Your hair requires just as much maintenance as anywhere else on your body. The regular regimen of shampoo and conditioner just doesn’t cut it when it comes to upkeep, especially if your hair is particularly problematic.
Dryness, dullness, frizz and tangles are just a handful of the issues that turn good hair days into downright crap ones. The solution, however, to these terrible tresses are simple: hair masks. These quick-and-easy hair treatments only need to be done once a week for you to experience a dramatic difference.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, and tagged them with specific problems they target so you know exactly what you need. Get ready to look like a shampoo commercial.
Best for: Tangled hair
Anyone who has an Instagram account would’ve seen ads for Coco & Eve everywhere. Instead of being a mere social media fad, however, Coco & Eve has flourished into a hair mask that many swear by. Designed to condition and aid the detangling of unruly hair, the Coco & Eve mask is a mixture of raw virgin coconuts from Bali, as well as shea butter, fig and argan oil. Use and comb through with the tangle tamer that comes with the mask before washing-off, and you’ll have manageably soft hair in an instant.
S$65. Available at Sephora.
Best for: Dull and limp hair
Waking up with a miserable ‘do that appears assaulted by your pillow is not the way we like to start the morning. Prevention is better than cure, as the saying goes, so keep limp hair at bay with the Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery. Not only does the mask contain agents to condition and boost the lustre of your hair, but it also is a dry overnight mask that nourishes your locks with minimal effort and no mess.
S$42. Available at Sephora.
Best for: Coloured hair
Maintaining coloured hair is a chore, and hair masks can go a long way to make that process easier. Christophe Robin’s version is a godsend for bleached hair as it helps to tone your hair, making it stick to the colour you left the salon with. Also, it revives tired hair and remedies whatever damage you may have sustained from bleaching.
S$72. Available at Sephora.
Best for: Brittle hair
Environmental pollutants don’t just wreak havoc on your skin, but your hair as well. Pollutants in water and the air causes your hair to be prone to breakage, so you need something that reinforces the structure of your locks, like the Abyssian’s Antipollution Protein Treatment. Formulated with plant based-activated proteins, this enriching mask restores your hair to its natural, resilient state in order to keep brittleness away.
S$53. Available at Sephora.
Best for: Dry hair
Dry hair is an all-too-common plague. If you have this issue and nothing else, you definitely ought to feed your thirsty tresses with a mask that delivers an intense dose of hydration. The Aveda Dry Remedy is our favourite by far, given how it can moisturise your hair to the point that you feel like you’re running your fingers through velvet after washing it off.
S$63. Available at Escentials.