Many of you may be starting to notice your hair getting dry as the end of summer approaches. You are a Pinterest addict and you search for DIY hair masks. Then you're in the kitchen creating a huge concoction from the ingredients you've just read. We are here to help you understand the differences between hair masks and how to use them. How to apply a hair-mask: After shampooing, always use the treatment. Shampooing first will help break down hair buildup and allow the mask to penetrate the hair. This will make the mask more effective and focus on the areas that require extra care.
Apply the mask only from the middle to the ends of your hair. Normally, the only area of your hair that needs extra attention is the midshaft to the ends. This will ensure that your hair has body and texture the next day. Thoroughly comb the product. This will ensure that the product has an even consistency throughout, with no spots left dry. How long should the treatment last? The tricky part is next. While most people believe that a mask is only beneficial if you sleep with it in your hair overnight, this is not true. The type and duration of treatment will depend on the hair's texture and damage. If you have fine hair or hair that needs some extra help, leave the treatment on for five minutes. If you have hair that is thick or processed, leave the treatment on for 10 minutes. If you are using protein treatments, don't leave the product on for longer than necessary. This can cause hair to become more damaged and give it a "fresh spaghetti" look.
Hydrating Treatments. Although they are effective for 20 minutes, it is not recommended to leave the product on the hair for more than that. Smoothing hair during blow drying can be made easier by using products.
Oil treatments. Focus oil on the ends only. This will keep your roots from becoming too heavy. For a smoother look, you can mix the product with shampoo and let it sit overnight. Then shampoo your hair in the morning. If you have any questions, please stop by the salon and ask for a stylist. Also, keep an eye out online for products that will soon be sold online. -XO staff at MCS. Follow us on social media to keep in touch!