Is your hair dry, damaged, color-treated, or textured? If you are worried about the health of your hair from too much coloring or about the hair damage caused by heat styling tools, we always recommend using hair masks regularly. These are god-sent necessities when it comes to hair care. Hair masks are designed to give a concentrated amount of nourishment to your hair, which is why they are left on your hair for a few minutes to ensure full absorption.
Two common questions that people ask are, “what is the difference between a hair mask and a regular conditioner?” and “what is the proper way to use a hair mask?”. In this journal, we are sharing How To Properly Apply A Hair Mask For Best Results.
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What Is A Hair Mask
Take a peek below at the before and after photos to see how beneficial a hair mask can be!
A hair mask is often compared to a conditioner. However, they are quite different. Apart from the thicker texture, a hair mask differs in the way it nourishes hair. A conditioner, as the name suggests, conditions the hair. It helps protect hair from environmental influences such as dirt and pollution and makes it more manageable. But most of the benefits of a conditioner are limited to the outer layer of hair. Whereas a hair mask provides intense hydration and nourishment that reaches deep inside the hair structure. It does more than just soften your hair - it also nourishes and regenerates.
Hair treated with Iles Formula hair care
Our Iles Formula Hair Mask is an ideal choice. Alone, or as part of our Spa Pack, the mask will strengthen and nourish ALL hair types. Selected raw ingredients make up the most sumptuous cocktail for your hair and scalp, without weighing your hair down. Ingredients include macroloba seed oil and tucuma butter sourced from the Amazon, silk proteins from Japan, and nut oils from Australia with an infusion of vitamin E, panthenol, and B5. Plus, our product is allergen-free, paraben-free, and color-safe. What more can you ask for?
How To Properly Apply A Hair Mask For Best Results
The first step in your masking routine is to make sure your hair is completely clean and ready to soak up the nutrients of your mask. It’s a great idea to start with a perfectly PH-balanced shampoo like Iles Formula Shampoo, which is sulfate-free + paraben-free + silicon-free. It contains silk proteins and other antioxidant-rich ingredients to perfectly cleanse your hair and scalp at the same time.
After shampooing, apply the Iles Formula Hair Mask liberally throughout the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Remember this mask is vitamin-infused, so pile it on your scalp too! Use our handy Comb to evenly distribute the mask throughout your hair. If there is any residue collected on the comb, just wipe it back on. Then, use clips or pins to wrap your hair into a top knot. For an added bonus, wrap your hair in a hot steamy towel or apply a shower cap and to keep the heat in, cover with our Hair Turban Towel. Fabricated with luxuriously soft microfibre, our Haute Performance Hair Turban is extra absorbent and dries your hair quickly without friction. This will reduce static, frizz, and any breakage as well as encourage the hair mask to penetrate deeper and provide you with extra nourishment. Indulge for 5-15 minutes and then rinse. Check out how great @kelseygusto looks in our Hair Turban below! You can even do your aerobics in this turban because of its button and loop system - it will never fall off!
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For premium results, use the Iles Formula Hair Mask between the Iles Formula Shampoo and Iles Formula Conditioner.
After you have treated yourself to a hair mask, you can let your hair air dry, or even give your hair an extra boost with a nice blowout. Use our Finishing Serum for heat protection and control to provide lasting results with your style. Remember, a good blowout will mean less work for you on hairstyling throughout the week. Doesn’t that sound perfect?
BTW...this serum is protection against heated tools + UV + color fade + humidity.
The Self-Love Movement
If time is not on your side, and you are a bit rushed, it is certainly fine to apply a hair mask while in the shower. Simply allow it to sit while you are washing up. This will give the mask the time it needs to work its magic. Keep in mind, this Iles mask does work relatively quickly compared to others - downtime is not necessary but certainly does not harm if you have time to let the goodness infuse. Just remember to rinse it out and then apply your conditioner right after to tightly seal and lock in the nutrients.
If you have time for some #SelfLove, then you should definitely create an experience for your treatment. Set the mood by lighting some candles, maybe draw a bath, and put on some relaxing music. Whatever creates that chill vibe to set the ambiance.
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It's Your Hair's Time to Shine
When was the last time you treated yourself to a hair mask? Are you currently using one regularly? If you haven’t done a hair mask before, this is the perfect time to give it a try and see the incredible benefits. Let us know your thoughts on social media and don’t forget to tag us @ilesformula_hair and #IlesFormula. We love to see your posts!