When it comes to skincare, we're pretty on top of the ol' face mask game. Whether it's during the Sunday dread, Friday night prep-sesh or girls night in - we'd say we've got face masks covered, in the grand scheme of things.
But when it comes to our hair, it's another story all together. 'Cos if we're being totally honest with you, we probably can't actually remember the last time we properly gave our hair some TLC (which is bad, for the amount of time we spend straightening it oops)
Enter: hair masking. The not-so-new phenomenon of giving your hair back some lovin' in the form of super hydrating hair masks.
Should you be using a hair mask?
In short, probably yes. Whether you damage your hair by colouring it, using heat tools, or just general brushing and towel drying - chances are, your hair could do with some extra love.
When should you be doing it?
Alright so you don't have to whack on a hair mask every night to feel the benefits - in fact, don't do that 'cos your hair will probably go greasy and it doesn't need it. Treat yourself to a hair mask once or twice a fortnight, just like you would a face mask, to really see a difference.
How do you do it?
The best way of really getting all the goodness outta your hair mask is by using it when your hair is damp. Slather the cream on your hair, brush it through and then wrap it up in a towel for 20-30 minutes. This way, the extra warmth from the towel will help the mask penetrate into the hair shaft leaving you with silky smooth tresses. After half an hour, wash out with shampoo and conditioner as normal.
Which should you use?
There are loooads of masks out there to try, so go wild. But our absolute faves are:
BLEACH Reincarnation Mask, £6.00 Boots
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Mask, £17.00 Look Fantastic
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, £4.99 Superdrug