Rough texture, dullness, split ends, tangled hair and lack of moisture — all of these are signs of dry, damaged hair. Apart from using a hydrating and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that are specially formulated to repair dry, damaged hair, it’s important to use natural hair products such as a hair mask that can deeply moisturize your hair, restores softness, prevents split ends and reduce hair breakage.
Dry, damaged hair can be caused by a number of factors which include exposure to pollution and harsh sunlight, use of heated styling tool, chemical treatments, harsh brushing and over colouring or colouring your hair too often. All of these can result in hair that looks dull, has split ends, breaks easily, feels rough to touch and becomes frizzy.
While most people resort to using shampoos and conditioners with hydrating ingredients to repair hair damage, it’s equally important to ensure that you use a hair mask at least once a week to deeply hydrate your hair. Hair masks offer deeper conditioning as compared to traditional conditioners and have added benefits such as restoring strength and repairing damaged hair through ingredients that get absorbed easily.
Hair masks are formulated to target specific problems such as dry damaged hair, frizzy hair, dull hair etc. A natural hair mask is a must if you have dry, damaged hair and are looking to improve your hair care regime. When choosing a hair mask for dry, damaged hair, look for natural ingredients such as Shea butter and Argan Oil which are known to deeply moisturize and nourish dry hair. Ingredients such as Keratin are known to help repair damaged hair and reduce breakage by improving hair strength.
In order to get the most out of your hair mask, it’s important to know when and how to use it. A hair mask can be used once a week however if your hair are very dry or damaged then you can use it twice a week to get the benefits. A hair mask typically replaces conditioner in the hair care regime. After washing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo, towel dry your hair to remove excess water. Next, divide your hair into smaller sections and apply the hair mask through the length of the hair till a few centimetres away from the roots. Once you have applied the hair mask, twist the length of the hair to ensure deeper penetration of the hair mask and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
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