Do I Really Need A Hair Mask For My Dry, Damaged, Frizzy Hair?

Charles IferganProduct, Styling

You’ve no doubt heard of hair masks and probably tried a few of them yourself. They’ve been steadily gaining in popularity over recent years and many tout them as a “miracle cure” for all of your hair woes, but many still have questions. What exactly is a hair mask? What are the benefits for my hair? Why should I use them? How do I use them? These are the questions we will answer here today. If your hair is dry, damaged, frizzy, or just generally unmanageable read on to find out why you really do need this special conditioning treatment in your life.


What Exactly Is A Hair Mask?

Think of a hair mask as a high-powered, concentrated conditioning treatment. Hair masks are typically formulated with nourishing ingredients like oils and butter that deeply nourish and strengthen your hair. These masks are much more intense than your regular conditioner and when used properly penetrate much deeper within the hair shaft to deliver vital nutrients and moisture where it’s needed the most. These specialized conditioning treatments help combat the stress that we put our hair through like heat styling, sun exposure, exposure to the elements, and intense styling techniques. You can often see dramatic results after one application with softer, smoother, shiner hair. With regular use over time, you’ll notice stronger strands with less breakage and an all-around healthier feel to your hair.


Why Should I Use A Hair Mask?

Dry, damaged, frizzy hair needs special care. Regular conditioners aren’t always enough to deliver the concentrated moisture and nutrition your hair needs to stay strong, smooth, and healthy. A hair mask contains hydrating and restorative ingredients that target these problems to restore your hair to health. Hair masks are a fast and easy way to give your hair the extra boost it needs from the convenience and comfort of your own home. As an added bonus, the simple act of performing self-care like applying hair masks gives you a mini spa experience every week right in your shower to help you unwind and destress, which is good for your mental and physical well-being.


How Do I Use A Hair Mask?

Hair masks do take a little more time, but they’re really very easy to work into your weekly hair care routine. All you need to do is let the mask take the place of your regular conditioner once per week, or up to 2-3 times per week if your hair is especially dry or damaged and in need of the extra TLC. Here are five easy steps to get the most benefit from your hair mask.

  1. Shampoo and rinse your hair as usual.
  2. Apply the hair mask working it through from root to tip, making sure the ends are well coated.
  3. Allow the mask to remain on your hair for 10 minutes to give it ample time to absorb deep into your strands. You can leave it on for up to 30 minutes if you find your hair needs the extra time.
  4. Rinse the mask out with cool water.
  5. Gently towel-dry your tresses and style them as usual.


Are you looking for the best hair mask for your frazzled mane? The Charles Ifergan Reparative Hair Mask contains deeply nourishing and therapeutic ingredients to heal your hair, repair damage, relieve dryness and leave your hair looking shiner and healthier than ever. If you want softer, smoother hair that is easier to manage, this is the hair mask for you.


If your hair is in desperate need of some professional care, come see the hair care experts at  Charles Ifergan for a deep conditioning treatment today. Your stylist can advise you on the best way to incorporate our hair mask into your home hair care routine to keep your hair looking and feeling salon fresh, even between visits. We have three convenient locations to serve you downtown Chicago Oak Street, Deerfield, or Oakbrook. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play, or schedule your appointment online today