Every beauty enthusiast knows they need a decent hair mask in their bathroom cabinet for when their hair needs a little pick me up! Whether you need extra moisture, deep repair or simply want to calm your frizz, Millies has a hair mask for your concern and budget worth checking out.
Hair masks are a great way to combat particular concerns in our hair and can help improve scalp health and hair strength! Some masks stay on for hours and some simply an extra couple of minutes in your shower. Most haircare brands now have several options to choose from so it’s important to know which one is for you and how to use it!
Fiona’s top 10 masks:
When you have Coloured Hair
Chemically treating your hair can compromise the hydration levels and internal structure of the hair, which ironically can cause colour fade. To replenish your hair and help lock in your colour try Shu Uemura Color Lustre Masque. Apply to your hair for at least 5-10 minutes to lock in your colour, rehydrate, extend vibrancy, and provide immense shine.
When you have Long Hair
Long hair can be prone to breakage and split ends due to age and being over worked. Hair grows approximately an inch every 8 weeks, which equates to about 6 inches a year. So if you wear your hair long and have done for a few years, it’s seen its fair share of wear and tear. To help remedy weakened, long hair, and encourage healthy hair growth, Kerastase formulated Kerastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste aimed at restoring long hair to its former glory. It will repair and shield your hair from further damage, seal split ends to be less visible, soften your hair and increase manageability, and give you a natural shine. Leave in your hair for a minimum of 5 minutes before gently rinsing.
When you have Damage or Breakage
Step up, cult classic, Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector suitable for all hair types this pre-shampoo treatment works to rebuild the disulphide bonds within your hair. It stops breakage in its tracks. Work (on average) 1/3 of a bottle into your unwashed hair, and leave for a minimum of 10 minutes. Top tip - There is no such thing as leaving this one in too long. Sometimes I will keep it in overnight. For severely compromised hair use it alongside Olaplex Zero Intensive Bond Building Treatment.
When you have Hair Fall
Nioxin Night Denity Restore Overnight Treatment is a mask rich in antioxidants to help prevent oxidation of the scalp and encourage healthier hair growth. It also works to thicken the actual individual hair strands, giving an all-over thicker appearance to your hair. It increases hair density and reduces fallout. Use nightly, massage in 2-4 drops and do not rinse.
When you have Sun Exposure
Sun exposed, weathered hair appears dull, loses vibrancy and shine, and becomes more prone to breakage. A simple answer is ELEVEN Australia Miricle Hair Treatment, a leave in treatment that gives UV protection, hydrates, repairs, protects from heat styling, improves manageability, adds shine and softness, and prevents chlorine and sun damage. Not too shabby for a product that takes 3 seconds to apply and vastly enhances your hair. A fantastic addition to your daily routine! Suitable for all hair types.
When your Vegan
This organic, simplistic, plant based formula with natural fragrance, brings amazingly effective repair and hydration to all hair types. OWAY Color Protection Hair Mask gives the most beautiful shine, leaves zero residue, is kind to the scalp and skin, and leaves your hair feeling like a dream. After shampooing, leave in your hair for 5-10 minutes and rinse well.
When you have Frizzy Hair
For those of us with frizzy or unruly hair, Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm is a sure fire way to help deeply hydrate your hair, fight frizz, restore movement and flow, and repair brittle tired hair. Rich and lush in texture, it intensely nourishes and moisturises each hair strand, to offer you maximum sleekness, control, and softness. Use this post shampoo and leave for 3-5 minutes to take effect.
When you have Fine hair
Even the finest of hair needs regular hydration. The key with thinner hair types is to introduce lightweight hydration to restore good health and manageability to your hair. Kevin Murphy Angel Masque is a featherlight mask that will nourish fine, coloured hair without making it lank and heavy. Apply a small amount after you shampoo, leave in for 5 minutes and rinse well. Your hair will be healthier, more voluminous, softer to the touch and fantastically shiny.
When you have Thick Hair
When it comes to thick hair regular masks can often fall short, and just not deliver on their hydration promises. Redken All Soft Heavy Cream, it is rich, lush, deeply hydrating mask that’s designed to help to smoothen brittle, course hair. So, if it is intense, luxurious moisture your hair craves then look no further. After shampooing, leave your treatment in your hair for approximately 15mins, and rinse well. Use weekly for best results.
When you have Curly Hair
People with curly hair are always on the hunt for new products that tame and enhance the natural curl and the new kid on the block from Kerastase Curl Manifesto Masque really delivers. Not only does it nourish your curls with rich, healing Manuka Honey, but it also hydrates your scalp, to improve scalp health and flexibility. It leaves curls soft and silky. To use, leave in the hair for up to 30 minutes after shampooing, and rinse thoroughly to enjoy super soft curls!