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How Often Should You Do a Hair Mask?

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Treating yourself like a queen requires a certain amount of self-care. Doing things that make you feel good inside and out is paramount to being a happy and productive person. That’s why at Canvas Beauty, our products are geared towards head-to-toe beauty that make you feel like your most amazing self.  

One of those products that helps you take care of your gorgeous natural hair is a hair mask. It contains so much more than your average conditioner and can go a long way towards creating healthy, strong hair. Let’s look at why you should add one to your hair care routine, what it does, and the best option for a hair mask at Canvas Beauty to watch your hair blossom, as we like to say. Improved hair is on the way! 

What Is a Hair Mask?

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A hair mask is a simple, but very concentrated product that goes on your hair for a certain amount of time to deeply condition it. Think of it like a face mask for your hair. A hair mask not only nourishes each strand but also can improve scalp health. Scalp health is so vital for healthy hair growth. You can look forward to healthy, strong, moisturized, and less frizzy hair and a scalp that is less irritated and more balanced when you use a hair mask on a regular basis.

Hair masks contain yummy hair and scalp-loving natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, and aloe vera, to name just a few. The mineral and vitamin content of a mask will help grow stronger strands of hair. Any hair type can benefit from the right hair mask, from thick to fine hair and straight to curly hair.

Why Should You Use a Hair Mask?

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The good news is that every type of hair can benefit from a hair mask and a deep conditioner, because they actually do a few different things. That includes dry hair, hair that is chemically treated, those who use hot tools, curly or coiled hair, and hair that is going through the aging process. 

It all boils down to the fact that everyone needs to use an effective hair mask for gorgeous hair. It creates stronger hair bonds, less breakage, and a healthier scalp. Hair will be shiny, beautiful, and ready for styling in any way you see fit. Twist outs and braid outs will even look better on hair that is well cared for and conditioned the right way.  

Deep Conditioner vs. Hair Mask: What’s the Difference?

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There is a slight difference between the two. A deep conditioner will make your hair lusciously soft, helps with detangling, and leaves your hair moisturized for weeks. Deep conditioning helps the hair to grow longer and stronger in the process, usually with a protein treatment as part of the ingredients. Hair is protected from the environment and the hot tools you use and will feel stronger with less breakage.  

To break that down in even simpler terms, a deep conditioner is more for softness, while a hair mask is for strength. But in reality, each of these exceptional hair products does so much more. Let’s look at the two that we make at Canvas Beauty.  

Canvas Beauty Goat Milk Half n Half Mud Mask

Why goat milk you might ask? Well, because it’s an amazing protein element in our Goat Milk Half n Half Mud Mask. The goat milk contains vitamins A, B, and iron that help to repair damaged hair shafts. Vitamin A aids in the growth of healthy hair cells and regulates sebum or oil production in the scalp for a healthier hair growth. Makes perfect sense, right?

Vitamin B helps with hair loss, ensures less hair breakage, and makes the hair look shinier because all of these essential nutrients are nourishing each strand. Iron helps with healthier hair growth because it directly affects the red blood cells that are responsible for giving oxygen to the hair cells. That means the hair follicle at the root will be able to grow stronger and longer for naturally thick hair. 

The use of goat milk in hair products dates back to ancient Egypt when Cleopatra bathed herself in tubs full of the stuff. She was known for her extensive use of beauty rituals, many of which are still used in one form or another today, like goat milk.  

Once you start using our Canvas Beauty Goat Milk Half n Half Mud Mask, you’ll never want to be without it as part of your healthy hair routine. 

Canvas Beauty Full Bloom Infinitely Deep Conditioner

For a rich deep conditioner, it’s all about Canvas Beauty Full Bloom Infinitely Deep Conditioner. This is the thickest and most luscious deep conditioner you’ll find. For locks that are super soft, detangled, and moisturized, it doesn’t get any better than this. All hair and scalp types will benefit from this conditioner’s aloe vera, flaxseed, and other oils that saturate the hair into softness. Plus, it’s not so heavy that you wind up with greasy hair and a greasy scalp.

For better results, use this deep conditioner once a week, replacing your regular conditioner in the shower. Make sure you leave it on for at least 5 to 10 minutes for the best results. If you want to leave it on longer while you’re doing things around the house, that’s fine too. The longer the better. 

How to Use a Hair Mask

Apply a hair mask, like our Goat Milk Half n Half Mud Mask, on damp hair. Coat it from roots to ends, massaging it into your scalp and down the hair shaft until saturated. It may be helpful to use a wide-tooth comb to make sure that the hair mask is applied evenly all over your head and down to the tips. 

Then, wrap your head in a shower cap and leave it in for at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse it out and style your hair as usual. It’s really easy to make a hair mask part of your weekly haircare routine after you use a regular shampoo and condition. You can also leave this one on longer – it’s more time for your strands to drink up the goodness of this goat milk-based hair mask.  

How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask?

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For Dry Hair: A dry scalp and hair need a ton of extra moisture to make it shiny and manageable. That’s why using a moisturizing mask every time you wash your hair is ideal. So, if that means once a week or once every two weeks, it’s up to you. 

For Hair Growth: If you are trying to grow your hair longer and stronger, it will require the use of a hair mask at least once a week. That way, your hair strands and scalp will be getting that extra dose of protein from a protein mask to spur on healthier hair growth.

For Curly or Coiled Hair: Curly or coiled hair tends to be dry, so ideally you want to use a hair mask each time you wash your hair.  

For Color-Treated Hair: Color-treated hair needs some extra loving care. That’s why using a hair mask every time you wash is the way to go with color-treated hair. 

For Oily Hair: For oily hair, you may not need to use the hair mask quite as often. For ideal frequency, Once or twice a month should be enough to help balance out the sebum in your scalp. 

For Dull Hair: Dull hair needs extra shine and sustenance. Use the hair mask in the same way you would for dry hair, every time you wash.  

For Thinning Hair: Since a hair mask is so beneficial for hair growth, you may want to use a hair mask for thinning hair twice a week. You don’t have to wash each time, but you can use the hair mask twice a week. You can also leave it on overnight and rinse it out in the morning. Just make sure you sleep with a shower cap to protect your bedding.  

Canvas Beauty Helps You Blossom into Your Best Self

At Canvas Beauty, we make a full line of amazing Hair Care Sets and products that will allow you to feel beautiful from head-to-toe. Our Goat Milk Half n Half Mud Mask is available in the Premium GOAT Milk Bundle. All of the products in this bundle are a super way to get that luxurious hair care experience you want. It includes the Double Cream Goat Milk Co Wash, the Full Fat Goat Milk Shampoo, Full Fat Goat Milk Conditioner, the Goat Milk Hair and Scalp Skim, Goat Milk Hair Butter Milk, and, of course, the Goat Milk Half n Half Mud Mask, our award-winning hair mask. Plus, all of these products are safe for color-treated hair. Get ready to have the best hair of your life. Go for the GOAT!

As always, if you have any questions about our products at Canvas Beauty, feel free to send us a messtsage today. Our team of beauty experts is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and ready to help you blossom into the best version of yourself! 

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