Think multi-masking is just for different areas of your face? You’d be wrong, my friend. It’s for your hair, too. And, just like your face, the different areas have different needs. Whatever your hair type – whether it’s Afro, curly or straighter-than-straight – the ends of your hair tend to be dry (especially if you’re hitting the bleach and lightening your hair on the regs), while the area nearer the scalp can suffer from an oil and product build-up. Fancy treating yourself to the hottest trend in haircare? Just choose from our pick-and-mix menu and get multi-masking…

MULTI-MASKING STEP 1: START AT THE SCALP

Itchy scalp? Use a tonic to treat it

Red, irritated scalp giving you stress? Calm it and start your multi-masking journey with Superdrug Trichology Re-balancing Scalp Tonic. Its caffeine, lime and ginseng nourish, rebalance and soothe, giving your scalp a zingy fresh feeling.  

Superdrug Superdrug Trichology Re-balancing Scalp Tonic £3.99 Buy Now

Dry Scalp? You've gotta oil up

You might layer on a serum, moisturiser or facial oil every day, but a dry, flaky scalp needs some lovin’, too. Been blessed with Afro curls or coils? Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil has an easy tube-shaped applicator, which you can run around your braids or along hair partings to give your scalp a conditioning hit of shea butter, tea tree and jojoba oils or try Pantene’s amazing new Gold Series Intense Hydrating Oil created especially for Afro hair 

Cantu Cantu Shea Butter Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil 180ml £7.99 Buy Now
Pantene Pantene Gold Series Intense Hydrating Oil 100ml £7.99 Buy Now

MULTI-MASKING STEP 2: STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

Coloured hair? Keep it dazzling.

If you’ve gone the ombré route and applied dye from the mid-lengths downwards, you’ll want to keep that colour poppin’. L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Masque Serum rehydrates parched, bleached hair, while UVA/UVB filters help to prevent that fabulous shade fading in the sun.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Masque Serum 300ml £5.09 Buy Now

Curly Sue? Keep hair happy and hydrated

Those ringlets looking a little all over the place? If you have multi-textured hair, John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Mask delivers a hefty hit of moisture, so curls and waves are more defined. And if you’re transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, it will help those new curls to stay looking gorgeous as they come through.

John Frieda John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Mask 150ml £4.66 Buy Now

MULTI-MASKING STEP 3: A GREAT ENDING

Give those ends extra moisture

If you relax your hair, or regularly use straighteners, you can help to prevent breakages and split ends with a nourishing mask applied from the mid-lengths to the tips. Your hair will love Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave Hair Mask, with rich honey, hibiscus and pineapple oil to give those fragile strands a boost.

Maui Moisture Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-breakage + Agave Hair Mask £8.99 Buy Now

If a man in your life might want in on the multi-masking action, why not point him in the direction of our face mask tutorial here