Difference between Mask & Conditioner

Thank you for answering my questions. I'm wondering if there is any difference between a mask and conditioner? Should I look for a certain ingredient in a mask that might not be present in a conditioner? 
Or am I better off using coconut oil as a pre wash treatment along with my regular conditioner? Or maybe mixing oil into my conditioner? My hair feels unmanageable lately in terms of static/frizz and too much volume.


  • Hair "masks" are more of a marketing difference than a technical difference. There are no special ingredients that are used in masks and not in regular conditioners. 

    You could certainly benefit from using coconut oil. Some people swear by it others find it too greasy. But you need to apply it to your hair and let it soak in for quite some time (up to several hours) for it to work its best. 

    Mixing coconut oil (or any other oil) into your conditioner won't provide much of a benefit. 
  • Thank you so much!
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