How to Create an Effective Hair Mask Routine
...All while maxxing out your Netflix and chill card this weekend.
Creating a hair mask routine for your hair may seem like a no-brainer: Find a hair mask, apply onto hair, let sit for a few minutes and rinse. Yes, this is typically how it’s done. However, not all hair masks are created equal! First, you’ll have to find the hair mask your hair needs, and definitely just not the hair mask everyone is raving about on social media.
While honest reviews from hair care product junkies are great, what works for one person may not work for another. Read on as we break down how you can effectively create a hair mask routine that works for your hair type by finding the right hair mask for you:
4 Tips for Creating a Hair Mask Routine
1. The waiting game
Can you sit tight for more than five minutes? (Serious question.) You know that feeling of being excited to get your nails done but you don’t want to sit and wait for them to dry? Or that feeling of washing your hair but you don’t have the patience to blow-dry? Same! Consider this when shopping for a hair mask to add to your hair care arsenal. If you don’t mind sitting still for at least 10 minutes, go for a hair mask that works best the longer it seeps into your strands. No time for that? Opt for a hair mask like Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque, that works to kick all your dry hair woes in as little as 3 to 5 minutes. Good stuff.
2. Can you commit to something?
Another serious thing to consider, and yes we’re still talking about hair: Creating a hair mask routine involves making a commitment with your locks. You’re promising your hair that every week, bi-weekly or every month you will be treating it with a hair mask to help keep it looking healthy.
3. Do you understand what your hair needs?
Is your hair dry, oily color-treated or normal? All of this plays a role in your search for a hair mask to add to your routine. Look for hair masks that target your concerns and only your concerns.
4. Are you a D.I.Y. gal?
If so, you can opt for creating your own hair mask. You can try an avocado hair mask or a coconut oil hair mask. On the other hand, you can opt for a hair mask with warm, cozy ingredients, like Suave Professionals Moisture Mask with Almond & Shea Butter or Catwalk by TIGI Oatmeal & Honey Mask instead, if going the D.I.Y. Pinterest route isn’t really for you.
For more hair tips for deep conditioning, check out how to find the best one for your hair type and the right way to use a deep conditioner on your hair.