Have your strands been feeling like straw lately? Long hot showers, indoor heating, and less humidity can leave your hair parched and in desperate need of moisture treatments. Using a thick deep-conditioning masks twice a week is essential for repairing the dried-out damage. But for a mask to work, you should leave it on for up to 10 minutes while wearing a shower cap or sitting under a dryer. The cover or added heat opens up the cuticle and allows the conditioner to penetrate deep into the hair shaft. Whether your locks are prone to breakage or you need extra TLC for chemically treated tresses, these top picks will keep any type of hair healthier and more hydrated.
1 Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask
This super-moisturizing treatment contains naturally nourishing ingredients such as monoi oil, coconut oil, and bamboo water. If you have crazy curls, this creamy mask’s pro-vitamin B5 will work wonders at detangling snarled strands. But the best part? The conditioner's delicious tropical scent!
2 Andre Walker Keratin Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Not only has this product been listed as one of Oprah's favorite things (Andre Walker is Ms. Winfrey's lifelong hairstylist), but it also can soften and smooth any hair type. The ultrathick mask contains a fantastic blend of nature's most hydrating ingredients: keratin, aloe, argan oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. Plus, the sealed packet is perfect for taking along as you travel this holiday season.
3 Shu Uemura Silk Bloom Restorative Treatment Masque
This luxe treatment is loaded with argan oil and has the scent of a Hirosaki flower. The mask improves texture by hydrating deep down at the actual hair fiber, resulting in silky, shiny locks.