Have dry hair? Curly hair? Fine hair? Different hair types require different types of hair masks – here’s our guide to choosing the right hair mask for you.
#1: Curly Hair
Those with curly hair usually face problems such as frizz and breakage due to unruly tresses, and this is only made worse by Singapore’s humid weather. Curly hair also has a tendency to be dry, hence, the priority would be to find a hair mask that is hydrating, yet still allows hair to be bouncy, soft, frizz-free and defined.
#2: Long Hair
Masks that are too rich might weigh long hair down, so the best hair masks are the ones that are lightweight yet still moisturising. Look out for an oil-rich formula as these tend to be hydrating, yet won’t weigh your hair down. Use the mask once a week to keep your tresses lustrous and manageable.
#3: Short Hair
For those with shorter cuts, your strands tend to be young and fresh, which is an advantage over those that have long tresses, as they tend to be more damaged. However, your hair will still need some TLC, especially if it has undergone processes such as bleaching, color-correcting/dyeing or frequent heat styling. Just like before, look for hair masks with rich oils that will thoroughly hydrate your locks.
#4: Colour-Treated Hair
Being able to change our hair colours is one of the most effective ways of expressing our individuality. And though most of us have had our hair dyed before, unfortunately, the dyeing process is more often than not very damaging on our tresses. To ensure that the hair colour stays vibrant and shiny, hair products need to help reduce colour fading, while being ultra moisturising. To do this, stick to hair masks that are specifically for coloured hair.
#5: Straight Hair
Straight hair looks best when it’s soft, shiny and not greasy. Choosing the right hair mask will depend a lot on your individual hair texture, so a good rule of thumb is to look out for keywords such as ‘coarse’ or ‘fine’ on the packaging. Generally, however, a good deep conditioning hair mask wouldn’t go wrong for those with slick, straight tresses.
#6: Dry/Damaged Hair
Does your hair feel brittle and breaks easily? These are the signs that your tresses are dry and/or damaged, and this occurs because your strands are lacking moisture that usually helps to keep hair looking smooth and silky. Your hair needs some serious, intense, deep hydration to bring it back to its full glory. A good option would be an overnight treatment mask that will let your hair and scalp recover while you sleep.
#7: Thick Hair
Those with thick strands, you generally have nothing to worry about as it is more likely that your full head of hair is a result of healthy, nourished tresses. The only significant problem you might face is in detangling, To address this problem, a deep conditioner can help make your hair more manageable.
#8: Fine Hair
Unlike previously, those with fine hair should avoid deep conditioning masks at all costs, as your fine hair will quickly feel oily and greasy. Choose a lighter product that can add shine, moisture and volume without being too rich for your delicate tresses.
#9: Oily Hair
Oily hair is a dread, but no worries – there are ways to fix it. Instead of focusing on your strands, turn your attention to your scalp. It desperately needs a balancing treatment, such as an oil-regulating product, as it is likely your scalp is over-producing oil, leading to greasy hair. Avoid deep conditioning masks as they might clog your pores and make your hair even heavier.
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article written by Lydia Teo, for femalemag