My Tried & Tested Keratin Hair Masks to Rescue Damaged Hair

You sometimes write to me asking whether I know and can recommend some products for damaged hair. As some of you already know, I’m not a trained hairdresser but the truth is that I’ve gained quite an experience in this field. I think I’ve already gone through it all – from hating it to loving my hair.

That is why I decided not to leave you to read but review the products that have proven themselves efficacious, repairing my damaged hair. It shouldn’t be anything surprising when I tell you that most of these cosmetics are keratin hair masks. Since keratin is actually the key substance in hair repair, I truly recommend reaching for this protein when you need to regenerate, strengthen and rebuild the hair.

Making a long story short, below you’ll find my subjective ranking of the best masks for damaged hair – four reviews of products that helped repair my strands. I definitely recommend those cosmetics because I’m sure they will help you sort out the problem of brittle and thinning hair too.

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Hair masks for damaged hair that I recommend

NANOIL KERATIN HAIR MASK

That’s my biggest discovery, no doubts! I fell in love with this product from the first use <3 Its aroma, its silky texture and the effects made me lose my mind. Let the fact that I’ve already bought my second jar of Nanoil keratin mask be proof to you that I really consider it an amazing product.

This isn’t just another regular keratin mask because it’s formulated with hydrolyzed keratin. Why does it matter? – you may ask. Well, when hydrolyzed, keratin molecules get smaller, thus they are able to get inside the hair and fix the problem from within. This is exactly why the effects appear after a single application. Nanoil Keratin Hair Mask smooths the hair like no other mask, leaves it shiny and easy to comb. In short, strands are no longer knotty, frizzy or static. Stunner!

To me, however, the most important thing is that Nanoil Keratin Hair Mask proves itself to be amazing at repairing damaged hair. It’s the only product that rebuilt my hair so quickly. I can’t remember exactly but it was after 2 or 3 uses when I could feel and see the difference – my hair looked strong, thick and resilient.

On top of that, Nanoil Keratin hair mask is lightweight. It has never weighed my hair down, stuck together or left it greasy. Just let it sit on the strands for 15 minutes, rinse and that’s all.

PHYTOKERATINE EXTREME MASK

While talking about keratin masks, I also had a chance to use a product brought out by Phyto Paris. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it isn’t a popular brand, is it? Perhaps the price is the reason. This mask is one of the most expensive cosmetics that I currently have. But leaving aside the cost, Phytokeratine Extreme Mask is worth testing.

I like that Phytokeratine Extreme Mask has eco-friendly packaging. Inside, you have a creamy, amino acid-rich hair mask targeting the cracks and breaks in the hair’s structure. To prevent hair from losing moisture, Phyto Paris added two emollients: sapote butter and baobab oil.

Would I call it a good mask for damaged hair? Well yes, but not in the case of extremely damaged and over-processed hair. However, if your strands are dry, brittle and look – let’s say – “under the weather”, reaching for this mask should turn out to be a good idea.

How should you use this keratin mask? It’s very simple. Wash the hair, rinse the lather, dry it with a towel, spread a portion of the mask along the lengths, let it sit for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse again. Nothing hard.

DAVINES NOURISHING HAIR BUILDING PAK

This is another keratin mask that I can wholeheartedly recommend for damaged hair – Davines from NaturalTech series. I used to put it on my hair and I was really happy with the results, but eventually I gave up because of the high price. Products like hair masks are designed for regular use, so buying such an expensive cosmetic every few months isn’t profitable, at least for me.

But it doesn’t change the fact that Nourishing Hair Building Pak is a brilliant keratin mask that suits dry and damaged hair. It’s formulated with two types of keratin (regular and hydrolyzed) and omega-9 acid, which is necessary if you want to maintain hydration levels high. Interestingly, when it comes to the antioxidants, Davines used phytoceuticals extracted from grapes. The formula isn’t all-natural, but I don’t consider it a big minus.

Let’s move on now to what’s the most important – results. If you keep applying Nourishing Hair Building Pak regularly, your hair will become soft, glossy and fuller-looking (please notice that this mask doesn’t promote hair growth, so if your strands aren’t thick, this volume boost effect won’t be spectacular). I was pleased with the results.

When it comes to use, there is nothing extraordinary to bear in mind. Wash the hair, use a soft towel to remove excess water, apply Davines keratin mask, let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse. Done. The producer suggests using a shampoo that belongs to the Nourishing series, but it’s up to you. I didn’t use it.

WELLA PROFESSIONALS SP LUXE OIL

I think I should also list a product for those on a tight budget. If you don’t want to spend much money on repairing your hair, try SP Luxe Oil hair mask brought out by the well-known Wella brand. I used it, I liked it, but the effects were too subtle for me.

This is an oil-based hair mask and – naturally – plant oils are the key ingredients here. In Wella SP Luxe Oil you can find argan oil, jojoba oil and almond oil. This means that if you’re a fan of oil-based beauty products, it’s highly possible that you’ll like this mask too. Obviously, there are more ingredients used in this mask. One of them is keratin that makes hair stronger and prevents it from brittleness. It works okay on dry and weak hair.

What I like about Wella SP Luxe Oil mask most is the frizz-control effect it gives. Every time I applied this mask, it made my hair glossy, soft and a little bit stronger. Sadly, this effect wasn’t long-lasting because it vanished when I washed the hair. And that’s a downside.

Whenever I had enough time at my disposal, I applied Wella Professionals SP Luxe Oil after washing my hair. I put it on only for 10 minutes to towel-dry strands, then rinsed.

Are there more good keratin masks for damaged hair?

Sure, there are more cool products out there! There are many keratin masks aiming at rebuilding and making hair stronger. I recommended the above cosmetics only because I used them myself and I like the results they deliver.

If you want, I wholeheartedly encourage you to try out keratin masks brought out by the world-known brands such as Kerastase, Kiehl’s, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, etc. Their wide offers include some really good masks for damaged hair. Check their price, formulas and reviews. 

I’m curious what keratin hair masks you use on a daily basis. Is it any of the products I’ve listed?

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