There are lots of hair care products available in the market such as hair shampoo, hair conditioner, hair mask, hair oil, hair serum and so on. Among these hair care products, it's easy to get confused between the hair conditioner and a hair mask, as their instruction of use stated in the labels is similar. Let's have a look at the differences between the hair conditioner and hair mask!
How do they work?
Adsorb to the hair cuticle (the outer layer of the hair) and form a coating that could alter the texture and appearance of the hair. It is used to ensure the hair is easy to manage afterwards.
Penetrate the inner layer of the hair to moisture, nourish and repair the damaged hair.
When to use?
It is recommended to use the hair conditioner daily since it provides temporary effects.
It is recommended to use the hair mask once or twice per week as the protective effect provided could last for a long time.
Where to use?
Apply to the hair ends and avoid hair scalp.
Apply to the hair ends and can be up to the hair scalp for some hair masks.
How to use?
Apply to the washed hair and wait for a few minutes. Then, rinse the hair with warm water.
Apply to the washed hair and wait for 10-20 minutes (for conventional hair masks). Covering the hair with a warm towel could produce a better effect. Then, rinse the hair with warm water.
If you want to use them together, remember to apply the hair mask first, followed by the hair conditioner for the optimum effect.