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How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask?

Dry Hair

How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask? How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask? How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask?

Regardless of what hair type you’re working with, hair masks are a great way to provide your mane with a dose of TLC. And once you’ve learned how to use a hair mask the right way, the results are enough to make this beauty staple a permanent fixture in your hair care routine. But how often should you use a hair mask? While it’s super appealing to load up on hair care products every time you wash your strands, too much of a good thing can have the opposite effect of what you’re going for. If you’re wondering how many hair masks are too many hair masks, we’re here to help. Keep reading as we give you the lowdown on the perfect masking frequency and offer a step-by-step tutorial to help refresh and rejuvenate your strands.

CAN YOU USE HAIR MASKS EVERY DAY?

If you’re obsessed with healthy, moisturized locks like us, you’re probably tempted to use a hair mask every day. But honestly, it’s not the best idea for your strands. While this beauty staple is jam-packed with benefits for your hair, using it too much can lead to greasy strands with lots of buildup. Not to mention, you may just end up wasting product. Think about it: Your hair can only hold so much hydration; once it reaches it’s maximum hydration levels, any product you apply on top of that isn’t actually hydrating your mane—it only weighs it down.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE A HAIR MASK?

By now, you already know that you shouldn’t use a hair mask every day. So, how often should you use a hair mask? Simply put, it’s best to use this beauty staple once or twice a week. As we mentioned above, if you apply a hair mask way more than you need, it can take a toll on your strands. In order to reap all the benefits of your hair mask, play it safe, and follow the instructions listed on the packaging.

HAIR MASKS VS. DEEP CONDITIONER

Many people believe that hair masks and deep conditioners are pretty much the same in terms of usage, but they both have key differences. While the benefits can be very similar, you can typically use deep conditioner more often than a hair mask. When your strands are extra dry or really in need of some love, you can swap your regular conditioner for a deep conditioner as you see fit. On the other hand, regardless of the state of your hair, you won’t want to up your mask usage to more than a few times a week.

OUR BEST HAIR MASKS

No matter what hair concerns you’re dealing with, we have the right hair mask to help you get your strands back on track. Pick your potion below and start using it a couple of times each week.

If you’re dealing with brassy strands…the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment will restore order to your mane. This salon-quality mask is formulated to refresh blonde, colored hair and eliminate brassy tones from your strands. As a result, hair is nourished, and your hair color is refreshed.

Pair it with: L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner

If you’re dealing with damaged strands…the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask can help whip your strands back into shape. Formulated to repair the hair fiber of extremely damaged hair, this luxurious offering conditions, penetrates, and renews broken fibers for healthy-looking hair.

Pair it with: L’Oréal Paris Total Repair Extreme Renewing Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Total Repair Extreme Renewing Conditioner

If you’re dealing with dry strands…the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask will rise to the occasion. This offering works to hydrate dry, curly hair leaving you with bouncy and defined curls.

Pair it with: L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Conditioner

If you’re dealing with dull strands…the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm is just what you need. This rich formula instantly penetrates hair to restore strength and brilliance strand by strand.

Pair it with: L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Reapir & Defend Conditioner

If you’re dealing with weak hair…the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Damaging Erasing Balm will revitalize your mane. This rinse-out hair mask works to repair the five signs of damage: split ends, weakness, roughness, dullness, and dehydration. When used as a complete system, the mask reverses damage.

Pair it with: L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total 5 Repairing Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total 5 Repairing Conditioner

HOW TO USE A HAIR MASK

Want to add a hair mask to your routine? Here’s how to do it.

STEP #1: WASH YOUR STRANDS

First things first, you’ll need to cleanse your strands. Depending on which hair mask you selected from the list above, use the corresponding shampoo and conditioning duo to get the job done.

STEP #2: APPLY YOUR HAIR MASK

Now, it’s time to apply your hair mask. Using the hair mask that pairs with your shampoo and conditioner, massage the product onto wet strands and massage through to the ends. Most masks should be left on for about three to five minutes, but you can double-check what’s recommended for the mask you’re using and follow that.

STEP #3: LEAVE IT IN PLACE

Give your hair mask time to work its magic. Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging and leave the product on for the amount of time specified.

STEP #4: RINSE & STYLE

Next, rinse the hair mask out of your hair with lukewarm water. Once complete, feel free to style your mane as desired!

Now that you’re in the know about how often you should use a hair mask, why not learn about other hair products? Head on over to our article, How to Use Hair Mousse, to step up your routine even further.