10 Moisturising Hair Masks That Will Tame Your Dry Tresses
I love winters because it means I don’t have to wash my hair as often as I do in the summer. You’ve got to agree that it’s a real chore washing and styling your hair in the mornings. However, one serious drawback of this season — apart from static, which easily be dealt with — is dry, lifeless hair. And it only gets worse if you have chemically-treated hair.
So your normal shampoo-conditioner routine isn’t enough if you want to prevent your hair from looking dry and frizzy. Just like you’ve got to up your skincare regime in winter, your hair too needs some extra TLC. Here are some of our favourite luxurious hair masks that work beautifully to tame the meanest tresses in the winter.
If you’ve got coloured or chemically-treated hair that is super dry, we’ve got you covered. L’occitane Repairing Mask nourishes, repairs, and restores hair back to its shiny glory. It protects your tresses against the damaging effects of environmental stresses. No matter how dry and damaged the hair, this mask is known to work it’s charm without weighing it down.
The best part about this light, non-greasy mask is that it helps in detangling hair, which in turn cuts the risk of hair breakage. The luxurious and intensive deep-conditioning treatment is free of silicons, parabens and colourants and does such a marvellous job because it is fortified with Pracaxi oil, which contains the highest amount of behenic acid and is native to Amazonian rainforests. It also contains Manketti nut oil, which is rich in fatty acids and protects skin and hair from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Another paraben-free product, the Mythic Oil Masque draws its strength from argan oil, which as you already know is the perfect pick-me-up for dry, battered hair needs. It also contains cottonseed oil, which nourishes and softens hair without weighing it down.
It’s a challenge to find an intense, nourishing mask for girls with fine hair. Most are either so heavy that they weigh your hair down or so light that they do absolutely nothing for your hair. The Expert Series Volume Expand Masque manages to strike a balance. It softens hair and adds volume in fine hair.
If your Sundays are all about pampering yourself with an at-home spa session, make sure to add the Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Q10 Plus Time Restore Treatment to your ritual. This deep conditioning mask adds life and volume to hair while moisturising it deeply.
I have used some Organix conditioners in the past and all of them have delivered what they claimed to do. This luxurious organ oil masque is great as a weekly deep conditioning mask if you have parched hair that’s begging for moisture.
Have dry, brittle hair? Then this potent cream is just what you need to revive and soften your stressed hair. Fortified with olive oil, which penetrates to the core, meadowfoam which moisturises, and sweet almond oil which smoothens hair follicles, the mask works like a charm on frizzy, dry hair.
If you don’t wash your hair often in winter, you’ll notice that by day 2 your hair starts looking frazzled as the effects of your regular conditioner wears off. Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense, however, keeps the ends moisturised till day 4 no matter how bitterly cold it is. Now who doesn’t want soft, manageable, moisturised, and shiny hair in winter?
Enriched with olive fruit oil and avocado oil, the Deeply Reparative Hair Pak is perfect for fine hair. It strengthens, softens and smoothens hair leaving it detangled and shiny without weighing it down.
I don’t know of any other haircare brand that’s created such mass hysteria as Moroccan Oil did when it made its grand entry in the beauty market some years ago. In keeping with the tradition, the Intense Hydrating Mask smells divine, and makes hair softer, shinier, and more manageable.