Multi-masking, a common practice in Korea, has officially created a buzz here in the states. This technique centers on the notion that we aren't "one size fits all" especially when it comes to the beauty products we use. Like the name suggests, multi-masking is using two or more masks to get the most effective and customized treatment.
The most common form of multi-masking is for your face but why not apply the idea to your weekly hair masque routine? We all have different hair types and damage. And sometimes, one mask isn't enough.
In my experience, some masks that are great for mending split ends can really weigh my hair down in other ways. That's why I'm loving the idea of using two formulas! Apply in different areas and rinse as normal.
Here are some common hair woes and the multi-masks to fix them:
Deeply Nourish & De-Frizz:
Frizzy hair and fly aways are both caused by damage to your strands in one way or another. To get rid of frizz, you've got to bring it back to life.
Treat your ends to a deeply nourishing mask and apply a de-frizzing or smoothing mask onto your hairline or scalp. I always tend to get a little frizzy there when my hair is damaged--and it's not cute! No one likes a fly away.
Strengthen & Add Shine To Color Treated Hair:
As women, we truly put our locks through the ringer. From straightening it to coloring it, it goes through a lot of damage. It's important to revitalize and strengthen to avoid breakage and ensuring your color will last.
Apply a deep recovery mask on your scalp while in the shower and let the steam soak it in. To keep your hair split-end free, slather an intense moisturizer on just the ends.
Cleanse & Add Volume To Thin Strands:
Using product daily can seriously weigh down your hair--especially if it's fine. That's why it's important to cleanse and exfoliate often. When you get rid of all the build-up, it allows your hair to move more freely and let's your scalp breathe. Always remember: good hair starts with the scalp.
Scrub one of these clarifying masks on your scalp and coat your ends with a weightless or lightweight moisturizing mask to keep it healthy. For fine or thin hair, it's important to ALWAYS use a lighter moisturizing mask. If it's too heavy, it will weigh your hair down and look greasy.
For cleansing, I would advise to keep it at once a week or every two weeks. If you over cleanse, it will dry your hair out. If you tend to be a little oiler, you can use as often as needed.
TIP: For best results, let the mask soak into your hair while your in the shower. The steam helps the treatment penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
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