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How To Use Deep Conditioning Masks To Repair Your Hair

Say farewell to frizz

by: Zeba Khan

Keeping hair sleek and manageable can be quite the battle — frizz, split ends, tangles — there are so many issues to deal with. I have fine hair with highlights and some days I walk out of the shower with my hair looking like a bird's nest!

To avoid the not-so-chic cotton candy look, I apply deep conditioning masks twice a week. It only adds on 5 minutes to my shower time, but it makes a huge difference to the state of my hair.


  • Shampoo and rinse as usual
  • Squeeze out excess water from your hair and apply a scoop of deep conditioner. Don’t go too close to your scalp or your hair will look limp and greasy
  • If your hair is long, gather it into a bun on the top of your hair and secure it with a large claw clip
  • Put a shower cap on — it helps heat up the product so that it can absorb better
  • Continue with the rest of your shower, allowing the steam to help the deep conditioner do its job
  • Take the shower cap off and rinse thoroughly. If you can bear it, do a final rinse with cold water.
  • *Bonus tip: I often apply a clay mask to my face while deep conditioning — since I’ll already be taking a longer shower — I might as well make the most of it and get two pampering experiences in one session!


Moroccanoil Smoothing Mask

Price: $43 for 250 ml

Purpose: Hydrates and nourishes unruly and frizzy hair. Provides long-lasting conditioning while improving elasticity.

Key Ingredients: Argan Butter, Argan Oil and Coconut-derived Fatty Acids


L'Oreal Oleotherapy Deep Recovery Mask

Price: $8.99 for 250 ml

Purpose: Revives lifeless locks and restores hair's natural radiance. Leaves hair nourished and smoother.

Key Ingredients: 6 Flower Oil blend plus Coconut Oil and Argan Oil


Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque

Price: $36 for 250 ml

Purpose: Hair reconstructor for dry, damaged hair. Nourishes hair for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits.

Key Ingredients: Macadamia & Argan oils with Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile Oil, Aloe and Algae Extract


When choosing a deep conditioner, you definitely don't need to alternate between three like I do (as a beauty blogger — I like to experiment!) but be sure to pick out a product that suits your hair type. And if your hair is severely damaged with lots of split ends, it is probably best to get a trim first.

If you’re looking for hairstyling ideas check out Ashley’s post on easy ponytails and Gurpreet’s post on pretty braids!