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11 of the best hair masks to help repair damaged hair

11 of the best hair 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. Used once or twice a week, depending on your hair type and condition, they work to reverse damage and leave your locks looking healthy with a luminous finish.

What are the best hair masks for damaged hair?

  1. Kérastase Masque Reconstituant Hair Mask
  2. Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral
  3. L'Oreal Professional Serie Expert Bondifier Masque
  4.  Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
  5. L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Masque
  6. Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste
  7. Grow Gorgeous Repair Strengthening Hair and Scalp Mask
  8. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Damaged Hair Essentials
  9. Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Renewal System Hair Masque
  10. Joico Defy Damage Protective Masque
  11. Philip Kinglsey Bond Builder Split End Remedy

How do you know if your hair is damaged?

If you use heat stylers, have coloured hair or expose your hair to harsh climates, 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 work deeper inside the hair follicle than your regular conditioner 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.

11 best hair masks for damaged hair

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