The best hair mask ingredients on the market

With an extensive range of hair masks on the market today, it's hard to know which one is going to be most beneficial to you. Some people like to make their own hair masks while others prefer the ease of going to the store and buying one. We have researched the best ingredients that are known to help nourish and improve the overall condition of your hair so it only makes sense to look out for these ingredients when looking for a hair mask.


Coconut oil

Coconut oil is renowned for its deeply conditioning and nourishing properties. This is definitely an ingredient to look out for when it comes to finding a good hair mask. Coconut oil contains many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that work wonders for any hair types.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and high in fatty acids that help restore dry hair and scalps. Coconut milk penetrates the hair easily which helps to strengthen the cuticle due to its high lauric acid content.


Shea butter

Shea butter is widely used in hair and skin care products and has great moisturising properties. It is bursting with fatty acids that help hydrate and improve the overall condition of your hair. Shea butter helps give our hair a natural shine and is a perfect ingredient to be used in conditioners and hair masks especially for dry and damaged hair.


Honey is a great product to go for if you are looking for a natural hair mask ingredient. It’s not only amazingly sweet but it’s got a range of fantastic health benefits, including antibacterial protection and a range of vitamins which are great for our hair. It also has some small links to being able to help limit hair breakage and split ends which is great for those who suffer with damaged hair.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil has a wealth of vitamins and minerals that work wonders on our hair including biotin, antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin A, E and B-5. This oil is great for adding shine to dull and brittle hair whilst strengthening and preventing breakage. This oil is great ingredient for hair masks as it helps nourish and condition the hair.


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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