Who doesn’t love a good hair mask to help your hair transition between styles? It’s actually one of the most innovative benefits a hair mask could offer.
To be very honest, it’s no surprise that Pattern Beauty was one of the first brands to create something of its kind.
When Tracee Ellis Ross hit the ground running with PATTERN, all of us kinky and curly girls jumped for joy because not only were we getting yet another platform that represented and catered to us natural black women, but we also had a hunch that they were going to come through with some top-notch haircare. Needless to say — we were right.
From their epic wide tooth comb to their curl-defining hydrating mist, Pattern Beauty has been doing an incredible job of catering to type 3 and type 4 curl patterns in a way that is both practical and nourishing.
Now the newest addition to the Pattern family, The Transition Mask, is yet another product to swoon over. It’s thick, nutrient-dense, and everything you need to keep your hair healthy in the midst of any transition.
Not convinced? Before you skip this product altogether, let’s get into the deets of it!
So first of all, this bad boy isn’t a cream. Shocking, right? Yes, but also pretty refreshing as far as product consistencies and textures go! It’s actually a thick, honey-like texture that you smooth onto your hair like some throwback Jam or a mild-hold hair gel.
The reason for this is that it’s actually formulated with Manuka honey, White Tea, and Hydrogenated Castor Oil as the base. So naturally, it’s going to be smooth with tons of slip.
Consistency aside, the Transition Mask is also pretty nourishing. It’s packed with antioxidants, amino acids, and natural humectants—all of which promote overall hair health while also preventing hair loss and encouraging healthy hair growth.
So, who and what is the mask even for?
Pattern Beauty’s Transition Mask is for every kinky, curly, and coily woman who is, well, transitioning. And yes, we mean literally transitioning from relaxed to natural, but it also caters to other types of transitioning as well.
Ready to ditch your Keratin treatment? This mask got you covered. How about if you’ve been wearing your protective style for too long and need a good product to help your hair bounce back to its former glory? Yup! It does that, too.
How about if you just dyed your— girl, yes! You don’t even need to finish the sentence to know it does that, too! This mask is to get you over the awkward hump of all hair changes.
This includes those of you who are dealing with a little damage, as well. It’s aptly formulated to prevent breakage and shedding while also restoring your moisture balance.
One last thing— how do you use it?
Another unique feature of the Transition Mask is that how you use it greatly depends on what you’re using it for. Of course, it’s a mask so expect to slather it on and let it sit for a few minutes. But do note that when you do that is a bit different for different needs.
If you’re transitioning from chemically treated hair: After shampooing your hair, section your wet strands into 3 or 4 sections and generously apply the mask. After 5-10 minutes, thoroughly rinse it out and continue on to conditioning.
If you’re transitioning out of a protective style: Before you begin washing your hair, slather the mask onto sectioned-off dry hair from ends to roots. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse out, and then shampoo your tresses.
Of course, you can use the mask however you want, but consider following the suggestions for the best results.
Final verdict? Don’t waste any time getting to the $25 Transition Mask from Pattern Beauty! Or don’t, sis—but that’s an awful idea.