Leveraging Hair Masks to Keep Hair Lustrous and Silky Amid NYC’s Fluctuating Weather
Humidity in the Summer, dry, crisp air in the winter, and precipitation year round; NYC can be both multifaceted and unpredictable when it comes to weather, and our hair is likely to suffer the consequences. If you are noticing excessive dryness, frizziness, or brittle hair due to changes in the weather, you should consider using hair masks to rehydrate your locks.
Renowned salon artist Fabio Scalia is all too familiar with how the weather in NYC can create problems for his clients hair. That is why Fabio solely uses high-end and aromatic products such as Kératase Paris at his upscale salons in SoHo and Brooklyn. Fabio is dedicated to his clients and prides himself on his ability to transform damaged hair into irresistibly soft and hydrated locks, so they leave the salon feeling rejuvenated and exceptionally confident. But what is a hair mask, and why else might you want to try using one?
What is a Hair Mask?
Hair masks are essentially a super conditioner that you let marinate in your hair anywhere from 5 minutes to overnight. The primary goal of these is to boost the condition of your hair, through alimentary nutrients so it can strengthen and shine while simultaneously feeling smooth to the touch. Generally, hair masks consist of a mixture of butters or oils (and water) that provide intense hydration, conditioning ingredients, hair strengtheners, and various ingredients that make hair silky soft.
Each hair mask has its own instructions and application processes. Some require your hair to be wet, others suggest applying while your hair is dry. Where you apply also depends on which mask you use, as some deep conditioning treatments are scalp and root specific whereas others are focused on hydrating your ends. Always read labels and ingredients prior to application.
Who Should Use One?
While the best candidates for hair masks are those with dry, coarse, curly, over-processed, color-treated, or hair damaged from heat styling, there are countless other reasons you might want to use one of these.
Environmental factors and just living daily life can contribute to hair damage. UV rays from the sun can cause dullness and breakage, as well as scalp dryness. Cooling or heating devices can be a culprit for damaged hair–including but not limited to air conditioners, hair dryers, straighteners, and curlers. And of course being submerged in water provides its own challenges for hair care; Chlorine from a pool can strip your hair of its natural protective oils, the ocean can be extremely drying, and water in general can suck moisture from your scalp, causing dryness from your roots.
But it doesn’t stop there–there are a variety of other factors that contribute to dry, brittle hair and fragile hair. Using low quality products can make or break your hair (literally), drastic temperatures such as scalding hot water can be damaging as it leaves hair cuticles exposed to the elements and more susceptible to damage. Simple things such as brushing hair while it’s wet, wearing rough fabrics, or using hair tools like tight rubber bands can cause breakage and dryness.
Matter of fact is, pretty much anyone can and should use a hair mask. Weather aside, just going about living our daily lives can be a burden on our hair. It is crucial to make small shifts in our daily habits so that we can limit the damage. One small shift would be to incorporate hair masks more often.
Benefits of Using a Hair Mask
Nourish and Moisturize
Hair masks give your hair a new breath of life. You’ll notice a dramatic difference in the shine of your hair, leaving Fabio’s salon feeling and looking positively radiant. Moisturizing products will allow your hair to retain more moisture throughout the day, acting as a protectant against environmental extremities and other potentially damaging factors such as those listed above.
Reduce Breakage and Overall Damage
Hair masks are a tried and true way to strengthen your hair. The effects of a hair mask will be noticeable both in appearance and in durability. If you are blasting your hair dryer or using other heat products, you need a protectant like the Kératase Severely Dry Hair Set to keep from damaging your hair.
Heal Your Scalp
A hydrated scalp means less dandruff, itchiness, and overall dryness. Hair masks will reinvigorate your roots and encourage hair growth.
Maintain Shine and Luxurious Glow
Use a hair mask once and you will see how it can energize your hair, creating a shiny and decadent glow to liven up your locks.
Hair masks help combat frizz–especially in places like NYC–by creating a barrier that seals in essential hydration whilst keeping out moisture from the environment.
Hair masks help soften your hair and make it much easier to comb through. Say goodbye to tangles!
Frequency of Use
Hair masks aren’t a one and done deal. It is important to integrate these into your weekly or biweekly haircare routine to ensure your locks stay moisturized and protected. If you have fine or lightly textured hair, you should implement hair masks once a week. If you have more natural texture, try utilizing hair masks twice a week. If you have severely damaged hair due to coloring, product damage, sun damage, etc., consider using hair masks more frequently, even up to three times a week.
Fabio’s Premium Hair Mask Treatment
Hair masks are a great supplemental treatment to provide extra shine and protection when you are coming in for a cut, style, or color. Of course, you can create DIY hair masks at home. However nothing compares to the treatment you will receive at Fabio’s luxury salon, where you can relax knowing your hair will be taken care of. As an upscale hair stylist, Fabio goes great lengths to ensure his clients leave the studio with jaw dropping hair.
Are you ready to revive your hair? Fabio offers premium hair and scalp treatments and hair masks that are sure to turn your hair from oh damn to glam. Book an appointment with Fabio today to combat the harsh factors you are regularly being exposed to and notice the difference almost immediately.