7 ingredients to look for in your next mask
Hair masks are restorative and nourishing hair products filled with oils, butters, and other humectants to take your conditioning efforts to the next level. Throughout the day our hair can suffer — blowouts, tight ponytails, coloring, and exposure to the elements challenge our hair on a regular basis. Hair masks can help repair your hair and can also prevent future damage. Hair masks are suited to almost every hair type. If your hair is very fine use a lightweight product that still has hair-benefitting ingredients. Also use hair masks mostly on your ends where your hair will have the most damage. If your hair is dry, frizzy or damaged your can go heavier on the mask ingredients and the amount you apply to your hair. Here is a list of ingredients and products that can work wonders on your tresses.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a highly nourishing naturally conditioning ingredient that penetrates hair with medium chain fatty acids and lauric acid. These acids can penetrate the hair shaft and increase fat, mineral and vitamin content in your hair. It’s a fantastic conditioner for all hair types.
2. Argan Oil
Argan oil can help soften, moisturize and protect your hair. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that give luster, shine and hydration to your hair, no matter what type.
3. Shea Butter
Shea butter is filled with beneficial fatty acids such as stereic, oleic and linoleic acid, as well as vitamins, minerals and catechins.
Honey is a multifaceted, highly beneficial ingredient to use on your hair. It’s filled with antioxidants, has antibacterial qualities and contains minerals and vitamins that are perfect for you. Honey can help manage hair with breakage and split ends.
5. Avocado Oil
Avocado has many healthy components such as Vitamin E, potassium, lecithin, fatty chlorophyll. It is a light oil that can take your hair from dull to shiny quickly.
6. Green Tea
Green tea is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It contains B vitamins, folate, polyphenols and amino acids. It’s the perfect match with shea butter to replenish your hair.
7. Coconut Water
Coconut water has a variety of healthy properties — it’s full of Omega3s, Vitamin C, minerals such as magnesium and potassium, enzymes, and amino acids.