How To Use A Hair Mask Properly For Healthy, Shiny Hair

We all know that hair can be dry, brittle, and damaged from styling products or even just the natural elements. But with a good hair mask in place, your locks will finally have what they deserve – moisture!

You’ve probably heard of masks for your face, but what about hair masks? Do you use hair masks to care for your hair strands to improve the natural oils in your hair?

Hair masks are designed as an additional step to improve our locks with shine & strengthen those pesky tangles without using any harmful hair treatment chemicals.

The best part? You don’t need much product at all for this beneficial treatment which means less waste.

Whether you’re in the market for a deep-conditioning treatment or just want to up your game with every wash, investing time into understanding how hair masks work will pay off.

Whether you’re in the market for a deep-conditioning treatment or just want to up your game with every hair wash, investing time into understanding how hair masks work will pay off.

A good hair day can make you feel like your best selves, but what many of us don’t realize is how much work goes into achieving this appearance.

From blow-drying and straightening irons to flat ironing or curling rods (or even just using hot rollers), there’s no shortage when it comes time for preparation before heading out with your hair looking its best.


What Is A Hair Mask And What Are Its Benefits?

Hair masks are among the most popular beauty products on the market. They promise to repair and revitalize your hair from the first use!

And who doesn’t want their fine strands looking lush and full all day long?

I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials where they show how quickly a hair mask can make dull locks look shiny again or give off an amazing hair volume boost.

You’ve heard of masks for your face, but what about hair? A hair mask is a great way to deeply condition and moisturize without using chemicals.

It can also be used as an alternative treatment option when you don’t want the hassle or expense associated with visiting a salon regularly!

Next time you feel like taking a break from your busy schedule and indulging in some self-care, try using one of these hair masks!

They’re super effective at soothing tiredness away while also providing protection against future damage.

What Are Hair Masks Made Out Of?

A hair mask is made of rich ingredients such as soybean oil or hemp seed extract which will leave damaging chemicals behind if applied correctly.

Dry, damaged hair is often the result of using too much heat or hair styling products. Before you head to the salon for a major haircut though, consider the benefits of using a moisture-restoring hair mask.

Certain oils, foods, and other ingredients can all benefit damaged hair in different ways. The following ingredients may be found in many hair products, but you can also make DIY hair masks at home


Argan oil

Traditionally, argan oil has been used for hair growth. It’s also a remedy and supplement in hair dryness treatment.

Because it’s rich with fatty acids that can protect your locks from damage while moisturizing them at the same time!

You may apply this natural resource directly onto your head or mix up some into hair conditioners and hair styling products as desired.


Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is not just for diluting your essential oils! This amazing little product does so much more than that, including moisturizing hair and skin.

When applied alone or mixed with other carrier oils like sweet almond oil to create a different consistency that meets your needs.
A great way of using it? Simply rubbing some into wet palms will give you nourishing benefits without any scent.

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When used as a carrier oil to dilute essential oils, jojoba reportedly has moisturizing properties for hair and skin.

If applied alone, however, it is reported that the lightweight nature makes this natural product ideal not just for sensitive skins but also for those with oily complexions who want extra hydration on their face or head!


Avocado Oil Hair Mask

Even without looking at it as a hair product, avocado is widely hailed as a superfood. Avocado oil is a beauty powerhouse for skin and hair.

Using avocado oil is easy and you apply it just like you`d apply any hair oil, but I do prefer using warm avocado oil.

Just take the amount you need and warm it in hot water(in a container) or for 15 seconds in the microwave.

Again an affordable oil that is worth its weight in producing results.


DIY Hair Masks For Different Types Of Hair

You don’t have to buy yet another beauty product for your hair if you don`t want to: You can check in your kitchen for everyday ingredients 

And create your own DIY hair mask for healthy lovely hair, because with everyday fruits and products, you can create healthy hair care.

What`s more, with a DIY hair mask, you can choose and mix what you put in your hair, don`t like a certain mic, leave it, want more of another ingredient, but more of it. You are free to pick and leave.

You can whip up solutions for everything from scalp to strands and treat yourself to a home spa using just simple ingredients.


Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Before using mayonnaise, remember many mayonnaise products contain eggs so may contain allergies.

A mayonnaise hair mask works brilliantly on dry frizzy hair caused mostly by lack of moisture making the hair dry. As already said this is not something for everyone and remember it can be really messy.

This is not proved in any way but there are claims that mayonnaise can get rid of head lice.

Honey Hair Mask

tgin Honey Miracle Hair Mask Deep Conditioner With Raw Honey & Olive Oil For Natural Hair - Dry Hair - Curly Hair - 12 OzHoney adds moisture and will almost immediately treat fizzy hair.

When thinking of a DIY hair mask that`s multi-tasking and affordable, honey should be in your must-haves.

When making an affordable hair mask honey should be on your list. Use it to add moisture and shine to your hair.

It`s advisable to find raw honey to make your hair softer and shinier! it also reduces flakiness and dry itchy scalp.

I love honey mask because it`s not as messy as some other DIY hair masks on this list.


Yogurt DIY Hair Mask

Yogurt is a must-have addition if you are going the DIY hair mask way. It’s thought that these Probiotics in yogurt help exfoliate dead skin cells and keep your hair fresh and hydrated.

If you know anything about dry frizzy hair, then you know the importance of keeping your hair moisturized and hydrated.

Mixing yogurt with other hair masks ingredients helped make the other ingredients like oil or honey thicker thus making them thicker and easier application.


Banana DIY Hair Mask

Bananas are rich in magnesium, potassium, protein, and vitamins and are brilliant nourishment to soften hair and keep it healthy.

Do you have dry damaged hair? a banana mask is your rescue. Moisturize your scalp, improve texture and shine and even hair thickness will be better. Say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to your new hair.

Worth Mentioning

  •  Use ripe bananas when making a mask, banana hair mask lumps are a common occurrence if you can not mash your bananas properly.

Curd DIY Hair Mask

Im going to be honest, for me personally, this is a no-no because although I have tried this, I do not want curd on my hair for any amount of time, it`s messy just like yogurt or mayonnaise.

 Curd is considered a magic solution by many Indian women with long healthy hair.Curd is rich in proteins that will soften and strengthen your hair.How To Use A Hair Mask Properly For Healthy, Shiny Hair

Benefits of Curd

  • Prevent dry itchy scalp
  • Use to prevent dry brittle hair
  • Stop/prevent dandruff
  • Reduce hair fall
  • Hair conditioner
  • Strengthening hair
  • Softer frizzy hair

Like all DIY products, all products mentioned above might take time for you to see results or the results may need repeat application. Secondly, most DIY products for hair or skin are usually messy compared to shop bought products.

DIY beauty products are not for everyone, for me, I do use them for trial but I prefer using shop-bought beauty products.


How To Apply A Hair Mask

Applying hair masks especially commercially bought is the same really no matter what brand you buy.

But if you`ve never used a mask before, this is the easy process

  1. Wash and towel dry your hair
  2. Take the amount you need in your hands,rub your and together.
  3. Massage the product in from the roots to the tips 
  4. Comb through your hair with your fingers to help the product totally enter your hair shafts.

The best time to use a hair mask depends on you, but for practicality’s sake, it`s preferably in the mornings or whenever you are in the bath.

And Now To Some Q&A About Hair Masks

Q-How often to use a hair mask?

A-This is a question many do ask, it`s ok to use a hair mask should be used once or twice per week in place of your regular conditioner.

Once to twice a year, it`s like using a conditioner so as much as you use your conditioner, the same you`ll use a mask.

For DIY hair masks, you need to find a balance of what works for you, but it`s not all that different.

To apply a hair mask, towel dry your hair after washing, after your hair is no longer dripping water, apply the mask, wrap with a shower cap(to catch any dripping)then wait for 30 minutes.

Finish by washing clean and you`re ready to go.

Conclusion on How To Use A Hair Mask Properly

A hair mask is easy to apply and the DIY masks are so affordable so there is no excuse for you accepting frizzy dry hair.

I hope you found this post useful and you will be able to take care of your hair at home.

29 thoughts on “How To Use A Hair Mask Properly For Healthy, Shiny Hair”

    • We mostly think of facemask when we think of beauty,but your hair is a part of your beauty and should not be ignored. Most of us think a hair mask can only be done in a salon but it`s easy to do your hair mask at home while you shower.

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    • A hair mask is affordable and something we should always do hair mask if you value healthy hair. Having said that many think a hair mask is only in a salon but it`s just as easy to do at home, not to mention affordable.

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  1. Very informative, we mostly use facial skin masks to have lovely skin but we ignore our hair. but I think we also need hair mask for lovely hair.

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    • Thanks Teala im glad you found the post useful and helpful.It`s true many of us do not use hair masks but we always rush to skin masks.

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  3. My hair seems to fall out all the time and I don’t know why. It’s been like this for a couple of years, but it seems like I always grow new hair. I’m going to make the DIY Curd Hair Mask and see what happens. Thank you for the recommendations.

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    • Stress can make your hair fall off, your diet too can also make your hair change.Try a healthy lifestyle and staying healthy.
      Try to avoid hair product overload as these too may affect your hair.

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  4. Great tips! I always forget to do hair masks but I’ll definitely have to start trying to use them again! sometimes they can make my hair greasy but I’m going to follow your tips and maybe it will help

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    • I can understand, many people will wash hair and all that but forget to use hair mask, my hair is weak and breaks easily so a hair mask is a must every week.

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  5. I love hair mask because I like the way it makes my hair feel afterwards like silky and smooth it feels amazing. I’ve used an Argan Hair Mask and oh my it was amazing.

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    • Hi Tara, I think every girl who cares about their hair should use hair mask,and DIY masks are so affordable and easy to make there is no reason not to apply hair mask.

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    • You should many of us do complain or dull hair, unhealthy hair and what not but it`s mostly because we ignore out hair, shampoo and conditioner is not enough to give you healy hairr so try finding some affordable hair mask or make your own DIY hair mask.

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    • How then do you take care of your hair`? im surprised many will shampoo,condition hair but forget or ignore using hair mask.

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    • Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by, hair mask should be a regular just as your moisturizer but most of the time,most of us settle for a quick wash. Even DIY hair masks work brilliantly so I always make it a point to use DIY if I do not have any commercial mask for that smooth, healthy hair.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, like all skincare, moisturizers, or like your shampoo and conditioner, a hair mask should be a part of your care.

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    • Aragan oil can be used in so many ways,like you, I love DIY skincare and hair care products as I know exactly what goes into a product im using.

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