11 Of The Best Hair Masks To Suit All Of Your Haircare Needs
SAVE MY HAIR, PLEASE.
All that colouring, bleaching and heat styling unsurprisingly takes its toll on your hair, and then all you’re left with is a limp, dull, dry af mess.
Luckily some TLC can bring your damaged locks back from the brink, but if you're short on time and need a quick-fix then look no further than a trusty old hair mask.
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Here's the low down on the best masks for all of your haircare needs, so you can transform your mane from dry to dreamy in no time...
For all hair types
Try: Treatment Masque by OUAI Haircare, £25
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got super-tight curls or long, straight locks, the OUAI Treatment Masque promises to undo the damage caused by excessive heat-styling and exposure to pollution and harmful UV rays, all while keeping your hair shiny and supple.
The sachets are perfect for travel but you might want to use more than one at once if you’ve got thick or long hair.
For those whose hair needs a little help in between colour appointments
Try: No.3 Hair Perfector, £32, Olaplex
If you’re a bleach fiend, invest in the genius invention that is Olaplex. You've probably had Step 1 and 2 as part of your colouring (and if you haven't do your research asap as it's a gamechanger that Kim Kardashian swears by) and Step 3 is the at home add-on that helps re-build bonds broken in the hair during the bleaching process.
For those with extra dry hair
Try: Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Masque, £29.50
Got super dry, straw-like strands? Aveda’s mask says it instantly improves dry hair up to 63% and that’s not a statement we’re going to ignore.
The lightweight mask penetrates hair with intense moisture and hydrates hair with buriti oil and pomegranate, ylang-ylang and geranium, which give it a pretty floral scent. Good hair days, forever?
For those who want to speed up their beauty routine
Try: Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery, £20, Percy & Reed
Putting on a hair mask and waiting around can sometimes feel like a chore, but this genius product can be applied to dry hair and slept in without ruining your pillow because it absorbs almost instantly. Next thing you know, you’ve snoozed your way to silky hair!
If you’re more of a ‘get up and go’ gal, work it through before your gym workout. All you have to do is remember to wash it out when you shower!
For those with thick hair
Try: Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral, £31.70
Perfect if you’ve got super thick, dried out hair that tends to be unmanageable.
Leave the mask on for 5 minutes, emulsify and rinse thoroughly to reveal deeply nourished locks that you can get a hairbrush through way easier (praise the lord).
For those with curly hair that tends to frizz
Try: Frizz Ease Dream Curls Conditioner, £6.99, John Frieda
The mask manages to soothe and adds shine to curly hair, which can be troublesome at the best of times, but without weighing them down.
It’s a steal at £6.99, so definitely worth a try.
For those who are searching for something vegan-friendly
Try: Strength Cure Superfood Treatment, £26.50, Pureology
If you’re a fan of making your own natural hair masks, but not so much of a fan of how weighed down or oily it can make your hair, enter Pureology’s new superfood treatment.
It nourishes colour-treated hair by harnessing the power of superfoods like olive oil and goji berry extract. In case that didn’t sway you, it’s 100% vegan and sulphate free. Oh, and it smells uh-mazing.
For those who want to revive coloured hair
Try: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Treatment Masque, £31
All hair needs TLC from time to time but coloured hair tends to need a little extra. Rose oil gives you that deep hydration while goji berry extract seals in the shimmering colour.
Use as a weekly treatment for finer hair. On thicker hair, use in place of a conditioner.
For those with afro hair
Try: Coconut Breeze Elasticizer, £34, Philip Kingsley
This rich and luxurious formula is perfect for thick and particularly Afro hair to add elasticity, bounces and shine.
It also makes you feel super summery as it’s infused with luxurious notes of coconut, jasmine, almond and vanilla, so it basically smells like a pina colada. Just don’t try and drink it, yeah?
For those who want an overnight miracle
Try: While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque, Bumble & Bumble, £40 at feelunique.com
Need a nighttime repair for at-risk hair? The mask helps to reverse the appearance of damaged hair overnight with Evening Primrose so you wake up with de-stressed strands by morning.
For those who need a weekly revival
Try: All Soft Mega Recovery Sheet Mask, £10
Redken’s new star product is a little pouch of hydrating goodness, which is inspired by the sheet mask phenomenon in skincare. All you have to do is twist and wrap your hair into the cap and gently massage the treatment into your head.
Use weekly for it to work its magic by smoothing the hair cuticles and making your locks a bit more manageable. Ah, music to our ears.