The Best Hair Masks For Dry and Damaged Hair

LIFESTYLE  |  May 19, 2020
  • Bleaching, colouring, perming, using a curling iron and UV rays harm hair health. Use these hair masks to restore your mane to its full glory.
    1 / 16 Bleaching, colouring, perming, using a curling iron and UV rays harm hair health. Use these hair masks to restore your mane to its full glory.

    Chemical processes such as bleaching, colouring and perming, while confidence-boosting, damage the hair and lead to dull, brittle hair. And if you do heat styling with a curler or straightener, you’re further exacerbating the problem. Don’t forget, UV rays from the sun and environmental pollution around us also harms hair health.

    Fortunately, help isn’t far. Regardless of the condition of your mane, whether it has been bleached and coloured or is just frizzy and dull, read on for our picks to bring it back to its full, shining glory.

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  • The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask
    2 / 16 The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask

    Achieve hair that’s softer and smoother to the touch in just 10 minutes with this ultra-conditioning hair mask from The Body Shop, which won Best Mask for Dry Hair in our Hair Awards 2019. It’s infused with organic shea and cocoa butter (and more nourishing ingredients) to thoroughly quench and moisturise dehydrated hair and helping to restore shine to dry and dull tresses. At $29.

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  • Ryo Hair Loss Treatment
    3 / 16 Ryo Hair Loss Treatment

    Employing Korean herbal wisdom, this Ryo treatment uses ginseng, red ginseng and houttuynia cordata extracts to combat hair loss. The mask is also said to cool and moisturise the scalp too, which is especially relaxing after a long hot day. At $12.90.

    (Also read: Can’t Stand Frizzy Hair When You WFH? Here’s What to Do About It)

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  • Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque
    4 / 16 Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque

    This Aesop treatment is created for both the scalp and hair. As such, apply a generous amount throughout and let the blend of sweet almond, soybean, grapefruit seed, lavender and carrot oils nourish your hair from root to tip. At $47.

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  • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
    5 / 16 Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

    The name says it all. This Briogeo hair mask has a cult following, thanks to its efficacy at replenishing hydration and shine. It does so through its proprietary NOVA Complex that delivers a blend of B-vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, collagen and algae extract. The mask doesn’t contain silicones, sulfates and parabens. At $49.

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  • Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care Nutritive Mask with Temporary Coloring
    6 / 16 Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care Nutritive Mask with Temporary Coloring

    Bleached blonde hair can quickly look brassy and lacklustre. To help you overcome that unflattering look, use this Christophe Robin hair mask. This purple coloured treatment nourishes and repairs your hair while removing the unwanted yellow tones. It is also available in five different shades to cater to different hair colours. At $70.

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  • Je l’aime Amino Repair Algae Hair Mask
    7 / 16 Je l’aime Amino Repair Algae Hair Mask

    Chemical processing can lead to the opening of hair cuticles, and that causes your strands to feel dry and brittle. This Je l’aime mask combats that by employing algae extract and 18 different types of amino acids. At $22.90.

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  • Kérastase Reflection Masque Chromatique Hair Mask
    8 / 16 Kérastase Reflection Masque Chromatique Hair Mask

    This Kérastase hair mask contains vitamin E, rice bran and linseed oil and zinc gluconate for shiny, healthy-looking tresses. The treatment also contains UV filters to protect hair from sun damage.

    (Also read: 10 Hair Treatments to Save Dry and Damaged Hair)

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  • Lux Botanifique Balance Pure Mask
    9 / 16 Lux Botanifique Balance Pure Mask

    With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, you would be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t stricken with frizzy hair. This mask from Lux Botanifique uses a blend of herbal extracts including orchid, eucalyptus and green tea to tame unruly hair. At $18.90.

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  • Moist Diane Extra Smooth & Straight Hair Mask
    10 / 16 Moist Diane Extra Smooth & Straight Hair Mask

    Specifically created to treat coarse and frizzy hair, this Moist Diane hair mask contains organic argan, quinoa and baobab seed oils and cuticle keratin to smooth and repair damaged cuticles. At $18.90.

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  • Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
    11 / 16 Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

    Olaplex uses a patented technology to repair broken disulfide bonds in colour-treated, damaged hair to reduce breakage and restore hair health. So if you’re suffering from brittle hair as a result of bleaching and other processes, give Olaplex a shot. At $44.

    (Also read: Try These DIY Masks For Dry and Brittle Hair)

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  • Oribe Moisture & Control Deep Treatment Masque
    12 / 16 Oribe Moisture & Control Deep Treatment Masque

    Made with a list of ingredients such as murumuru, mango seed butter and watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts, this Oribe hair mask nourishes the hair, seals cuticles and repairs split ends. Plus, the botanical ingredients also ensure protection from stress and pollution. At US$72.87 (S$100.33), from Net-a-Porter.

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  • Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Hair Mask
    13 / 16 Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Hair Mask

    A deeply nourishing treatment, the mask provides intense conditioning, helping to repair weak hair fibres by restoring its moisture content. As well, it strengthens and restores a healthy appearance to severely parched hair. It’s infused with molecules that mimic the natural oils that coat healthy hair and will will leave it shiny and soft.

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  • Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask in Acai
    14 / 16 Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask in Acai

    This two-piece set includes a cream mask and a hair cap. The hard worker helps to protect hair colour, boost radiance, fight frizz, hydrate and repair hair as you sleep. To use, apply the cream to your hair, cover it with the cap and you’ll wake up to healthier hair.

    (Also read: The Best Moisturisers For Dry Skin, According to SQ Girls)

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  • Sabon 3 in 1 Sublime Mask
    15 / 16 Sabon 3 in 1 Sublime Mask

    This has a creamy, melting consistency that doesn’t feel greasy, and helps to detangle and soften strands. Formulated with a trio of natural oils – marula, abyssinian and camellia – as well as shea butter, it delivers intense nutrition to restore and repair dry and damaged hair.

    The mask can be used in three ways: as a conditioner for an instant moisture boost, as a rich rinse-off hair mask for deep nourishment, or as a leave-on mask to repair split ends.

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  • Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque And Tangle Tamer Set
    16 / 16 Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque And Tangle Tamer Set

    With a chemical-free formula made without sulfates, parabens and other harmful ingredients, this vegan mask repairs and protects hair from damage.

    It is infused with raw virgin coconut extract to prevent breakage and split ends, which also penetrates into the hair follicles to give you a healthy scalp. At the same time, fig extract and shea butter help to moisturise and detangle, while argan oil tames frizz, and linseed gives hair a silky shine.

    A version of this article was first published in Singapore Women’s Weekly.

    Contributed by: Ho Guo Xiong, Arissa Ha, Elizabeth Liew and Moh Shuying

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