From cushion compacts and BB creams to sheet masks and essences, Korean beauty trends have slowly been invading the shelves of our favorite beauty stores over the past couple of years. In this week’s Fab or Flub, I’ll take a look at a new hair-care product that is inspired by another popular Korean import: splash masks.
Designed to leave hair silky and smooth, IGK’s new Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask ($32, Sephora) has taken the simplicity and quickness of splash masks to create a conditioning hair mask that works in under a minute. Different from traditional hairs masks, the high-powered product features a lightweight micro-emulsion formula that is sprayed directly onto the hair and then immediately washed out.
As someone who uses hair masks regularly to help keep my hair healthy from the abuse of hot styling tools, I know firsthand that hair masks are not always convenient for a fast-paced lifestyle. While most masks I’ve tried require a 10-minute wait, a few have stretched out to a full 30 minutes.
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Lucky for me, I didn’t have to sacrifice half of my morning to try out IGK’s Prenup spray mask. Made with ingredients such as alma oil, senna leaf extract and cupuacu butter, the mask is used in-shower after shampooing your hair. To apply it evenly, it is recommended that you spray from roots to ends, then comb through hair with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb. The mask can then be rinsed out immediately with cold water or (for a deeper treatment), left on 2-3 minutes.
The mask is easy-to-use and foolproof, though it might take some getting used to if (like me) you are used to thick, heavy masks that you slather all over your hair. I also like that the mask has built-in UV protection and is paraben and sulfate free.
Fab or flub?
Fab! Offering convenience that you can’t get with traditional hair masks, the IGK Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask keeps hair healthy and beautiful while only requiring one minute of your time. The mask’s formula is lightweight and does not leave behind any greasiness or residue. I found the application process to be extremely easy, despite worrying that without a mirror in my shower I couldn’t apply the mask evenly. The hardest part was convincing myself that I could rinse the mask right out. To my delight, it worked.
After blowing out my hair, it looked much shinier and healthier than it did before I used the mask. My hair also smelled absolutely fantastic, which was a bonus. If you use hair masks regularly or are looking for a way to repair damaged hair, I highly recommend giving IGK’s Prenup spray mask a try.