Your Hair’s Best Friend

Wind, pollution, UV rays… Hair damage is almost unavoidable nowadays. So it’s time to play offense. Count on hair masks to restore and protect your locks when it matters. We’ve got what you need to know (and why) when it comes to these nourishing mixtures.

The What: Ingredients You Need

If you’re looking for thicker volume, try avocado oil. Smooth strands? Argan oil is your best bet. Moisturizing curly or oily hair? Clay is the way to go, specifically for its absorbent properties. Because there’s a lot of different things that can go into a hair mask, don’t be afraid to play around with main ingredients until you find your favorite.

The How: Methods We Swear By

One treatment a week goes a long way when it comes to conditioning damaged hair. Just apply to wet hair, distributing evenly with a wide-toothed comb. Show some extra love to the ends of your hair — split-ends need the most TLC. Leave in for at least 20 minutes, depending on your hair health. Finally, rinse clean and don’t forget to work in your normal shampoo and conditioner routine as well!

Xpert Tip: If you’re really feeling a spa-day, leave in overnight for extra luscious locks (cover your hair in a plastic cap and sleep on a towel for no mess)!

The Why: Instant Hair Benefits

Hair masks are pretty much a no-fail way to refresh locks after a long week. Their added moisture can repair cuticles damaged from the sun, cold air, rain — whatever you encounter!  And better-feeling locks means better-looking styles for you. It’s a win-win that helps you stay healthy and cute.

We know you’re already out in the world doing your thing, so make sure you protect your locks, too. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll feel the benefits all week long.