Hair Masks To Dive Into Head First | Salon Secret Africa

These are the hydrating hair masks we want to dive into head first

Salon Secret
29 March 2019
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Despite the warm and wonderful African weather during the summer months, being exposed to mass amounts of humidity is not always the best thing for those luscious locks. Hello, frizz!

Here are our top 5 hair mask picks for beautifully soft, shiny and tousled tresses:


1. Mizani Strength Fusion Post Chemical Treatment Recover Mask

This multi-functional gel hair mask is the best mask for damaged hair, working to soothe dry, brittle strands of hair. It penetrates deeply into the hair follicle and is packed with incredible nutrients such as Spirulina superfood, protein, B vitamins, copper and iron.

If you’ve overdone it a little with chemical treatments such as hair relaxers, texturisers or colouring, the advanced formula helps to rebuild the hair’s natural structure, leaving it smooth and silky after each treatment. It also helps to soothe dry scalp conditions. You can use this mask for deep recovery, covering your head with a cap after application and sitting under a dryer. Otherwise massage your scalp with the mask in your hair for 5 minutes, then rinse


2. Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Replenishing Hair Mask

This hair mask by Dark and Lovely claims to undo two years of hair damage in just two weeks! This is one of the best hair masks for dry hair that tends to break easily and appears dull and lifeless.

The formula is enriched with amla oil, sourced from India, and helps to revive the hair and restore a beautiful silky smoothness. This product is best used in conjunction with the Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Black Shine Shampoo, and Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Anti-Dote Oil Moisturiser.

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3. Redken Frizz Dismiss Mask

You guessed it- this is one of the best masks to control frizz – can we get a hallelujah? This intense soothing treatment protects against the effects of humidity to keep your locks on lockdown all day. The product is packed with sustainably-sourced babassu oil for effective nourishment, softening and hydrating of unruly, frizzy hair.

The great news is that it’s suitable for all hair types and works to enhance the manageability and smoothness of your hair after each treatment. Apply liberally into your hair from root to tip and leave in for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. 


4. Kérastase Masque Oléo-Relax

This is one of the best masks for coloured-treated hair that is prone to rebellion, dryness and frizz. This product helps to regulate the smoothness of your hair while providing long-lasting frizz control. Packed with shorea and natural palm oils, this hair mask reduces excessive amounts of volume, nourishing each fibre for softness, shine and improved detangling.  

It works best when used in conjunction with other Kérastase hair products. You can also use it after your shampoo, leaving it in the hair for a 5-minute soak. Use once or twice a week, depending on the level of hair dryness.


5. L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Masque

This is one of the best masks for dry hair that is also damaged, brittle and prone to hair fallout. If you’re looking to revive the overall strength of your hair- this is the mask for you.

When you use this product, your hair looks sleek, tamed and well-managed, with an overall gleam from root to tip. The formula is enhanced with lipids, ceramides, phyto-keratin and lactic acid, helping to reduce the signs of damaged, frazzled looking hair. 

Leave in your hair for 3-5 minutes after your shampoo, and use once or twice a week for beautifully soft, revived locks.

If your hair feels terribly unruly, overly poufy or downright dry and damaged, this is where a hair mask can swoop in to save the day.
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