benefits of using a hair mask include: shinier, softer hair added moisture reduced hair breakage and damage less frizz a healthier scalp stronger hair
If you buy a ready-made hair mask, look for products that contain natural ingredients like oils, butters, and plant extracts, without chemicals and preservatives.
Most hair masks work best when applied to clean, towel-dried hair that’s still damp.
However, if you’re using a hair mask made primarily of oil, like coconut or olive oil, it may be best to apply the mask to dry hair. Because oil can repel water, some hair care experts believe that dry hair is able to absorb oil better than wet hair.
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Once the hair mask is ready to apply, follow these steps:
To protect your clothing, drape an old towel over your shoulders or wear an old T-shirt.
If your hair is long or thick, it may help to divide it into sections with hair clips.
You can apply the mask with your fingers, or you can use a small paintbrush to dab the hair mask mixture onto your hair.
If your hair is dry, begin the hair mask application near your scalp and work toward the ends. Once the mask has been worked into the ends of your hair, you can go back and gently apply to your scalp.
If you’re specifically applying the mask to treat dandruff, you’ll want to start at your scalp.
If your hair is oily, begin the hair mask application at mid-shaft and work toward the ends.
Once you’re done applying the mask, run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to help ensure the mask is evenly spread.
Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Then wrap a towel around your head. This helps protect the mask from dripping, but it also helps add some heat, which can help the ingredients absorb into your hair.
Leave the mask on for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Depending on the ingredients, some masks can be left on for hours or even overnight.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm or cool water. Avoid hot water. Cooler water can help seal the hair cuticle and help your hair retain more moisture.
After rinsing out the mask — it may take two or more rinses to get it fully out — you can add products and air-dry or heat-style your hair as usual.
For dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, you can apply a hair ask once a week. If your hair tends to be oilier, try using one every couple of weeks.
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