Dana Boulos Hair Diary In A Voice Note: The Hair Mask That Saved Her

“Over the summer I dyed my hair and wanted to get some ultra light highlights and my hair turned out orange, literally orange hair. I went to get it dyed again to brown and spent like a million dollars and it started fading to burgundy.”

via @danaboulos

 
 

I'm starting to consider myself a hair mask connoisseur and advocate. My hair masks have been on heavy rotation in the last year and I'm still uncovering my favorites. They are coming in waves by all my go-to companies including Briogeo, Olaplex, and Prose. Hair mask comes in different types, such as pre shampoo, 15 minute, and overnight masks. All my friends are texting and DM'ing me, asking for hair mask recommendations. I've become the hair mask girl!

Just this week my friend Kelsey texted me asking what mask would help seal her split ends. I recommended the salon Olaplex treatment to start. My friend Dana Boulos the next day, asked how she should use her new hair mask to achieve the best results, which spiraled into the story I am going to tell you.

I told her to achieve the best results, apply the mask generously to damp hair, leave over night and condition hair in the morning. The next morning she texted me:

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I immediately wanted to know more. I’ve known Dana for almost ten years. She has photographed me many times and is one of the most beautiful humans I know, inside and out! To hear she had been going through such a struggle, post dying her hair, I truly felt for her. When your hair is a wreck sometimes so are you. A girls hair has the potential to make or break her day sometimes. We all know what it feels like to have a good hair day. I am woman hear me roar!

As we are texting Dana sends me a voice note. It is seriously the most candid hair diary account, so I will do my best to transcribe. Dana explains, “Over the summer I dyed my hair and wanted to get some ultra light highlights and my hair turned out orange, literally orange hair. I went to get it dyed again to brown and spent like a million dollars and it started fading to burgundy.” At this point my mouth is wide open, thinking of the sheer horror and panic she must have went through. She says it was a woman from a nice salon who dyed her hair to the unwanted burgundy hue, but does not name names.

Dana continues, “So i was like okay, no more boujee hair salons. I went to this salon by my house and dyed it pretty much black. It’s a dark dark brown technically. Since then I’ve been getting blowouts every time I have an event.” I follow Dana ‘s Instagram stories everyday and she recently screened her new short film Crimson Rose, dj’d a Dries Van Noten party, attended Grammy events, movie screenings and by day shot new upcoming projects. Based on this schedule, she doesn’t have much time to give her hair the TLC it desperately needs.

She explains, “I haven’t had much time to give my hair a break, so finally I washed it and it came out puffy and gross!” I also learn Dana is under the weather following her hectic schedule, as she apologizes for hr congested voice. Mind you it is the cutest and sweetest voice on the planet regardless. So, this is where the silver lining comes in.

Dana goes on, “I went into the Aesop store. I can’t use any of their face products because they make me break out for some reason, but I can use their body and hair product. So I saw they came out with this hair mask (Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturizing Masque) and just bought it. I left it on overnight and this morning ‘wowwwwwww’ is all I got to say,” she giggles. “When I woke up I felt my hair and I was like holy crap my hairs so soft and then I washed it and wow the ultimate difference . “

To hear the Aesop mask made such a difference brought an immediate smile. I love hearing happy hair tales! I always recommend leaving in a mask over night to get the most out of the product. Hair is able to properly absorb the ingredients while you get some beauty sleep. So happy my friend Dana and her hair have made it through the storm!

-By TGH