While were thrilled to be enjoying the warmest British summer in years, all these weekends spent lazing around in the sun, plus an annual 2-week break abroad, will soon add up to weakened, dried out hair that needs a bit of extra TLC. Your every-day conditioner will replenish hair to a point, but ramping up your hair care to include a conditioning mask is the best way to keep tresses in tip-top shape all summer long. Masks are a must if you want to prevent split ends, keep hair supple and shiny and your colour bright. Team ELLEuk.com has been putting hair masks through their paces to find the six bestMore
With a fresh fruit scent (think ripe raspberries and mangos) this is a lovely product to wake up to in the mornings. The mask has a consistency of moisturiser; making it easy to run through the ends of your hair. Aimed at people with coloured hair, it works in just one use to inject shine and softness to your ‘do; no easy feat for over-processed hair.
Essential Repair Restorative Hair Masque, £23.50, by Pureology
Another mask in a tube (great idea) this is perfect for beach holidays as it works to counteract the effects of sun, salt and chlorine thanks in part to the nourishing almond butter. You also only need to leave it on your hair for between one and five minutes which leaves you more time to drink cocktails on the beach rather than showering in your apartment. ELLE’s top tip: keep it in your beach bag and apply during the day to condition your hair when it’s at its most vulnerable.
Su / Pak Nourishing Replenishing Mask, £16.60 by Davines. Enq: 020 3307 5449