Hair is exposed to a number of stresses and strains, especially during the winter months: woolly hats and headbands, dry indoor air and the cold. Therefore, it is vital to adapt your hair care regime seasonally. During winter, hair requires hair treatments infused nourishing oils and moisturising components. These help to repair damage and form a protective film on each individual strand.
⫸Hair treatments, the true all-rounders: they improve hair manageability, deliver needed moisture, add softness and shine whilst preventing unwanted frizz.
Hair Masks: How To
A few pointers to keep in mind in order for hair masks to fully unfold their positive effects.
Carefully apply the product to wet hair and distribute it throughout the lengthens of the hair using a wide-tooth comb.
Apply the hair mask to the lengthens of the hair from the ears downwards. The hair at the hairline is often oily than the rest. Working the product from the ear downwards prevents overburdening the scalp with product.
Wrap the hair in a loose bun and warm towel. The heat opens the hair follicle to receive the active ingredients contained in the hair mask.
Leave the hair mask on for at least 20 - 30 minutes (the time may vary depending on the type of hair mask you are using).
Rinse well with cold water to seal the cuticle and lock in all the benefits from using the hair mask.
Hair Masks for your Hair Type
Hydrating hair masks
Hydrating masks are ideal for fine hair types that are lacking bounce which often make them appear flat. Light-weight treatments with moisturising hyaluronic acid are ideal as they do not weigh the hair down. Keratin and wheat proteins lend the hair texture and boost resilience.
Cosmeterie tip: Apply hair masks sparingly, preferably only on the lengthens of the hair.
Reparative hair masks
Dry or colour-treated hair types have the tendency to be brittle, often resulting in split ends and dull, strawy lengthens. Moisture and nourishing plant oils, such as argan oil and coconut oil are required. Furthermore, these hair types are in need of restorative and resilient-boosting actives, such as provitamin B5 or pantheon. To preserve the suppleness of the hair, apply a small amount of hair oil to the lengthens of the hair after each cleanse or in-between washes.
Nourishing deep treatments
Coarse, curly severely damaged hair that is not too fine requires intensive-care products. The sebum produced by the scalp does not reach the lengthens of the hair as it naturally should because the hair does not lie as close to the scalp. Rich, intensive-care treatments with aloe vera, shea butter or avocado oil that supply the hair with nutrients and moisture also deliver a lipid-regulating effect. The active ingredients form a protective film on the hair cuticles to protect them against dryness and dehydration.
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