Hands up if you love a hair masque. Us too. Not just because of their ability to add gloss and shine back into dull, dry hair, but also because they make hair feel super-silky and smooth almost instantly. If you’re ever in need of a quick and effortless hair boost, a masque is it. Luckily, Nexxus offers a range of masques to target and reverse any issue you might be dealing with, from dehydration to dullness.
If your hair is damaged, try Nexxus’ Keraphix Treatment Masque, which contains the exclusive PROTEINFUSION blend with keratin protein and black rice, and heals roughness and brittleness for smooth and healthy-looking hair.
If your colored hair is looking lackluster, you need Nexxus’ Color Assure Deep Moisture Masque, which relieves signs of dryness and ensures long-lasting vibrancy.
If your hair is crying out for a hit of hydration, help comes in the form of Nexxus’ Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque. We love it because of its versatility and speed: it’s suitable for most hair types and works quickly to inject deep hydration into dry, damaged hair and locks in moisture for 24 hours. No surprise it’s one of Nexxus’ bestselling ranges.
How to deep-condition if you have curly hair
While some curls will be on the finer side, others are thicker and denser, but the beauty of this deep-conditioning technique is that it works across the board for all curls – you just need to adjust how much Nexxus’ Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque you use based on your hair’s thickness. If your hair is finer, use around a quarter to half a palm’s worth (depending on length) and if yours falls on the thicker side, don’t be afraid to use double that amount. You really want to coat hair from mid-length to ends, and use the deep-conditioner in place of your normal conditioner once a week. Comb it through from root to tip (a tiny amount may get into the roots which is fine), then when you rinse it out, use a cotton T-shirt or microfiber towel to dry hair – and always resist the urge to rub hair dry. Scrunching is much kinder to curls and will help improve their definition.
Alternatively, Nexxus’ Curl Define Pre-Wash Detangler Treatment For Coils & Curls can actually be used as a hair masque as well. It’s especially ideal if you have coils, as it offers the deep levels of hydration your hair is likely crying out for. As a pre-wash treatment, you use it prior to shampooing and leave it on wet hair and scalp for 5-10 minutes. But when you use it after conditioner as a masque, it provides extra nourishment for more defined and moisturized coils and curls.
How to deep-condition if you have dry, colored, or chemically treated hair
We know it’s tempting to think more is more when it comes to dry, colored, and chemically treated hair, but actually you don’t need to use as much deep-conditioner as you think. Too much too often can lead to excess oil or weight on the hair. Instead, use a little and gradually add more if it feels like you need it, and always start applying it from the ends upwards – that’s where hair tends to be most in need of moisture. Once you apply the masque, it can help to cover your hair with a microfiber towel and apply gentle heat from a hair dryer for a few minutes before rinsing. This will help the ingredients infuse into the deeper layers of hair for a super-nourishing treat.
How to deep-condition if you have coily or Afro hair
Coily and Afro hair is usually thicker and drier in texture, so don’t be afraid to be heavy handed with the amount of deep-conditioner you use. Apply Nexxus’ Curl Define Pre-Wash Detangler Treatment For Coils & Curls onto wet hair, and make sure you cover every single strand; using a comb to brush through from root to tip can help with even distribution. Then cover your hair – you can use a shower cap or even just some plastic wrap from the kitchen – and leave the masque on for a few hours or even overnight. That’ll retain heat, helping the masque to penetrate deeper into the hair for intense hydration.
How to deep-condition if you have fine hair
Fine hair is prone to getting oily more easily, especially if you’re constantly loading it with products to increase its volume or hold. That means deep-conditioning it too often can cause more harm than good in the form of excess weight or oil overproduction, so only do it every other week, or once a week at most. Avoid applying the masque at the roots, and instead, focus your efforts on the mid-lengths and ends. If you still find that the deep-conditioner is a little too heavy, try mixing a dollop of your normal conditioner in with it to lighten the texture but still heed all the benefits.
How to deep-condition if you have oily hair
Oily roots can ruin so many hairstyles – especially if you have dry ends too. The key here is to try and limit the amount of deep-conditioning product you use on the scalp and also avoid over-washing and over-conditioning hair generally. Doing this can strip the scalp’s natural oils, which actually kickstarts the production of more oils. Always thoroughly rinse deep-conditioner out of your hair: when you think it’s all gone, rinse again just to be sure.