14 of the best conditioning masks for damaged hair

Save your tresses with a hard-working treatment


by Aimee Jakes |
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Years of bleach, straighteners and towel drying hair can mean our hair isn't quite as silky as we would like. Even pollution in general, can take its toll on your hair very quickly.

Luckily there are some products which can help transform your tresses, leaving it healthy and more manageable.

Enter the deep conditioning hair mask, which injects essential oils and proteins into the hair shaft, meaning more shine and less breakage.

Win win.

Top tip: Leave on overnight (or during the day, #WFH) for hair SO silky, you won't stop touching it...

So we've rounded up 14 of our favourite hair masks that'll leave your locks looking as luscious as ever....

Check out: the best hair masks for damaged hair


Hair masks to give your hair LIFE

Garnier Hair Mask for Dry Damaged Hair1 of 16
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Garnier Hair Mask for Dry Damaged Hair

For hair that looks shiny and healthy after one use (no, seriously) then look no further than Garnier's Hair Food mask. It's better than a lot of expensive hair masks and it's only £3.50. Bargain.

Redken All Soft Heavy Cream2 of 16
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Redken All Soft Heavy Cream

If you're looking for hair that will feel a zillion times softer, this cult-favourite mask is perfect for you. Expect tresses so silky, you won't be able to stop touching.

Noughty Limited Edition | To The Rescue Treatment Mask3 of 16

Noughty Limited Edition | To The Rescue Treatment Mask

Silky hair AND contributing towards a beach clean-up on the Andaman Islands? We are sold. Needless to say, the product's formula is comprised of blended oils (and a heavenly coconut scent) to hydrate and restore the hair.

The Hair Boss The Double Mask4 of 16
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The Hair Boss The Double Mask

If your hair is super-damaged, this two step hair mask is the answer. The strengthening keratin mask repairs the hairs structure from the inside out which is immediately followed by a hyaluronic acid moisture mask to rehydrate and condition.

Cantu Natural Deep Treatment Masque Shea Butter5 of 16
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Cantu Natural Deep Treatment Masque Shea Butter

Amber Gill uses this brand - need we say more? Have you seen her hair? This deep treatment mask will restore and strengthen dry and damaged hair. It also increases your hair elasticity which will reduce breakage. It's a yes from us.

Reincarnation Mask6 of 16
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Bleach London Reincarnation Mask

Calling all bleached blondes. If your bleached or coloured hair has 'dyed' a death, this mighty mask will resurrect even the most stressed-out strands. It's magic.

CENTRED Daily Calma - Conditioner7 of 16

CENTRED Daily Calma - Conditioner

The award winning CENTRED conditioner treatment has been created with the sole purpose to strengthen and add moisture to thirsty dry and damaged hair. With extra protection against damage and pollutants, we just love it.

Olaplex Hair Perfector8 of 16
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Olaplex Hair Perfector

This product promises to stop and prevent hair breakage to chemically -damaged hair. Ideal for bleached hair.

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt hydrate & repair protein power treatment9 of 16

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt hydrate & repair protein power treatment

This mask is extremely concentrated, meaning a little goes a long way. It's incredibly nourishing and ideal for brittle hair.

Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask10 of 16
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Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask

Not only does this intense moisturise mask protect your hair from damage caused by chemical treatments and environmental influences but it also improves texture and elasticity.

FUL Mask11 of 16

FUL Intense Moisture Hair Mask

If you are looking for that salon treatment finish - then this stunning moisture mask works wonders. Made from organic coconut oil and shea butter, this treatment locks in the moisture for beautifully hydrated and shiny hair.

Masque Me - Luxurious Hair Mask 8 in 1 Treatment12 of 16
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Masque Me - Luxurious Hair Mask 8 in 1 Treatment

Packed with powerful ingredients such as Argan Oil, Rosemary, Lupin protein, Caffeine, Vitamins B3, B6, C, E Provitamin B5, this power-watt formula will get your hair back to its former glory

Aussie Sos Super Charged Repair Hair Mask13 of 16

Aussie Sos Super Charged Repair Hair Mask

Aussie is a well-known brand for rescuing damaged hair and this repair mask is the bee's knees. With sustainably sourced Australian wild peach and manuka leaf extracts, your hair will feel deeply nourished and as soft as silk.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack14 of 16
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Palmer's Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack

This deep conditioning protein mask helps strengthen and repair damaged, fragile or weak hair. It's also less than £3 - absolute bargain.

Everything Mask15 of 16
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Everything Mask

This mask is perfect for any shade of hair and has been created to lock-in colour, hydrate and deep condition your hair. Plus it adds shine so it's a win win really.

ohn Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner16 of 16
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ohn Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner

Suffer from frizzy hair? We can all relate but John Frieda is here to save the day with this deep conditioning hair mask. It rescues distressed, heat-damaging hair and manages to seal split ends.

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One of the hair masks above is from a brand that Amber Gill regularly uses and the Love Island 2019 winner has confessed that she loves to put a deep leave in conditioning treatment on her thick curl locks.

"I lather it on my hair and then just let it air dry."

She went on to tell Capital FM that during her time in the Love Island villa she would cake her hair with product to protect it from the sun and avoid the pool.

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