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7 Intensive Hair Masks For Nourished and Hydrated Locks

Use these intensive hair masks the night before and you'll wake up with luscious locks restored daily damage.

This article first appeared on Her World. 

We’ve probably all experienced this. We leave our house looking on point and ready for a full day of activities, but by mid-day, the heat and humidity has left our hair messy, frizzy and out of control.

To prevent this from happening, what you need is an intensive treatment to nourish, hydrate and repair your hair the night before so it looks healthy and silky smooth all day long.

We’ve curated a list of our favourite hair masks that will condition and soften strands to help you avoid any hairy situations.

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask, $53
This provides hydration and vibrancy to dry, lacklustre locks in just a few minutes. It’s formulated with B vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, collagen and algae extract to control frizz, nourish hair and repair split ends to give you a shiny, healthy and lustrous mane. Its formula even promises to reduce breakage by up to 75 per cent after just three uses. Kerastase Masque Extentioniste, $69
Great for dry, brittle locks, this deep restorative mask penetrates hair to treat and restore it. It contains ingredients like Creatine R and maleic acid to help fortify and nourish damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth and shiny. It also strengthens hair fibres, repairing split ends and preventing future breakage. Gallinee Care Mask For Hair & Scalp, $50
Enriched with fermented rice water and a pre- and post-biotic complex to support your scalp’s microbiome for healthier hair, this creamy mask melts into hair fibres, smoothing them and boosting shine without weighing it down. It also has mafura oil to moisturise and soften stands. Another plus: it soothes and purifies sensitive, itchy scalps in just five minutes. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Hair Mask, $54
A deeply nourishing treatment, the mask provides intense conditioning, helping to repair weak hair fibres by restoring its moisture content. As well, it strengthens and restores a healthy appearance to severely parched hair. It’s infused with molecules that mimic the natural oils that coat healthy hair and will will leave it shiny and soft. Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask in Acai, $7
This two-piece set includes a cream mask and a hair cap. The hard worker helps to protect hair colour, boost radiance, fight frizz, hydrate and repair hair as you sleep. To use, apply the cream to your hair, cover it with the cap and you’ll wake up to healthier hair. Sabon 3 in 1 Sublime Mask, $39
This has a creamy, melting consistency that doesn’t feel greasy, and helps to detangle and soften strands. Formulated with a trio of natural oils – marula, abyssinian and camellia – as well as shea butter, it delivers intense nutrition to restore and repair dry and damaged hair. The mask can be used in three ways: as a conditioner for an instant moisture boost, as a rich rinse-off hair mask for deep nourishment, or as a leave-on mask to repair split ends. Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque And Tangle Tamer Set, $65
With a chemical-free formula made without sulfates, parabens and other harmful ingredients, this vegan mask repairs and protects hair from damage. It is infused with raw virgin coconut extract to prevent breakage and split ends, which also penetrates into the hair follicles to give you a healthy scalp. At the same time, fig extract and shea butter help to moisturise and detangle, while argan oil tames frizz, and linseed gives hair a silky shine.