We spend as much time on our hair as we do on our face, and as many products ! Between hair oils, hair elixirs, shampoos, conditioners, serums, hair sprays and hair gels we wonder – Do we really need another product i.e. Hair Masks ??? To get a better perspective of all things related to Hair Masks, we decided to have a little chat with Atul Sharma, Creative Director – Hair, Magnifique Salon. Who better to ask than someone who works with hair every single day ? Take notes girls, we’re spilling all the beans ! Over to Atul :
YES ! We do need hair masks. They are deep conditioning treatments for our crowning glory that provide nourishment and make it super silky and smooth to touch. Another advantage is the visible reduction in frizz. Not to be used everyday but twice a week ideally. Always remember, hair masks are to be applied from mid-lengths to the ends of your tresses. Never apply them directly to the scalp. The only exception is if a hair mask is available in the market that specifically caters to sensitive scalp then we can use it on the scalp.
Different hair masks for different people. No one hair mask fits all.
- Dry Hair – If you have dry hair, give Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense Fine / Thick a shot. It is highly concentrated and gives your hair much needed hydration.
- Sensitive scalp – Kérastase Specifique Sensidote Dermo-Calm is designed to sooth and nourish the scalp.
- Smoothness and Shine – Kérastase Elixir Ultime masque is designed to restore hair of its lost silkiness and shine.
- Coloured Hair – Aftercare. The single most important step for coloured hair. Kérastase Reflection Chroma Captive masque provides colour protection such that your hair colour doesn’t fade out and is kept new and shiny.
- Chemically treated Hair – Struggling with dull hair or hair that’s been subjected to various chemical treatments ? Then why not give it some tender love and care using Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste masque ?
My absolute favourite hair mask at the moment would have to be – Kérastase Discipline Maskeratine (Masque Fluidealiste). I love it because strengthens the hair from the inside ! It also tames frizz and softens it. If you feel your hair mask isn’t working for you then I recommend changing it. Sometimes hair texture changes due to weather conditions or hormonal changes in the body. It is imperative to use one keeping in mind your personal hair type to get desired results.
DIY Homemade Hair Mask using ingredients from the kitchen !
If you have dull/dry hair and are looking for a hair mask that is effective and organic, this should help. You’ll need 2 eggs, a cup of yogurt, 2 tbsps olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Another tip is to use eggs according to your hair-type.Oily hair = only egg whites, Dry hair = only egg yolks and Normal hair = whole eggs. After beating eggs, mix the remaining ingredients and slather on the mask from roots to the tips. After 15-20 minutes, wash it out with plain water and finally using a mild shampoo rinse out any residue/smell.
In conclusion, I’d say that our hair is our crowning glory. Care for it by using the right product (as per your specific hair texture and problem area) and don’t go overboard and include too many products in your hair-care regime. Less is always more !
All inputs by Atul Sharma, Creative Director Hair, Magnifique
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