If anyone were to ask me what my least favourite day of the week was, I would say, without hesitation, wash day. To wash, treat, detangle, dry and style my hair is not a quick job. And while I do try to lean into seeing the time as productive and meditative with specific hair-washing playlists to sing along to in the shower and podcasts to ponder on when I’m detangling, I do spend a lot of the time wishing it was over.
Anything that can speed up the process is greatly received, which is why I’m a huge fan of quick hair masks. While most masks need at least 10 minutes for the formula to work on the hair (something which I don’t always have time for), traditional conditioners just don’t always cut it when it comes to providing the deeply nourishing ingredients that most masks have. Enter fast-working hair masks. Yes, I’ve tried and tested them all but these quick hair masks genuinely work so well to provide your strands with some much-needed TLC even if you’re strapped for time.
Keep scrolling for my top quick hair masks below and then decide what you’re going to do with all your extra time.
If shine is something your hair is seriously lacking this mask will help with that in bucketloads. The banana and shea butter in the formula aid in restoring natural shine in the hair—and it’s affordable.
This 8-in-1 mask is a real strand saviour. With argan oil, lupine and caffeine, it protects the hair strands as well as stimulate new hair growth.