Deep Conditioning Hair Mask – Essential Hair Care

Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Everything you need to know.

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; styling, and environmental factors such as sun, wind, and pollution can all leave hair depleted of 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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Deep Conditioning Treatment

Restoring moisture to your hair makes the most difference.

In this blog, I’ll talk about how a deep conditioning treatment can transform your hair, leaving it shiny and silky. Plus, 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 tips below.

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What makes Hair Dry?

  • Cold weather and wind can dry your hair, leaving it brittle, as does the sun in the warmer months. 
  • How we treat our hair also has an impact. Regular colour treatments or heated styling are drying for hair.

So, whilst conditioning is one of the most important things we can do for our hair, sometimes it’s not enough.


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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. They give hair a much-needed moisture boost to combat external factors such as weather and styling.

Generally, 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 then some!


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 than our hair.

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 a lot 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. 

Here are my recommendations for getting the best from your hair mask based on hair type.

Application by Hair Type

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 more than an hour.

Fine Hair Can be prone to fly-aways and tangling. My deep conditioning treatment is the perfect antidote, detangling and leaving fine hair with volume.

For my guide on How to Look after Fine Hair click on the image above.



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.

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.

For my ultimate guide on How to Care for Curly Hair, click on the image above.

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.

Read my tips on caring for afro hair by clicking on the image above.

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. 

My advice? 

Restore and Shine Hair Masque, is concentrated so less is more with this hair conditioning treatment. Around 10ml is all you need per application.

Discover more about Restore and Shine Hair Masque and find out why I think it’s the best hair mask for dry or damaged hair. Click on the image above.

Why use a deep conditioning hair mask?

Whether you want to beat the elements, combat damage from heated styling or get moisture into naturally dry hair, it’s your go-to product.

I firmly believe that 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.

Restore and Shine Hair Masque

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