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The Best Masks to Help Repair Damaged Hair

The Best Masks to Help Repair Damaged Hair
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When your hair is in need of some TLC, hair masks are your secret weapon.

The colder weather from the winter months can wreak havoc on your delicate locks, causing them to become dehydrated, dry and dull, so adding in a weekly treatment will help to prevent this.

We're rounding up the best hair masks for damaged hair and sharing how they can help revitalise your hair.

How do you Know if your Hair is Damaged?

If you use heat stylers, have coloured hair or have spent too much time outside cold weather this winter, then you might have hair that needs a little extra care; all of these everyday things can cause damage to your locks.

There are a few signs that are simple to spot: you may notice that your hair becomes easily tangled after cleansing, has lost its shine and feels dry. In more extreme cases, it might be brittle and show signs like split ends or breakages.

Whilst a hair cut is the only way to actually remove split ends, the right treatment from the right hair masks can go a long way to help repair and revitalise damaged locks.

How Can a Hair Mask Repair Damaged Hair?

Hair masks are intensive treatments that work a little harder than your regular conditioner. They penetrate the hair cuticle, and their active ingredients get deeper into the hair follicle than a conditioner can, meaning they're an important part of your weekly haircare routine.

Hair masks are usually formulated with a blend of key ingredients that are all targeted at helping to strengthen, protect and repair your hair.

  • Proteins like Keratin, Silk and Wheat Proteins help to reinforce the hair cuticle, strengthening the hair again
  • Oils like Argan, Sunflower and Jojoba add moisture back into the hair follicle, making it more supple and flexible.

For thicker or curlier hair, which usually really need moisture, look for more oil based formulas to help with hair elasticity. If you have fine hair, then look for protein rich formulas to reinforce without weighing down your hair.

The 10 Best Masks for Damaged Hair

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme 5 oz.

This intense treatment mask is a cult classic for good reason. Specifically designed to help care for over processed hair, it uses ingredients like Elastin, and Castor Oil to nourish and soften damaged locks.

Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Mask (200ml)

This rich mask from Phyto contains Macademia Oil that works to repair weak and porous follicles leaving your hair looking healthier and feeling stronger.

SHOW Beauty Sublime Repair Treatment Mask 200ml

SHOW Beauty are known for their luxurious haircare products and this mask is no exception. Packed with plant proteins and Pro Vitamins B5, as well as premium ingredients like Caviar and White Truffle, it will help protect and revitalise your hair.

Redken Heatcure Intense Self-Heating Mask - Pack of 4

This innovative mask not only used ingredients like Argan Oil and Soy Protein to help repair your hair, it also self heats to aid their absorption. With individual sachets, the mask will heat up as soon as it is exposed to air, leaving you with a salon-like treatment experience.

Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (8.33 fl.oz)

This mask is a brilliant choice for hair that is damaged from hair colour or processes like permanent straightening. Packed with Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Fatty Acids, it will restore vitality and vibrancy back into your hair in no time.

Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera 200ml

Restore dry, brittle locks a burst of deep, long-lasting moisture with Christophe Robin’s Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera; an intensive express hair treatment that boasts a formula made up of 98% natural-origin ingredients. Quenching parched locks with its star ingredient Aloe Vera, the moisturizing hair masque envelops tresses with its rich texture, boosting the hair fibre’s resilience and elasticity with a blend of fatty acid-rich oils. Melting into locks instantly without weighing them down, the concentrated mask leaves your mane hydrated, plumped and luminous from the first use.

Grow Gorgeous Intense Thickening Hair and Scalp Mask 200ml

Fight against thin, flat and weakened strands with the Grow Gorgeous Intense Thickening Hair & Scalp Mask. Enriched with a nourishing balance of powerful skincare and haircare ingredients, this gentle formula helps visibly increase hair thickness while gently nurturing the scalp.

Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Treatment Hair Masque 161g

The beautiful golden cream is an icon in the haircare world. Not only does this hair mask contain the same fragrance as its cult oil sister, but its lightweight texture mean its suitable for all hair types in the fight against damage and dehydration.

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Treatment Masque 59ml

Restore strong, healthy-looking hair with Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Treatment Masque; an intense conditioning mask to infuse strands with moisture and nutrients. Harnessing the powers of Certified Organic Shea Butter, Honey and Mafura Oil, the revitalizing formula smooths and fortifies hair follicles, while antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig repairs and protects from root to tip. Dry, damaged hair feels soft, manageable and deeply replenished.
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A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!