"Hair Masks, what do they do to the hair?"

Hair Masks Explained

We continue to talk about hair care routines and how important they are for the health of the scalp and hair.

However, in this article, we will explain what you need to know about hair masks:

  • What do they do to your hair?
  • Are they for you?
  • Why should you buy a hair mask?

The hair mask you use at home (non-professional treatment) is what will give a big boost to hair hydration, will reconstruct damaged hair, and of course, will maintain hair health.

Who Benefits from Hair Masks?

  • Curly hair
  • Very dry hair
  • Colored hair
  • Hair that has undergone bleaching
  • Hair that is exposed to the sun, pool, or sea for extended periods
  • But also, people with hormonal imbalances or people undergoing medication treatments.

All of these reasons above can make your hair dull and dry, and using a hair mask in your hair care routine can work wonders.

How often should we use a hair mask?

A rule for using a hair mask is once a week or once every 2 weeks,

depending on the needs of your hair.

You can determine how often you need to use a hair mask based on how your hair looks and feels, and if their condition improves over time.

How long should I leave the hair mask on for?

For most hair masks, the recommended time is from 3 to 5 minutes, or as stated on the brand's instructions.

However, if you need deeper nourishment for your hair, you can leave it on for up to 20 minutes.

Deep nourishment and hydration are necessary for hair that is very dry and damaged.

However, this is not something you need to do every time you use a hair mask.

How to tell if your hair is damaged

If your hair easily breaks, has a lot of split ends, and you feel that it's not growing, those are signs that your hair needs deep hydration and nourishment.

It's very likely that you need extra care after washing your hair, using a leave-in conditioner and a hair oil.

Once a month, try leaving your hair mask on for about 20 minutes instead of the recommended waiting time.

For those with oily and fine hair, focus on applying the mask to the ends and working it towards the lengths.

Avoid using the mask on the scalp, as it will weigh down your hair

How to use a hair mask

The only way to use a hair mask is directly after shampooing.

This makes the hair mask the second step in your washing routine.

Finally, always use a hair conditioner to lock in the nourishing ingredients in your hair.

What to watch out for:

Make sure to rinse out all products thoroughly with plenty of water at every stage of washing. None of these products should remain on the hair.

Residues of hair products on the hair can "clog" the hair, and while you are doing all the right steps for healthy hair, you may end up doing the opposite.

There are corresponding hair care products that remain on the hair and maintain its health without being rinsed out.

Suggestions according to hair type:

Curly hair

Colored or Bleached

For maintenance

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