Three Keys to Choosing the Best Hair Mask

Sometimes shampoo and conditioner aren’t enough to fix damaged hair, but a hair mask can help.

Moroccanoil hydration hair mask
Hair masks can repair your damaged locks as long as you select a product specifically formulated to tackle the issue you’re having.Moroccanoil

When your hair damage runs deep, you need something more than a good conditioner to repair it. You need something that has the magical powers of a hair mask. Hair masks are great for damage from the sun, damage from products, damage from styling, and much more. They are a great way to breathe some life back into your hair without shelling out much money. In fact, people should use hair masks on a regular basis to keep hair healthy, not only when hair has reached a point of severe damage. That said, there are different types of masks for different types of hair. Here’s what you need to know as you shop.

Hair Type

Bold Uniq Purple Hair Mask
To get the best results for your hair, use a hair mask that matches your hair type.Bold Uniq

Finding the right hair mask is really understanding what the issue is with your hair. Is your hair dry? Find a mask that supports that. Is your hair oily but dry at the ends? Find a hair mask that works for that. Is your hair limp and lifeless? Find a hair mask that is filled with proteins. Whatever your hair needs, there is a mask for it so take the time to do some research and find the right one.

Frequency

Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
A sporadic mask used sporadically won’t give you the results you’re after.Moroccanoil

One use of a hair mask once in a while may make your hair feel softer but isn’t going to give you the full benefits (and your money’s worth) of the mask. In order to get the best results, plan to work this hair mask into your routine at least once a week, maybe even twice. You may not see all the benefits immediately, but in the long run, you will notice a big difference in the health of your hair with regular use.

Sleep Mode

Vitamins Keratin Hair Mask Deep Conditioner
The more time a hair mask spends in your hair, the better.Vitamins Hair Cosmetics

Unless your hair mask is working to dye your hair, the more time you keep the product in your hair, the longer your hair has to soak up the benefits. A great way to do this is to put the hair mask in before bed. Throw a shower cap over it and sleep with the mask on. This gives it plenty of time to soak into your hair and work its magic. Then, rinse out in the morning and you will likely see improvement after one use.

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