I love a good hair mask! The thing I don’t like about them is that it takes 25-35 minutes (sometimes even longer) to let it sit in your hair before you can rinse it out. In today’s society, everyone is on the go! Life is fast-paced, and we all expect things to happen right away, patience is slowly dying out. Amika was one step ahead and launched a new hair mask called Flash because all you need is 60 seconds and BOOM! Say hello to instant shiny glossy hair!


The inspiration behind this mask was not only to create the quickest hair mask but it came directly from popular K-beauty splash masks. A super-concentrated liquid mask where you pat liquid onto your face repeatedly in order to deliver benefits quickly to your skin.

This obviously caught my attention and I had to see what all the hype was all about. I decided to give it a go! After my shower, I towel dried my hair and then applied the Flash hair mask. It is extremely liquid therefore I suggest doing this near a sink or in the shower in order for it not to spill onto the floor. Leave it in for 60 seconds and then rinse off. I preceded to blow dry and style my hair afterwards. Usually, I always need to put hair oils to tame my fly-aways but after using the Flash mask, to my surprise, I did not need any type of oil to tame my stubborn fly-aways! All of the ingredients in this mask worked together to smooth down my hair cuticle. Everyone noticed how shiny my hair was that evening and kept touching my hair…it’s safe to say that this product delivers results!



The key ingredients in the Flash mask are:

  1. Hydrolyzed flax seed: moisturizes and softens
  2. Red wine extract: antioxidants help to rejuvenate and fight frizz.
  3. Amino acid complex: smooths the cuticle
  4. Sea buckthorn oil: healthy omega fatty acids

Best of all, it’s color safe! Something that is always a plus for me. This mask can be used once or twice a week. If you have thin hair, use this in place of a conditioner but if your hair is thick you can use a condition prior to the use of the Flash mask. I love doing gloss treatments to my hair but why go to the salon whenever you can have this salon effect in the comfort of your own home! I definitely recommend this product for those who want shiny, healthy-looking hair, I mean who doesn’t want that?