One of the most overlooked but key products in any hair routine should be a hair mask. A well-chosen hair mask that suits your hair type can ensure hair stays healthy and looking as beautiful as it possibly can! There are, however, shelves crammed with masques, all promising miraculous results so it can be difficult to select the best one for you. Fortunately, the experts at Pastels Salon have narrowed it down to the secret seven that everyone should know about – all available to purchase on the Pastels’ e-store.
Best for balayage: L’Oréal Metal Detox Mask
Metal inside the fibre creates both a risk of breakage and it negatively impacts colour results, but this anti-deposit protector mask protects the hair fibre from particle deposits after any colour, balayage or lightening service. The level of metal in hair varies, depending on hair porosity and on the water quality where we live. This patented technology is enriched with Glicoamine, a molecule small enough to penetrate and neutralize metal INSIDE the fibre. The result? Hair is less porous, intensely nourished and incredibly shiny
Best for damaged hair: Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Offering four times more moisture and six times more smoothness, this treatment includes the cult patented OLAPLEX Bond Building technology to add shine, smoothness and body and restore hair to optimum health.
Best for blondes: Redken Color Extend Blondage Express Anti Brass Mask
This ultra-pigmented purple hair mask ensures brighter, cooler blonde hair colour in just five minutes. Featuring a powerful toning formula this hair mask helps to correct and neutralize unwanted yellow and orange undertones in even the brassiest blondes.
Best for sensitized and damaged hair: Kerastase Discipline Fluidealist Maskeratine
The ultimate product to provide intense nourishment for unmanageable hair that is difficult to style. Maskeratine provides maximum frizz control, extreme softness, and suppleness.
Best for severely dried-out thick hair: Kerastase Nutritive Masque Magistral
This deep-penetration nutrition treatment mask combines the highest concentration of active ingredients for nourishing action at the fibre’s core. Hair is soft and smooth to the touch; detangling is easier and hair is more manageable.
Best for sensitized colour-treated or highlighted hair: Kerastase Reflection Chromatique Masque 200ml
The masque’s innovative Systeme Capture Advanced captures pigments in the fibre, while its chelator complex fights all colour enemies including water particles, which are responsible for colour fade. UV Filters and Vitamin E protect from oxidative aggressions, while Rice Bran Oil nourishes the fibre to emphasize light refraction, ensuring vibrant colour.
Best for dull hair: Kerastase Elixir Ultime Masque
This intense restorative Kerastase hair masque penetrates hair to treat and restore strands back to a silky-smooth shine. Vitamins C and D, delivered through the Marula Oil, help reinforce the hair fibre to leave it and healthier allowing hair to reach new long-lasting radiance.