Countries having weather fluctuations always have an impact on you, especially your hair. It is important to keep the hair strong and healthy. Pay attention girls, the factors like Sun rays, chlorine in water, high temperatures, and humidity can damage your hair. One of the best ways to keep your strands in tip-top shape is by using a hair mask two or three times per week. Masks can bring on a whole host of fears so we broke down the things all about Hair Mask that no one ever tells you about how to use a hair mask.
WHAT ARE HAIR MASKS
A hair mask is used to treat undernourished hair. It may consist of oils, butter, and other ingredients to kick-start the process of hair conditioning. Our hair undergo through a lot of stress in the form of heat styling, heating tools, chemicals, and color treatments. So, the perfect way to reduce the hair damage and restore healthy hair are to use hair masks.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE A HAIR MASK
Hair mask condition and provide extra nourishment to your hair. Despite regular washing and hair conditioning, your hair a deep nourishing mask once a week. Especially if your hair are dry, brittle, or very long.
THE INGREDIENTS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A MASK
Always look for hydrating, moisturizing and restorative ingredients in a hair mask.
- Butters and oils such as shea, coconut oil, argan oil and avocado oil to help replenish hair and give it shine.
- Green tea to make the strands stronger
- Coconut water is deeply hydrating.
- Honey has healing qualities for hair that’s experiencing damage.
HOW TO APPLY A HAIR MASK
A hair mask is applied to washed and towel-dried hair. Spread the mask evenly throughout the hair, section by section. Massage the product from roots to tips and comb your hair with your fingers. To maximize the mask’s absorption, cover the head with a hot towel for at least 10 minutes.By doing this, the mask gets in direct contact with the scalp and absorbed more easily. Leave the mask on for up to 20 to 30 minutes.
FREQUENCY OF HAIR MASKS
Even if you have relatively healthy hair, the heating equipment, styling products, and change of seasons are really hard on your strands (the cold winter winds or the harsh summer heat!) so it is necessary to have the habit of using a mask weekly (once a week). It will make sure that you are moisturizing your hair as its needed.
NOT ALL MASKS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Always read the directions on the hair mask products. Some masks available in the market are for daily use while some are supposed to be used once a week with shorter or longer duration of application. So, ensure to follow the direction on the label.
HAIR MASK FOR DRY HAIR
If you are feasible to make a time commitment, apply the hair mask to dry hair and let it absorb for 20 minutes
YOU CAN SLEEP IN YOUR HAIR MASK
You can use hair masks overnight as well. For this, apply the mask at the end of your shower or on dry hair, cover your head with a shower cap or silk scarf. Wash your hair in the morning for silky soft hair!
YOUR HAIR SHOULD NOT BE GREASY AFTER
If you get greasy hair after mask application, it means that you are not using the right hair mask according to the texture of your hair. Also, it is essential not to apply too much product.
YOU SHOULD STILL SHAMPOO AND CONDITION AFTER
After applying the hair mask, rinse your hair with luke warm water, shampoo and condition as usual. Rinse with cold water and dry with a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel.
DIY HAIR MASKS
The goal of a hair mask is to add moisture or repair damage to your hair. It can be achieved with the ingredients from your kitchen pantry. You just need a base, which can be oil, butter, yogurt, fresh milk cream or mayonnaise, and then add ingredients like honey, lemon, avocado, any fruit or vegetable puree for the desired effect.
ALWAYS TRY TO FOCUS ON THE HAIR TIPS
The most fragile part of your hair is hair tips. Split Ends anyone? So, the mask should not be missed on tips of your hair, to make ends of hair more lively.
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR DRY/DAMAGED HAIR
Loreal Total Repair Masque Rs.745
Schwarzkopf repair rescue treatment mask Rs. 1,195
Garnier Ultimate Blends nourishing Repairer Balm Rs. 485
Tony & Guy Nourish Reconstruction Mask Rs. 1,095
Keune Vital Nutrition Mask Rs.2750
Pantene Pro V Intensive penetrating Treatment Rs. 225
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Deep Conditioner Rs. 395
Yardley London English Lavender Rs. 295
Testanera Gliss onde satin Rs. 465
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR NORMAL TO OILY HAIR
Boots Intensive treatment Mask Rs. 995
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASK FOR NORMAL TO FINE HAIR
Boots IntensiveTtreatment Mask Avocado & Macadamia Rs. 995
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR VERY DAMAGED HAIR
Garnier Ultimate Blends nourishing Repairer Balm 485
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR DRY AND DULL HAIR
Garnier Ultimate Blends the marvellous balm 485
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR DRIED OUT HAIR
Garnier Ultimate Blends the weightless nourisher Balm 485
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR DRY AND FRIZZY HAIR
Garnier Ultimate BlendsThe Sleek Restorer Balm 485
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR FRIZZY HAIR
QOD Argan Rs.2,290
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR FRAGILE/MATURE HAIR
Schwarzkopf Q10 Time Restore mask Rs.1,195
Schwarzkopf Smooth Perfect Rs.1,195
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR DAMAGED ENDS
BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Rs.995
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR HAIR FALL/HAIR LOSS
Loreal Elvive Arginine Resist Rs. 745
QOD Masara Repair Hair force Rs. 2,950
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR KERATIN TREATED HAIR
Yardley London Keratin Rs. 295
Gliss Hyaluron Filler Rs. 229
QOD F4ST Rs.2,290
BEAUTY HOOKED APPROVED HAIR MASKS FOR COLOUR TREATED HAIR
Schwarzkopf Colour Freeze Rs. 1,195
Boots Fair & Blonde Hair Rs. 995
Boots Red & Brown Hair Rs. 995
Garnier Ultimate Blends Colour Illuminator Rs. 485
Loreal Hair Expertise Pure Colour Rs. 875
QOD Hair Mask Rs. 2,290
Cute Press Nutrich Rs. 495
Loreal Elvive Colour Protect Rs. 745
If there is anything else you would like to know about Hair Masks? Comment below and let us know, and we would be happy to guide you through.
*Disclaimer: All articles published on Beauty Hooked are based on heavy and thorough research by our beauty consultants, makeup artist and experts. All products recommended have been tried and tested by us personally and only then recommended to you. All these products at the prices presented are as available at Al-Fatah Stores nationwide on the date the article was published, and have been approved by us for quality purchase at Al Fatah stores. Prices presented in the article may vary across Pakistan depending on retailers margin.