Summer is well underway and while we’re totally relishing in beach chillin’ and poolside frolicking, the constant beating your mane suffers from UV rays and prolonged exposure to pool chemicals and salt water can truly take a toll on your hair. Luckily, though, there are plenty of products that can restore your limp locks to their lustrous Instagram-worthy glory! Hair masks are moisture powerhouses that restore and rejuvenate your tresses with nourishing and intensely hydrating ingredients so you can enjoy the best of the warm weather without sacrificing healthy hair!
“Hair masks are a great way to moisturise a dry scalp and hair,” says Mitchell Parks, senior hairstylist and Director of Next International salons on the Gold Coast. But the benefits of hair masks aren’t limited to hydration. As well as sealing in moisture, the right hair mask will also remedy other common problems of dry and damaged hair like split ends, brittle strands and frizz.
Whatever your summer-hair concern, get ready to shine, folks: we’ve rounded up the perfect hair mask for every hair type!
For damaged hair and split ends
Many of the most common hair problems—like frizz, dullness and breakage—start with dry hair, so go for a mask that will provide your locks with much-needed moisture while strengthening them.
Try: Kérastase Résistance Masque Force Architecte
Specially formulated to restore brittle, damaged hair and split ends, it contains patented Vita-Ciment technology and Sève de Résurrection to help fortify locks.
For fine hair
Haircare products that are too dense can quickly make your fine hair look greasy so when masking hair on the fine side you want something that is lightweight.
Try: Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair
With a high concentration of Irisome, this replenishing mask will keep your strands fine and dandy with a formula light enough to deliver its nourishing benefits without weighing down fine hair.
For colour-treated hair
Switching up your colour is a great way to step up your hair game, but the side effects of chemicals and colour treatments can be breakage, dullness and brassiness.
Try: Kérastase Reflection Masque Chromatique
Helping to extend the life and vibrancy of your colour this enriched formula also aids in replenishing lost moisture to leave your hair with a smooth, supple texture and super shiny finish.
For sun-damaged hair
That beachy wave, mermaid hair might be raking up likes on Instagram, but your hair can suffer the effects of scorching heat and summer living, leaving it looking dry, dull and prone to damage.
Try: Kérastase Masque UV Défense Active
Infused with hair-loving ingredients, this deep-conditioning mask combats the effects of sun damage to bring your tresses back to life by thoroughly hydrating and nourishing each hair strand.
And if you’re still not sure which is the right mask to take you from drab to fab, why not head to your nearest Next International salon for a personalised hair diagnosis? Regardless of your hair type, one of our expert stylists will be happy to recommend the right haircare routine, tailored for your specific needs.