One of life’s pleasures is having fabulous hair. So, if we’re going to “do hair” – then we should delve in and do our BEST! Right? Right! And that’s where hair masks come in. More than just a treat or a luxury item, hair masks are almost a requirement for healthy and vibrant locks that make passers-by look at you twice – in a good way! The trick, however, is to find a mask-type that will ultimately help you to achieve your hair goals by taming the hair you have.
The good news is that we’re here to assist with this, come sempre [like always].
Below, we’ve listed a few suggestions that will help you to get the most out of intensive hair conditioners. We’ll also recommend premium products to you that have been professionally formulated by Rossano Ferretti Parma’s Italian hair experts. Each product stems for a luxury haircare range that draws inspiration from Italy and they’re simply deliziosi [delectable]!
Let’s start –
What Is a Hair Mask?
Hair masks are often referred to as “conditioning treatments” or “intensive hair conditioners”. They work like face masks that nourish and hydrate your skin, except in this instance, they are applied to your hair to deeply condition it and improve its health.
Hair masks differ from every-day conditioners because the ingredients are more concentrated. Their application also requires that you leave them on for a little longer than you would your normal conditioner.
The ingredients that are found in hair masks can differ greatly. However, the best hair masks are ones that have been carefully formulated by professional hairstylists who know what will work effectively for your locks, contain natural ingredients and avoid harsh chemicals.
L’importanza of Hair Masks
Premium-quality hair masks are great for nourishing your hair and keeping it manageable in between visits to the salon. While hair-mask ingredients can vary and are designed to target different hair types, they generally all benefit your hair in one or more of the following ways:
- They soften hair and make it shinier
- They add moisture to your hair and scalp
- They help to reduce hair breakage and damage
- They help to reduce frizz
- They contribute to a healthier scalp
- They can make your hair stronger
To get the most out of a hair mask or hair treatment, it’s important that you match it to both your hair type and your hair goals.
The Best Hair Masks for Your Hair Type
Fine and Thin Hair
If your hair is fine or thin, then you want to prevent your hair from being weighed down. This means that you should avoid treatments that are too thick and rich in texture – which hair masks generally are. Instead, choose a product that features lightweight hydrators, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, or almond oil that will help to rejuvenate and lift strands.
For hair that is thick, coarse or curly, you’re going to need a mask that will pack a real impatto [punch]! Using heavy and rich masks that are infused with ingredients such as coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, and avocado will soften your locks for smoother and suppler strands.
The Intenso Mask is an ideal pairing for this, as it has been created using over 90% naturally derived ingredients that can hydrate, soften, and smoothen even the most difficult, thick and unruly hair.
Dry and Damaged Hair
If your hair is brittle, lacks moisture or is damaged due to over-processing, then we suggest using a mask to boost natural oil production and promote a healthier scalp (the foundation for healthy hair).
Rossano Ferretti Parma’s Dolce Repair and Nourish Mask is perfect for dry and damaged locks. This is a vegan and cruelty-free hair treatment that will leave hair deeply nourished, along with improving its resilience and shine. Since it’s fortified with Keratin protein, Hyaluronic acid, Shea Butter, and fruit oils, it will help to repair, rejuvenate, and rebuild elasticity.
Like dry and damaged hair, colour-treated locks are also often dehydrated and in disperato [dire] need of some extra care. In this case, a very rich hair mask will do just the trick. Take Prodigio Regenerating Treatment as an example. This is a pre-wash treatment that has been scientifically created using mostly natural ingredients such as Shea Butter and Olive. These two sources are rich in antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals – which work together so that you instantly and noticeably improved the health and vibrancy of coloured hair.
Grey Hair and Hair Fall Concerns
If your hair tends to fall out faster than normal, then it could mean that your roots and/or scalp is weak and needs extra nourishing. If you can replenish and restore moisture to your hair and scalp, then hair loss should be reduced. Try Vita Rejuvenating Hair Mask for hair that’s fragile and depleted. Inspired by the Autumn Tuscany rains that renew the land, this hair conditioning treatment helps to improve circulation in the scalp and encourages new hair to grow stronger and healthy, thus reducing hair loss.
This product also works wonders on greying hair that needs a touch of nuova vita [new life].
We’ll leave you with a tip:
To optimise the benefici of your hair treatment or mask, leave it to work wonders by wrapping your locks in a hot towel after an application. This will help the active ingredients to deeply penetrate your strands.