Tested: L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Mask
If you follow me on Instagram (@nonstopnoor) then you might have already seen my love for the L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Mask. It’s one of these new gimmicks in hair care land, and I’m all here for it! Even after having used it for a couple of times already, it stays cool to put on. And I love the results it has on my hair too!
What is a steam mask and how does it work?
A steam mask comes in two parts. One part looks like a regular hair mask; you simply put it in your hair after having washed it and make sure every strand is covered. Best is to start with the lengths, so you’re sure you have enough mask for all of your hair. I don’t have this issue because my hair is super thin, but either way the heat mask is made for long hair so it makes sense to focus most on those parts of your hair. 🙂
And then the fun part begins.
In the second part of the package comes a shower cap with a kind of moisture inside. After having put the cap on your hair, the moisture inside the cap will heat up, locking in the ingredients so they can work even harder. You leave it on for ten minutes, but I guess it doesn’t harm if you leave it on a bit longer. I love to put it on while I’m in bath reading a book, so usually I just forget about it and leave it on for half an hour or so. 🙂
Perks of the L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Mask
I love to buy gimmicks, but this one definitely has become a staple in my skincare cupboard. And not just because I think it’s cool. I just really love the effect the heat mask has on my hair. Looking at the ingredients the effect it has on your hair makes sense.
Keratin can be found naturally in your body. Adding extra onto your hair will help to smoothen down your hair cuticles. This will make your hair look smoother and shinier. However, the keratin washes off eventually, so you’ll have to repeat the process every now and then.
- Castor oil
I’m a big fan of castor oil! It’s a sealing hair oil that will put a layer on your hair to protect it. You should use sealing hair oils after moisturising your hair, so that’s why you should first wash your hair before using the mask.
Some pro tips when using this heat mask
I love using this product for the effects it has, but there are some downsides to it. If you know about them, they will make your experience with the mask even better.
- The product will drip.
So put a towel on your shoulders if you step out of the shower while you let the heat mask do its work.
- The mask heats up, but it doesn’t get hot hot.
So if you want to have full advantage of the mask you can put a hair dryer in its highest stand on it. This way the products will work even better.
Had you already heard about the L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Mask, or any other steam mask? 😀