Nourishing Hair Masks to Tame Your Frazzled Locks
In a world where face masks get all the fanfare, hair masks can get short shrift. But ask any seasoned hair stylist, and they’ll tell you: just like a good facial can reset your skin and leave you aglow, a good hair mask can transform frizzy and frail locks into something more befitting a Pantene ad.
We combed through (get it?) all the faves on SwearBy to share a few much-loved products. Get ready for your best hair day ever.
The Remedy Overtone Hair Mask
If getting a post-salon feel is top of your list, may we introduce The Remedy? “This is definitely the best hair mask I’ve ever tried (my hair feels almost as healthy as right after I have an Olaplex treatment at a salon) and I love the invigorating minty fragrance,” says Allure’s Kara McGrath. Proof they’re not phoning it in: the product took two full years for their experts to create.
Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask - Baby Blonde
If you, like me, find yourself staring in horror as your unnatural blonde hair goes from salon-perfect to brassy nightmare by the day, this may be your mask. “I’ve tried my fair share of purple shampoos, conditioners, and toning potions with no such luck over the years before landing on the one holy grail product that keeps my platinum blonde brass-free while hydrating it at the same time,” Jayla Adrulonis says of this find. “The smell is terrific and my hair looks and feels amazing after using it.”
Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask
Can’t stomach spending more than a few bucks on a hair mask? New Yorker Stephanie Rubino has unearthed a drugstore winner that’s scented with royal jelly, honey, and propolis. “This is an easy, quick-fix moisturizing hair mask ! Especially for the winter days, it’s so great. Natural and smells divine.” Did we mention it’s paraben-free, and…wait for it….only five bucks a jar?
Trader Joe's Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask
It’s not often we turn to men named Joe for our beauty needs, but when the man in question is Trader Joe, we’ll give it a shot. Los Angeles TV producer Alix Jaffe discovered a TJ’s superstar in this $3 hair mask, made with everything from argan oil to acai. “This mask smells divine and makes your hair super silky and soft. Don’t tell anyone about the price!!!” We can promise not to tell anyone else.
Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment Mask for Damaged Hair
You only need a teensy amount of this nutrient-packed salve to get the job done, so former cosmetologist Karla Lint swears one jar will last you half a year or longer. “To keep my hair healthy, smooth, and hydrated, I like to incorporate a weekly mask. This leaves my hair feeling fresh out of the salon — it looks softer and shiner every time I use it.”
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,” says New Yorker Ahu Terzi. of this mask, which contains shine-pumping lipids. “It smells great too and makes my over-dyed, over-styled hair as soft as my daughter’s. Pro tip: Leave it on overnight and wash out in the morning for best performance!” The hard-to-please bridezillas of Brides Magazine picked it for the Brides Magazine Beauty Awards 2016, so you know it works.
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