Is your hair dry, damaged, color-treated, or textured? If you answered yes to any of these then it may be time to incorporate a Hair Mask into your hair regimen. A hair mask can be a game-changer for any of the challenges you may be experiencing above. Oftentimes we are asked what is the difference between a hair mask and a regular conditioner, plus 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. Plus, let’s not forget that you should definitely take the opportunity to make this a spa moment and treat yourself. After all, #SelfLove is really something we could all practice a little more of right? Take a peek below at how beneficial a hair mask can be in this before and after photo.
What Is A Hair Mask
Is a Hair Mask the same as a regular conditioner? The answer is definitely no. While many conditioners are designed to heal and help the hair, they typically are to work differently from a conditioner. A hair mask can be used for dry hair, damaged or color-treated hair, as well as for curly hair textures to keep the hair nourished and hydrated. Aging hair will also benefit from the use of a hair mask as well.
Our silicon-free 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 hair and scalp, without weighing the hair down. Macrobola seed oil, tucuma butter are sourced from the Amazon, silk extracts from Japan, delicate oils from Australia with an infusion of vitamin E, panthenol, and B5. What more can you ask for? Our favorite features, no allergens, paraben-free, and color safe for the health-conscious beauty maven.
We suggest using a mask after the Iles Formula Shampoo and before the Iles Formula Conditioner. The Iles Formula Conditioner unlike most is super high performant and does not coat the hair shaft, hence hair is never feeling heavy. Its function is to shut down tight the outer hair follicles sealing in all the nutrients the mask delivers. This allows the mask to do the correcting and then the conditioner seals in the benefits of the mask. A hair mask can be used weekly for those needing more love, or fortnightly to even once a month in those cases where you are simply maintaining the health of your hair.
Let’s take a look at How To Properly Apply A Hair Mask For Best Results below.
Set The Mood
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 finishing other parts of your shower. This will give it the time it needs to do its work. Keep in mind this Iles mask does work relatively quickly compared to others, downtime is not necessary but certainly does not harm if you are in the spa mood and have time to let the goodness infuse. Just remember to rinse it out and then apply your conditioner after to seal in the nutrients.
However, if you find that you can make 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, put on some relaxing music. Whatever creates that chill vibe to set the tone.
Why not make it a girl’s spa day and invite over some of your best girlfriends? Share some of your favorite hair tips and maybe create a shared Pinterest board with your must-have cut and color inspirations. Oh … and don’t forget wedding day preparation. The Spa Pack is an ideal gift for your maids of honor and you to be perfectly nurtured for the big day.
How To Properly Apply A Hair Mask For Best Results
So now that you have set the mood, it’s time to indulge. Here is what you need to know for the best results. To begin, start by cleansing your hair. Although we are fond of clarifying shampoos they could be used to remove excess build-up and impurities from the hair. Be sure if you use one to follow up with Iles Formula Shampoo as it returns hair to the perfect PH of 5.5 to 6.45 preparing your hair for best absorption of the mask.
After shampooing, apply liberally the Iles Formula Hair Mask to both hair and scalp. Be sure the product is evenly distributed, use clips or pins to wrap your hair into a top knot. For an added bonus, wrap your hair in glad wrap and then place the Iles Formula Turban to catch all extra drips and keep head heat within. This will encourage the product to penetrate deeper and provide you with extra nourishment. Indulge for 5-15 minutes and then rinse well.
Last, apply the Iles Formula Conditioner to seal in the mask moisture. A very important step as it closes down the hair cuticle locking in all the nurture the mask has delivered.
After you can allow your hair to air dry if you have a natural movement with Curl Revive Serum or treat yourself to a glorious at-home blowout using Iles Formula Finishing Serum for heat protection and control and to provide lasting results with your style. Remember, a good blowout will allow for less work throughout the week when styling your hair and allow you to space your washing further apart. Doesn’t that sound perfect?
Photo credit to Iles Formula customer @alanasynder
When was the last time you treated yourself to a hair mask? Are you currently using one regularly? Let us know in the comments below. If you haven’t ever done a hair mask, this is the perfect time to give it a try and see the incredible benefits.
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