Your face isn’t the only one deserving of a little special one-on-one time. Just as our faces are bombarded with dust, harsh winds, dirty hands, pollution, and more daily, we put our hair strands through a lot, too. Thankfully, hair masks exist. A mask is like a conditioner, but on steroids.
It works for every hair woe you may be suffering from. Fried ends? Hair mask. Dry, lackluster hair? Hair mask. Lifeless curls? Hair. Mask. It takes patience to crack the code on finding the perfect formula, but these 13 hair masks don’t have a legion of fans for no reason. Ahead, meet the 13 best intensive, hydrating, and transformative hair masks out there.
Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Curl Quenching Deep Moisture Mask
Carol’s Daughter’s blend of coconut oil, coconut milk, mango butter, and mirumiru butter is the antidote for dry hair. It’s thiccc and gives hair a healthy sheen.
Creme Of Nature Pure Honey Hair Mask
This mask’s core ingredient is honey, a natural humectant that helps hair retain moisture. Imagine how hydrated and heavenly your hair will feel after sitting under a steamer with this honey-based cream mixed with shea butter and coconut oil.
Ouai Treatment Masque
I mean, what’s not to love about Ouai’s treatment mask? The silky finish? The addicting smell? The compliments you’ll receive from strangers? This magic potion comes in various sizes so you can have swoon-worthy hair wherever you go.
Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak
Infused with sunflower and apricot oils and nourishing vitamins, this Kiehl’s gem is basically sunscreen for your color-treated hair. It protects from environmental damages and helps to preserve your hair’s color.
Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner 8 oz
Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep me from re-buying Mielle Organic’s cult-favorite Babassu Oil Deep Conditioner over and over again. Good things come in small packages, and this jar is packed natural oils and Amazonian palm fruit to stop dead hair in its tracks.
Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask
This mask is basically rehab in a jar. With the help of brown algae extract and Virtue’s key ingredient Alpha Keratin 60ku, this mask fights against heat damage and locks in moisture and shine.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
A holy grail staple for hairstylists everywhere, Olaplex’s hair treatment is truly hair sorcery. This magic in a bottle helps to restore life to brittle, fragile hair and directly strengthens and protects the hair shaft.
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Treatment Masque | 12 oz.
$10.79 (49% off)
For when your hair requires some immediate restoration, Shea Moisture whipped up a buttery cocktail of manuka honey and mafura oil. It fights frizz and has great slip so the product penetrates into the hair shaft seamlessly.
Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment
This mask will cost you a pretty penny, but the payoff is worth it. It’s a miracle worker for those suffering from breakage and dryness caused by excessive coloring.
Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Mask
Turn your bathroom into a sweet tropical holiday with Coco & Eve’s deeply nourishing formula complete with raw virgin coconuts from Bali for strength, shea butter for moisture, and argan oil for shine and manageability.
Oribe Moisture & Control Deep Treatment Masque, 8.4 fl. oz.
Earlier this year, Oribe launched a collection specifically catered to natural hair that makes your curls feel as bougie and luxurious as you felt adding this gem to your cart.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Every bathroom cabinet needs to have a jar of the Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask. Skincare junkies have already sung the praises of this acne-clearing powder, but it also works wonders for your hair. Just add a few spoons of apple cider vinegar and lather the mixture through your hair to remove any product buildup and bring your hair back to its natural form.
Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
If you want to improve your hair’s manageability, elasticity, and overall texture, this Argan oil-infused mask makes hair feel brand new.