We’re here to tell you that you don’t need to sacrifice your need for change for the sake of healthy hair. All you need is a little help from a hair mask. Hair masks are underrated but essential to your hair care routine. With so many masks on the market, however, it can be difficult to figure out which one works best for you. That’s where we come in.
While we can’t promise you’ll take as many silly selfies as you would while wearing a bubble sheet mask, we can assure you that hair masks are just as fun. That’s why we put together a list of the best hair masks to add to your self-care Sunday routine. You’re welcome in advance.
Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment Mask
Spring break may be around the corner, but the damage done by winter’s brutal temperatures may have had lasting effects on our manes. If you feel like your hair is particularly dry and brittle, we recommend using the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment Mask. Formulated with an interlock protein network and argan oil, this mask helps to provide progressive conditioning and strengthening at the hair's core—not to mention, it penetrates the hair fiber to be silkier and shinier with an intense softness.
Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment Mask, $21.00 MSRP
Biolage Hydrasource Deep Treatment Pack Mask
Just like how you fill your body with healthy foods to feel your best, it’s important to treat your mane with the same level of care. That’s why we love the Biolage R.A.W. (real, authentic, and wholesome) line. Applying the Hydrasource Deep Treatment Pack Mask on your mane is kind of like taking a shot of your favorite green juice. Formulated with vegan ingredients like aloe and spirulina extract, this deep treatment mask can do wonders for your hair. If we’ve piqued your interest, check out our Editor’s Pick: Biolage HydraSource Deep Treatment Pack review.
Biolage Hydrasource Deep Treatment Pack Mask, available in salon
Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hab Clay Mask
If you’ve put your hair through the wringer and are looking to restore it to its once-glorious state, try the Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hab Clay Mask. Made with honeycomb and kaolin clay, this formula helps to condition stressed and sensitized hair to rebuild strength. Your rejuvenated strands will thank you.
Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hab Clay Mask, $30.00 MSRP
Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste
Remember that one time you had an epiphany that cutting off all of your hair would be the best decision ever, but then a couple of weeks later you were Googling every DIY remedy to grow longer locks? Don’t worry—it’s happened to the best of us. If you need a mask that’ll give you strength and length, a quarter-sized amount of Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste might help do the trick. This rinse-out formula works well for hair seeking healthy length.
Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste, $59.00 MSRP
Kérastase Resistance Masque Force ArchitecteAnother great mask on the long list of spectacular Kérastase products is the Resistance Masque Force Architecte. If brittle split ends are the bane of your mane’s existence, then fear no more. This strengthening mask can help rid you of any hair worries.
Kérastase Resistance Masque Force Architecte, $53.00 MSRP
Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment Mask
If you change your hair color as often as the seasons change, you’ve probably faced some difficulty choosing products that protect your hue. We recommend the Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment Mask for all of your color-treated hair needs. Made with goji berry extract and olive oil, this 100 percent vegan formula helps fortify and strengthen damaged hair and maintains hair color with the brand’s exclusive AntiFade Complex. Now you can reduce your carbon footprint and unveil a bright and dazzling mane—go science!
Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment Mask, $44.00 MSRP
Starskin Coco-Nuts Hot Oil Hair Mask
The next time you’re looking to recharge with an at-home spa day, add Starskin Coco-Nuts Hot Oil Hair Mask to your routine. This hot oil mask can help thicken, nourish, volumize, and strengthen your hair with infused ingredients like starflower seed oil, baobab seed oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, and sacha niche seed oil. To use, preheat and then apply to your hair while using the heat-retaining cap for maximum ingredient absorption.
Starskin Coco-Nuts Hot Oil Hair Mask, $10.00 MSRP
Briogeo Strength + Moisture Leave in Mask
According to Briogeo, when it comes to your mane: Don’t despair, repair! The brand’s Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask comes in a spray form and is great for girls on the go. Formulated with algae extract and a unique argan oil, the microencapsulation technology visibly repairs and strengthens damaged hair and split ends while enhancing the hair’s resiliency, shine, softness, and hydration. This leave-in mask is suitable for all hair textures and is perfect for those with very dry, damaged, and chemically treated hair.
Briogeo Strength + Moisture Leave in Mask, $28.00 MSRP
Bumble and bumble While You Sleep Damage Repair MasqueIf your form of self-care is less “bubble baths” and more “eight hours of sleep,” opt for a hair mask that will pamper you as you get your beauty rest. Bumble and bumble While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque nourishes and restores at-risk hair while you sleep so that in the morning you’ll wake up to bagless eyes and beautiful hair.
Bumble and bumble While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque, $49.00 MSRP
Verb Hydrating Mask
If you need to manage, restore, and hydrate your hair, be sure to make space in your bathroom for Verb Hydrating Mask. For the best results, use at least once a week in tandem with Verb shampoo and apply to damp hair. Allow the mask to sit for five to seven minutes before rinsing it out.
Verb Hydrating Mask, $16.00 MSRP
IGK Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask
There’s nothing better than indulging in a little me time as we get ready in the morning. On the days where we need to look our best ASAP, however, we can count on the IGK Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask. This spray has similar benefits to a traditional hair mask but works in under one minute. Infused with amla oil, the spray’s simple application leaves hair evenly coated for optimal repair and strength.
IGK Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask, $32.00 MSRP
Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask
When all goes wrong with our mane, it’s important to book an appointment with our favorite hair-apist (sorry, we couldn't resist!) Eve NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask deeply conditions, repairs, and strengthens all hair types. Once the session is over, your mane will feel as good as new.
Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask, $14.99 MSRP
Neon & Co. Hair & Scalp Mask
While it’s great to have an arsenal of products that will help fix any hair woes, it’s important to invest in hair masks that provide preventative care like the Neon & Co. Hair & Scalp Mask. Made with silk amino liquid, the formula strengthens the hair cuticle making it resistant to damage while feeling as delicate as silk. Super hydrating and ultra detangling, it even restores the skins microflora balance. Translation: happy scalp, happy hair.
Neon & Co. Hair & Scalp Mask, $60.00 MSRP
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