Hair masks seem easy to apply, right? Just slather it on your strands, leave it for some time and rinse. Well, there might be a little bit more to that.
Let's start by defining what a hair mask is. A hair mask is a treatment for the hair that will give you some hydration and address your hair needs. Anyone prone to dry hair or that has done any chemical treatment on their mane should use a hair mask regularly. That being said, how should you apply it?
How to make the most out of a hair mask
Start by identifying what your hair needs to choose the right treatment for you as there is a wide array of hair masks that address your hair concerns. Once you've chosen the formula, you should follow these instructions.
Start by washing your hair. It is necessary to remove all the product buildup and dirt to allow the product to penetrate the strands.
Yes, it is ok to condition before a hair mask, it is in fact, recommended. Rinse well.
Before you apply your hair mask, towel-dry your hair this way it will assist the absorption of the mask, but it won't be fully soaked in water.
Apply the mask to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, work it and massage it with your fingertips making sure every strand is covered. You can use a towel or a shower cup too – some formulas work better when heat is applied.
Once the recommended time has passed, rinse well, apply a leave-in conditioner to make sure the moisture is trapped in the hair, and style as usual!