Wish every day was a great hair day? A hair mask will do the trick and bring back lustre and bounce after all the stress we put our hair through on a daily basis.
1 Use a hair mask at least once a week
This is a must if you regularly subject your hair to heat-styling, backcombing, tons of hairspray and top knots. And even if you don’t, bear in mind that the weather, air-conditioning and UV rays can also rob your hair of moisture and nutrients.
2 Pick the right one for your hair needs
To pick the right mask for you, you need to know your hair type. Is it thick, frizzy and dry? Then opt for a mask that provides intense hydration. If your hair is limp, thin and breaks easily, look for a mask that contains proteins and keratin to strengthen your hair.
3 Comb the mask through your hair
To get the most out of a hair mask, comb the product in to ensure that every strand is coated with goodness. Remember to always use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair to prevent breakage!
4 Pay attention to your ends
The ends of your hair are the oldest, and most fragile parts of your hair (split ends,anyone?). Masks can’t save split ends (they can only help to prevent further damage), so just snip those off!
FOR REBELLIOUS HAIR
You want to put a stop to frizz and protect your hair from the heat and humidity.
1 Eruca Scalp & Hair Mask, $19.90
2 Redken Frizz Dismiss Intense Smoothing Treatment Mask, $55
3 Sunsilk Nourishing Soft & Smooth Intensive Treatment Mask, $9.90
5 Use a hair mask before and after colouring
Colouring, especially if you’re going to bleach your hair, will suck all the moisture out of your hair. To prevent your hair from looking fried and dry as hay, it’s best to start masking your hair two weeks before your colouring appointment. Not only will it keep your hair from breaking apart, it also helps the colour stay vibrant.
6 Shampoo and condition after removing your hair mask
This ensures that all of the product is really removed from your hair. Oil-based masks, if not properly removed, can leave your hair and scalp greasy. And make sure to rinse it off the back of your neck and back properly, otherwise bacne might make an appearance!
FOR DAMAGED HAIR
You want stronger thicker locks that can withstand everyday stress. ,
1 La Biosthetique Intensive Spa Mask, $62
2 O&M The Power Base, $15
3 Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment, $57
FOR COLOURED HAIR
You want your coloured locks to be healthy , bouncy and vibrant.
1 Alterna Caviar Repair Fill & Fix Treatment Masque, $60
2 Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Luminoforce, $76
3 Kerastase Nutritive Masquintence, $55