Regular conditioners treat the surface of the hair, helping to moisturize the cuticle layer and detangle. But when you rinse, most of the conditioner goes down the drain. Hair masks penetrate more deeply, and they carry healing ingredients that nourish and hydrate and treat your damaged hair. What’s more, the thicker consistency adheres more readily, and longer, to the hair. So it acts as a kind of filler for the chinks and nicks in a damaged hair strand.
Bottom line? Any kind of hair damage—from hair color, chemical straightening or texturizing, over-styling, environmental exposure or the normal wear and tear that hair endures over time—can benefit from the deep conditioning treatment of from hair masks.
Most hairstylists recommend using a hair mask once or twice a week. But really, there’s no hard and fast rule. If your hair is super damaged and responds well to a hair mask, go ahead and use it every time you shampoo. If your hair becomes extremely limp or greasy after a while, reduce the frequency of application.
There are a couple of options.
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It’s a delicate balance when it comes to finding the right hair mask for fine, damaged hair. On the one hand, you need powerful repair. On the other hand, the formula must be light enough to avoid weighing down your already-slender strands. Bonus points if it actually makes them fuller! Done and done with this unique, biodegradable and natural-origin formulahair mask. It contains ginger and kaolin clay to actually build body as it heals hair.
You know you have thick hair if you stick your head under the shower and it takes five minutes to feel whether the water is too hot or too cold. So a hair mask for thick hair has to be really, really rich and hard-working to penetrate and correct treat your hair. This formula contains shea butter—and ingredients don’t get much richer. It’s a natural-origin hair mask free of silicones, parabens and artificial anything, so it’s effective and healthy at the same time.
Hair color looks its best on shiny hair, and shiny hair happens when hair is healthy and moisturized. This hair mask knows exactly what color-treated hair needs to maintain depth, tone and shine. It wraps your strands in 360 degrees of nourishment for extra hair conditioning.
Some hair damage calls for more moisture. Some requires strengthening. This hair mask restores fragile hair with the power of bamboo (one of the strongest materials found in nature.) It also contains ceramide, to nourish and moisturize your hair, and a complex called Intra-Cycle™ that fortifies hair fibers.
Dry, dehydrated hair strands look dull and frizzy, and leave hair vulnerable to the worst sorts of chemical and mechanical hair damage. This hair mask, inspired by the moisture retention properties of the aloe plant, gives thirsty strands a big, satisfying drink! Benefits are both short-term (hair is instantly glossier, shinier and hydrated) and long-term (it helps optimize ongoing moisture balance.)
Hair isn’t the only thing vulnerable to damage. The quality of your hair color can also be impacted, especially when cool or neutral-colored hair strands take on an unpleasant brassy tone. This hair mask works double duty on your hair and your hair color. It infuses unwanted warm tones with a customizable blue pigment, to cancel out the orange cast. At the same time, it helps repair and protect fragile hair—resulting in 10 times less hair breakage when used with the Brass Off system of shampoo, hair mask and leave-in cream.