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Hair Masks: Busting the BS Common Myths & Misconceptions About Hair Masks

Alright, let's talk about hair masks. If you're someone who loves to take care of their hair, you've probably heard of them. In my humble opinion, hair masks are THE holy grail of hair care - they make your hair silky smooth, soft, luscious and most of all – manageable!

But let's be real, there are some common myths and misconceptions about hair masks that desperately need to be debunked.

Myth #1: Hair masks are only for people with dry hair

False.  Do not believe the hype – hair masks are for everyone, no matter your hair type!  But, it’s all about finding the right mask that works for you.  Whether you’re rocking oily, dry or normal hair, there’s a hair mask out there that will give your locks the love they deserve.

If you’re dealing with oily hair, opt for a lightweight mask that won’t weigh your hair down and leave it a greasy mess.  And if you’re battling dryness, look for a mask that packs a serious hydration punch.

Myth #2: You have to leave a hair mask on for hours

Not necessarily. While it's true that some hair masks require you to leave them on for hours, not all of them do. In fact, some hair masks only need to be left on for 5-10 minutes to be effective. It's all about reading the instructions and following them carefully.

Our George Better Hair Days Restore & Repair Mask can be used as a daily conditioner OR mask.  After shampooing, place a generous amount into your palms and massage into the scalp from roots to tips.  Use your fingers, or a detangling comb, to gently separate, smooth and detangle strands as you go.  Leave in for a few minutes, if using as a conditioner, or for as long as half an hour for a total hair glow-up.  Rinse well under H2O.

Myth #3: Hair masks can fix split ends

Unfortunately, this one is false.  When it comes to split ends there is no magical fix.  Once those bad boys appear, the only way to get rid of them is to snip ‘em off.  As much as we wish hair masks had superpowers that could magically repair splitties, it’s just not the case.  Soz.

But that doesn’t mean hair masks aren’t the bomb.com for preventing those suckers from showing up in the first place.  So give your locks the love they deserve and remember, when it comes to split ends, the only cure is a good ol’ trim.

Myth #4: You should use a hair mask every time you wash your hair

Mmmmm, not necessarily.  While these miracle workers can give us some seriously stellar hair, too much of a good thing can actually do more harm than good.  That being said, the frequency with which you use hair masks all depends on your hair type and the specific mask you’re using.  Our Restore & Repair Mask is straight-up hair magic and can be used every day, but other masks might be better suited for once-a-week (or even every other week) use. 

So, if you've been slathering on the hair masks like there's no tomorrow, it might be time to take a step back and reassess your hair care routine. Your locks will thank you for it.

Myth #5: Hair masks are a waste of money

False, false, falsety false!

Investing in a good quality hair mask can actually save you money in the long run!  By nourishing and strengthening your hair, you can prevent damage and breakage, which means you'll need to visit the salon less often and use less of your exxy products over time.  Plus, healthy hair just looks and feels better.

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tl;dr

We all want luscious locks that turn heads, and a good hair mask can definitely help with that. But - not all hair masks are created equal, and not all hair types need the same amount of TLC.  So before you go slapping on a hair mask every time you wash your hair, do your research and find one that's right for you. Your hair will thank you for it, and you'll be rocking those gorgeous tresses like a total boss.

Go ahead and show your hair some love beauties - you deserve it!

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