Perfect wedding day hair doesn’t just happen upon you. Your locks require serious attention in the lead-up to your big day and that means tonnes of hydration. We’ve rounded up the best hair masks to use at home to keep your hair in mint condition.
The Best Hair Masks for 2019
At least six months before your wedding you need to begin your mission to achieve flawless wedding locks. Whilst a good hair stylist on the day can work wonders, some care prior to this can restore your locks to optimum condition.
“I suggest starting the Ultra Nourishing masque treatment at least six months before your wedding day. It is crucial to maintain the condition of your hair, so when you see signs of improvement, gradually go down to perhaps once every two weeks.” Says Paul Windle, MD and Founder of Windle & Moodie.
“If your hair isn’t too damaged, but a just needs a little TLC, start three months before your wedding. Hair that is already strong and healthy would only need to undergo a treatment a couple of days before the big day.”
The emergency hair masks
So you realise your wedding is mere months away and you’ve left your hair to split and dry out, negligently. Queue a rushed hair chop and intense hair treatment to pump some life back into it.
Windle & Moodie Ultra Nourishing Masque, £34
The final, indulgent step in a three-step treatment you can do at home or in the Windle and Moodie salon. The rich and luxurious cream coats the hair shaft and over the space of 15 minutes works to intensely hydrate. A catalyst in the journey to healthy hair.
The best hydrating hair masks
Kerastase Elixer Ultime, £25
A better option for coarse, thick hair in need of more life. It’s heavy and indulgent and only a five-minute mask, so ideal for the time-constrained among us. Formulated with four hydrating oils (Maize, Pracaxi, Camellia and Argan) it’s a bit too much for fine hair. For coarse hair, use bi-weekly and for fine hair, we’d suggest once every few weeks.
The best restorative hair masks
Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask, £32.85
Cult haircare brand Moroccanoil once again delivers a hair saviour. We found the mask helped slick down dry and lacklustre ends and soften our coarse tresses after one use.
Sachajuan Hair Repair, £19.55
Sachajuan’s hair repair noticeably improved shine on our lacklustre air and we noticed it reduced frizz. It’s not as thick as some of the other masks we tried so it’s not as impactful on colour-treated hair. We couldn’t get enough of the smell though.
Hello Jo pack of 3, £6
Hello Jo works to restore and revive the ends of your hair to prevent breakage. A cocktail of a multitude of oils (argan, olive, moringa) it adds a natural slip and suppleness to convince you you’ve done it the world of good.
Tigi Bed Head Urban Anti+dotes mask, £9.54
One that smells like summer even after you’ve dried your hair. We noticed it minimized frizz and smoothed frazzled ends. We loved the light consistency (it’s like a normal conditioner), plus, it’s great for all hair types.
The everyday hair mask
We understand that not everyone washes and conditions their hair daily. When we say everyday mask, we really mean in place of your normal conditioner.
Redken All Soft Mega Megasoft, £18
One for coarser hair, Redken’s Megasoft is nourishing without a greasy finish. Work a 50p sized dollop through your hair from roots to tip and leave it for five minutes. TIt’s a great everyday mask for fine and coarse hair.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist, RRP £4.99 at Boots
The everyday hair mask. The time it takes you to wash all your other bits, this mask will have worked it’s magic. Gentle on the scalp and bursting with fragrance, it also doesn’t cost the earth.
Charles Worthington Grow Strong, £6.74
When you’ve not really got the time, five minutes or otherwise, to hang around for a hair mask to work its magic. Queue Charles Worthington’s Grow Strong treatment. It’s a leave-in treatment that requires no rinsing. We found it left our tresses silky-soft and smelling fresh throughout the day. We were impressed it didn’t leave finer hair greasy or heavy.
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