What is a Hair Mask? 6 Benefits of Hair Masks

You might be familiar with a face or body mask, but what about a hair mask? Hair masks are spa treatments for your hair. They restore your hair’s natural health, strength, moisture, and bounce, for smoother, better-looking hair.

Keep reading to learn all about hair masks and their benefits. This article will cover:

  • What is a hair mask?
  • Benefits of hair masks
  • How to use a hair mask /How to apply a hair mask
  • Recommended hair mask product

What is a Hair Mask?

A hair mask (also called hair masque) is an intense conditioning and hydration treatment for hair. Good hair masks include haircare ingredients to nourish the hair and skincare ingredients to revitalize scalp health.

What does a hair mask do? As a once-per-week treatment, a hair mask is a wonderful addition to your haircare routine. It deeply conditions and builds a moisture barrier around the hair shaft and follicles, protecting hair while restoring its health.

Nourishing Treatment for Dry or Damaged Hair

Hair masks have many uses. You’ll find:

  • Hair mask for dry hair
  • Hair mask for curly hair
  • Hair mask for damaged hair
  • Hair mask for frizzy hair

Hair masks for damaged hair are the most popular, although NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque will work for other hair types as well. It’s been clinically tested and shown to reduce hair damage and breakage.

When your hair is protected and nourished from a hair mask, it’s softer, smoother, and easier to style.

Benefits of Hair Masks

Hair masks offer deep conditioning benefits, but all products are not created equal. Many of the benefits have to do with the active ingredients in a product and the frequency of use.

NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque is facial plastic surgeon formulated with ingredients that support the skin of the scalp where the hair follicles are and the hair shaft itself. It’s one of the best hair masks for dry, damaged hair because it nourishes, hydrates, and protects the hair and the scalp.

Let’s explore some of the benefits of this formula.

Hydrates and Moisturizes Hair

A hydrating hair mask is a dry hair treatment. It infuses moisture in the hair, from root to ends, without stripping the hair of natural oils.

NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque promotes hair hydration with shea butter, a powerful emollient with nourishing fatty acids and protective antioxidants. Shea butter helps lock in moisture to the hair while nourishing the scalp and revitalizing hair, including the ends.

Improves Scalp Health

Most haircare products neglect the scalp, but NassifMD® products offer skincare ingredients along with haircare ingredients. In NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque, the deep nourishment of shea butter helps improve scalp health.

This formula also contains ResistHyal, a hyaluronic acid and lactic acid combination. Hyaluronic acid pulls moisture into the scalp and locks it in for deep nourishment. Lactic acid is a gentle exfoliator, helping to remove dead skin cells and revitalize scalp health.

For more exfoliating action and revitalization of scalp health, try NassifMD® Purifying Scalp Exfoliant – Hair and Scalp Cleansing Scrub as a treatment for dry hair to use before your hair mask. 

Protects from Breakage and Split Ends

A well-formulated hair mask protects the hair by producing a moisture barrier around it. It helps to nourish and fortify the hair shaft, so there is less breakage and split ends. Shea butter is a helpful protectant, as is Silkgel NEO, a vegan silk that creates a second skin around the hair to protect it from the environment and styling damage that causes breakage.

Softens and Strengthens Hair

Hair is damaged and loses strength from chemicals used in hair coloring and other hair styling treatments, hard water, environmental toxins, and more. Your hair takes a beating and can appear dry, dull, and weak.

A hair mask like NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque helps to soften and strengthen the hair for more volume, shine, and suppleness. A key ingredient here is the Vitamin B complex, which helps restore and strengthen the hair.

Stimulates Hair Growth

By nourishing scalp health, scalp scrubs and hair masks can stimulate new hair growth. Hair follicles are part of the skin structure (dermis), and nourishing skin health strengthens the follicle, promoting hair growth.

NassifMD® Purifying Scalp Exfoliant – Hair and Scalp Cleansing Scrub is a sea salt-based scalp treatment (a shampoo and exfoliating scrub in one). It contains a vitamin B complex, including biotin, to promote cellular metabolism and growth. Camellia helps soothe the scalp, protecting the skin barrier. Exfoliating sea salt and AHA-like Regenine promote cellular turnover.

Reduces Hair Frizz

Hair frizz occurs because of dehydration and damage. Using a hair mask regularly helps to hydrate the hair, from the head to the ends, and maintain hydration between washes. This hair hydration treatment tames frizzy hair, reinvigorates curls, and protects the hair from the environment and damaging treatments. The result is smoother, shinier, and healthy-looking hair.

How to Use a Hair Mask

Now, let’s walk in detail through how to apply a hair mask and some of the most frequently asked questions about the process.

Step 1: Begin with shampooing your hair. Once a week, use NassifMD® Purifying Scalp Exfoliant – Hair and Scalp Cleansing Scrub in place of your shampoo to exfoliate and deeply clean the scalp. Massage the scrub into the scalp and rinse to dissolve the salts. Experience the cooling and relaxing sensation, like a spa treatment in the shower!

Step 2: Apply NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque to clean damp hair. Comb the product through your hair, from the scalp to the ends. Leave the hair mask on the hair for 3-5 minutes. Relax while you wait, or complete the rest of your shower with your hair out of the water.

Step 3: Rinse the hair mask out. Dry and style your hair as usual. Feel the difference a single treatment can make!

How often should I use a hair mask?

Use NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque once weekly or as needed.

Should I shampoo after a hair mask?

No. We recommend shampooing before the mask and applying the hair repair mask to clean hair.

Do you use conditioner after a hair mask?

The hair mask doubles as a conditioner. There is no need to use a separate conditioner on the days you use the mask.

What’s a hair mask vs. deep conditioner?

You can use a daily or deep conditioner more often because they are lighter products. A hair mask is more intense, thicker, and requires less frequent use. You also leave a hair mask on the hair longer than your regular conditioner.

Who should use a hair mask?

A mask isn’t just a hair treatment for dry hair. Hair masks are great for damaged, treated, curly, frizzy, thinning, or fine hair. Everyone can benefit.

NassifMD® Intense Repair and Conditioning Hair Masque is the best hair repair mask to keep on hand for weekly use. It improves hydration, nourishes, exfoliates, and protects the hair and scalp with a combination of haircare and skincare ingredients.


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