Our hair goes through so much on a daily basis, from heat styling, chemical treatments to sun exposure. And it does need some extra care from time to time beyond regular washing and conditioning.
Before you consider visiting a hair salon, consider these – the best at-home hair masks – that do everything from repairing damage, smoothing out frizzes to revitalising dull hair, all for a fraction of the cost of a professional treatment!
(Want more recommendations for the best hair treatments in the market? Check out the list of winners at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2020!)
1. OGX Extra Strength Argan Oil Of Morocco Hair Mask
This best-selling hair mask is widely popular for a reason. It contains, argan oil, one of the most moisturising and nourishing hair ingredients out there, and silk proteins to repair even the most severely dry and damaged hair strands.
Yet all of these amazing benefits come with a surprisingly affordable price tag, so you can pamper your hair without burning a hole in your wallet!
OGX Extra Strength Argan Oil Of Morocco Hair Mask retails for USD3.68, available on Amazon.
2. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask
For those with damaged, chemically treated hair, the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask will be your holy grail!
This cult-favourite powerful formula contains b-vitamins, rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen and algae extracts to deeply repair and hydrate your hair. The rosehip and argan oils leave your hair silky smooth while algae extracts provide the essential nutrients to nourish your hair from within. No wonder this is considered one of the best hair masks in the market.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask retails for SGD53, available on Sephora.
3. Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask (cutest!)
For very dry and damaged hair, sometimes 15-30 minutes isn’t long enough for the mask to work its magic. This sleeping mask from Sephora Collection will allow you to leave the mask on overnight to fully penetrate into your hair.
Each pack contains two parts: a cream treatment and a night cap to prevent the cream from staining your pillow.
Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask retails for SGD7, available on Sephora.
4. VERB Hydrating Mask
Thick, heavy hair masks weighing your thin hair down? VERB Hydrating Mask is the product for you!
With an intensive yet lightweight formula, this conditioning treatment contains glycerin and babassu oil to control frizz and add shine to colour-treated hair.
VERB Hydrating Mask retails for SGD24, available on Sephora.
5. Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Treatment (affordable!)
Innisfree is known for incorporating the best natural ingredients Jeju has to offer in their products, and with this hair treatment mask, it’s the nourishing Camellia oil. The product also contains vegetable proteins to restore strength and elasticity to your hair for that healthy shine.
Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Treatment retails for SGD16, available at Lazada.
6. OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment
This hair treatment is highly recommended by professional hairdressers and are widely used in hair salons, so you can be sure of its quality. The secret to its effectiveness is a breakthrough technology in bond building, which repairs all types of damaged hair from within.
And if the pros recommend this as the best hair mask, you can be sure it is!
OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment retails for SGD46, available on Sephora.
7. Tsubaki Premium Hair Mask
In a rush but still want the deep conditioning benefits of a hair mask? The Tsubaki Premium Hair Mask is for you. Formulated with Camellia Oil and Royal Jelly, this hair mask instantly penetrates the hair upon application and locks in the nutrients for immediate results. There is no waiting time, unlike traditional hair masks.
Tsubaki Premium Hair Mask retails for SGD19.90, available on Watsons.
8. SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
Moisturising your hair is important, but it’s equally important to lock in that moisture to keep your hair healthy all day. The SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque is formulated with Certified Organic Raw Shea Butter, one of the best occlusive ingredients, to help prevent moisture and water loss. It also contains argan oil to promote healthy hair growth.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque retails for USD13.49, available on Amazon.
9. Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Mask
Frequent hair colouring and perming leaving your hair severely damaged? Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Mask will be your hair’s saviour! Containing Almond Milk, Aloe Butter and Shea Oil, this intensely moisturising treatment will reverse hair damages from the inside, leaving your hair soft and healthy like never before.
Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Mask retails for USD7.47, available on Amazon.
10. OUAI Treatment Masque
OUAI products are designed for the busy modern men and women, and their Treatment Masque is no exception. It only takes five minutes for this intensely moisturising treatment to take effect, and you will have softer and smoother hair only after one treatment. No wonder those who have tried this product attest to this one of the best hair masks they have used.
This versatile mask can be used on dry or wet hair, and can be slept in over night for maximum effect.
OUAI Treatment Masque retails for SGD50, available on Sephora.
11. IGK ANTISOCIAL Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask (most convenient!)
Overnight masks can sometimes stain your pillow, even with the protective cap. That’s why this dry hair mask from IGK is such an ideal solution for those who don’t want to deal with the mess. Simply spray it all over your dry hair before going to bed, and wake up to silky smooth, frizz-free hair!
IGK ANTISOCIAL Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask retails for SGD50, available on Sephora.
12. Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask With Aloe Vera
Those who prefer products with natural ingredients will be glad to know that this Hydrating Melting Mask from Christophe Robin is made of 98% natural-origin ingredients, including aloe vera and flaxseed oil.
True to its name, the lightweight texture immediately melts into your hair for instantly softening and smoothening effects.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask With Aloe Vera retails for SGD50, available on Sephora.
13. Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector
This overnight hair mask contains amino acids to deeply repair hair damage and time-released conditioners to provide your hair with long-lasting colour protection.
It is easy to use, leaves no mess and gives instant results that last up to five shampoos, what’s not to love?
Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector retails for SGD42, available on Sephora.
14. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak
This hair mask from Kiehl’s combines innovative familiar ingredients of home recipes and innovative science in a unique powerful formula that can repair even the most damaged hair. It contains Avocado Oil, Lemon Extract, and Olive Fruit Oil to moisturise and restore the shine to your hair.
If you have severely damaged hair, use this hair mask in place of your regular conditioner.
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak retails for SGD54, available at all Kiehl’s.
15. Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque And Tangle Tamer Set
This hair masque is supercharged with some of the most nourishing ingredients out there: raw virgin coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, fig fruit extract and linseed extract. It comes with a tangle tamer to brush the product evenly through your hair.
For the ultimate intense treatment, use the masque overnight, and you’ll wake up to smooth, manageable locks.
Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque And Tangle Tamer Set retails for SGD65, available on Sephora.
16. Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner (affordable!)
Hair care doesn’t stop even when we’re travelling. This hair treatment from Hask comes in individual packages that are perfect for throwing in your suitcases and bringing to your destination.
The keratin in the formula smoothes out frizzy hair and prevents future breakage, perfect for weak, brittle and overly processed hair. One of the best hair masks in the market? Definitely!
17. TRESemme Keratin Smooth Mask
TRESemme is one of the most well-loved brands by professional hairstylists and is known for its both its styling and hair care products.
This hair mask is formulated with two of the most sought-after ingredients in hair care: Argan Oil and Keratin. Within just one wash, you’ll be able to achieve five smoothing benefits: anti-frizz, detangles, shine, smooth, and taming fly-aways.
Pro tip: Add hair serum into your mask for an even more intensive treatment.
TRESemme Keratin Smooth Mask retails for SGD14.90, available at Guardian.
18. Kerastase Nourishing Mask for Dry Hair
Perfect for those with dry hair that feels rought to touch, this salon-grade hair mask nourishes hair fibres and even protect them against oxidisation.
Use this regularly and you’ll find that your hair becomes softer, lighter to touch, and less tangled than before. This is definitely one of the best hair masks to invest in.
Kerastase Nourishing Mask for Dry Hair retails for SGD65, available at Lazada.
19. The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask (strong reviews!)
You already know shea butter is great for your skin – it’s probably not surprising that this highly hydrating ingredient works well to nourish your tresses.
With a 4.7-star rating, this hair mask is one of the most sought-after hair masks out there. Great for those with damaged hair, this mask leaves your tresses looking less frizzy and healthier. It even promises to reduce hair breakage!
The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask retails for SGD29, available at Lazada.
20. Sisley Regenerating Hair Care Mask with Botanical Oils
Probably the most luxurious hair mask you’re going to find, this product is enriched with four botanical oils: shea, macadamia, camellia, and hazelnut oils to nourish hair fibres.
It has a light and creamy texture, as well as a fresh scent, to offer an overall sensorial experience for your senses, other than pampering your hair.
Sisley Regenerating Hair Care Mask with Botanical Oils retails for SGD122, available at Lazada.
21. Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque (luxurious!)
Aesop is one of the most well-loved brands not only because its products look gorgeous sitting on your bathroom’s vanity, but also because it offers amazing botanical formulas that work.
It’s no different for their hair mask, which is enriched with rose petal, grapefruit seed, and lavender extract. It works well on all hair types, but those with dry, coloured, or treated hair are going to love it the most.
Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque retails for SGD47, available at Lookfantastic.