Ten of the best hair masks

I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t, at some point, complain about their hair. Too thin, too frizzy, too flat, too brittle, too pouffy – yes, apparently that’s a thing. Given the rate of dissatisfaction it is interesting most people never think to use a hair masks. These are deep-conditioning, repairing and restorative treatments that you put on for 20-30 minutes, every couple of weeks, before washing it out. Your hair will look and feel better, styling will be easier and, bottom line, you won’t complain about your hair so much. Anyone with dense, curly or coily hair prone to tangling and dullness should make a beeline for Davines Love Curl. You’ll see detangled, shinier and more defined curls. Imbue is also excellent – perfect for finer curls. Coloured hair will benefit from specialist ranges by Christophe Robin and Shu Uemura. Prone to breakage? Olaplex, Aveda, Living Proof and Philip Kingsley are brilliant. If you want an intense shot of moisture that feels luxe, try Kerastase and Oribe. Does it all feel like an indulgence? Then think of it pragmatically. If you have difficulties with dehydration, dryness, brittleness, heat damage or breakage not related to wider health issues, a mask is a quick and effective solution. And they smell nice, too.

  1. Aveda Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Mask £45, aveda.co.uk
  2. Davines Love Curl Mask £23, cultbeauty.co.uk
  3. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Yubi Blonde Anti Brass Purple Balm £34.30, feelunique.com
  4. Living Proof Restore Repair Mask £33, cultbeauty.co.uk
  5. Imbue Curl Restoring Intensive Mask £12.99, imbuecurls.co.uk
  6. Christophe Robin Colour Shield Mask £27, johnlewis.com
  7. Olaplex No 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask £26, lookfantastic.com
  8. Kérastase Masque Rehydratant £36.40, kerastase.co.uk
  9. Oribe Moisture & Control Deep Conditioning Mask £58, net-a-porter.com
  10. Philip Kingsley Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment £28, lookfantastic.com