Revitalize your hair this summer with some extra TLC — enters, hair masks.

As the sun beats down and the temperatures rise, our hair often suffers from the effects of prolonged exposure to UV rays and humidity. Regular use of summer hair masks acts as a preventive measure against damage. By fortifying the hair strands with essential nutrients, masks create a protective barrier, reducing the risk of sun and heat damage.

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Just like our skin, our hair needs extra care during the summer to stay healthy and resilient. Hair masks provide the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and hydration to keep your locks looking their best despite the harsh summer conditions.

Summer hair masks are formulated with ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and argan oil, which deeply hydrate and moisturize the hair, preventing dryness and brittleness. Ingredients such as keratin, protein, and vitamins in hair masks help repair and strengthen damaged hair, restoring its elasticity and vitality.

Humidity can wreak havoc on hair, causing frizz and unruly texture. Hair masks with smoothing agents tame frizz and leave hair sleek and manageable even on the most humid days.

How to Use Summer Hair Masks:

1. Choose the Right Mask: Select a hair mask that suits your hair type and concerns. Whether you have dry, damaged, or colour-treated hair, there’s a mask tailored to address your specific needs.
2. Pre-Shampoo or Post-Shampoo: Depending on the instructions, apply the hair mask either before shampooing (for deeper penetration) or after shampooing (for conditioning). Ensure your hair is clean and damp before applying the mask.
3. Even Distribution: Distribute the mask evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends, which tend to be drier and more prone to damage. Use a wide-tooth comb to ensure thorough coverage.
4. Time it Right: Follow the recommended leave-in time mentioned on the product label. Most hair masks require anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to work their magic. Use this time to relax and let the mask penetrate deeply into the hair shaft.
5. Rinse Thoroughly: After the designated time, rinse the mask out thoroughly with lukewarm water. Avoid hot water, as it can strip the hair of its natural oils and negate the benefits of the mask.
6. Final Touches: Finish with a cool water rinse to seal the hair cuticles and enhance shine. Style your hair as usual, and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of your summer hair mask.

10 effective hair masks for different hair types to use during summer:

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