The Hair Mask That Won’t Stain Your Pillows


Despite my better instincts, I do not treat my hair nearly as well as I treat my skin. I rarely point a dryer at parts of my body other than my head and heat with reckless abandon, and masks, I reserve for my face. Plot twist: The Rene Furterer Karité Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment. It calls itself a mask, but I suspect in a former life it was actually just a small town styling balm with a heart full of hope and a dream of one day making a name for itself in the big city. Using what it calls “dry technology,” the cream/gel hybrid goes on like a conditioner and almost instantly disappears into your hair. This, of course, made me so nervous initially that I may have over applied, but apparently my hair was so shot from being repeatedly ignored that it didn’t matter. Once it’s dry, you’re free to go about your business. Both Rene and I suggest sleeping in it—the grease-free finish won’t leave residue on your pillows and you can conveniently wash out come morning. Then you can greet your newly satiny, well-behaved hair, apologize for your past transgressions with the hot tools, and take it out for dinner.

—Emily Ferber

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  • Androbel

    ha, I always leave my hair behind because I just never know what to do with it... my scalp is always so greasy, I hate it!!

    I will try this though... also, coconut oil!

  • thelittleblackblog

    I never tried hair masks before due to fear of them getting all over my pillow and, consequently, my face. Looks like I'll have to give this a shot!

  • guest

    Does anyone know whether it's safe for color-treated hair? I couldn't find that info from their website. Any info is appreciated!

    • ITGFerber

      It is! It's specifically meant for very dry and treated hair, so you're set!

      • guest

        Thanks; that is extremely helpful! My parched, colored and highlighted hair will appreciate it!

  • Abracadabra Girl

    i have a great tip for hair masks rub on the ends of your hair or where required wrap into a bun before tarting your gym workout then rinse of in your post gym shower - hi from london x

  • Haiku Jew

    Schmutz on my pillow
    the stuff of skincare nightmares
    and oily, lank locks.

    • Talia

      oy schmekdaluf why
      are my flaxen strands so dry
      here have a bagel.

      • Haiku Jew

        A bagel a day
        won't keep the doctor away
        but it's a nice nosh!

  • Eliza

    This post came at a perfect time--my hair looks like straw. Need to get my paws on this.

  • evina

    very good for colored hair...the whole futererer line, use it for ages!

  • idiadega

    Rene Furterer products are the bombdiggity, yes I said it. I was just in Paris and bought as much as could, love.

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    This sounds like a great product! I need to touch up my hair soon so maybe I'll buy it after to help combat the damage. I'm considering going blonde.

  • Gina Fuchs

    Where can I buy this in person!?

    • EmilyFerber

      Any souped up CVS/Walgreens/Duane Reade should have it!


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Rene Furterer Karité Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment