Amongst the shampoos, conditioners, serums and heat protectors (need we go on?) hair masks might seem like a bit of a faff - and we totally get it. Who needs an extra step in their already complex hair routine, right?
Well, maybe. But if your hair tends more towards big and frazzled than fierce and glossy, hair masks might just be the solution.
The best bit? They've come a long way since the thick, greasy formulas you'd have to leave on for what seemed like hours to see any hint of a result. With rich and seriously clever ingredients such as amino acids, lipids and proteins, the right hair mask can totally transform an otherwise parched, brittle and limp mane in a matter of minutes and from the comfort of your own shower no less.
So whether your tresses are heat-ravaged, colour-damaged or just plain old fashioned frizzy, check out the best hair masks that'll restore them completely - whatever your hair type.More
Look Fantastic - £29.50
If the texture of your hair is currently akin to that of straw thanks to your straightener addiction (guilty) or the change in temperature, this hair mask will transform it into silk. It's filled to bursting with moisturising barley, smoothing jojoba oils and quinoa protein which strengthen the hair shaft from the inside out. In other words, you need it - now.
L'Occitane - £26
This hair mask is so good, you only need to leave it on for a total of three minutes to see and feel a difference - seriously, so soft. Essential oils, amino acids and nurturing shea butter get to work to disguise split, fluffy ends and to re-build moisture-sapped fibres, making it great for those with natural textured hair. A little goes a long way and it smells gorgeous.