10 Hair Masks To Give Your Mane A Little Extra TLC
Most women with a serious skincare regimen know routine face masks are a must, but you should know the same goes for your hair. You probably already deep condition regularly, but there’s a difference between that practice and using a hair mask. According to Hype Hair, “Deep conditioners are formulated to soften and condition the hair….Hair masks, on the other hand, are formulated to strengthen the hair from root to tip.”
We’re not saying give up your deep conditioners for hair masks, we’re saying you should be using both regularly so that your hair can be its softest and strongest at all times. Don’t know where to begin when it comes to finding a great hair mask? We’ve got you.
Maui Moisture is a new hair care brand from OGX and is the first line in the beauty market to replace deionized, chemically treated water with pure aloe juice infused with pure coconut water as the first ingredient in their products. The completely natural line is vegan, responsibly sourced, and made with eco-friendly materials, and one of our favorite items is this hair mask from the Heal & Hydrate line that’s made with our favorite ingredient: shea butter. Just 5 minutes with the steam from the shower activating the shea butter, coconut oil, and macadamia oil in this mask was all I needed for more hydrated strands.
Amino acids are essential for healthy hair and this hair masque is packed with Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM, a dietary form of sulfur, which is already in our hair, skin, and nails. By including this ingredient along with hydrolyzed collagen, this masque promises increased hair strength, less porosity, and protection against split ends and breakage.
This masque combines our favorite oil with our favorite butter — coconut and shea — to penetrate the hair shaft, bring it back to life, and seal in moisture.
We all know shampooing hair can be extremely drying, which is where this pre-shampoo masque comes into play. Dry hair is more absorbent than wet hair which is why you should apply this masque once weekly before shampooing. The highly concentrated balm transforms into oil as you apply it to hydrate the hair at its driest points. Saturate strands, let the product sit for 20 minutes, then wash.
This mask was specifically created with plant oils to penetrate and repair the most damaged area of hair fibers. If you have very coarse or chemically treated hair, this is a good bet to repair damage and restore moisture.
Curls don’t have quite the same bounce as they used to? Give this mask a try. The Amla, Coconut, Soja, Flax, Rose, and Sunflower oil complex helps replenish elasticity and bring definition, body, and luster back to curls.
If you never seem to be able to maintain your hair’s length, i.e. you constantly have a great deal of breakage, you need this intensive hydration masque. The product will penetrate even better with a steamer which adds to the hydration.
If you have no desire to be held down to just one type of mask, or your hair has a variety of issues that need to be addressed, this custom cocktail kit is definitely for you. Using a deep conditioning masque as the base, Madam C.J. Walker’s various hair oils can be added to the conditioning cream to address specific needs. If your hair is dry, thin, or prone to breakage, create a Jamaican Black Castor Oil Masque cocktail. If you need to smooth your straight style, create a Brassica Seed Oil Masque cocktail. If you’re looking for added softness and help detangling, create a Coconut Oil Masque cocktail.
If you’re constantly washing your hair after workouts or manipulating your strands often in the name of rocking new hairstyles daily, this mask created specifically for overworked and overwashed hair is for you. The combination of Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Aloe Juice, and Cactus Flower will replenish moisture and revitalize hair.
Olive oil and shea butter — two Black haircare staples — combine in this intense masque formulated to reconstruct and restore weak, damaged hair and improve porosity and elasticity so your hair has life again.