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Which mask should be used for curly hair?

The hair mask is an essential part of a hair care routine, particularly for curly hair. Indeed, due to their structure, curly hair tends to be dry and damaged. In this article, discover how to choose your hair mask for curly hair.

Curly Hair: What are the peculiarities?

Curly hair exhibits a unique form of undulation, particularly in a helix shape, a few centimetres from the root. Soft and loose, these resemble small spirals that fall onto the nape of the neck. This distinctive structure hinders the proper migration of sebum from the root to the tip of the hair. It is for this reason that curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair. Moreover, curly hair is more fragile and prone to breakage because at each curl, the keratin scales lift.

Curly hair tends to be dry, coarse, brittle, and the curls often lack definition.

The ingredients to prioritise in hair masks for curly hair.

Acting as a true hair bandage, the mask provides the essential elements for the proper definition of curly hair. Indeed, this treatment is concentrated with rich active ingredients, particularly hydrating and/or nourishing, which help to soften the hair fibre, restore the cuticles while giving the curls bounce and hold.

They are to be appliedsolely to the lengths and tips, to avoid weighing down the roots. Generally, they are applied to damp hair, after shampooing, on aweekly basis. The duration of application varies depending on the product.

Several ingredients should be prioritised to restore radiance, shine, and definition to curly hair. We recommend favouring natural ingredients to care for the hair without damaging it. Opt for a mask containing one or more of the following compounds.

  • Nourishing natural fatty substances

    Rich in fatty acids, these compounds help to compensate for the lack of sebum typical of curly hair as well asimproving curl definition. Among the most effective, we can mention theavocado oil, of coconut, ofargan, of pequi, ofaçaí, of castor, of jojoba or even the butters of shea and of mango.

  • Restorative and lipid-replenishing active ingredients

    Some active ingredients have the ability to integrate into the lipid cement of the hair fibre, thereby restoring the cohesion of the cuticle. The flaws, also known as "scales", are filled in, the cuticle is smoothed, and the cortex is better protected. The squalane and the biomimetic ceramides are, for example, two active ingredients that act in this way and are classified as lipid-replenishing.

  • Hydrating active ingredients

    Typically, it is sugar-derived molecules that provide the most hydration to hair. For instance, we can mention the aloe vera gel which is particularly rich in polysaccharides (mannose-6-phosphate, aloeverose, acemannan). These long-chain sugar molecules contain hydroxyl groups (-OH) that create a hydrophilic environment. The gel thus retains water molecules, limiting their natural evaporation from the hair fibre. Thehyaluronic acid is also an interesting compound to find in hair masks intended for dry and curly hair. This glycosaminoglycan has a significant water retention power and limits the dehydration of hair fibres.

Our restorative mask to care for your curly hair.

Comprised of 98% natural origin ingredients, our restorative hair mask deeply nourishes and repairs the hair fibre through the synergy of 3 natural actives:

  • The biomimetic ceramides act like a cement to restructure the fibre and fill in the hair's scales.

  • The mango butter and avocado oil repair and prevent the occurrence of split ends and limit breakage.

This mask is suitable for all hair types but is particularly recommended for dry, damaged and brittle hair. For these concerns, we advise using it in conjunction with the nourishing shampoo with the biolipid complex.

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