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Hair mask and conditioner

Hair mask and conditioner test 2021! Our 8 best favourites that we have in use in our hair salon and love in comparison.

There are causes of factors that can make your hair dry and dehydrated. We're talking everything from hair colour to heat styling to sun exposure. Fortunately, regardless of the cause, the antidote and solution to parched strands is simple - a moisturising hair mask. 

If your conditioner just isn't packing it, these deeply reparative formulas are tremendous. Use one several times a week and leave it on in strands for a few minutes while you shower (we like to use the time to do something productive, like a Body scrub to perform). Then rinse to get a softer, smoother hair... it's that simple.

Who hasn't experienced it: When visiting the hairdresser, you are often asked whether you would like a hair mask because your hair is very stressed. The result is radiantly beautiful hair that inspires! And every time you go to the hairdresser's, you decide to pamper your hair regularly at home with such a hair treatment, because the extra care does you a world of good. But unfortunately, most of the time the good intentions don't come to fruition, because we simply don't think about it in our stressful everyday lives. Or: because the abundance of different products is so confusing that you keep putting off deciding which one to buy.

We want to help you with this decision - so that your hair doesn't fall by the wayside!

Here we present the 8 best hair masks and hair treatments that are sure to get your hair back in shape and shining!

Best Hair Mask: Top 8

1. Wella Hair mask

Wella hair mask

This is our absolute favourite product: The Wella Professionals SP Reverse Regenerating Hair Mask! This high-quality hair mask provides your hair with rich, instant care. It has been specially developed for hair that has been stressed and damaged by styling and is impressively effective!

It gives your hair a more intense shine and a healthier look immediately after the first application! The product provides enormous moisture and at the same time ensures better elasticity and combability! This is due to high-quality ingredients such as vitamins A, B5, E and F as well as caffeine and seaweed. This hair mask also prevents frizz. The smell is very pleasant! And for a professional product, the price of 15.95 is unbeatable. Our price-performance winner! 

  • Regenerates with vitamins, caffeine and seaweed
  • Prevents the formation of frizz
  • Smells very pleasant

2. Redken Hair mask

Redken Hair Mask

This great hair mask from Redken 5th Avenue NYC is an intensive mask that restores hair with the highest percentage of repairing ceramides. It is thereby rebuilt from the inside out! Especially for brittle and tired hair damaged by chemical dyeing, this high-quality hair mask works wonders! The intensive care focuses especially on cracked areas in the hair and makes them heal again.

This gives your hair greater resistance and a protective shine that makes it shine. Compared to other products, this hair mask by Redken strengthens the hair by an incredible 96% after just three applications and promises 75% less hair breakage. Good deal - top recommendation!

  • Ideal for coloured hair
  • Strengthens the hair by 96%
  • 75% less hair breakage

3. Coco & Eve Hair mask

CocoEve hair mask

Do you want to change your hair 100% for the better today? Then this is the product for you! It's an influencer favourite and a social media sensation for a reason! The Coco & Eve mask offers a full 5-in-1 treatment: it moisturises, conditions, improves hair texture, treats split ends and tames frizz in just 10 minutes! So you can erase the word "bad hair day" from your vocabulary forever! After the treatment, your hair will also smell deliciously of coconut and fig all day long.

The product contains only natural ingredients and does not contain any sulphates, phythalates or parabens. It is 100 percent vegan and animal-free! Super bonus: When you buy a care product, Coco & Eve will also give you a cool Tangle Tamer, which is ideal for detangling your hair. The high-quality bristle technology also helps to apply the hair mask evenly. What more could you want...?

  • Natural ingredients
  • Vegan and without animal testing
  • Free Tangle Tamer included

4. Moroccanoil Hair mask

Moroccanoil Hair Mask

This very highly concentrated hair mask is a real miracle cure and helps especially with frizzy and particularly unruly hair! Enriched with high-quality argan butter and essential fatty acids from argan and coconut oil, it gives the hair exactly the active nourishment it urgently needs. The hair structure becomes beautifully smooth and supple.

The hair is also easier to comb after use. The product also gives your hair long-lasting and very intense moisture, which in turn also improves elasticity. At the same time, the natural keratin structure is repaired and strengthened - and all this is completely sulphate-, phosphate- and paraben-free. A great product! 

  • For frizzy, unruly hair
  • Without sulphate, phosphate and parabens
  • Very intense moisture

5. Morava protein Hair mask

Morava hair mask

This new hair mask from Morava has it all and proves that natural cosmetics don't have to be boring! If you like hair soap or solid shampoo, you'll love this solid hair treatment - it makes your hair strong and shiny! This product repairs and strengthens damaged hair from the inside out and prevents hair breakage.

It is 100% natural and vegan - made from high-quality organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, sea buckthorn berries and quinoa protein. A true superfood for your hair! This hair mask is completely free of silicones, sulphates, parabens, palm oil, dyes, preservatives and fragrances. Nevertheless, it smells wonderfully of rosemary and lime. Each product is lovingly handmade in an EU factory. What's more, the environmentally friendly packaging is completely plastic-free! 

  • Solid hair conditioner
  • Natural cosmetics
  • Environmentally friendly

6. Argan Deluxe Hair mask

Argan Deluxe Hair Mask

Are your curls sometimes hard to get a grip on? No problem! Because this popular hair mask in hairdressing quality with high-quality Argan oil from Morocco instantly restores silky shine, sufficient moisture and refreshing bounce to your curls!

Plus, you can enjoy a lovely nutty scent after use - all day long! Omega 3, 6, 9 and vitamin E also promote the health of your scalp. No frizz, no weighing down, no stickiness! The hair feels light without losing volume. But please apply sparingly, otherwise your hair will quickly look greasy! Used correctly, this product gives you simply beautiful curls. More than 100,000 customers trust Argan Deluxe products - and so do we! 

  • For curly hair
  • Pleasant nutty aroma
  • Good for the scalp

7. John Frieda Hair mask

JohnFrieda hair mask

This is our absolute favourite product: The Wella Professionals SP Reverse Regenerating Hair Mask! This high-quality hair mask provides your hair with rich, instant care. It has been specially developed for hair that has been stressed and damaged by styling and is impressively effective!

It gives your hair a more intense shine and a healthier look immediately after the first application! The product provides enormous moisture and at the same time ensures better elasticity and combability! This is due to high-quality ingredients such as vitamins A, B5, E and F as well as caffeine and seaweed. This hair mask also prevents frizz. The smell is very pleasant! And for a professional product, the price of 15.95 is unbeatable. Our price-performance winner! 

  • Regenerates with vitamins, caffeine and seaweed
  • Prevents the formation of frizz
  • Smells very pleasant

8. Dr.Schedu Hair mask

Dr.Schedu Hair Mask

This intensive hair treatment by Dr. Schedu is absolutely top, because it is based on the latest scientific findings. The high-quality active ingredients keratin, collagen, aloe vera, jojoba oil, shea butter and argan oil give your hair lasting shine and optimal moisture.

Stressed hair is immediately revitalised and easier to comb. The product is a real vitamin bomb and also protects for damage and split ends. That extra bit of care is guaranteed! This natural hair mask is completely free of harmful silicones, parabens and paraffins and is made in Germany without animal testing. Hammer! 

  • Silicone, paraben and paraffin free
  • Without animal testing

What is a hair mask or hair treatment?

Hair mask test

Both hair mask and hair treatment intensively care for the hair. In fact, the products are usually similar in composition. The only difference is that a mask generally has a higher proportion of oils, which moisturise your hair even more intensively. However, the difference is so small that it is hardly necessary to distinguish between the two. Both care products promise intensive effect and are massaged into the still damp hair after washing.

How long they should be left in to achieve the optimal effect can be found in the application instructions of the respective product. After the application time, the care product is rinsed out again. Then apply the conditioner.  

How often should I use a hair mask?

If you think: The more often I apply my hair treatment or hair mask, the better, you are unfortunately completely wrong in this case! Care should be targeted and not applied as often as possible. You can actually over-care for your hair! And that is not recommended at all: because too much care makes your hair look weak and dull. It can also quickly lose volume.

That's why you should never overdo it with your hair mask or treatment - no matter how good it is: once a week is enough. Maximum twice a week!

What factors stress your hair

Chemical influences

Dyeing, bleaching and perming are a big burden for your hair! These treatments attack the inside of your hair in the long run. This can cause severe damage and split ends in the long run. If you expose your hair to chemicals, you should take care of it regularly! 

Mechanical influences

This includes combing or toupeeing, but also the use of curlers. Unfortunately, this can cause the cuticle of your hair to become extremely roughened and damaged over time. Unfortunately, wet hair is particularly susceptible to this because the cuticle is swollen when wet, exposing the cortex inside. Therefore, it is best to wait until the hair is dry before combing and brushing. Excessive or incorrect brushing with unsuitable products can also lead to hair loss or cause hair breakage. Likewise, braids that are braided too tightly!

Environmental influences

UV light and water containing salt and chlorine are unfortunately poison for your hair! They can lead to a dissolution of the chemical bonds in the hair structure. The heat from the sun also dries out the hair, making it more susceptible to external damage. 

Heat

In general, heat and especially heat are not good for your hair! The use of styling products such as Hairdryer, Straightener or Curling iron makes your look perfect in the short term, but can damage the hair structure irrevocably. It also stresses the scalp, which can lead to hair loss. Therefore, before styling, you should always Heat protection spray use!

Questions and answers

Can it be harmful to my hair if I leave a hair treatment on too long?

If it happens more often, the hair structure could be damaged. So it is better to always follow the instructions for use.

I want to leave my hair mask on overnight. A good idea?

It depends. There are special products that have been specially developed for overnight use. However, you should not leave a conventional hair mask or treatment on for so long because it is intended for a quick beauty boost. Always adhere to the recommended exposure time of the product!

What is the difference between hair mask and conditioner?

A hair mask or treatment contains highly concentrated care substances that care for the hair more intensively from the inside and protect it from external influences. A conditioner makes the hair smoother and makes it easier to comb.

Make your own hair mask?

Of course, but DIY treatments are more time-consuming because you have to make them yourself before you can use them. This effort turns many people off, which means that they often do without care in everyday life. But if you really have the time and the inclination, you can find many exciting recipes with beer or olive oil on the internet.

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