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8 hair masks you can add to your arsenal for healthier hair

A mask for every need

By ELLE team  February 16th, 2017

There are many factors to consider when it comes to hair care. Your environment, your diet and even your scalp type can dictate the kind of products and treatments you should subject your hair to. To combat the stress factors that urban dwellers are subjected to, experts recommend substituting conditioner for a hair mask once in a while.

A hair mask is used for deep conditioning your hair and helps in reversing the damage done by exposure to heat, chemicals and other harmful elements. More intense than regular conditioning, hair masks can expedite hair growth when used regularly. 

But just like your favourite blue jeans, one size does not fit all. You have to identify your specific requirement — dry hair, split ends or hair fall — and find a mask to alleviate the problem. While there are many DIY options that you can try (some that will leave your hair smelling like cake, which is always favourable), these beauty store purchases will get the job done.

8 hair masks to add to your hair care routine

Organix Anti-breakage Keratin Oil 3 Minute Miraculous Recovery, Rs. 725 

Try this one if hair fall is a major concern. Leave in hair for 3 minutes and rinse out, the argan oil present in the mask will also give you smooth and tangle-free hair.

L'Oreal Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque, Rs 1,650 

This mask will give you hydration for days and it even works on coloured hair. Massage in evenly after a shampoo and leave for 2-3 minutes before rinsing off.

Toni & Guy Nourish: Reconstruction Mask, Rs. 1000 

Give this one a go if you want to restore some lustre and bounce to your hair. Once a week, after shampoo wash, apply onto hair from mid-length and leave on for around 5 minutes, before rinsing off thoroughly.

L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium Masque, Rs 675

Swimmers, take note. This one will help reverse the damage done by chlorinated water and salt on your hair. The formula deep conditions your hair and protects it from further damage too. Apply for 3-5 minutes and wash off thoroughly.

Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Masque, Rs 600

This intense hydrating therapy will help you combat all your frizz woes. After shampoo and conditioning, apply to towel dried hair, leave in for 2-5 minutes and then rinse it out.

Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment, Rs 600 

Dry hair? Try this hydration mask and see the difference. Massage into the scalp and hair, leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it off.

Schwarzkopf Spa Essence Enriching Cream Mask, Rs 600

Banish split ends and dullness with this one. Apply the mask to towel-dried hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Recommended usage is once a week.

L'Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Sorbet Mask, Rs 2,390

This one is a sure shot cure for a dry and itchy scalp. Massage in circular movements and leave on for 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.