As the temperature drops, the air gets drier, showers get hotter and our hair starts breaking. Winter is not particularly kind to anything really, but it can be particularly horrible to your skin and hair. We've written about our favourite face masks, and now we're detailing our best hair masks.
I know my hair looks progressively more and more like a tumble weed as we move into the cooler months. The dry air and high propensity for drizzle are a frizzy-hair nightmare. And my true and wholesome love for scalding showers doesn't do much to help the situation.
When I reach the point that my hair is living in a bun because it's too scraggly to be left out, these are the hair masks that I will always turn to for help. And you should too.
A forever favourite, this mask leaves your hair glossy and relaxed. Ideal for dry and damaged hair, it adds bounce to straight locks and smoothness to curls. It's infused with rice extracts - the signature ingredient in many Shu Uemura hair products. Rice has been used by Japanese women for centuries owing to its soothing and hydrating properties. Your dry and damaged hair will thank you.
Moroccanoil is the OG in haircare for a reason. It was one of the first brands to look at haircare from a health and nourishment perspective and not just focus on superficial fixes. The brand's Restorative Hair Mask helps to reconstruct the proteins in the hair and makes even strawlike strands feel silky. It will feel and behave healthier because it actually is.
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A weekly herbal treatment for not just your hair, but your scalp too. Scalp health is important to your overall hair health, so it's nice to treat the skin on your head to a little love too. This hair mask is enriched with moisturising rose which nourishes and repairs, helping to lock in hydration.
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This rich hair mask is the antidote to brittle, winter hair. Intensely nourishing, The Body Shop's Shea mask is made from Community Trade shea butter, and crafted by the women who have used shea to nourish dry hair for generations. The formulation also includes cocoa butter, olive oil and coconut oil. Ideal for weekly use, you'll have softer hair in no time.
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This particular mask combines a whole spectrum of natural oils to create a solution that nourishes, protects, softens and promotes hair growth. It includes rich argan oil, intense abyssinian oil, strengthening macadamia oil, hair-fall reducing castor oil and smoothing jojoba oil. Your hair will thank you.