The post will shed some light on the importance of using hair masks and how to use the mask. A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment that plays a huge role in healing damaged hair, nourishing dry hair and reducing the amount of frizz on your hair. This treatment can make a significant improvement in the strength and shine of your hair.
This platform is a community of shared knowledge and experiences. Everyones’ hair is unique. You have to observe your hair and try different treatments until you figure out what it responds well too. A very good friend I have known since childhood is great at making and using these masks, here is what she has to say;
When starting on a natural hair health journey, it’s so important to have a routine of sorts. I started deep conditioning/ protein treatments/using hair masks maybe 3 years ago. My hair loooooves this aspect of my routine, and I really feel that without it, my hair wouldn’t be as healthy as it is, nor would it have retained it’s length!
Ideally, I like to use a mask at least once a week, but that doesn’t always happen! So, I usually go by how my hair is feeling, if it’s started to get super super dry at the ends, I know it needs a boost! But this also depends on hair type! I have high porosity fine hair, so my hair doesn’t always retain moisture so this is a perfect way to get a boost!
I always keep my deep conditioning/ natural health products stocked up! You can make your own protein treatments using household products like organic eggs, raw honey, oats, some people even use mayonnaise! There are hundreds of clean recipes online that can guide you to healthier hair at home!
When deep conditioning, make sure to use products that are free from sulphates, silicones and mineral oils! Sometimes these free from products can be on the pricey side so don’t be afraid to get stuck in using homemade masks! They are often even better, but when you are a product junkie you do both.
It was my first time doing this Palmer’s Olive Oil mask and I think it was good! It had great slip, and my hair felt good with the mask inside! I wasn’t a massive fan of the smell because it was a bit synthetic but I would give it a 6/10! However, the palmer’s coconut oil treatment is one of my favorites, great slip, my hair is left feeling soooo silky smooth and my ends are curly and healthy! This is a good mask if you have high porosity hair in need of a boost!
I usually leave my masks in over night so the good ingredients and proteins have enough time to deeply penetrate my hair shaft!
I’ll leave you with a bomb recipe that my hair loves!
- 2 tbsp softened raw Shea butter
- 2 tbsp raw aloe gel
- 1 tbsp raw honey
Mix that all up really well and it will bless your ends! The longer you leave it in, the more your hair will soak up the yummies! This can even be used as a pre-shampoo treatment! It’s important to use real honey and 100% aloe gel so your hair can receive the maximum benefits of the goodness in those ingredients!
*Remember, you are marked by flawless craftsmanship*
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hiiii guys I’m Marjory Yeko! A psychology graduate and an artist! My art is my life and my passion. I also love my hair! It took me a while to love it, but here I am. There is power in healthy hair, so keep loving on your strands, and enjoy your natural journey.
Majorie is an awesome artist, check out her work on her instagram page @yeko.creative