Summer activities have taken their toll, and our once-healthy strands may be looking dry, dull or brittle.
As the end of summer approaches, our hair can lack the bounce and shine it possessed just a few short months ago.
Summer activities have taken their toll, and our once-healthy strands may be looking dry, dull or brittle. But a good hair mask can bring hydration back into your strands, sometimes reversing a summer’s worth of damage in just one treatment.
Here are some of the best options, from luxurious picks to drugstore gems.
Verb Hydrating Mask ($14 at Sephora), This mask is thick and rich, but it won’t weigh your hair down or leave any residue. The formula includes natural ingredients like glycerin, which binds moisture to the hair, and babassu oil, which nourishes and hydrates your strands.
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock ($20–$39 at loxabeauty.com). Perfect for color-treated hair, this formula provides high shine and strengthening.
David Mallett Mask No. 1 L’Hydration ($75 at theline.com). If your strands are perpetually dry, consider this luxe hydrating formula that uses a powerful vegetable protein to nourish and repair dry, damaged hair.
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque ($65 at Bluemercury, U District). This mask nourishes and conditions damaged strands with the help of white tea, baobab oil and jasmine.
Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment ($9 at Target). This mask from the natural beauty brand is infused with avocado oil to restore body, shine and manageability to dry, dull or damaged hair.
Gloss Moderne High Gloss Masque ($65 at Sephora). High-quality coconut oil deeply conditions and nourishes hair, revealing frizz-free, shiny tresses. Plus, the palo santo scent is downright intoxicating.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36 at briogeohair.com). This mask is packed with B vitamins, essential oils and biotin to deeply condition overprocessed hair while increasing elasticity to prevent future breakage. It’s silicone-free, making it perfect for curly-haired girls.
L’Oreal Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask ($9 at Ulta). This sulfate-free formula starts out as a balm and melts into a nourishing oil, leaving strands soft and smooth.