Best Hair Masks

The Best Hair Masks to Try During Quarantine

If your hair’s used to getting colored, blow-dried, styled with hot tools, or all of the above, why not give it a little break during quarantine? Use this time to replenish your roots and soften up your strands with the help of a healing hair mask. Below, we rounded up 15 that are sure to deliver.

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IGK Offline 3-Minute Hydration Hair Mask

Better hair in just 3 minutes? We’ll take it. IGK’s rinse-off Offline mask works in the shower to deeply condition hair from root to tip, with hydrating turmeric butter and smoothing green tea seed oil leading the way.

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Playa Healing Hair Masque

Designed for weekly use, Playa’s mask focuses on the scalp, using kaolin clay to balance it and prevent hair loss, as well as amla oil to strengthen roots and prevent greying. The brand is giving back during COVID-19 by extending a 50% discount to healthcare workers.

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Living Libations Honey Myrtle Deep Conditioning Mask

Living Libations is all about natural beauty, crafting its products from organic, wild-harvested herbs and essential oils. The Honey Myrtle Deep Conditioning Mask can boost damaged hair in a few ways: as a rinse-off conditioner in the shower; as a leave-on overnight mask to be rinsed in the morning; or sparingly as a styling agent, focusing on the tips.

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Yarok Feed Your Moisture Masque

Especially great for curly, wavy, and color-treated hair, Yarok’s mask is formulated with moisturizing botanicals (Coco Creme, Aloe Vera, Fresh Wild Harvested Seaweed Extract) and yummy-smelling essential oils to hydrate and add bounce and shine.

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Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask

We love Rahua not only for its quality products but for the brand’s sustainable mission as well. The founders are dedicated to working alongside the indigenous people of the Amazon to source ingredients only from self-sustained forests, and the rahua oil is respectfully created through an ancient ceremonial process. Using this rahua oil and other plant-based ingredients, the Omega 9 Hair Mask is meant to work like an in-salon treatment at home, to be used once a week to keep hair strong and shiny.

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

If you’re into beauty, you’ve probably heard about Olaplex—the cult-favorite Hair Perfector No 3 works on a molecular level to repair broken bonds in hair, strengthening its structure and visibly improving its texture. This is a must for extremely dry or damaged hair.

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OGX Extra Strength Argan Oil Of Morocco Hair Mask

For a more budget-friendly, drugstore option, go with OGX. It uses argan oil from Morocco to transform your tresses from dry and dull to silky and smooth.

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SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque

Designed for natural, chemically-processed, or heat-styled hair, this SheaMoisture mask supports hair elasticity and reverses damage with the help of shea butter, peppermint, and apple cider vinegar.

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Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque

We’re always recommending Aesop’s hand lotions and gift sets because they feel incredibly luxurious, from the scents to the packaging. The brand’s hair and scalp masque is no exception—it leaves strands lustrous and relieves dryness and flakiness, all in a minimalist-chic tube worthy of your top shelf.

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Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

If you’re looking for an everyday mask, go for Amika’s Soulfood, which can be used just like a regular conditioner after your shampoo (leave it on for two to five minutes before rinsing) for extra hydration, thanks to its star ingredient, collagen-promoting sea buckthorn berry.

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Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask

Moroccanoil makes several different top-rated hair masks for different types: smoothing for frizzy hair, weightless hydrating for fine dry hair, intense hydrating for medium to thick dry hair. We especially like the restorative hair mask for weakened or damaged hair, featuring keratin and fatty acids to build strength and elasticity.

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Bumble and Bumble Curl Butter Masque

Curly-haired girls, this one’s for you. Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Butter promises to leave hair springy with its combo of Brazilian oils. It can be used as a rinse-off treatment in the shower after shampooing and conditioning or can be applied to dry hair before shampooing for extra impact.

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Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

With so many products out there, it can be hard to choose, but Briogeo conducted a lab study to prove its worth. The research showed that after just three uses of the deep conditioning mask, hair showed a 75% reduction in breakage.

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Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

If your hair’s been overexposed to sunlight or excessive heat styling, Kiehl’s will get it back into shape in no time with its Deeply Repairative Hair Pak. The product uses a mix of natural ingredients (including avocado oil, lemon extract, and olive fruit oil) and advanced scientific technologies to restore strands and prevent future damage.

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Leonor Greyl Masque Quintessence Deep Nourishing Treatment Mask

Have some $$$ to drop? The most luxe on our list has to be Leonor Greyl’s Masque Quintessence, a weekly intensive treatment for the length and ends of hair that uses a blend of palm and jojoba oils to mend split ends.

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