10 Hair Masks For Damaged Hair That'll Bring Your Shine Back
There are a lot of ways your hair can get damaged, but we're not focusing on that today. Today, we're all solutions. This means we're tracking down the best hair masks for damaged hair.
We're talking masks that help restore shine, moisturize curls, repair the bonds in the hair, and yes, they smell good, too. Whether you want an overnight treatment for some extra oomph or are looking to get your damaged hair looking shiny and healthy in just 10 minutes, there's a mask out there for you, and we've made sure all hair types can benefit from these treatments.
Grab a glass of wine and have a self-care night for you and your hair. If you're in rush and need a quick boost, throw one of these products on your mane, and be ready in a flash. No matter which you choose, here are 10 masks your hair will love.
Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment Mask for Damaged Hair
“I don’t know about you, but I color my hair. To keep my hair healthy, smooth, and hydrated, I like to incorporate a weekly mask. This mask leaves my hair feeling fresh out of the salon. My hair looks softer and shiner every time I use it. Strength Cure is very concentrated, which means you only have to use a small amount, and the tub will last you six months or more.” — Karla Lint
Verb Ghost Hair Mask
“I came across this product in several different articles and given that it was quite affordable I decided to give it a try. After first use, it left my hair so voluminous and soft I was absolutely delighted. The smell is a little peculiar but it doesn’t linger after you rinse the mask out.” — Margot Kravchuk
Evo Hair The Great Hydrator Moisture Hair Mask
“As a curly-headed girl whose mom used to liberally spray No More Tangles in her hair, just to get a brush through the lion’s mane, I back this treatment 100%. My color-treated hair gets pretty dry and tangled, especially in the winter months. The Great Hydrator saves your hair from dryness, breakage during wet combing, and plus, it makes your hair smooth and frizz-free!” — Michele Falcone
Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask For Dry Hair
“Whether used daily as a conditioner or once a week in a rescue mission, this hair mask for thick hair is my secret weapon against frizz and sun damage. It smells great, too, and makes my over-dyed, over-styled hair as soft as my daughter’s. Pro tip: Leave in overnight and wash out in the morning for best performance!” — Ahu Terzi
IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond Building Mask
“First off, it smells amazing — like a pina-colada! I sprayed it on my hair overnight and combed through it. The next morning my hair felt super soft and still smelled great! I’ve only used it twice, but I am loving it! I religiously use Olaplex in the shower, but ya girl is lazy so if I barely have to do anything to get strong hair count me in!” — Hailey Lotzgesell
Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque
Coco & Eve’s hair mask is my go-to. Designed to help strengthen the hair as it nourishes to repair damage like split ends and dryness, my hair is always ultra-shiny and easy to style after use. Plus, it’s vegan, smells incredible, is suitable for all hair types, and takes just 10 minutes. Basically, it’s perfect.
Oyin Handmade What The Hemp Deep Moisture Mask
If you’re looking for a mask that’ll restore some serious moisture to your hair, it’s Oyin Handmade’s What The Hemp. Featuring plant-based ingredients like quinoa and oat protein to strengthen, shea butter and hemp seed oil to moisturize, and honey to help condition, it’s a seriously powerful treatment. One reviewer on Amazon says, “I have type 4, low porosity hair and it’s hard for me to find products that are able to penetrate into my hair shaft. This product did just that. My hair routine is mostly protein-free with the exception of my deep conditioners to avoid moisture overload. This has just the right amount of protein and moisture to it for my hair.”
Amika The Kure Intense Repair Mask
“This is fabulous! After one use my hair feels softer and looks shinier! I definitely plan on buying a full size once this runs out, and I love that with the mini size, you can get so many uses out of it (and I have a lot of hair). I use heat tools on my hair a lot so this helps retain strength in my hair.” — Hailey Lotzgesell
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair mask is one of the brand’s most well-known products and for good reason. Good for all hair types, this mask helps to combat dryness, reduce frizz, and repair breakage. One Sephora reviewed says of the cult favorite, “I have tried a lot of salon hair masks and drug store masks, but nothing has compared to this product. I also have tried other Briogeo masks and conditioners, (including the Banana conditioner that is highly rated), and while those were nice products, they did not give me the results that this hair mask does. My hair is always soft and silky after using it and worth the money for me.”