When And How to Use a Hair Mask?
Life is too short to be walking around with dry, damaged hair. A hair mask can revitalise the hair’s strength, moisture, and shine. While you’ve likely heard of the benefits of incorporating a hair mask into your hair care routine, you may be unfamiliar with exactly how or when to use one. Read on in this blog from BKT Beauty to become a hair mask expert.
What Does a Hair Mask Do?
A hair mask is also known as a deep conditioning treatment because the nourishing products in the mask penetrate deep into the hair shaft to repair damage from heat products, hair colouring, and chemicals.
A mask works by restoring nutrients to damaged hair. This prevents breakage, restores shine, and allows you to continue to grow long, healthy hair. When hair feels dry and brittle, it’s usually because it needs a break from products and styling tools and could use some extra TLC. That’s where hair masks come in!
How To Properly Use a Hair Mask
First, wash your hair with shampoo to remove dirt and product build-up in your hair. You can also use a regular conditioner. Then, apply the mask to your towel-dried or damp hair. While you can apply a hair mask onto very wet hair, it may not be absorbed as well. Massage the mask into your hair and scalp.
Some masks that are olive or coconut oil-based can be applied to dried hair. After you’ve applied the mask, use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute it throughout your hair. For more effective deep conditioning, cover your hair with a shower cap that you’ve heated in the microwave.
Alternatively, you can cover your hair with a hot towel. You want to leave a hair mask in for at least 20 minutes to penetrate your hair follicles. Depending on your hair health, you may need to leave it on a little longer. Then, remove the hair cap and let your hair breathe for a few minutes before rinsing it out. Voila, you’ll be left with softer, shinier, healthier hair!
When Should I Use a Hair Mask?
You should use a hair mask at least once a week to keep your hair strands strong and healthy. However, depending on the hair mask and your hair type, you may want to use a hair mask more often than that.
If you have thick, curly hair you can use a mask a few times a week. However, over conditioning fine and oily hair can result in weighing the hair down. This hair texture would benefit from a hair mask once a week.
Restore Your Hair Health With Regular Hair Mask Treatments
Don’t be shy with your hair, it needs a little attention! We recommend using our BKT Deep Hydration Hair Mask which was developed to treat dry, damaged, and brittle hair. The best part? You don’t have to worry about over conditioning! Our hair mask is suitable to use for every wash and it’s very concentrated so a little goes a long way.