Deep Conditioning Hair Mask |Expert Guide
Why use a deep conditioning hair mask?
Do you apply conditioner every time you wash your hair? If you do, you may be wondering why you need to use a deep conditioning hair mask.
The answer is that hair needs hydration. We put our hair through a lot. From styling, to environmental factors such as sun, wind, and pollution they can all leave hair depleted and lacking moisture.
I’ve been working with hair for over 35 years, and in my experience, the best way to replenish hair is with a weekly deep conditioning treatment.
Regular conditioning supported by a weekly deep conditioner hair mask gives your hair added moisture and helps to combat the environmental factors that conspire to make our hair dry.
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In this blog, I’ll talk about how a deep conditioning hair mask can transform your hair, leaving it shiny and silky. Plus, I’ll cover why you should make the time for weekly treatments.
I’ll share my tips on how to use a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask by Hair Type.
Getting the application right is essential for any hair product, and you can find my expert tips below.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask | What Makes Hair Dry?
- Cold weather and wind can dry your hair, leaving it brittle.The sun has the same effect in the warmer months.
- How we treat our hair also has an impact. Regular colour treatments or heated styling are drying for hair.
- Excessive brushing or combing or touching the hair too much can reduce moisture.
- The natural ageing process can leave hair dry.
So, whilst conditioning is one of the most important things we can do for our hair, sometimes it’s not enough.
Step Forward… The Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
What does a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask do for your Hair?
A weekly hair mask treatment gives hair additional moisture. Hair masks have an intensive formulation. More intense than a conditioner. Restore and Shine Hair Masque gives your hair a much-needed moisture boost to combat the external factors that leave your hair dry.
I recommend using a good quality deep conditioner once a week.
However, if your hair is badly damaged, for example, bleach-damaged hair, you may want to use a deep conditioning hair mask twice a week at first. You can do this for a couple of weeks and then revert to using it weekly.
When hair has moisture, it’s easier to manage, shinier and has more body.
It looks and feels healthier.
Why do I need to use a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask?
The key to good hair care is to think about your hair in the same way as your skin.
We cleanse and moisturise our skin regularly.
Your hair requires the same treatment and more!
Because hair and skin have the same structure.
Both are made up of keratin, and both need moisture.
But the point here is that we tend to be more gentle with our skin.
We don’t apply heat to our skin, we don’t apply colour-treatments, and it’s unlikely that we pull and tug at our skin the way we do with our hair.
That’s why a deep conditioning hair mask is vital for maintaining the condition of your hair.
It’s fair to say that our hair is subject to a lot more things that can make it dry. Our skin gets an easy ride by comparison.
Investing in a good quality deep conditioning hair mask and getting into a routine of weekly treatments is the most effective way of combating dry hair.
With over 35 years in the salon business, I have worked with every type of hair and my hair mask treatment can benefit all hair types.
I like to keep things simple, and I had that in mind when I developed my deep conditioning treatment, Restore and Shine Hair Masque.
This hair mask works for all hair types. The only difference is how you apply it. Keep on reading to discover my expert tips on using a deep conditioning hair mask for your hair type.
Expert Tips for your Deep Conditioning Hair Mask by Hair Type.
Application by Hair Type
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask |Fine Hair
The best way to get volume into fine hair is to get moisture right to the hair’s core.
Pro-vitamin B5 is one of the few ingredients that can penetrate the outer layers of the hair and hydrate from within.
That helps combat fly-aways and tangling which are a problem for fine hair types.
When you apply any deep conditioning treatment, focus on the ends and mid-lengths of the hair.
Make sure you warm the product up between your palms before application. That helps to avoid an over-concentration of the product in any one place.
Don’t forget, with a good quality product, a little goes a long way so, less is more, particularly for fine hair types. Typically, leaving a hair mask in for 10 mins should do the trick.
Restore and Shine Hair Masque is a natural hair product containing Pro-vitamin B5, free from heavy silicones so, you can leave it in for longer. It’s the best deep conditioner for fine hair that I’ve used. I love the body it leaves in fine hair and it makes styling much easier.
For fine hair, I recommend leaving it in the hair for no longer than an hour.
Discover my ultimate guide on How to Look after Fine Hair.
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Deep Conditioning Hair Mask | Colour-Treated Hair
When you’ve invested in a colour treatment, the priority is to keep the colour looking vibrant.
Dry ends can be a problem for colour-treated hair.
It’s a shame to let them downgrade your do!
Focus your deep conditioning treatment on the ends of the hair.
Apply a small amount of product at the mid-lengths and layer more product at the ends of your hair for an extra boost.
For maximum colour retention, a weekly deep conditioning hair mask treatment is essential.
Get into the habit of treating your hair once a week every week.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask |Curly Hair
Curly hair tends to be drier than most, naturally.
Your curls may be fine. They may be thick or coarse. Whatever your curl type, a deep conditioning hair mask for curly hair is essential.
That’s because it helps curl definition whilst maintaining bounce and body.
When it comes to curls, maximum moisture is the answer.
If you’ve ever tried a DIY avocado hair mask, you’ll know that avocado, loaded with vitamins and fatty acids, is a nutritious treat for hair.
I take the mush out of avocado hair masks with my Restore and Shine Hair Masque. It contains avocado, so you get the benefits of this nutritious ingredient without the mess.
If your curls are thick and dry, you can apply a hair mask from the roots to the ends.
Restore and Shine Hair Masque contains nettle to help balance scalp condition and pro-vitamin b5 to get moisture to the hair’s core.
You can let it dry into your hair and leave it overnight. Rinse the hair mask out in the morning and style your hair as usual.
Go to my ultimate guide on How to Care for Curly Hair for your most fabulous curls!
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask | Afro Hair
If you are keeping your afro hair natural, chances are you are washing your hair once a week or maybe every couple of weeks.
Whatever your routine, you know what works best for you.
I recommend applying Restore and Shine Hair Masque as a deep conditioner for afro hair every time you wash your hair.
Not only does it contain avocado oil, but it also contains olive leaf extract, an excellent moisturiser for your hair.
In between hair washes, try mixing a little Restore and Shine Hair Masque with water. Feed this mixture into your hair to keep it well-hydrated.
I do this to my hair, and you can do this every day if you choose.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask |Dry or Damaged Hair
If your hair is excessively dry or damaged, I recommend treating your hair with Restore and Shine Hair Masque twice for the first couple of weeks.
That will give your hair a much-needed boost. After that, you can revert to applying your hair mask once a week. If there’s one thing that hair loves, it’s routine.
Over time you will find that your hair needs less product.
That’s because it will build moisture from regular treatments with a deep conditioning hair mask.
Restore and Shine Hair Masque, is concentrated so less is more with this hair conditioning treatment. Around 10ml is all you need per application.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask | Grey Hair
Grey Hair is not a hair type but it’s worth a separate discussion. Grey hair comes in many textures and varying degrees of thickness from very fine to coarse. The thing that all grey hair has in common is that it is dry. As we age, we produce less of the natural oils that add moisture to the hair. That means that we need to use a deep conditioning hair mask at once a week to add moisture and support healthy hair.
If your grey hair is fine, simply follow my tips for fine hair
- When you apply any deep conditioning treatment, focus on the ends and mid-lengths of the hair.
- Make sure you warm the product up between your palms before application. That helps to avoid an over-concentration of the product in any one place.
- Don’t forget, with a good quality product, a little goes a long way so, less is more, particularly for fine hair types. Typically, leaving a hair mask in for 10 mins should do the trick.
- Restore and Shine Hair Masque is a natural hair product containing Pro-vitamin B5, free from heavy silicones so, you can leave it in for longer. It’s the best deep conditioner for fine hair that I’ve used. I love the body it leaves in fine hair and it makes styling much easier.
- For fine hair, I recommend leaving it in the hair for no longer than an hour.
If you have thicker or coarse grey hair, you can work the product up towards the roots and you can leave for longer.
- Restore and Shine Hair Masque contains nettle to help balance scalp condition and pro-vitamin b5 to get moisture to the hair’s core.
- You can let it dry into your hair and leave it overnight. Rinse the hair mask out in the morning and style your hair as usual.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask | Take Aways
Whether you want to beat the elements, combat damage from heated styling or get moisture into naturally dry hair, a deep conditioning hair mask is your go-to product for hair that looks and feels fabulous!
A good quality hair mask for dry hair, once a week, every week is the answer for hair that feels as good as it looks.
About the Author
Over the years, I’ve talked to and helped a lot of customers with dry hair concerns. Additionally, I write about all aspects of healthy hair, from how to stop frizzy hair to how to get rid of split ends and share expert tips and techniques for looking after all hair types.
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Restore and Shine Hair Masque was awarded best hair mask in the Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Awards. As an independent hair care brand, we are incredibly proud to be recognised alongside some of the industry’s biggest haircare brands. Because I spend time ensuring that our products deliver the best results, I couldn’t be happier to get this review and win this prestigious award.
Here’s what Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey had to say,
“Beauty Bible fell in love with this mask when we discovered it at a Cosmetic Executive Women product demo evening. The brand comes from a London hair salon, and the mask is a huge boon for hair – packed with avocado, olive oil, aloe vera, nettle and horsetail, together with sage (which is rich in vitamins A, C and E). Just a sniff of this rich, unctuous creamy mask perks you up. Use for gleaming shiny, healthy hair.”