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10 Best Hair Masks for Dry & Damaged Hair

By Carly Cochrane - 2 years ago | Updated
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Bringing dry, damaged and frizzy hair back to life might seem like you’re asking for the impossible but, actually, the solution is pretty simple.

Hair masks.

Like conditioner on steroids, hair masks (or hair masques, if you’re feeling fancy) are the next best option for when your everyday products just aren’t cutting it. Specially made for hair S.O.S situations, their formulas are brimming with good-for-you ingredients that inject much-needed moisture and strength back into lacklustre locks.

Whether you’ve frazzled your ends with heat styling tools, applied one too many box-dyes this quarantine or have strands thirsting for some TLC, a good ol’ hair mask can fix it. Sound like something you need, ASAP? Keep scrolling, as we round up some of the best hair masks so that you can indulge in healthy hair, once more.

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

£23.95 £28.00 (15% off)

The Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector needs no introduction. You love it, we love it, celebs and hair stylists love it; it’s undoubtedly a cult-favourite and a must-have if your strands are struggling.

The expert formula provides salon results from the comfort of your own home, thanks to its Bond Multiplying System, which works to rebuild and repair dry and brittle strands. It’s the perfect option if you’ve gone overboard with the bleach and long for soft, strong and silky locks.

L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Golden Lightweight Mask

L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Golden Lightweight Mask

£19.08 £23.22 (18% off)

Meet the superfood smoothie for your hair. L'Oreal blend gold quinoa and protein to create the ultimate hydrating hair mask. This nourishing formula treats hair to a big drink of moisture from root to tip, meaning you can look forward to less breakage and more shine. Whether you choose to use it as a conditioner, mask or leave-in treatment, the result is always soft, glossy and strengthened strands.

Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

£32.00 £41.20 (23% off)

Give tired tresses a salon-like treatment with the Nutritive Masque Magistral from Kérastase. Made with severely dry and coarse hair types in mind, this professional formula revitalises, rejuvenates and refreshes locks. A cocktail of proteins, lipids and nourishing oils give strands the hydration boost they crave, plus detangles and leaves behind a healthy shine. Sounds like the perfect midweek treat!

Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask

Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask

£95.11 £249.00 (62% off)

Moroccanoil is our go-to brand when we’re dealing with dry, damaged and dehydrated locks. Their powerful and intensely hydrating formulas allow us to put our hair back on track in no time. This Moroccanoil hair mask is supercharged with nutrient-rich argan oil, which helps to rebalance, condition and hydrate hair. The result? Softer, shinier and tangle-free tresses.

K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask

K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask

£8.55 £11.50 (26% off)

So, you've gone a little OTT with the heat tools, bleach and chemical treatments and now your hair is paying the price. Don't worry, as K18 have a remedy that'll have frazzled locks looking and feeling their best once more.

The Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask works its magic in under five minutes, reversing signs of damage and restoring life back into stressed-out strands with a superior peptide complex. Locks are left soft, smooth and bouncy in no time.

Beauty Works Pearl Nourishing Argan Oil Mask

Beauty Works Pearl Nourishing Argan Oil Mask

£3.75 £5.00 (25% off)

Argan oil hair masks are a must-have if you’re serious about restoring your hair. Luckily, Beauty Works has an innovative formula that is drenched in – you guessed it – argan oil.

The Pearl Nourishing Argan Oil Mask combines organic argan oil with milk protein and keratin to create a penetrative, hydrating treatment that leaves locks silky soft, manageable and full of shine.

Hairburst Long & Healthy Hair Mask

Hairburst Long & Healthy Hair Mask

£29.45 £31.00 (5% off)

Staying true to its name, the Hairburst Long & Healthy Hair Mask is the treatment that promises butt-length tresses. Designed to restore hair back to its natural glory, the mask deeply conditions, hydrates and strengthens locks.

With black oat extract, avocado and coconut oil headlining the formula, you can get ready to reveal your longest, strongest, healthiest hair yet.

Biolage HydraSource Dry Hair Deep Treatment Pack Hydrating Mask

Biolage HydraSource Dry Hair Deep Treatment Pack Hydrating Mask

£9.95 £13.23 (25% off)

The buffet of superfood ingredients is what makes this formula one of the best hair masks for dry hair. Biolage HydraSource Dry Hair Deep Treatment Pack Hydrating Mask is packed with the type of goodness that your tresses will thank you for. From aloe vera to spirulina, the rich cream replenishes weak, dull and brittle hair. Not to mention, the pouch packaging makes it easy to take the mask with you when on-the-go.

Joico Defy Damage Protective Masque

Joico Defy Damage Protective Masque

£13.67 £24.90 (46% off)

If your hair is looking a little worse for wear, then you're going to want to snap up this powerful at-home hair treatment from Joico. Helping to rebuild broken hair bonds and reduce breakage, this deeply replenishing hair mask penetrates strands and boosts their resilience. Locks are not only left silky soft with a glossy shine but better protected against heat tools.

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Coconut & Fig Hair Masque - 212ml

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Coconut & Fig Hair Masque


You’ve probably seen Coco & Eve all over your social media, and for good reason. They serve up quality hair care products, all of which are powered by nature. This hair masque is bursting with restorative ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, linseed and shea butter, making it the best for dry and damaged hair. Expect to reveal soft, smooth and shiny locks in less than 10 minutes.

Introduce one of these hair masks into your weekly routine and your hair is bound to bounce back better than ever before. Looking for more ways to keep your tresses hydrated? Check out The Best Hair Oils for Your Hair Type.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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