Hair mask – recipe for better winter hair?

Jeanette | 10 November 2016

Get your hair mask at the ready!

It has long been touted, that a treatment for your tresses is a luscious experience not to be missing. But what many of you really want to know is, is using a hair mask the recipe for better hair? Well, with winter fast on our heels, the transition into cooler seasons can play havoc with our manes (eek!). But the good news is, that there is a way to help your locks through this trying period – and the not-so-secret secret is: using a hair mask. Yes, really!

Luckily for you, we got the lowdown on hair masks from Aaron Carlo, the TRESemmé UK Hair Ambassador and talented hair stylist to the famous (we’re not name-dropping, but, ahem, Little Mix). So, read on and discover loads of expert advice on this unique at-home hair treatment, below!

Is using a hair mask the recipe for better tresses?


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Find the right hair mask recipe or product for you

Find the right one for you

Find a specific mask that works for your hair type. Using a hair mask once a week really does solve a lot of hair problems in general. – Aaron Carlo, TRESemmé UK Hair Ambassador

Think that hair masks are just for extremely damaged hair? Think again. Hair masks may be an obvious choice for dry and damaged tresses, but in reality, no matter your hair type, hair masks are great for all. Aaron’s advice? Just find the right one for you. But if you’re not sure which one to pick, then check out our lovely Hair Masks page, for more guidance.

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Hair mask recipe: Application is paramount

Apply in the right places

As you probably know, the correct application of any hair product is the key to its success. And what a lot of people tend to do, is apply hair masks mostly to their roots, rather than their mid lengths and ends (which isn’t right, FYI). So, to help you get the most out of your hair mask, we asked Aaron Carlo how he applies them to his star clients!

Step 1: Get your hair ready for your hair mask application by washing it, and using a wash-out conditioner.

Step 2: Once your hair is nice and clean, divide your damp tresses down the centre, to create 2 equal sections.

Step 3: Take a scoop of your chosen hair mask and apply it to the hair, just below your ears. This way, you’re sure to get the product on your mid lengths and ends, which is where it’s needed most.

Step 4: Leave it on for the allotted time, rinse and your hair mask treatment is complete!

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Remember hair masks can be a treat!

Think of hair masks as a treat!

If you love hair dye, are partial to heated styling tools, prone to dryness, or even an ‘excessive hair styler’, then your hair could probably do with a little TLC. Which is where a hair mask comes in, to provide your tresses with an indulgent treat! However, you may still be wondering: is a hair mask the recipe for better hair? Well, we’re not saying it turns back the clock, but hair masks can indirectly make styling your hair easier, as well as look and feel better – after all, isn’t that what we all want?

Try: The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque. A firm favourite of Aaron’s, this keratin-infused hair mask is gentle enough to use on coloured hair, and can also help control frizz for up to 48 hours* – no wonder it’s the stylist’s fave!


Has this expert advice convinced you that using a hair mask is a recipe for hair success? Then you need to see what other remedies are available for your tresses over on our All Hair Treatments page. With loads more expert tips, as well as our editors’ top picks, this hub isn’t to be missed!

*System use versus non-conditioning shampoo.


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