Why you need to try a hair mask this summer

Jeanette | 02 May 2016

Hello, hydrated hair!

Summer is fast approaching, which means warmer weather and – hopefully – an onslaught of exotic holidays (yay!). But how does the change in weather affect our manes? Well, it’s no secret that heat, humidity, and chlorine from swimming pools can have a less than pleasant effect on the condition of our hair. But the good news is you can help hair look and feel healthier by giving your mane a treat. Our trick? Using a hair mask. Read our five favourite reasons to try one now – we’re sure they’ll make you a hair mask devotee afterwards.

5 Reasons to try a hair mask

1. It’ll help add moisture to dry hair

Is your hair still reeling from winter? If the answer is yes, your hair is probably dehydrated and in need of moisture. Using a hair mask is a great way to intensively moisturise and condition your hair in preparation for summer. Also, if you’re an avid swimmer, it might be a good idea to pick up a hair mask habit – it’ll help combat hair dryness due chlorine. So, say goodbye to dry, dull hair!

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Hair masks help to fight frizz and make hair appear shinier! Credit: Dvora

2. Hair masks fight frizz

Anyone that’s prone to frizzy hair can attest to how annoying and style destroying it is. But you can easily limit frizz with the weekly application of a hair mask. By deeply moisturising your hair with the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Mask (£4.59*), it’ll help smooth and tame unruly tresses. And trust us, in the long run, it’ll help make your straight ‘dos look sleek, and provide definition for curly locks.

3. You’ll have a healthy-looking shine

By adding moisture and limiting frizz, your hair will look hydrated and smooth. What this means? Your hair will have a sleeker appearance, and therefore, a more reflective, healthy-looking shine. Who doesn’t lust after gorgeous, glossy locks?

Try: TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Creamy Moisture Mask (£6.99*), as this will help to make your hair appear shinier, without weighing it down!

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Hair masks can help with dry and damaged hair, too. Credit: Dvora

4. It’s TLC for damaged/coloured hair

Whether you’re addicted to hair dye, attached to your straighteners, or guilty of excessive styling, like it or not, damaged, coloured and chemically-treated hair needs more attention than most manes. And the truth is, these processes can suck the moisture out of your hair causing, your tresses to become brittle and prone to breakage. We’re not saying you’ll be able to turn back the hair-damage clock (sorry, folks!), but regularly using a repairing hair mask like the Alberto Balsam Damage Repair Intensive Mask (£2.99*) is great TLC for damaged hair, and can help to nourish and improve its overall condition.

5.  It’ll make your mane more manageable

Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. By regularly using hair masks as part of your hair care routine, indirectly, styling your hair will be easier. How, you may ask? Think about it this way: if you have less hair problems (like frizz, dryness, or lack of shine) to battle, it’ll be easier to achieve your desired hairstyles.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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