Coping with the cold weather can be difficult. And our hair just like our skin is one such victim. The cold weather often sucks out the moisture from our hair leaving it dry, frizzy and severely damaged. In an attempt to deal with this, people often resort to numerous hair oiling techniques. However, simply oiling your hair isn’t enough.
Like a super-powered conditioner, hair masks are beneficial especially during the winter season, to repair and nourish dry and damaged hair. They are formulated with special oils and extracts that treat the damage from the root to the end. And while there is a multitude of hair masks available, focusing on the ingredients can help tend to the cause of one’s hair problems.
Also called “liquid gold”, argan oil comes from the fresh kernels of the argan fruit tree in Morocco. Because it is rich in fatty acids and the essential vitamin E, argan oil is among the best ingredients to repair damaged hair as well as a soother of a dry scalp, along with promoting hair growth.
Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask
A pioneer of oil-infused hair care, Moroccanoil’s Restorative Hair Mask is a rich hair treatment that is formulated with Argan Oil to restore the hair’s elasticity as well as Acetamide Mea that conditions and improves overall hair texture.
Schwarzkopf Professional Oil Ultime Treatment with Argan and Barbary Fig Oil In Cream
Inspired by aromatherapy, Schwarzkopf Oil Ultime is one of the most luxurious hair masks ever. It has a unique oil-in-cream formula that is made with 100% natural, purified Argan and Barbary Fig Oil. Despite its rich blend of argan, marula, rose and barbary fig oil, the mask is extremely lightweight and perfect for daily use.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! ™ Deep Conditioning Mask
An optimal blend of transformative nutrients, this deep conditioning mask by Briogeo is formulated with the brand’s unique NOVA Complex- a potent blend of natural oils, vitamins and antioxidants, along with b-vitamins, rosehip and argan oil. Together these ingredients reduce breakage by up to 75% and restore the essential moisture and hydration to dry and brittle hair.
For dull hair that has been affected by pollution and bad weather, Balmain’s Moisturizing Repair Mask is your best friend. Enriched with Argan Oil and Provitamin B5, this mask deeply nourishes, hydrates and conditions hair while also strengthening and repairing the hair fibre to reduce breakage and split ends.
Keratin treatments are widely popular, especially for their smoothening benefits. However, keratin protein-infused products, although temporary, have just about the same effect. These products are professional hair care products that are infused with keratin protein along with other nourishing ingredients to improve your hair texture. A protective protein, keratin masks can drastically repair frizz in hair, delivering softer hair and more manageable hair.
Biotop Professional 007 Keratin Impact Hair Mask
An incredible 30-second hair mask, this incredible 30-second hair mask is formulated with keratin, pro-vitamin B5, Vitamin E and castor oil to improve hair’s elasticity as well as help reverse hair damage from environmental stressors like sun exposure and pollution.
An oil-rich in fats derived from the karite (shea) tree, shea butter is among the best ingredients for healthy hair and skin. Given its many benefits, shea butter is also often referred to as “mother nature’s conditioner”. While it is mainly associated with skin care, shea butter is a lifesaver for dry hair during the winters. It not only revives dry hair but also repairs damaged hair follicles and cuticles, proving nourishment from root to tip.
L’Occitane Masque Reparateur Repairing Mask
Featuring a new anti-breakage complex, this mask by L’Occitane captures the richness of Shea butter and sweet almond oil, along with powerful essential oils including ylang-ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium and angelica. The mask takes all of three minutes to transform dull hair into smooth and shiny hair, as per their claims.
A mask that instantly restores hydration, fights frizz and repairs damage. OUAI’s Hair Treatment Masque is formulated with a nourishing blend of shea butter, panthenol, and hydrolyzed keratin. It works towards repairing damage caused by extreme weather, targeting split ends and dehydrated hair. The mask comes in two formulations, one for fine hair and another for thicker hair.
The benefits of coconut oil are no secret. The miracle ingredient is truly an all-rounder as it can be used for pretty much anything and everything— skin, hair and body. Given its antibacterial properties, it can also combat dandruff, while soothing an itchy scalp. It also acts as a natural conditioner, delivering smooth and shiny hair. Lastly, it is extremely rich in antioxidants thus promoting healthy hair growth.
Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Mask
A hair mask that took the internet by storm, Coco & Eve’s Like a Virgin hair mask became an Instagram trend soon after its launch. It is a 5-in-1 treatment made with a blend of nourishing oils and butters that deeply moisturise hair, while coconut oil strengthens hair strands to prevent breakage and split ends.