Why Hair Masks are an essential step to revitalize damaged hair
Let's talk about why it should be part of your hair care routine.
As we all know, damaged hair needs a lot more care than healthy hair. It tends to be frizzy, dull but most of all it severely lacks moisture.
When hair is damaged, it is also very dry causing it to be brittle - precisely the opposite condition needed to grow long, strong and healthy hair.
While there are many commercial hair masks out there, the advantage of a DIY hair mask is that you can make it freshly and quickly whenever you need it with very affordable yet effective ingredients. We recommend applying moisture hair mask with argan oil at least 3x per week during the stages where your hair really needs some TLC. The reason Morrocan Argan Oil is a very effective ingredient in hair masks is that it is packed with nutrients that don't just coat your hair and make it look and feel nice and soft but essential fatty acids such as oleic acid also promote healthy hair growth and deeply condition hair.
Today we are going to share our Rain Lillie DIY recipe for the Moroccan Argan Oil Anti-Damage Moisture Hair Mask which will strengthen and soften your hair, add moisture, prevent breakage and defrizz it.
Let's get started.
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 TBSP of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/ TBSP of Rain Lillie Organic Virgin Moroccan Argan Oil
- 1 TBSP of Honey
Blend all ingredient in a blender for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Apply liberally to mids and ends. You can either pour the mixture into an applicator bottle or use a hair color brush to apply the mask. Cover with a shower cap and wrap with a warm damp towel. If you don’t have one handy, use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting (not cold) to warm up your hair and thereby allow the ingredients to work better. Let it sit for 30 min.
Rinse hair with warm water and then dry with a soft cotton t-shirt instead of a towel. If you accidentally applied the mask to your roots, use a mild shampoo during the rinse on your roots only.
Take a couple of drops of Argan Oil while hair is still damp and spread throughout ends to lock in moisture.
Repeat whenever you wash your hair or 2-3x per week. Feel free to switch up the sequence and use this mask as a preconditioning treatment before your regular shampoo and conditioner. In that case, only apply shampoo to your roots.
Additional haircare tips
1) Sleep on silk.
We received questions from women asking what they can do to avoid waking up with frizzy and tangled hair in the morning.
Sleeping on a silk or (more affordable) satin pillow reduces friction causing frizz. Applying a thin coat (just 2-3 drops) of hair oil to the ends also helps further.
2) Take care to not over rinse your hair. We actually got this tip from a hairdresser when asking her about how she deals with clients hair that is dry or damaged. What over rinsing means is that when washing out your conditioner, do it at the end of your shower or bath and do not let the water run over your hair for a long time until there are no conditioning effects left on it. This is particularly important for the ends which are more prone to dryness.
3) Be patient. We all want our hair to be beautiful, long and soft overnight, but if its damaged it may take some time to recover. Transform your hair care routine into a relaxing ritual by soaking in the tub or reading a book you have meant to read for a long time. Haircare is about consistency but that doesn't mean it can't be relaxing.
4) Do not brush your hair frequently. We know to be gentle on our hair but in the case of damaged hair, that's not enough. If you are going to brush your hair, try doing so with your fingers and apply a little bit of argan oil or your favorite hair serum before gently running your fingers through it. If you are going to use a brush, only do it once you have already untangled it with your fingers and use a detangler or hair mask after every time you have wet your hair. This may seem a little extreme, but it is vital to be super gentle and not cause further breakage.
5) Avoid chlorine pools and salt water. This may be hard if you love swimming, but both chlorine and salt are drying to your hair and won't help its recovery. If you live in a hot place and just can't do without a cool-down, braid your hair to avoid knots after applying a hair conditioner over your mids and ends before jumping in the water. Once you are done, shampoo and condition your hair.
If you are interested in how to boost your hair growth, also see our scalp exfoliating hair growth mask recipe.
What hair masks do you use to keep your healthy and moisturized? Have tips & tricks you want to share? We'd love to know!
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