Hair care: conditioners v.s hair masks

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Considering the pollution levels these days, it's not hard to imagine what would happen to our hair if we don’t take those extra steps to help them maintain their essential oils and shine. While we all shampoo fairly regularly, it is also important to feed in that additional nourishment.

Most people condition their hair after a wash, but something new and unique has popped up these days — Hair masks. If you wish to understand the differences in the uses and benefits of the two, keep reading as we explain what the two concepts entail.

What is the best for me?

What should I use conditioner or hair masks

Examine your hair closely and see which is a better fit for your needs. If your hair are dry and frizzy, you’re in need of a deep conditioner; meant to soften those locks.

While if you have damaged hair, that have undergone various colours of the rainbow or too much heat, hair masks are your saviour. Masks are meant to deeply strengthen your hair by penetrating through the scalp and provide much needed moisture.

How do I use them?

How to use conditioner and hair masks

Experts advise to apply deep conditioners to the ends of your hair and leave it in for approximately 1 to 2 minutes while a hair mask is meant to be left on for longer (from top to tips), somewhere around 12 to 15 minutes. For better results with a hair mask, wrap a towel around your head after applying the mask and let the mask do its job.

How often should they be used?

How many times do I use conditioner and hair masks

While many people use a conditioner mostly after every wash, masks are requirement specific. Ideally, conditioners can be used more frequently while masks should be used once or twice a week. With that being said, you should decide the frequency of either based on the condition and needs of your hair. 

Both conditioners and masks are made with a variety of ingredients and meant to serve multiple purposes, thus while making your purchase make sure to read its components and intended benefits.

Hair masks tend to use more organic ingredients as compared to the latter, with common ingredients being coconut oil, moroccan oil, shea butter, honey, argon oil and the likes.

Hopefully you’ve managed to find some clarity regarding the two products, so the next time you are in the hair aisle at your local shop, pick one each and give them a try. Luxurious locks here we come!

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