If you’ve over-styled, treated, colored, or otherwise processed your mane, you need this list of the masks that will undo all that damage.
Best mask for overprocessed hair
When hair is frizzy or as dry and brittle as hay, it’s hair mask to the rescue. “Hair masks are an essential treatment for promoting ongoing hair health and for reducing the side effects of damage from heat tools, styling, and chemical treatments,” explains New York salon owner and stylist, Nunzio Saviano. Try a dose of healthy argan oil with this RICH Pure Luxury Argan Color Protect Mask. It’s one of our favorite hair masks for damaged hair that has been chemically treated.
Best mask for dull hair
Try heaping on Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre Shampoo Treatment, one of the most convenient hair masks for damaged hair, before you shampoo. Consider it your weekly pre-shower routine for intensive hair rehab. “Like skin care, you want to amplify your results by going above and beyond with weekly treatments that use ingredients to promote healthy-looking results,” says Saviano. “In the case of hair, it becomes shinier, more hydrated, smooth and manageable.”
Best mask for fine hair
Moringa and red algae extracts are the hydrating secrets in one of Saviano’s favorite powerhouse hair masks. “I really like the Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Hair Mask because it’s lightweight, which won’t weigh hair down, but is extremely moisturizing,” shares Saviano. That means it’s an ideal choice for those with fine or thin hair too. (Bonus: It smells incredible.)