15 Hair Masks That'll Keep Your Hair Hydrated
It's always crucial to keep your hair strong and healthy, and a hair mask is an essential component of any hair-care arsenal, especially if you put your hair through the wringer. Whether you color-treat and bleach your hair, subject it to heat damage, or just run dry due to environmental changes, a hair mask can be the boost your hair needs to feel healthy and strong again. We rounded up the best hydrating hair masks on the market that will help you ditch the frizz and dryness for shine and softness.
If you have curly hair, the Bread Beauty Supply Hair Mask Creamy Deep Conditioner and the Adwoa Beauty Baomint Deep Conditioning Treatment work wonders on enhancing your natural curls. The Playa Healing Hair Masque is a root-to-tip treatment that diminishes dandruff on the scalp and conditions the hair with amla oil. Worried about weighing your fine hair down with heavy treatments? Ouai has a conditioning mask made just for you. Shop our top picks ahead!
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams
For Damaged Hair: Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
The Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask ($28) is a salon-quality concentrated treatment that adds shine and smoothness while moisturizing your damaged strands. The formula does not weigh the hair down and made for all hair types and textures. Leave it on your hair for 10 minutes once a week for a boost of hydration.
For Diminishing Frizz: Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Hair Mask
If you're prone to frizz, the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Hair Mask ($27) will handle it without weighing your hair down. It contains argan oil, avocado oil, olive oil, and gold camelina to condition and moisturize the hair and give it strength and shine.
For Glossy, Soft Hair: Dae Monsoon Moisture Mask
The Dae Monsoon Moisture Mask ($28) will give your hair a serious boost of hydration. It contains prickly pear seed oil, cactus flower extract, and cocoa seed butter to diminish frizz and increase softness and shine. It's great for all hair types.
For Shine: Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
Reach for this Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask ($38) when you need lots of shine. The formula is rich with argan oil, glycerin, and linseed extract, which is packed with fatty acids. It will make your hair more managable and soft by replenishing moisture. This mask is good for those with medium to thick hair textures.
For Detangling: Bread Beauty Supply Hair Mask Creamy Deep Conditioner
Made with Australian kakadu plum and starflower oil, the Bread Beauty Supply Hair Mask Creamy Deep Conditioner ($28) will give you deep hydration and shine. It detangles and leaves hair silky soft. It's great for medium to think curly hair.
For Damaged Hair: Fable & Mane HoliRoots Repairing Hair Mask
The Fable & Mane HoliRoots Repairing Hair Mask ($32) is formulated with coconut cream, mango butter, and banana. It protects against breakage and damaged ends and fights frizz, leaving hair feeling soft and silky. It's great for all hair types and textures.
For All Hair Types: Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
The Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($38) is a fan favorite and perfect for all hair types. Using this mask once a week adds moisture, shine, and softness back into your hair. It contains rosehip oil, algae extract, and B vitamins. It's great for all hair types and textures.
For Diminishing Dandruff and Frizz: Playa Healing Hair Masque
Revive dry and brittle hair with the Playa Healing Hair Masque ($38). This mask moisturizes your scalp and hair without weighing it down. It contains kaolin clay to decongest the scalp and amla oil, which prevents dandruff, moisturizes the hair and gives it shine.
For Coily Hair: Adwoa Beauty Baomint Deep Conditioning Treatment
The Adwoa Beauty Baomint Deep Conditioning Treatment ($36) is made with shea butter, prickly pear oil, and pumpkin seed oil. It works wonders in detangling and adding back moisture to your hair. It's a hydrating option perfect for those with coily hair types.
For Color-Treated Hair: Verb Hydrating Mask
The Verb Hydrating Mask ($18) is a vegan and cruelty-free mask ideal for those with tangled or frizzy hair. It hydrates fine hair and thick hair alike without weighing it down. It's safe for color treated hair and even prevents color fading.
Something Affordable: Anomaly Deep-Conditioning Treatment Mask
The Anomaly Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask ($6) contains castor-seed oil and avocado-seed oil. The lightweight treatment is rich and will leave your hair feeling nourished and hydrated in just five to ten minutes. It's great for those who have color treated hair, or overly dry strands.
For Curly Hair: Oribe Moisture & Control Deep Treatment Hair Masque
If you heat style, bleach, and otherwise put your hair through the ringer, the Moisture & Control Deep Treatment Hair Masque ($68) is the deep-conditioning treatment your hair deserves. It contains coconut and almond oils, which will nourish curls and prevent breakage.
For Color-Treated Hair: Color Wow Money Mask Deep Hydrating & Strengthening Treatment
If you have colored hair, the Color Wow Money Mask Deep Hydrating & Strengthening Treatment ($45) will be your new best friend. The Money Masque is made with a blend of sea algae and proteins to add loads of hydration. It's also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. Plus, it has a lovely fresh scent. It's an editor-favorite hair mask leaving hair soft, shiny, and frizz-free.
For Damaged Hair: Gisou Honey Infused Hair Mask
Enriched with Mirsalehi honey, the Gisou Honey Infused Hair Mask ($57) makes hair more manageable with intense hydration and nourishment. It revitalizes hair, improving shine and elasticity. It's great for all hair types and textures.
For Fine Hair: Ouai Treatment Mask For Fine and Medium Hair
Add hydration and nourishment without weighing down your hair with the Ouai Treatment Mask For Fine and Medium Hair ($38). It's great for those with fine to medium hair textures. It contains shea butter and hydrolyzed keratin that helps restore hydration, repair damage, and add shine. Plus, it has a lovely floral scent.