Benefits of a Hair Mask
We are always looking for different ways to improve the health of our hair. From finding new ways to style your hair without heat to getting frequent trims, we all are trying to keep our hair as healthy as possible. While there are many different things you can do to enhance your hairs health, we want to bring to your attention one of the best ways to keeping your hair healthy – hair masks.
Here at Avalanche Salon, we use the best products to ensure that your hair is being taken care of when you are in getting your hair done. In this blog, we wanted to talk about the benefits of hair masks and why you should use one.
One of the topmost important benefits of a hair mask is that it can help add that needed hydration to your hair. Dry hair is a common problem that a lot of people have to deal with, especially in the colder months. If you have dry hair, a hair mask will help add back hydration into your locks. Try to incorporate a hair mask into your routine weekly to be able to enjoy all the hydrating benefits that the mask can offer.
Maintain Colored Hair
While many of us love coloring our hair, it also can be very damaging. Chemical-based dyes cause dryness and thinning of your hair. To keep your hair as healthy as possible after coloring it, you need to give your locks some extra TLC. A hair mask will help restore your hairs shine and overall health that can be lost when you color your hair. When you dye your hair, the natural oils and moisture gets stripped, which is why it is important to treat it with a moisturizing hair mask.
Your hair experiences damage even if you don’t use heating tools from regular washes, the sun, and brushing your hair. Straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers also cause an immense amount of damage to your hair. Heated style tools weaken your hairs cuticles that cause it to break. To repair this damage, you should use a hair mask to add nourishment and hydration to your damaged hair that will all in all strengthen your locks.
Hair masks are the perfect way to add smoothness and shine back to your hair while also providing moisture and repairing damaged strands. When you use a hair mask once a week, you can keep your hair shiny and smooth without having to worry about it being greasy and can also tame dandruff. If you are looking for more smoothness and added shine, add a hair mask to your routine weekly.
Making Your Own Mask
The best part about a hair mask is that you can easily making one yourself with ingredients right from your kitchen. There are many different ingredients that work for a hair mask including things like bananas, eggs, avocado oil, and more.
Making your own mask is quite easy and allows you to still indulge in all the benefits without it costing you an arm and a leg. Depending on the benefits you are looking for, the ingredients you use will differ.
- For frizzy, damaged hair: use organic raw honey and coconut oil
- For dry hair or dandruff: use an avocado, aloe vera gel, and coconut oil
- For thinning hair: use two egg whites and coconut oil
Another way to find different DIY hair masks is looking up recipes online for the specific benefits you are looking for. However, if you aren’t interested in making your own, there are a ton of different hair masks that you can purchase and use in your hair.
When using a hair mask, you just simply add it all over your hair, from your roots to your ends. You always want to let it sit in your hair for a few minutes for it to really work its magic. We recommend wrapping your hair in plastic wrap and then wrapping a towel around that to allow the mask to become heated. When heated, your hair is then able to absorb the nutrients better, allowing it to get the most out of the hair mask.
A hair mask is a simple treat that can repair and rehydrate your hair, leaving it looking and feeling as good as new. Whether you make your own or buy one at the store, adding a hair mask to your weekly routine is a great way to keep your hair healthy.