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The best hair masks for dry, damaged, fine and natural hair types

20th March 2020 | Author: Jayni Patel

If your locks are in some desperate need of some TLC, then hair masks are the best option.

Whether your strands are lusting for vitamins, hydration or a colour boost, we’ve got five of the best hair masks to suit you.

Best hair mask

  1. Editor’s Pick: Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 £32
  2. Bargain Buy: Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask £12
  3. Luxury Buy: Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask Light£31.25
  4. Best hair mask for natural hair: Lush H’Suan Wen Hua £15
  5. Best hair mask for dry, thick hair: L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Masque £19.50

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1. Editor’s Pick: Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3

£32 | Buy now from Amazon

Why we love it: Our Editor’s pick is the Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3. Ideal for those with dyed or bleached hair, it protects strands during the bleaching process, and so it strengthens and conditions the hair where it’s damaged. 

We’re big fans of Olaplex hair products generally because they appear to do exactly as they promise and the Olaplex No. 5 was judged to be an Editor’s Pick in our best conditioner article, too.

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Priced at £32, this hair mask is far from cheap but it really is a hair saviour and because it’s got a thick consistency, a little goes a really long way so even with a weekly mask, you’ll get around six months use!    

Buy now from Amazon

2. Bargain Buy: Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask 

£12 | Buy now from Body Shop

Why we love it: Our Bargain Buy is a Body Shop classic. The Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask will instantly ramp up the gloss leaving your hair looking and feeling less frizzy while smelling absolutely amazing.

Priced at £12, this vegan-friendly mask is particularly great for anyone with dry or brittle hair. 

Buy now from Body Shop

3. Luxury Buy: Hydrating Mask Light

£31.25| Buy now from Lookfantastic

Why we love it: Sent from the haircare gods, the Hydrating Mask Light by Moroccanoil conditions and hydrates fine hair. Technically the Olaplex No.3 Protector mask should be our Luxury Buy, given its price, but this hair mask is almost as good.

Containing the brand’s iconic, and well-loved Argan oil formula, this is the best hair mask for any of you who want to restore damaged and dry hair, and give flat hair more volume. Priced at £31.25 this mask will leave your locks feeling lustrous.

Buy now from Lookfantastic

4. Lush H’Suan Wen Hua hair mask

£15 | Buy now from Lush

Why we love it: Lush products regularly feature in our Best Buys lists, particularly for hair care products. Both its Lush bars feature in our best shampoo and best conditioner roundups, for instance.

The brand’s best mask, in our opinion, is its H’Suan Wen Hua treatment. This shine-enhancing mask will leave your locks feeling revitalised and is particularly suited to people with natural hair.

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Packed with fresh bay leaf and watercress it stimulates the roots and soothes the scalp, which encourages healthy hair growth. You can read more about his in our how to grow your hair fast article. 

While there are definitely cheaper masks out there, they don’t offer the same results as H’Suan Wen Hua, and at £15 this natural hair mask is incredibly popular.

Buy now from Lush

5. L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Masque

£19.50 | Buy now from L’Oreal

Why we love it: If you’re looking to tame unruly, thick hair then this Argan Oil and Myrrh extract mask will leave your hair volume-controlled whilst providing instant nutrition.

The Professional Mythic Oil Masque by L’Oreal is a buttery mask for those with normal to thick hair. It’s priced at £19.50 and will leave you with nourished and disciplined locks. 

Buy now from L'Oreal

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