extract in tonka beans Does your hair feel damaged, brittle, or frail? Are you experiencing breakage for one reason or another? Kenra Strengthening Treatment may be just the drink your hair needs. It helps visibly strengthen your hair after only one use, and it helps to reduce breakage by up to 99%! This treatment contains coumarin, an extract naturally found in Tonka beans, which are revered in fine dining for their aroma containing hints of vanilla, cherry, almond, and cinnamon. Strengthen your hair while sipping on a combination of these flavors in a dessert martini!
Sweet Escape Martini
1-ounce vanilla vodka
2 ounces vanilla coffee creamer
Place ice in a shaker with all of the ingredients. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Spice things up with a cinnamon stick & enjoy!
Kenra Brightening Treatment - with a cosmetic grade violet pigment
Over time, cool processed blondes tend to go warm and need to be refreshed. If you’ve got a while before your next color appointment, Kenra Brightening Treatment will provide a swift kick in the brass. With intense toning technology, this violet toning masque will brighten blondes by up to 80% while increasing the hair’s manageability at the same time. Apply to clean damp hair for 5-10 minutes and reveal your inner vixen with this companion cocktail.
Two parts gin
1 part lemon juice
1 part elderflower liqueur
1 part violet liqueur
1 tsp. simple sugar
Place ice in a shaker. Mix all ingredients and strain into prepared glass.
Kenra Nourishing Masque- with avocado fruit extract
Ever feel like your hair could use a shot of vitamins? It isn’t brittle, it isn’t brassy, but it feels dry and dull? Kenra Nourishing Masque may be just what the doctor ordered! With sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado fruit extract, this multipurpose miracle deeply penetrates to replenish and repair dry, damaged, and color-treated hair. These oils also help by improving manageability and elasticity for soft, silky, and smooth results! Get out of the pits and into a tropical paradise by pairing this treatment with a refreshing Avocado Margarita!
One slice avocado (approx. 2 tbsp)
1oz fresh lime juice
2oz blanco tequila
1oz orange liqueur
1/2oz simple syrup
One pinch salt
Rim a glass with salt and set it aside. Muddle the avocado and lime juice. Add tequila, liqueur, syrup, and salt. Fill the glass with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice and add lime.
Kenra Platinum Restorative Reconstructor- with coconut oil
Excessive heat styling. Too much sun. Home hair catastrophes. Getting a little too close to a bonfire at an outdoor music festival. Hey, it happens to the best of us! When your hair is badly damaged and needs some intense TLC, Kenra Platinum Restorative Reconstructor can help put the pieces of your life—or at least your hair, back together. Formulated without sulfates, parabens, or sodium chloride, this treatment is excellent for all hair types, including Keratin-treated hair. In fact, the Restorative Reconstructor uses coconut oil and Keratin Amino Acid Technology to help restore broken bonds from within the hair. If adding too much protein is a concern for you, there need not be any worry using this bad boy. Apply generously to freshly cleansed hair, put your mind at ease, and let yourself slip away to a relaxing mini vacation on an island of your choosing with a restorative Coconut and Pineapple Mint Mojito.
Coconut & Pineapple Mint Mojito
1oz white rum
1oz coconut rum
2oz pineapple juice
2oz coconut water
squeeze of lime
Muddle mint leaves and lime juice in a shaker. Add both rums, juice, and water. Cover and shake. Strain into iced glass and garnish with mint leaves and a pineapple wedge.
Whether your hair is broken, brittle, dyed, fried, or laid to the side, there is a solution to your pollution! Try one or a combination of these great defenders for the best option that works for you—and have fun while doing it!