Cold weather combined with hot water and indoor heating is a recipe for dry hair and can lead to breakage and split ends.
To help combat the effects of the cold season on your strands, consider introducing a hair mask into your hair care routine to inject a hit of hydration. And look no further than Mecca, which stocks a number of hair masks and treatment products that cater to a variety of hair types.
Below, we’ve curated a list of some of Mecca’s best-selling hair masks.
Formulated to protect your hair against the elements, this treatment is filled with coconut and vegetable extracts to condition hair, as well as cashmere amino acids that replenish the voids in damaged hair and rehydrate the hair shaft.
This product is also made without silicones, artificial colours and fragrance and the reviews on the Mecca website are all pretty positive.
“I brought this the other day after an intense isolation bleach job and when I say my hair was ruined… it was RUINED,” Mandy2307 wrote. “I used this and felt the difference after the first time. IT IS AMAZING. I ended up going back and purchasing the larger sized bottle because it made my hair feel normal again, if not absolutely amazing.”
To use, soak dry hair thoroughly with the product from roots to ends and let it sit for 45 minutes. Rinse well and follow with shampoo and conditioner.
3MoreInches Pre Wash Treatment, $60 @ Mecca
This deeply restorative hair treatment by Shu Uemura is formulated to protect each strand from external damage by binding the hair cuticle to prevent further damage. Filled with rice extract, which is known for its moisture-retaining properties, this mask both hydrates and protects hair.
“My hair has been colour-stripped and bleached to go from a deep red to a pastel pink. It has been through a lot! I use this mask and it makes even the most frazzled of my ends feel good again,” Meg108 wrote on the Mecca website.
Apply the product to clean, damp hair and massage into mid-lengths and ends. Leave it on for five to 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
This mask by Frank Body helps to strengthen hair while also nourishing both your scalp and locks. Formulated with caffeine to promote a healthy scalp and add shine and niacinamide to help rebuild keratin protein and make your hair stronger.
The caffeine-based mask is also cruelty-free and vegan and costs less than $20, making it a super affordable option.
“After the first use my very frizzy hair looked dark and smooth with a nice volume around the scalp,” Cassbear wrote. “I find the smell very light, almost neutral, which leaves room for your natural scent to come through.”
To use, apply after shampooing and let sit for 10 minutes and then rinse hair well. There’s no need to follow with conditioner and you can use this mask twice weekly for best results.
Frank Body Caffeinated Hair Mask, $16.95 @ Mecca
★ Living Proof
Those suffering from dry and dull hair should give this silicone-free mask a go, which is designed for fine to normal hair types. The addition of amino acid complex will help enhance your hair’s natural shine and help seal the hair cuticle, while murumuru butter nourishes the strands.
“I initially got this product as a sample and loved it so much I purchased it. The grapefruit scent is amazing and have had compliments on it a few times. The feel of my hair isn’t weighed down when I use this mask and it doesn’t go greasy like other products,” Nikstaaah wrote.
After shampooing, apply a generous amount of product on your hair from roots to ends and leave on for five minutes then rinse.
Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Weightless Mask, $61 @ Mecca
Treat tired and damaged hair with this Aveda mask, which is infused with quinoa protein as well as a blend of hydrating oils — including meadowfoam seed, castor and jojoba — in order to penetrate the hair follicle to help repair damage and split ends.
“I have been using this for a few years as a conditioner rather than a treatment,” AJBrooks wrote on the Mecca website. “I have very fine hair and have been getting foils for 30 years. I need a decent hydrating conditioner to keep my hair from looking ratty. This works.”
To use, apply to the whole head after shampooing. Leave in for five minutes and rinse thoroughly.