Hair should not only be beautiful but also healthy, from root to tip. However, for that it is necessary to take good care of our hair and use shampoos, conditioners, masks, serums and styling products appropriate to its type and needs.

Do you know all these kinds of products? Do you know what good can they do for your hair? If not, do not worry as we can guide you through them. Perhaps the product that raises more questions regarding the need for its application is the hair mask.

What do hair masks do?

Well, to be honest, hair masks can do a lot for your hair when given the time to act. Plus, they can convey the ingredients better than other rinse-off products, as the shampoo or conditioner, because they are usually more concentrated and stay longer on the hair. There are hair masks for nearly every hair type and scalp condition. Some of the most common actions they have are:

  • Hydration
  • Nutrition
  • Reparation
  • Densify and volumize

How to use a hair mask?

Masks are applied on damp hair after removing excess water with a towel and only on the hair fiber and not on the scalp. However, the exact mode of application and waiting time depends on the mask. The best way to know for sure how long you should let the mask sit on the hair is reading the instructions of use written in the label of the product.

We often are tempted to shorten the waiting times of the hair masks, however, we cannot shorten the time we give the product to act and expect the results claimed by the product. As so it is of utmost importance to be patient when it comes to hair masks.

Hydrating masks

Hydrating hair masks can be used by all skin types to keep the hair fiber healthy and hydrated. Usually, these masks do not weight on the hair. On the contrary, as they hydrate the hair fiber they leave it looking light, shiny and healthy. In these masks, we usually find ingredients as glycerin, vegetal extracts, panthenol or aloe vera, for instance.

Nourishing masks

Nourishing masks are specially developed for dry and very dry hair in need of nutrition. Usually, these masks contain nourishing ingredients in its composition, like oils and butters. These masks wrap the hair fiber and provide it the lipids and nutrients it was craving for.

Repairing masks

Repairing masks can save dry and damaged hair with split-ends. Usually, these masks contain keratin, naturally present on the hair, proteins and amino acids to restore and repair the hair fiber. They act on the fibers to make them smoother, nourished, hydrated and especially healthier.

Densifying and Volumizing masks

Even though these masks are just slight variations of the beforementioned groups, they still deserve a spot under the sun. They contain hydrating, nourishing and repairing ingredients as well as plant extracts and hyaluronic acid that help to plump the hair fiber. This way the hair will look denser, stronger and healthier.

Frequently Asked Questions


What do hair masks do?

Hair masks can have different actions:
– Hydration
– Nutrition
– Reparation
– Densify and Volumize

How to use a hair mask?

Masks are applied on damp hair after removing excess water with a towel. However, the exact mode of application and waiting time depends on the mask.