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How Hair mask is more important than shampoo and conditioner?
We all long for the thick and luscious hair that we see in TV commercials. It takes a lot of effort and good camera skills for the flawless hair. Even though we can not do much on the camera skills we sure can do umpteen things to make our hair strong and luscious.
Shampoo and conditioner can not do much for your hair strength and nurioushing. First, the sole purpose of shampoo is to take the dirt and oil from your hair. You can focus on shampoo who would do that better but other than that shampoo can not do more.
Second is conditioner, which is basically silicone and essential fatty acids to smooth and detangle your hair. Unless they have oil extracts, vitamins or any other natural secret weapons, they are likely not concentrated enough to do magic with your hair.
Let’s know more about hair masks now.
What hair masks do?
Unlike a typical conditioner that rests on the surface of a strand, a hair mask works its way inside the hair cuticle. It’s hair masks and hair treatments that are made to work their magic on your hair. A great hair mask or hair treatment is what you need to look for to strengthen your hair.
They’re filled with concentrated ingredients that actively penetrate the structure of your hair and actually make a real difference.
These are the products destined solely to nourish and moisturize your hair. It’s their solejob to fix problems like dehydration, weakness, breakage, excessive falling out, sebum imbalance etc.
A great hair mask is what you need to invest in, in order to make sure you’re actually nourishing your hair with the necessary ingredients.
What hair masks do not do?
Once your hair has split, repairing with a hair mask is impossible.
Marie Robinson Salon colorist and Wella Professionals ambassador Mark Debolt told says “These masks act like a Band-Aid to smooth and mend frayed ends. The only true remedy for split ends is a haircut appointment.”
Which hair mask is suitable for you?
When you are buying hair mask look for the ingredient they have in it. Following ingredient can be looked for or mix in your hair mask :
Almond oil/coconut oil : good for hydrating but lightweight and great for finer hair types
Jojoba oil : best for fragile, dry ends and highlighted hair
Argan oil : best for nourishing and moisturizing properties that leave hair healthy, smooth and shiny
Panthenol : Vitamin B5 binds with water molecules to moisturize dehydrated hair
Wheat proteins : aids penetration and helps prevent breakage; great for any hair type and particularly finer textures.
Keravis : increases the strength of the hair and protects from heat; best for damaged hair due to heat styling tools.
Bamboo/fern extract : gives structure and strength to the hair; those with fine hair will benefit the most.
How to apply hair mask?
You can use them after a normal shampoo and towel dry hair. After that apply appropriate hair mask from root to end and leave for 15 to 20 minutes with warm towel. Finally rinse with cool water.
How to maintain healthy hair mask routine?
Take the time for 1-3 minutes
Apply a hair mask after shampooing, about 2-3 inches away from your scalp, all the way to the ends.
Keep on for about 1-3 minutes depending on how much time you have. Rinse, style as usual.
take the time for a 30 min treatment
Apply the same hair mask from root to tip, put on a hair cap, tie a towel around your head, and keep on for 20-30 minutes.
Take off, rinse, style as usual. That’s.it.
The heat that will be induced by keeping 2 layers on your head, will open up your hair follicles, making it easier for the ingredients inside the mask to deeply penetrate your hair structure.