5 sheet masks to give your hair some post-summer TLC

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Hanna Ibraheem

You’ve basked in the sun and immersed your strands in saltwater and chlorine – now, it’s time for some damage control! Enter these ultra nourishing sheet masks that are like a facial for your hair.

The actually-quite-hot summer has left our hair in need of more TLC than usual. The answer is a hair mask based on the shower cap. Like most beauty trends, steam-cap hair masks originated in Korea and the science is simple: wearing a cap retains heat which allows ingredients to penetrate deeper into the hair. Cap-wearing selfies optional. 

Starskin Coco-nuts Nourishing Hot Oil Hair Mask,

Heat the coconut oil sachet in the microwave for 20 seconds. Once cooled, rub it onto dry hair from root to tip and cover with the cap. Twenty minutes later, wash it out and prepare to be amazed. 

Hello Jo Pack Of Power Hair Masks

Good for more than just our morning latte, this mask contains caffeine to support hair growth. Tie your hair in a ponytail, place in the mask bag, then leave to work for 30 minutes before washing. 

£15 for 3,

L’oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Mask 

Frazzled ends? This self-heating hair treatment could be your saviour. Rip open one side and apply the intensive balm to towel-dried hair. Next, pop on the shower cap, wait at least 10 minutes and wash out. Easy. 


Redken All Soft Mega Sheet Mask

Inspired by K-beauty, this hair mask caters to those who need a quick-fix hair revival. Apply it like you would a shower cap, with your hair in a high pony-tail or bun. Leave on for ten minutes (or longer for a deeper treatment) and rinse out for a total transformation.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System Kit

Silicone and paraben free, this mask will restore damaged hair without weighing it down. Saturate your hair with the mask, then cover with the cap provided to lock in all the moisture and allow the nutrients to penetrate the hair cuticles. Leave on for up to an hour, then wash off.

£30 for pack of 4,