Ready to take your locks to the next level this spring? Whether your hair feels dry, limp, or dull, a hair mask is the perfect way to give it a little extra oomph. Nothing says self-care like a rejuvenating hair mask. If you’ve ever treated yourself to one of these treatments, you know how fabulous the silky, soft results can feel.
Wondering whether a hair mask might be the ticket to the hair you’ve been daydreaming of? It helps to do some research first. Let’s start with the basics of what a hair mask actually does and how to use one properly to meet your mane’s needs.
What Is a Hair Mask?
Have you ever noticed how a great face mask makes your skin feel brand new? That’s what a hair mask can do for your locks.
A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment that nourishes and provides a much-needed hydration boost to thirsty strands. More intensive than your regular conditioner, hair masks usually contain ingredients designed to lock in moisture and are intended to be left in the hair to work their magic. These ingredients might include plant extracts and natural oils that can add nutrients and moisture to follicles.
Our Color Therapy Hydrating Hair Mask uses a variety of good-for-hair ingredients, like prickly pear oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and goji berry extract—all chosen to help restore nutrients to the hair. This 100% vegan formula also boosts color vibrancy, so your locks don’t go dull between dye sessions.
What Does a Hair Mask Do?
Have you ever wondered what a mask does that makes it distinct from conditioner? You’re not alone! Masks benefit a wide variety of hair types and conditions, whether it’s naturally dry, heat-damaged, or chemically treated hair. The treatment leaves strands feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, stronger, and healthier than before. Incorporating a hair mask into your hair care routine can breathe new life into lackluster locks and give you newfound confidence.
How to Use a Hair Mask
How to use a hair mask will depend on your type and the product’s instructions. Typically, a hair mask can be applied after your shampoo and conditioner and left in for several minutes. When time’s up, rinse out the mask and dry and style your hair as usual. Before applying the mask, wash your hair with warm water to open your cuticles, and rinse it out with cold water to seal moisture. Avoid drying your hair roughly with a towel—this can create breakage and frizz.
Hair masks are not one-size-fits-all, especially if you’re currently rocking color-treated or curly hair. You might need to change the amount of product or time per treatment based on your hair’s unique needs.
How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask?
If you are wondering how often you should use a hair mask, the answer will depend mainly upon your hair and the product you’re using:
- Dry or damaged hair: You can use a hair mask up to three times a week to add much-needed moisture for a silkier feel.
- Fine or greasy hair: You may choose to use a mask only once per week to avoid weighing down your locks.
You should avoid using a hair mask too frequently as some ingredients may not be well suited for regular use on certain types of hair.
A nourishing hair mask is your best bet for revitalizing dry locks this season. Whether you’re trying out a new color and want to protect it or simply need a little extra TLC after a long winter, your hair will soon enjoy all the benefits of a rich, nourishing mask.