How To Use a Hair Mask for amazing Results!
No matter what your hair type is or how great your shampoo and conditioner is, a hair mask is a must-have as part of a healthy hair care routine.
A good hair mask is essential and the answer to your hair concerns. Whether you’re battling breakage from the sun, hot tools, or chemical treatments, a hair mask can help by improving hydration, texture, and more. Even if your hair is normally healthy, your every day habits can sneakily be causing damage to your strands. Whether your curls are dry, your colour is dull, or you just need a healthy hair boost, a hair mask is your solution. Read ahead for all of your hair masking questions answered!
What is a hair mask?
A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment that aids in healing damaged hair. They are packed full of rich ingredients like natural oils and lipids and are typically heavier than normal conditioners. Hair masks also differ from conditioners in that they need to be left on for an extended period depending on the mask, and sometimes overnight. Also, unlike a typical conditioner that rests on the surface of a strand, a hair mask works its way inside the hair cuticle. Think of a hair mask in terms of skincare products. If your daily conditioner is like your lighter-weight body lotion, a hair mask would be like a body butter.
What does a hair mask do?
A hair mask goes above and beyond what conditioner can do for your strands. Hair masks strengthen the core of each hair shaft with a mega-dose of protein while adding gloss.
How to choose the right hair mask based on your hair concerns
To get the best results from your hair mask, it’s important to use the right one for your specific needs. Whether you color your hair, have damage, or just have dry or fragile strands, these are the best hair masks to repair and nourish your hair from roots to ends.
Hair that’s been colour-treated needs deep conditioning to keep it looking vibrant for as long as possible. Use a hair mask for coloured hair so that your colour fades as little and as gently as possible. For hair that’s been chemically treated, using a hair mask for dry hair will also be effective.
Dry, frizzy, and curly hair
Your locks require intense hydration if you’re a dry, frizzy, or curly-haired girl. A hair mask for damaged hair works wonders on thirsty strands. Add one to your hair care routine immediately.
If your hair tends to get greasy quickly, a natural hair mask will be the best option to nourish your hair without causing greasy strands. But, if it’s just your roots that tend to get oily, you can use any hair mask as long as you don’t apply it to your roots. Look for a mask designed to be used specifically on mid-shaft to ends.
Because of the deep conditioning, hair masks can leave your hair heavy, weighing already flat strands down. But if your fine hair is dry or frizzy, you might need a hydrating treatment. Use a multi-tasking hair mask to boost overall shine and manageability.
How to apply a hair mask
Not sure how to use a hair mask? Here are step-by-step instructions:
- Start with clean, towel-dried hair.
- Spread the formula evenly throughout your hair.
- Massage the hair mask in from your roots to your ends.
- Comb the formula through your strands gently with your fingers.
- Leave the mask on for anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight, depending on your hair’s condition.
- Lather with cool water before rinsing your hair mask out gently.
- Aim to use a mask about one to two times a week (in place of your usual conditioner).
For an extra boost out of your hair mask, cover your head with a hot towel for at least 10 minutes. This keeps the mask in direct contact with your scalp so it’s absorbed more easily.
From using blow dryers and flat irons to chemical treatments, styling, and environmental stressors, your strands constantly need TLC, and while conditioner is great and totally necessary, it’s not enough to keep up the overall healthy appearance of your hair.
If your curls are feeling dry, your highlights are looking dull, or your otherwise healthy hair just needs a pick me up, take it from us, using a hair mask is the solution.
When you book your next hair appointment with Waters Edge Salon, ask your stylist about any of these products available in the salon, and you can also purchase the in our ONLINE SHOP.