Hair masks typically contain deep conditioning ingredients such as avocado oil, shea butter, botanical and fruit extracts, and vitamins.
A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment for the hair. It is not used every day, but is applied once or twice a week to add moisture to the hair, prevent frizz and breakage, and make hair soft and shiny. There are many different masks available, and it is also possible to make one at home from items found around the house.
Hair masks typically contain deeply hydrating and conditioning ingredients, including shea butter, avocado oil, botanical and fruit oils or extracts, and vitamins, among many others. A hot oil treatment is one type; in this type of treatment, hot oil is applied to the hair to make it soft and hydrated. Masks can be helpful for people with any hair type, but those with dry or dyed hair often find them especially beneficial. Those with oily hair can still use one, but it may be a good idea to do treatments less frequently, such as every two to three weeks.
A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment that promotes shiny, healthy hair and is typically applied two to four times a month.
A hair mask should be applied to damp hair, which will allow the nourishing ingredients to penetrate better. In general, people who are using one may want to apply the treatment outside of the shower, because most masks will need to sit on their hair for quite a while. Some should be left in the hair for 30 minutes to get the full benefit.
Users should be sure to completely cover all hair for maximum benefit. It may also be a good idea to apply a plastic bag or shower cap to your hair during treatment. This can prevent dripping, as well as encourage further conditioning by increasing heat under the plastic. After the designated time has elapsed, the mask must be rinsed well to prevent the hair from becoming greasy.
Olive oil can be used to make a hair mask.
Hair masks are typically much more expensive than other hair conditioning treatments and often come in smaller containers. For this reason, many people choose to make their own deep conditioner at home, using ingredients like avocado, mayonnaise, egg whites, and olive oil. There are many recipes that can be found by searching online, all with natural ingredients found in the kitchen. Otherwise, hair masks can be purchased at pharmacies or beauty salons, or ordered online.