Have you ever used a hair mask? If your hair is feeling dry or dull, you really need to use one ASAP! Although at times the term hair mask is used interchangeably with deep conditioning treatments, there are other masks out there that do more than just deep condition.
Hair masks work similarly to a face mask. They penetrate your hair more deeply than your regular products – which make masks more effective. Hair masks aren’t meant to be used every day, just once or twice a week depending on the type of mask. They often contain higher concentrations of active ingredients so that you can see results more quickly. The most common type of hair mask is meant for dry hair, but hair masks can help thinning hair too!
The key to finding a great hair mask is to know your hair type and know what results you want to see. For instance, if your hair is dull and seems very dry and brittle, you need a hydrating mask. Or you can revive your curls, add shine, restore damaged hair, reduce frizz, help create thicker hair, and more.
Many hair masks are also formulated for thin or thick hair. Hair masks tend to be heavy, so if you have thin hair, you’ll want to look for a specific kind so you don’t weigh down your hair or create too much buildup. Keep in mind that some masks are meant to be put on your hair last after shampoo and conditioner and some are put on before shampooing. Always check the label and instructions before using! If it is a new product with ingredients you’ve never used before, you may also want to try a small test of the product to ensure you aren’t allergic to it before putting it on your entire head of hair.
If you don’t want to purchase a hair mask or there are just too many options out there, you can also create your own hair mask at home using ingredients in your kitchen. Be sure to check Pinterest for different DIY recipes. Of course, it will take some time to gather the ingredients, make the mask, and apply it to your hair. If you prefer an easier route, just purchase a hair mask. They are usually very easy to apply, you just put it on in the shower and let it sit for a while! Some hair masks even let you leave it on overnight. Be sure to only apply to your hair’s mid-length and ends. You probably don’t need the mask on your roots unless it specifically states that it is okay. Applying a thick hair mask to your roots may cause buildup.
If you have thinning hair, there is a pre-shampoo hair mask called the Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask that works really well to help restore dry and damaged hair. You can use this hair mask on your roots because it unclogs the follicles in your scalp and deeply conditions your ends. In turn, it increases the strength of your hair and helps your hair to grow longer and stronger. It uses Keranique’s Keratin Amino Complex™ which helps fortify thinning hair by thickening each hair shaft individually! It repairs your hair and protects against future damage. Don’t be surprised if you see thicker, shinier, and more hydrated hair after one use. It can also help give you more volume.
You can use this product as a hair mask or a quick exfoliation treatment for your scalp to get rid of the buildup that can halt hair growth. Two treatments in one bottle.
Hair masks are not only a great way to care for your hair, but they are fun to use and can help you feel relaxed at the end of a long week. Many of them also smell incredible so it can improve your shower experience. Have you ever used a hair mask? What type of hair mask would you be looking for?
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