Conditioners and masks have an important role to play when it comes to keeping your hair in tip-top condition, says Dana. But what’s the difference between the two? And why do we need both?
“Put simply, a conditioner should be used every time you wash your hair while a hair mask is used just once or twice a week,” explains Dana.
Hair conditioners…Treat the hair surface, smoothing down cuticles that are raised by shampooing to make hair shinier and less tangled. They are rinsed out very quickly after being applied. Conditioner should be used every time you wash your hair.
Hair masks…These are much richer and more nutritious. They are designed to penetrate and deep treat the hair and are left on for longer than conditioners. Because the hair absorbs the concentrated goodness in the mask, the results last longer. They will strengthen and nourish your hair, treat damage and make it softer, shinier and bouncier.
There are different types of hair mask so it can be a bit confusing if you’re trying to choose the best one for you so I do suggest you chat with your stylist and ask for their recommendation says Dana.
Hair that is frequently coloured, bleached or styled with heated tools is more likely to need one of the richer masks like 'wow Money treatment'.This also goes for coarser hair, curly hair and coily hair that are more likely to become dehydrated.
On the other hand, fine hair, or hair that isn’t coloured or heat styled very often would benefit from a lighter mask treatment. I often suggest my clients try K18.
But do ask your stylist for their recommendation at your next appointment or pop into the salon for some professional advice.
Getting the best from hair masks“Hair masks do take longer to work properly than conditioners, so plan to use one when you’re going to have a soak in the bath or watch your favourite TV programme. Make it a special treat – this is definitely not one for your pre-work early morning shower, says Dana.
Always check the directions for use on each product as they do vary:
We’ve a wide range of conditioners and hair masks for every hair type so pop in for a consultation and we can advise on which ones will suit your hair and your lifestyle and how often to use them.
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