Your hair mask routine can be simple yet at the same time, a game-changer. Before you apply a hair mask, take some time to figure out and finesse the routine with these steps below:
1. Understand your natural hair.
See and feel through what your hair needs. Where do you need an extra treatment? Is it the texture, the roots? Knowing your current status and needs will help you decide which kind of hair mask makes the most sense for your hair.
2. Decide how often.
You don’t have to put on a hair mask every day in the same way you might not need to put on a sheet mask every day.
3. Pick great ingredients.
Choose a hair mask that is transparent with its ingredients. There are so many different hair masks out there, from a coconut oil hair mask to a 2-minute magic mask. Just ensure you are using hair masks with ingredients that are naturally derived or sustainably sourced!
4. Know whether or not you should wash or wet hair first.
Some masks you can put on dry hair. For at-home masks, you may want to wash hair to begin. Better than experiment, read the directions for readymade masks.
5. Follow an effective method of application.
Don’t just glop on or apply to one side. Add moisture evenly to get overall results. You might skip the roots or the scalp, but you can put on the mask in manageable sections.
6. Focus on key areas.
Dab more on areas that are drier or give more care by concentrating on the fragile ends. You might skip the roots or the scalp, but you can put on the mask in manageable sections.
Be patient with your hair care as the damage you’re undoing is not automatically repairable. It’s all in the timing. Some masks are short, while for others, you may need to sleep with overnight.
8. Comb through.
This helps with the evenness of the mask and with the waiting period.
9. Rinse with cool water.
In general, you’ll want to gently wash out or even comb out your mask with the water running.
10. Assess the results, wet and dry.
Does your hair feel soft? Shiny? Weightless? Then repeat when necessary or switch ingredients/products!