This £3.50 Garnier hair mask is being hailed as the ‘holy grail’ of haircare

Hair salons are officially now open across England once more, however if you don’t already have an appointment in the diary with your hairdresser, you’re likely staring down the end of a very long waiting list.

If that’s you, home haircare and DIY methods are still very much a priority to keep those locks as healthy as possible until you can finally get back in the salon chair. Which goes some way to explaining why the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food hair masks are selling incredibly well right now, in particular the Moisturising Aloe Vera & Coconut mask, which shot to the top of Amazon’s beauty bestsellers list last year and has stayed there ever since, and the Nourishing Banana & Shea mask, which has accrued over 7,000 five-star reviews.

Garnier hair food hair mask

First up, the Aloe Vera & Coconut: the Hair Food product has garnered nearly 2,000 five-star reviews on the site, with three quarters of total reviewers giving it a five-star rating.

One happy customer said: ‘This is great. Very moisturising. If used alone it feels like could work as a light styling product as well. If used as a hair mask before washing it leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturised. If used as a leave-in in combination with other styling products, it helps lock the moisture and make those products feel softer. Love it.’

Amazon hair mask

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Aloe Vera 3-in-1 Normal Hair Mask, £5.50 (was £6.99), Amazon

While another reported: ‘Wow amazing product to my natural hair. As a black woman I will recommend it, my texture is softer indeed. Definitely recommended.’

While the Aloe Vera & Coconut is intended for use on ‘normal’ hair, the Banana & Shea Garnier Hair Food hair mask is aimed at dry hair. It also has nearly 20,000 reviews on Amazon: ‘Love this product. I bought 3 jars! Great for low porosity 4c afro hair. Makes hair soft and mositurised. Great smell too. The fact that it is 3 in 1 means i dont need to buy deep cond, detangler and leave in. I will def recommend to others,’ wrote one reviewer.

Garnier banana hair food hair mask

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana 3-in-1 Nourishing Hair Mask, £3.50, Amazon

Another said: ‘This is the only hair product I’ve used for about 6 months and my hair has never looked or felt better. I use it as a co-wash, conditioner and leave in. It smells lovely too and I’ve even had complements on the smell of my hair.’

Indeed, several shoppers have commented on the incredible smell of the banana hair mask, saying it ‘smells out of this world’ and jokingly asking ‘Mmmm can we not eat these?’

Both of the above hair masks are currently on offer on Amazon, so it’s a great time to stock up on each.

Also available in four other scents – coconut & macadamia, papaya & amla, goji & soy and watermelon & pomegranate – together, all six hair masks have amassed an incredible nearly 20,000 reviews on Amazon (77 per cent of which are five-star rated).

All the hair masks are designed to be super versatile, useable in three different ways for different results, depending on your hair’s personal needs:

  1. As a conditioner: On wet hair, to instantly detangle and leave hair moisturised without weighing it down.
  2. As a rinse-out hair mask: On wet hair, leave for three minutes and rinse out to leave hair feeling intensely nourished.
  3. As a leave-in conditioner: On wet or dry hair, apply a small amount to lengths to leave hair looking healthy and hydrated.