A hair mask is a hair care product like a conditioner or serum. A hair mask is much like a face mask. It is designed to provide deep & instant nourishment that improves the quality of your hair.
A hair mask can be described as a deep nourishing treatment. The key difference between a conditioner and a hair mask is that a mask has to be applied before washing your hair.
Things To Remember And How To Use
a. Use a Mask Once A Week
Even if your hair is relatively healthy, using a hair mask will maintain it and keep it manageable. It will also protect it from damage
b. Not All Masks Are Created Equal
Read the directions carefully. Some masks are required to be left on for 15-20 minutes while some only need 5-10 minutes
c. Apply Mask To Dry Hair
Since you are required to wash the mask off after, it is not necessary for you to apply your mask to freshly washed hair
d. Sleep In
If your hair is especially dry, put on a hair mask and take a nap. (Make sure this is done only with long application time masks)
e. Shampoo & Condition After The Mask
Do not deviate from your regular routine
Your hair should not be oily or greasy after. If it is, consider another hair mask or make one yourself.
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- Comb the mask through your hair for even application
- Concentrate on the ends or tips of your hair
Best Hair Masks Available In India
1. L’Oréal Total Repair 5
The Total Repair 5 Mask with ceramide cement repairs and intensely nourishes your hair. It also treats hair fall, dryness, roughness, dullness, and split ends.
Application time: 15 minutes.
2. Dove Intense Repair Treatment Mask
This has a fast melting formula with fiber actives and vita protein complex. It absorbs deeply into the hair to bind proteins with each strand. The mask boosts hair resistance and strength to make it resilient against future damage.
Application time: 20 minutes.
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3. Pantene Hair Mask
Pantene Total Care Treatment is enriched with active ingredients to keep your hair and scalp healthy and nourished. It protects your hair from damage and provides the right amount of moisture to your hair without making it greasy.
Application time: 15 minutes.
4. Purederm Vital Radiance Hair Mask – Honey
Enriched with honey, grapefruit, sweet almond and shea butter, this mask delivers deep nourishment and works to smoothen hair scales. Leaving the hair soft and smooth, it makes dull and dry hair healthy and manageable. Additionally, it enhances hair colour and a natural sheen.
Application time: 30 minutes.
5. The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter
It has a rich and creamy texture which provides intensive deep-conditioning treatment for soft, glossy and tangle-free hair. It contains pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil, community trade honey and olive oil to provide nourishment. The absence of silicones, parabens or colourants is an additional bonus.
Application time: 25 minutes.
Pro Tip: It is always better to make natural hair conditioners at home. You can not only save some money, but also avoid applying conditioners that contain chemicals in them.