We’d just advise you to check out the directions on the packaging, which will usually state how the product should be used.
Then experiment a bit within your washing routine to see what works for you.
It’s your hair, after all, and no one’s a better expert on that than you.
Hair Mask Ingredients: Coconut, Protein And Argan… Oh My!
The one thing that is really cool about some hair masks – note, some! – is that they use much more natural ingredients than deep conditioners. Almost without fail, deep conditioners are packed with sulfates and a bunch of other chemicals. A lot of hair masks are the same, too, but there are some excellent natural options out there, as well.
Common ingredients include argan oil, coconut oil, honey, shea butter, castor oil and Moroccan oil. We’d advise you check out the ingredients list of your hair mask to check if it’s natural or not. Don’t be fooled by ‘natural-looking’ packaging, because that’s no guarantee there are no nasty chemicals in it.
Conditioners & Hair Masks Both = Slip, Slip, And More Slip
Some people use the term ‘slip’ to describe when your hair gets that nice shiny sheen going on, and it feels silky and slippery – unsurprisingly – to the touch. If you’re going to a party, for example, or want a particularly sleek style, slip is exactly what you want. And, in our opinion, the best way to get that is with a deep conditioner.
Hair masks are often not just focused on adding moisture to your hair, but strength, too. This is great for long term hair care and management, making sure your hair stays healthy. But if you’re looking for a short term fix to make that hair slip the way it oughta, then a deep conditioner’s your best bet.
What Is The Difference Between Deep Conditioner And Hair Mask Conclusion
Well, we’ve certainly learned that this is no straightforward comparison. Wouldn’t it be great if all the hair companies came together and said, ‘Hey guys, let’s actually make this easy for all our customers, and make deep conditioners all one way, and hair masks all another.’ Unfortunately, that meeting happened in our dreams, so we’ll have to stick with the slightly confusing minefield of conditioner-treatment-masks.
But it’ll all be okay if you remember:
- Masks are for strengthening and softening, deep conditioners for softening.
- That checking out the ingredients is the only way to make sure what you’re getting is natural, and:
- That experimenting with your own hair is the best way to find out how and how often to use a product.
So next time you’re in the hair aisle, why not pick up one deep conditioner and one hair mask, and begin experimenting with them in your washing routine? Shine and strength, here we come!