Troubled by frizzy hair, split ends, or dull and lacklustre hair? In an ideal world, we would take care of our hair by going for regular hair treatments at the salon, but we may not always have the time to do so.
Thankfully, it is possible for us to nourish, hydrate and repair our hair at home with intensive hair masks that are effective and can restore damaged hair quickly.
Scroll down for a list of our favourite hair masks that will give you healthy and silky hair in no time.
This effective hair mask will give you soft and smooth hair quickly and easily. Apply it to dry or wet hair and let it sit for five to ten minutes before rinsing it off. You can also leave it on overnight for a more intensive treatment, or apply it before a workout—the heat will help your hair to absorb the mask more easily. Its ingredients include keratin to smooth and repair hair, and artichoke leaf extract which helps to seal off the hair’s cuticle preventing further damage. The product also smells amazing and contains notes of lychee, cedar-wood, white musk, bergamot, and rose.
For a quick and easy way to revive dull hair, try this overnight hair mask. It promises to boost your hair’s shine and vibrancy, as well as make it more manageable with results that will last up to a week. Powered by the brand’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule and time-release conditioners, it also helps to protect colour-treated hair and prevent the colour from fading too quickly. The lightweight lotion-like texture spreads easily on damp or dry hair, and will not leave any residue on your pillow.
Protect and strengthen damaged and brittle hair with this professional-quality at-home treatment. Its patented bond-building technology works from within to repair broken hair bonds. This produces lasting results, helping to reduce breakage and reverse the damage from chemical and colour treatments leaving you with healthy and glossy hair. For best results, apply the product on damp and towel-dried hair and leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes before washing it off.
This provides hydration and vibrancy to dry, lacklustre locks in just a few minutes. It’s formulated with B vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, collagen and algae extract to control frizz, nourish hair and repair split ends to give you a shiny, healthy and lustrous mane. Its formula even promises to reduce breakage by up to 75 per cent after just three uses.
Great for dry, brittle locks, this deep restorative mask penetrates hair to treat and restore it. It contains ingredients like Creatine R and maleic acid to help fortify and nourish damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth and shiny. It also strengthens hair fibres, repairing split ends and preventing future breakage.
Enriched with fermented rice water and a pre- and post-biotic complex to support your scalp’s microbiome for healthier hair, this creamy mask melts into hair fibres, smoothing them and boosting shine without weighing it down. It also has mafura oil to moisturise and soften stands. Another plus: it soothes and purifies sensitive, itchy scalps in just five minutes.
A deeply nourishing treatment, the mask provides intense conditioning, helping to repair weak hair fibres by restoring its moisture content. As well, it strengthens and restores a healthy appearance to severely parched hair. It’s infused with molecules that mimic the natural oils that coat healthy hair and will will leave it shiny and soft.
This two-piece set includes a cream mask and a hair cap. The hard worker helps to protect hair colour, boost radiance, fight frizz, hydrate and repair hair as you sleep. To use, apply the cream to your hair, cover it with the cap and you’ll wake up to healthier hair.
This has a creamy, melting consistency that doesn’t feel greasy, and helps to detangle and soften strands. Formulated with a trio of natural oils – marula, abyssinian and camellia – as well as shea butter, it delivers intense nutrition to restore and repair dry and damaged hair.
The mask can be used in three ways: as a conditioner for an instant moisture boost, as a rich rinse-off hair mask for deep nourishment, or as a leave-on mask to repair split ends.
With a chemical-free formula made without sulfates, parabens and other harmful ingredients, this vegan mask repairs and protects hair from damage.
It is infused with raw virgin coconut extract to prevent breakage and split ends, which also penetrates into the hair follicles to give you a healthy scalp. At the same time, fig extract and shea butter help to moisturise and detangle, while argan oil tames frizz, and linseed gives hair a silky shine.