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.