What Does a Hair Mask Do?

What Does a Hair Mask Do?

What Does a Hair Mask Do?

Just like your skin, your hair can suffer from neglect, over-styling, or product overuse. You can also experience shedding or frizzy hair that seasonal changes may cause.

Are you yearning to breathe new life into your natural hair after an unsatisfactory hair dye, curling job, or simply months of delaying a proper hair trim? Maybe it's time to include a hair mask to your hair regimen.   

What's a Hair Mask

While shampoos and conditioners can be effective for nourishing and protecting the surface of your hair, hair masks work at a deeper level. Masks can fill the gaps in broken strands and nourishing your hair roots.

Hair masks are often compared to conditioners, which mainly protect the cuticle or outer layer of your hair from pollution and sun exposure. However, masks are thicker and contain higher concentrations of natural oils, butters, and hydrating ingredients compared to regular conditioners.

How Hair Masks Work on Every Hair Type

In choosing hair masks,  identify the kind of hair you have to find the most effective product to add to your hair routine.

  • Fine hair 

  • Provided that your hair condition is not due to genes, pregnancy, menopause, surgery, or other health problems, a hair mask can help you achieve fuller hair.

    Masks for thin hair can heal and strengthen strands while moisturizing and providing shine. They are also lightweight and usually contain natural oils, such as coconut oil. Products with proteins (such as collagen, keratin, biotin, and plant-derived amino and fatty acids), vitamins, and antioxidants can strengthen this hair type. 

    Because fine hair typically produces excess oils, masks for oily hair and sensitive scalp would also be compatible with this kind of hair. 

  • Oily hair 

  • Hair masks for oily hair aim to balance sebum production and unclog hair roots. Products for this hair type commonly don't have heavy ingredients, like shea butter and coconut oil. Instead, they’re made with lightweight components such as lavender and tea tree essential oils. 

  • Falling hair

  • You would need a protein-based product with lightweight moisture if you're experiencing hair loss that comes with the changing of seasons or medication. Coupled with a healthy diet, a hair mask can help stimulate the growth of hair bulbs and strengthen hair roots. 

  • Rough, dry hair

  • Parched hair needs thick and heavy masks that contain moisturizing oil and keratin  for hydrating and revitalizing strands.  

  • Curly to frizzy hair 

  • Hydrating masks can help moisturize dry and curly to frizzy hair. Products with protein can also aid in rejuvenating damaged, frizzy hair.

  • Color-treated hair

  • Hair masks for dyed hair can nourish dry and damaged strands while preventing the color from getting washed out too soon. They can restore or add softness, thickness, and shine to your hair. Look for sulfate-free masks with vitamins and fatty acids that can help protect your hair structure. 

  • Damaged hair

  • Hair that undergoes frequent blow-drying, ironing, and bleaching can cause hair fragility and dullness. Keratin products can replenish the protein that your hair has lost from styling products. They can also help address breakage.

    Look for Best Ingredients

    Hair masks that are commercially available today contain some common essential ingredients. Among the most effective is argan oil, which is extracted from the kernels of the fruit of the Moroccan argan tree. It contains vitamin E that promotes hair growth and fatty acids that hydrate all hair types. It can repair hair damage caused by dyes or styling products, bring back your hair's natural gloss, and tame frizz.

    Also potent are jojoba oil, coconut oil, and olive oil, which are known for their moisturizing features. The hair-strengthening power of honey minimizes hair breakage, while avocado oil and apple cider vinegar are known for bringing out the shine in your hair. 

    Tips for Using a Hair Mask

    You should apply your hair mask on washed hair and spread it evenly across your scalp and throughout your hair strands so you can get the most out of the product.

    These other tips can make your hair mask application more satisfying:

  • Consider the various attributes of your hair.

  • The hair mask you need will depend on the thickness of your hair, its elasticity, porosity or ability to absorb moisture, and curl pattern.

  • Decide on how often you will apply the hair mask. 

  • If you have extremely dry hair, you can apply mask on it up to twice a week. Application may be less frequent if you have fine hair to avoid weighing your hair down. Always read the instructions on the label before using a product.

  • Put on the hair mask after shampooing and before using conditioner.

  • Shampooing your hair in lukewarm water opens up hair cuticles. This allows your hair strands to absorb as many nutrients from the hair mask as possible. To lock in its ingredients, apply your conditioner after rinsing the mask with cold water.

  • Use an oil-based mask on dry hair.

  • Dry your hair first when using an oil-based mask so that your strands can absorb its ingredients. On the other hand, use water-based masks on wet hair.

    Unleash the Power of Argan Oil on Your Hair

    When you use Moroccan Gold Series argan hair masks, your hair can benefit from the fatty acids and antioxidants that come with argan oil. Fatty acids increase the elasticity and shine of your hair. Argan oil is also rich in vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that protects cells from hair breakage, shedding, and scalp issues, like dandruff, that’s caused by free radicals. Its antioxidant content also reduces pigment loss in color-treated hair. 

    Give your hair the care it deserves—keep it healthy with our Moroccan oil hair mask.

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