Best moisturising hair treatment: 15 Best Hair Masks for Dry Hair 2021


15 Best Hair Masks for Dry Hair 2021

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Excessive flyaways, split ends, dull-looking hair—the list of dry hair concerns can go on and on. Years of coloring, blow-drying, and daily hairstyling may leave you with tresses that you’re less than proud of. Fortunately, there are hair masks for dry hair that can bring your locks back to life.

“Hair masks usually contain a mixture of ingredients like oils to condition and water to help hydrate,” says Meena Singh, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at KMC Hair Center in Kansas City.

When hair is dry, moisture is depleted and the strands are in desperate need of hydration. When left untreated, “dry hair is more prone to damage because the bonds in the hair have been broken due to things like excessive heat use and coloring, which results in weak strands that may easily snap off,” says Anabel Kingsley, brand president and consultant trichologist of Philip Kingsley.

Improving the health of your hair takes time and with the right treatment option, it can certainly be done. Check out these expert tips that will help narrow down what to look for.

How to choose (and use) the best hair mask for dry hair

Look for hydrating ingredients. When it comes to treating dry hair you’ll want to look for hair masks that include extract oils and natural butters like coconut, black castor oil, jojoba, and shea butter,” says Dr. Singh.

Avoid overusing chemicals. “Avoid using anything that lists long words that look like chemicals on the ingredient labels,” Dr. Singh explains. “Some chemicals may be too harsh on dry stands and only cause more damage,” says Dr. Singh.

Use formulas for your specific hair type. It’s important to consider the type of hair you’re working with. “Something people don’t realize is that dry colored hair and dry virgin hair require different treatments,” says Ona Diaz-Santin, celebrity hairstylist and CEO of 5 Salon & Spa. Colored hair may need protein due to the oils being stripped away during the dyeing process, while never-been-dyed (or “virgin”) hair may only require more hydration due to excessive heat styling.

Apply it only to strands. “Hair masks are not designed for your scalp, so they will not target scalp issues, like oiliness, itching, or irritation,” she says. Stick to massaging the formula throughout your lengths to the ends to get the most hydrating benefits.

Don’t use too much protein. “If your hair is dry and feels brittle, avoid using masks that are protein-heavy,” says Dr. Singh.“The more protein you add to the hair, the more dryness and breakage it can cause,” she adds.

Ahead, find 16 of the best hydrating hair masks to treat dry hair.

1 Melt Into Moisture Treatment Mask, Green Oasis



“I like using this hair mask because it increases slip and helps detangle my hair. It also makes it feel much softer and leaves my cuticles looking and feeling healthier,” says Dr. Singh. Formulated with a rich moisture-preserving blend of ingredients (sunflower seed oil and aloe leaf juice), this mask works to reduce frizz, nourish dry curls, and ease detangling without weighing the hair down.

2 Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment



With over 72,600 five-star ratings on Amazon, this hair perfector is a dry hair life savior. Formulated for all hair types, this treatment strengthens the hair from within while restoring a healthy texture and appearance. It features a patented bond builder system that immediately turns dry, damaged hair into soft and shiny hair. “I use this religiously once a week and it has completely improved the quality of my hair and curl pattern,” wrote one Olaplex customer.

3 Dark Oil Lightweight Mask



“If you have super damaged hair that’s dry and dull, I recommend using this dark oil mask,” says Diaz. “It’s an incredible mask that feels luxurious, it’s hydrating, and it adds tremendous shine to the hair.” This mask nourishes your strands while giving it natural body and bounce thanks to its blend of oils like jojoba and argan oil.

4 Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask



This award-winning deep conditioning mask can treat just about every dry hair concern. It’s scientifically proven to decrease hair breakage after two uses and the formula is 97% naturally derived, vegan, and cruelty-free, according to the brand. It works to boost the strength, shine, and silkiness while improving the long-term health of dry hair. The antioxidant-rich formula includes rosehip oil, B-vitamins, and algae extract, restoring essential moisture and hydration to dry, brittle, colored, or over-processed hair. 

5 Like a Virgin Hair Masque

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This mask works as a 5-in-1 deep conditioning treatment that revives and repairs dry hair due to constant heat, styling, and dyes. The ingredients include raw virgin coconut to improve and strengthen, fig and shea butter to moisturize, and argan oil to treat spilt ends and frizz. “My hair was in one of those horrible straw-like states when I bought this and after the first use, my hair felt rejuvenated,” wrote one Ulta customer.

6 Elasticizer Deep Conditioning Treatment


“Our Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning treatment is designed to treat dry hair, flooding the hair with moisture, providing elasticity, and improved retention against breakage,” explains Kingsley. In just three minutes you’ll get stronger, healthier, and glossy-looking hair. Developed by trichologists, this miracle hair mask can be used overnight as an intensive conditioner to treat very dry, brittle, or damaged strands (especially from bleaching and coloring.)

7 Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque



Protect your delicate waves and curls from the damage of constant curling, twisting, braiding, and straightening with this deep treatment mask for dry, natural hair. Enriched with raw shea butter, castor seed oil, olive oil, and other natural botanicals, this treatment infuses moisture where it’s needed most.

Alleviating that straw-like dryness that can lead to hair loss, it’s perfect for those transitioning chemically treated hair to natural hair.

8 Soulfood Nourishing Mask

“I love this hair mask, I felt the difference after the first application,” wrote one Amazon customer. Designed to treat dryness, this rich hydrating hair mask is packed with vitamins and nutrients to moisturize, soften, and smoothen the hair

. The key ingredients include jojoba seed oil and sea buckthorn, which will quench dry strands. It will leave your hair manageable to style, feeling soft, and looking shiny for days.

9 Mask On Conditioning Hair Mask

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Washing your hair doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task. Instead, you can turn it into a spa day by using this deep conditioning repairing hair mask.

Infused with coconut oil and mango seed butter, the formula coats your strands with much-needed moisture and nutrients. It also reduces split ends while helping to build it up and hydrate for healthier, stronger hair.

10 Intensive Hydration Masque



“I like this intensive hydrating masque because it seals the cuticles and leaves a kind of buttery texture. It also provides great slip so it helps to detangle very dry hair easily,” says Dr. Singh. The formula works to intensely condition while infusing the strands with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrient-rich ingredients. Among the ingredients, you’ll find shea butter, honey, and baobab oils blended with antioxidant-rich African rock fig to restore and lock in moisture while deeply conditioning the hair.

11 Curl Butter Mask

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“For those with coiler and coarse hair types, you need something that’s going to hydrate and get through to your strands,” says Diaz. “This is a wonderful mask that has a thick texture and coats the hair with natural emollients, which is important for thicker hair because it produces a softness that regular conditioners can’t provide,” she explains. The formula is enhanced with nutrient-rich ingredients like avocado, coconut, shea butter, and jojoba oils.  

12 Treatment Mask

Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her head full of bouncy, voluminous curls, so it’s only right the actress created a hair mask specifically to treat dry curly hair. This strengthening treatment mask contains rice protein, hibiscus, and moringa seed extract which helps to replenish the strands with moisture and provide slip for easy detangling. Your curls will be left feeling hydrated, silky, and nourished.

13 Healing Hair Masque

This luxurious weekly treatment masque will become your new shower go-to. It works to purify and treat the scalp while deeply infusing moisture to revive dry and brittle strands. The ingredients include Kaolin clay which decongests the scalp by treating dandruff, and amla oil which fights against dryness and provides shine. The formula will calm, moisturize, and soothe the scalp while strengthening the strands to prevent future breakage.

14 Nutritive Mask for Dry Thick Hair



This strand-saver relies on a unique irisome complex and glucose proteins to replenish dry hair from the root to the ends. It’s a nourishing treatment that works great on all hair types and the formula helps restore softness, smoothness, and shine. “My hair felt softer and smoother after the first use,” wrote one satisfied customer. “It was less frizzy and it did not weigh down or leave behind a greasy feeling.”

15 Wella Fusionplex Mask

“This is one of my favorite hair masks for treating dry colored hair,” says Diaz. “It keeps the color fading to a [minimum] and provides a nice shine.” The key ingredients include silk amino acids and fusionplex, which penetrate the cortex and recover hair fibers at micro-levels. The formula also works to prevent future hair breakage. Leave it on for at least five minutes to get smooth and soft feeling results. 

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10 best hair masks to fix dry and damaged hair in 2021

The beginning of the pandemic put many of our regular beauty treatments on hold — facials, pedicures, massages. I, like many others, went over a year without getting a haircut. While salons have since reopened, I spent most of the past 18 months growing my hair out and tying to figure out what I can do at home in order to keep it healthy.

There’s a reason experts recommend regular trims, as my hair quickly became overly dry and brittle during that period, thanks in part to my reliance on a super-hot flat iron (the only thing that gets my hair looking halfway decent during Zoom calls), and hair-pinching ponytail elastics (for when I don’t have the time to style).

Needing some professional advice, I shared my distressed hair status with my longtime stylist — Juan Carlos Maciques of Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. As someone who deals with celebrities on a regular basis, Maciques has seen his share of hair abuse, and his advice was simple: incorporate a once-a-week hair treatment into my shower routine.

“Masks are a great option for anyone who has dehydrated, brittle or overprocessed hair that has been depleted of moisture, which is often the case with hair that’s been around too long,” says Maciques. “Masking is one of the easiest things you can do at home to make your hair look healthier.”

Maciques suggests scanning labels for ingredients such as proteins and keratin to strengthen hair, lipids like coconut or olive oil to create shine and moisturizing ingredients including vitamin E, avocado and argan oil. He also recommends these quick tips: “Hair that’s overly wet won’t absorb nutrients, so be sure to gently towel dry after shampooing and before applying a mask. And consider wrapping your hair in a warm towel fresh out of the dryer to help the formula penetrate more quickly and deeply.

Over the course of a few months, I tried several hair masks and my hair has never looked healthier or felt so soft — the results are no doubt worth five minutes of my time each week. Many of these products will remain part of my beauty regimen even as we begin to get back to our regular routines. Here are my favorites.

Moisturizing hair masks to fix dry, damaged hair

1. Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask

This mask has an intoxicating mix of coconut and woody scents, similar to what you would experience after walking through the door of a spa. It contains ingredients like alpha keratin 60ku (a funny sounding name for a protein that fills in damage), brown algae (which is loaded with vitamins like niacin to protect hair against heat damage), and amaranthus caudatus seed (an extract filled with moisture-restoring peptides and polysaccharides). The mask’s silky texture will leave your hair feeling pretty much the same way. The product’s only drawback is its 1.7-ounce size — you’ll love it so much, you’ll go through it quickly!


Kérastase Chronologiste Masque

With such a serious name and price tag, I knew this product would take a serious approach to damaged hair. The formula includes three unique moisturizing ingredients: abyssine, a nourishing molecule produced by micro-algae found on the Pacific Ocean floor; hyaluronic acid, which acts like a sponge soaking up moisture; and caviar pearls that when crushed, convert into a creamy, moisturizing emulsion.

“I find this mask makes blow drying faster and easier, plus styles seem to last longer after use,” says Maciques. Its sleek black packaging will fancy up any shower, and the scent, which smells a bit like cologne, will have the men in the house reaching for it, too.

3. L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair

The number 5 in the name stands for this product’s ability to recognize and fight the five universal signs of hair damage: split ends, weak strands, tangles, brittle and fried hair. “And it does so with over 90 grams of protein, an ingredient crucial for repairing damage and preventing future problems,” says Dr. Rocia Rivera, L’Oréal’s Vice President of Scientific Communication.

The formula, which has the consistency of yogurt, can be used three ways: as a leave-in conditioner, as a co-wash booster or as a traditional rinse-off. Tip: If you use it as a leave-in (which will protect your hair up to 450° during heat styling), be sure to apply it a few inches away from your roots to prevent oilies. Even more: you get a whopping 23 ounces for $10.

4. R+Co Bleu De Luxe Reparative Masque

This mask’s thick formula dispenses from the tube almost like toothpaste. Its micro-encapsulated sugar molecules deliver ingredients like tananu and maracuja oil (fatty acids that help seal hair’s damaged cuticles), blood orange and primrose extracts (to soften strands), argan oil (to repair and hydrate) and nettle (to increase shine). But it’s the fruity scent, with its top notes of pineapple, tangerine and cardamom, that will convince you to leave the product on past the allotted five minutes. Bonus: The packaging, made from biodegradable and 100% recycled materials, comes with a paper card that’s embedded with wildflower seeds for planting.

5. Oribe Signature Moisture Masque

This mask is loaded (I repeat, loaded) with natural, good-for-your-hair ingredients, including keratin and macadamia nut seed oil (to reduce frizz and tangles), Kaempferia galanga (a ginger that provides UV protection), wild mango butter (for deep moisturizing) and edelweiss, lychee and sunflower seed extracts (to encourage hair growth).

“Unlike regular conditioners, masks are typically concentrated and penetrate the hair more deeply, which is why they’re an important part of your regular hair maintenance,” explains Michele Burgess, Executive Director, Product Development at Oribe.

Simply apply this hair mask after shampooing and rinse after five minutes. And yes, this mask contains the fan favorite Oribe fragrance (Italian bergamot + white peach + cedarwood), which holds its scent even after blow drying.

6. Bay Breeze Hydrating Shots

This once-a-week mask wins for best packaging, with its four single-use 1.5-ounce shot bottles. “Filled with moisturizing and shine-enhancing ingredients like apricot kernel oil, sage leaf and candelilla extracts, they’re the ultimate thirst quencher when it comes to hydrating dry hair,” says Anna Kimble, Education Director at Drybar.

Simply spritz the pink cream throughout your strands (if your hair is short, you can use half and save the rest for later), massage in and rinse after five minutes. “For finer hair types, avoid the root area and concentrate the product on the ends, where hair tends to be drier and more damaged,” Kimble adds.

7. IGK Offline 3-Minute Hydration Hair Mask

This product had me at “3-minute”! The stylish gold tube is filled with moisturizing turmeric butter, an ingredient that adds moisture to coarse and curly hair, along with green tea seed oil to smooth hair and add shine. (Bonus: studies have linked catechins in green tea to hair growth.) The twist open tube makes the cream easy to dispense in the shower — just be sure to utilize the excess dollop that dribbles out of the top once the cap is shut closed.

8. Dove Hair Mask + Minerals

Naturally absorbent white clay has been used in facial masks for years, and now it’s making its way into the hair care category.

“Super fine or oily hair can get weighed down by the conditioning agents in moisturizing masks,” says Michele Garofalo, a principal scientist at Dove. “Yet clay works by removing styling buildup and dead skin cells without stripping natural oils, which is why it’s a good option for this hair group.”

Plus the formula is infused with minerals to add just the right amount of moisture. Simply apply the cream after shampooing from your hair’s mid-length to the ends, then leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing. A win-win-win at only $5.

9. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Hair Mask

This mask was first introduced in 2013, but it remains a bestseller thanks to the three natural ingredients that provide beyond amazing moisturizing benefits: avocado and olive oils (both filled with hydrating fatty acids) and lemon oil (which contains vitamin C to help with scalp dryness and flaking). Stylists have recommended this mask for years to add moisture back into the hair post-chemical treatments like coloring.

10. Leonor Greyl Paris Masque A L’Orchidee

The little sister to its more expensive and well-known mask sibling, the Leonor Greyl Paris Masque Quintessence, this nourishing cream tames frizz and conditions hair thanks to an infusion of plant oils, including an orchid extract which makes strands easier to style. Hair strengthening jojoba and colza oils, silk proteins, and wheat ceramides round out the five-star ingredient list. Because it’s not super thick, you can use it as your everyday conditioner, or if you’ve got overly dry or coarse hair, apply it weekly as an intensive treatment for twenty minutes before shampooing.

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Best Hair Treatments for Dry, Damaged Strands

Dealing with dry, dull and unmanageable hair that easily breaks? You’re not alone. Lucky for us, the newest breed of hair masks and treatments are not only designed to bring much-needed moisture back to dull and dry strands. They also feed your hair and scalp with much-needed nutrients to repair damage, soften strands, boost hair color and increase shine. But before we dive into the best treatments for your hair, let’s get to the root of the problem: what causes dryness and damage, and what can you do to avoid it in the first place?

What Causes Hair to Become Damaged?

As it turns out, there are many factors that can contribute to hair becoming dry and damaged. One is over-processing, which can happen to those who color or chemically straighten or curl their hair. That’s why Sharon Dorram, master colorist at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger Salon, says her main rule of thumb is never to do more than two processes to your hair in the same visit.

Another potential cause? Blow-drying and using hot tools too often. “When your strands heat up too quickly or too much, it zaps the moisture right out, which causes breakage and damage,” says celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons. To prevent this, he recommends avoiding using hot tools as much as possible, and when you do, turning the heat setting down so you’re not frying your hair. Protective sprays, such as Oribe’s Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, can also come in handy to cut down on the damage.

Other potential causes of dry hair that Dorram points out include frequent and over-shampooing, using too many styling products, overexposure to environmental elements and certain medications.

The Best Hair Treatments to Salvage Dry Hair

To remedy dry hair, hairstylists recommend using a good intensive hair treatment that will replenish your hair’s moisture, seal the cuticle to prevent further moisture loss and damage and increase shine and manageability. “There are so many fantastic options now available to really help give hair its shine back, with treatments at every price point.” says Tina Malhotra, master stylist at Mia Wagner Salon in New York City. For best results, she recommends using a hair treatment at least once per week.

When shopping for hair treatments that address dryness, it’s important to keep an eye out for key ingredients. Dorram recommends looking for emollient botanical oils, such as baobab-seed oil and other natural oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which, unlike other oils, absorb completely into the hair without feeling heavy or greasy. Additionally, she likes to add vitamin E, which hydrates and locks in moisture.

To help you get started, here are some of the top-rated and recommended hair treatments that remedy dry, damaged strands.

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    Olaplex No.

    3 Hair Perfector

    If your hair is over-processed or damaged, whether you dye it or frequently run a straightener through it, this treatment can help repair and quite literally bring dull strands back to life. It’s made with Olaplex’s patented technology that works at the molecular level to rebuild hair’s bonds, reducing damage, breakage and frizz. It can be used on every hair type, from fine and oily to dry and coarse, and it works best when left on for a minimum of 10 minutes before you shampoo and condition.

    (For even better results, use it after prepping your hair with the brand’s No. 0 Intense Bond Building Hair Treatment.)

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    R+Co ON A CLOUD Baobab Oil Repair Masque

    Looking for a quick-working hair mask that doesn’t require more than 5 minutes of leave-in time during your shower? You’ve met your match. This just-launched mask by R+Co is created using a protein-rich formula that renews damaged hair fibers and enhances your hair’s elasticity. Key ingredients include baobab oil-protein, vitamins E and C, plant protein and mango butter.

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    Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

    Kiss frizzed and frazzled hair goodbye with this smooth and softening hair oil that’s part of Oribe’s Gold Lust line. It is jam-packed with powerfully effective ingredients that help restore damaged hair and defend it against oxidative stress, photoaging, UV rays and other environmental pollutants. The nutrient-dense main ingredients include watermelon, lychee, sandalwood and edelweiss flower extracts, argan oil, jasmine oil, cassis seed oil and shea butter.

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    Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

    This deep-conditioning mask restores intense hydration to lackluster strands. It contains a transformative blend of ingredients including essential B vitamins that strengthen hair from the inside out, rosehip and argan oils which soften hair and add more shine, along with algae which helps fight hair loss and reduces scalp inflammation. NYC-based master hair colorist Stephanie Brown recommends using this deep conditioner weekly if you have damaged or chemically treated hair.

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    UNITE Hair 7SECONDS Detangler

    If you often find that you have to detangle your hair post-shower, a hydrating detangler would make a great addition to your hair-care routine. This one by UNITE Hair helps loosen up strands through the use of an ingredient called amodimethicone, which instantly detangles and also serves as a thermal and UV protector (which comes in handy if you’re planning on blow-drying). It also contains a hydrolyzed rice protein, which helps fortify and strengthen the hair.

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    miriam quevedo Black Baccara with Fresh Rose Stem Cells Hair Repairing Multiplying Serum

    Just after getting out of the shower, once you’ve towel-dried your hair, is the best time to apply a strengthening hair serum like this one by miriam quevedo. It contains a black baccara rose youth concentrate, which provides protection against environmental stressors, as well as fresh rose stem cells to preserve the hair follicle’s stem cell function and boost vitality. Another key ingredient is vegan keratin, which is 100 percent natural and plant-based and leaves hair looking shinier and healthier.

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    VIRTUE Restorative Treatment Mask

    Adding an intensely hydrating hair mask into your hair care routine once or twice a week can make a world of a difference in its appearance, and one of the best out there is this one by VIRTUE®. It’s formulated with Alpha Keratin 60ku®, which immediately infuses hair with a hydrating and conditioning boost. It also contains an extract of a unique brown algae called cystoseira compressa, which is known to provide intensive repair as well as heat protection. Other active ingredients include amaranthus caudatus-seed extract, artichoke-leaf extract and baobab-seed oil.

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    Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil

    This hydrating mask by Christophe Robin helps build back hair that has lost its structure and its vibrancy. It contains a myriad of nourishing ingredients, including prickly pear-seed oil, which is antioxidant-rich, inula extract, which revives pigment in color-treated hair, as well as plant ceramides, which help bring back shine to lackluster strands. Apply it after you shampoo and leave it on for at least 10 minutes so that it can sink deep into your hair.

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The Best Hair Masks & Intensive Hair Treatments That Actually work

It’s been a struggle to maintain healthy hair during lockdown. We were either deprived of any professional hair help (meaning frazzled ends and grown-out roots reigned supreme) or we tried to do-it-ourselves with at-home alternatives (to mixed results).
The one thing that helped our hair make it through was any product that provided easy nourishment – just as hydrated skin makes the best canvas for makeup, you can’t create a world class blow-dry or hairstyle unless you’re starting with healthy hair. Now that salons have reopened and the lucky ones among us have managed to bag an appointment for the latest colour trends or even a post-lockdown chop, the best thing we can do to prolong the life of your new salon-fresh hair is take care of it when you get home.

Alongside investing in quality heat tools that minimise damage and the best styling sprays, a nourishing hair mask is the gold standard of any winning hair care routine. The right mask will help to control frizz, nourish dry ends and even prolong your hair colour, allowing it to look glossy and healthy for longer.

For anyone still in doubt about the importance of a hair mask, try to think about it in terms of your skincare. You wouldn’t keep applying makeup every morning without having a proper skincare regime involving cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising, would you?

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It seems that the haircare market has caught on with innovations in product development giving rise to the “skinification” of haircare, i. e. applying the same targeted approach to haircare as we do to our skincare. That means, active ingredients, multiple steps and superior results. In fact, Jason Hogan, hair supremo at Josh Wood Atelier, says you should ditch your conditioner in favour of a hydrating hair mask.

What are the benefits of a hair mask?

Hair masks can revive and restore lacklustre locks with just one application, and – over time – improve the condition drastically. Jason believes some hair types should be using a mask every single time they wash their hair.

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“A mask has more of the active ingredients that your hair needs, especially for dry hair, coarse hair, long hair or overly processed bleached hair,” he says. “Hair with any sort of length in it is going to be so much older so will need much more attention.”

How do I use a hair mask?

Explaining the ideal masking step-by-step, he said: “Towel dry the hair and bring the product through the mids and ends, use a comb or Tangle Teezer to ensure it is evenly distributed and each strand of hair is bathed in product – leave on for 2-3 minutes and then rinse well. ” If you’re in a rush though, we’ve found in-shower masking to be almost as effective. Slather it on from root to tip (if your hair is uniformly dry) or from the mid-lengths to the ends (if it’s dry towards the bottom but more oily on top), leave for as long as you can – you could wash your bod, shave your legs, and make the most of some quality thinking time – before rinsing off.

“If you do experience any kind of build-up, use a cleansing shampoo as it is always nice to refresh the hair.

Should I use a hair mask on fine hair?

As for any hair types who may not benefit, “those with limp or very fine hair, may want to avoid a mask and stick to a light conditioner (or whatever your hair colourist recommends) as hydrating and repairing masks are heavier and can weigh down fine hair,” says Jason. “It will feel great but look limp.”

If not, time to start caring for your hair and scalp in the same way you care for your complexion. Your follicles will thank you.

No matter what your hair type, how much time you have, or how dire the frizz-factor, there’s a hair mask for you. ..

Best hair mask to treat damaged, dry or bleached hair 2021

Blow-drying, straightening, highlighting, sun exposure – there are many factors that can leave hair looking dry, dull, brittle and riddled with split ends.

Fortunately, using the right treatments can help restore your locks back to their former glory. Enter hair masks. When your conditioner just isn’t cutting it, these deeply hydrating and restorative formulas can help to repair, rehydrate and infuse shine into compromised locks.

“Unlike conditioners, that can only nourish the hair to a certain point, masks are made with smaller conditioning particles that deeply absorb the hair shaft,” explains Denise Arnold, co-founder of Four London salon in Mayfair.

All hair types can benefit from using a hair mask. As well as encouraging shinier and softer locks, they can help to reduce frizz, increase moisture levels and repair and smooth the hair shaft.

When it comes to correct usage, be sure to use hair masks sparingly. “Use once or twice a week after shampooing or before, depending on the product. Concentrate on the driest and most damaged areas and let the mask soak into the hair for around five to ten minutes before washing off,” Arnold adds.

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How we tested

We tried a range of masks formulated for different hair types and concerns, looking at how easy they were to use and how they made the hair look and feel.

The best hair masks for 2021 are:

  • Best overall – Olaplex no8 bond intense moisture mask: £20.19,
  • Best for long hair – L’Oreal elvive dream lengths long hair mask: £6,
  • Best for curly or frizzy hair – Living Proof intense moisture mask: £33,
  • Best for dull hair – Ranavat mighty majesty fortifying hair serum: £70,
  • Best hair mask for coloured hair – Moroccanoil color depositing mask: £28. 85,
  • Best for dry hair – Philip Kingsley elasticizer deep conditioning treatment: £27.77,
  • Best for fine hair – OUAI fine to medium hair treatment mask: £32,
  • Best for bleached hair – Bleach London reincarnation mask: £5.99,
  • Best for oily scalps – Kérastase specifique masque réhydratant: £25.45,

Olaplex no8 bond intense moisture mask

Best: Overall

Rating: 10/10

A salon favourite, this mask is loaded with some seriously impressive ingredients to help repair damage caused by factors such as hair colouring, heated styling tools and every day wear and tear.

The star ingredient is bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, which is said to add twice as much shine, four times more hydration and six times more smoothness – after just one use. It also contains a nourishing trio of hyaluronic acid, avocado oil and ceramides. Recommended for use once a week, we applied it on mid-lengths and ends after shampooing and left it to get to work for ten minutes. Just two pumps were needed on shoulderlength hair – so a little goes a long way.

The ingredients work by coating and absorbing into damp hair to repair broken bonds from within. Dry ends were revived and there was a distinct difference in texture – hair felt silky soft and stronger when blow-drying.

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L’Oreal elvive dream lengths long hair mask

Best: For long hair

Rating: 9.5/10

Enriched with a hair-loving cocktail of strengthening keratin, protective castor oil plus vitamin B5 to boost growth, this mask will envelop your strands in goodness. The creamy formula spreads through hair seamlessly. It only needs to be applied to the lengths and ends for two to three minutes, where it works fast to feed locks with intense hydration. It also made hair softer and easier to detangle. Although it’s marketed to those with long locks, we feel it can work on all hair lengths. This mask is proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to see great results.

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Living Proof intense moisture mask

Best: For curly or frizzy hair

Rating: 9/10

Unruly locks can be tamed with the help of this deeply conditioning, silicone-free mask that comes enriched with softening ingredients like shea butter and lactic acid.

We found this to be incredibly hydrating. Since it is specifically designed for thick, coarse and curly hair, those with finer hair may find it too rich. You need to apply this mask from roots to ends – on washed hair. Just a small amount of the lightweight formula was enough to saturate our tester’s frizz-prone locks. Flyaways were noticeably tamed and hair felt softer. It has a cumulative effect too – we noticed that hair texture improved each time the mask was used.

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Ranavat mighty majesty fortifying hair serum

Best: For dull hair

Rating: 9.5/10

Organic brand Ranavat combines beauty traditions of Indian heritage with the science of Ayurveda. One of the long-standing traditions of Indian hair care is the practice of weekly hair oil massages. This formula is enriched with a blend of cold-pressed organic sunflower oil to protect against environmental damage, divinely-scented jasmine oil to nourish and mineral-rich amla – a potent herb that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to soothe the scalp and hydrate the locks. The product’s consistency is a cross between a serum and an oil. To reap the benefits, massage into the scalp and hair and leave it to soak in overnight. Although it takes a couple of shampoos to wash it all off, the payoff is so worth it. It brings strands back to life – reviving dullness and giving hair a healthy sheen. It also doubles up as a frizz-busting hair serum.

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Moroccanoil color depositing mask

Best: Hair mask for coloured hair

Rating: 7.5/10

Available in nine colour options, this unique mask not only conditions the hair, but deposits semi-permanent colour into the strands in order to give locks a pigment boost in between salon visits.

Filled with nourishing ingredients like apricot kernel and argan oils, it has a thick, lotion-like formula that spreads effortlessly through the hair. It worked wonders to revive hair colour that had turned brassy after sun exposure. It added pigment and depth and made greys less obvious. Brittle hair felt slightly softer, but not as conditioned or shiny as it was after using some of the other masks on our list.

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Philip Kingsley elasticizer deep conditioning treatment

Best: For dry hair

Rating: 8.5/10

This iconic, award-winning deep conditioner is suitable for a variety of hair types, from coarse, fine, medium to curly. Unlike most hair masks that need to be used on washed hair, this pre-shampoo treatment works best when applied to wet hair. It takes around 20 minutes for it to get to work. The formula itself is fluffy and creamy – it combs through the tresses with ease. We know that heat-styling, colouring and chlorine exposure can strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle, and dry hair is more prone to breakage. This protein-packed mask builds hair elasticity – in other words, gives it strength and stretch so it breaks less. After one use, dry tresses felt moisturised, manageable and seriously soft. Despite it containing castor and olive oils, it left hair with natural movement after washing out.

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OUAI fine to medium hair treatment mask

Best: For fine hair

Rating: 8.5/10

If you find that hair masks tend to weigh your hair down, this one is for you. Dryness, split ends and flyaways are tackled with nourishing shea butter, while panthenol strengthens and hydrolyzed keratin repairs. This mask has a luxe and silky consistency that glides beautifully through the hair. We used the recommended fifty-pence piece sized amount onto mid-lengths and ends, allowed it to sit for five minutes before rinsing off. It imparts the hair with moisture, leaving it smoother, with plenty of movement and not the slightest hint of product build-up. The salon worthy smell gets our vote too.

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Bleach London reincarnation mask

Best: For bleached hair

Rating: 8/10

Bleaching agents used to make the hair lighter can be harsh on the strands. Not only can this damage the bonds inside the hair, it also raises the outer cuticle, resulting in a loss of moisture and ultimately dry, porous and dull-looking locks. This mask promises to resurrect damaged hair with the help of sunflower seed extract and micro wheat proteins. We followed the brand’s instructions of applying it to shampooed locks before wrapping hair up in warm towel (for ten minutes) to enhance the conditioning effects.

It did a super job at bringing the lustre and moisture back to frazzled ends, while making colour more vibrant. We also liked the easy-to-use squeezy tube design.

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Kérastase specifique masque réhydratant

Best: For oily scalps

Rating: 9/10

Even those with greasy hair can get parched lengths and ends. Some hair mask formulas may weigh your hair down, but, this lightweight gel blend is formulated especially for those who suffer from oily roots.

The added amino acids act to condition, strengthen and boost the hair’s ability to hold onto moisture, while biomimetic ceramides repair weak strands and smooth the cuticle in order to enhance shine. This mask needs to be left on towel-dried hair for five minutes. It did a great job at quenching thirsty end, soaking into areas that needed the most hydration and it also kept the scalp feeling fresh.

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27 Best Drugstore Hair Masks 2021 for Every Texture — Reviews

Your hair’s health is just as important as how cute, long, or voluminous it is. But taking care of your hair can become a bit challenging and time-consuming, especially after all the bleaching, braiding, heat application, and general manipulating some of us do. Thankfully, using the right treatments can often help to restore your hair back to its former glory, no matter how damaged it is.

Hair masks are one way to repair distressed strands. And while these treatments come in a wide array of formulas and price points, at their core, masks are rich in moisture-boosting and strand-strengthening benefits. “These typically are packed full of moisture and smoothing agents,” explains Los Angeles-based hairstylist Michael Dueñas. Look for ingredients like hydrating oils (coconut and avocado oils are always reliable moisturizers), as well masks that incorporate hydrolyzed proteins — made of amino acids and peptides — to simultaneously help rebalance moisture and strengthen hair. 

San Diego-based stylist Gina Rivera agrees and adds that some ingredients often include smoothing keratin and strengthening fatty acids. If possible, she recommends steering clear of hair masks formulated with silicones. Avoid this ingredient particularly if you have finer hair that’s easily weighed down or hair that has a hard time retaining moisture. The stylist tells Allure that, while silicones can “create the illusion of healthy hair,” they can also coat the scalp, “clogging your pores and drying your hair from the inside out. ” Cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson previously confirmed to Allure that silicones like dimethicone prevent moisture from getting into your hair and can cause it to dry out. 

Whether your hair needs some extra moisture after too many color appointments or your split ends have become a bit out-of-control, hair masks are a relatively quick fix. They might not be as Instagrammable as their face mask counterparts, but that doesn’t make them any less necessary. The right combination of ingredients can fortify fried strands, smooth damage-induced frizz, and leave parched hair’s thirst quenched. “The highly moisturizing ingredients in hair masks help bring in much-needed moisture and nourishment to your hair,” New York City hairstylist Cheryl Bergamy tells Allure.

Fortunately, some of the best hair masks can be found in your local drugstore — and conveniently available online — for delightfully low prices. Whether your entire head needs it or just your ends, here are some of the best deep treatments and masks on the market, curated by Allure editors and stylists for any hair type.

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

What Are Hair Masks and What Are the Benefits

Think of hair treatment masks as a kind of high-powered hair conditioner. They have similar benefits—like deeply nourishing and strengthening hair—but are more intense and powerful. Hair masks can also target specific hair concerns. Want to find out what hair conditioning masks are all about and how to use them? Incorporate them into your hair care routine and you may find that the results (think softer, stronger and shinier looking hair) are worth the extra time.

What Is a Hair Mask?

Hair masks are treatments that are formulated with oils, butters and other nourishing ingredients. These hydrating hair masks spend more time sinking into and nurturing hair than your average shampoo or conditioner, giving dramatic benefits in a single use.

We put our hair through a lot of stress, whether it’s from heat styling, new hairstyles or exposure to the elements. That can cause serious hair damage. Hair treatment masks can help reduce hair breakage and make your hair feel healthy—all in the comfort of your own home.

How to Use a Hair Mask

Hair masks are easy to work into your hair care routine, since they usually take the place of your conditioner. Here’s how to use a hair mask:

  • Step 1: Shampoo your hair, then rinse.
  • Step 2: Apply your hair mask.
  • Step 3: Wait three to five minutes. (Pro tip: Use your extra time in the shower to wash your face, shave your legs or use a body scrub.)
  • Step 4: Rinse.
  • Step 5: Towel dry and style your refreshed hair as you normally would.

How Often Should You Use a Hair Mask?

You should use a hydrating hair treatment mask at least once a week. But if your hair feels or look drier or more damaged than usual, increase to twice or three times a week.

How Long Should You Leave a Hair Mask on Your Hair?

You should leave a hair mask on your hair for at least three to five minutes, but if you’re working with rough or dehydrated hair and have the time, you can let it sink into damp hair for 15 to 20 minutes. If you’re working with already dry hair, you can leave it on overnight. (Dry hair is less porous than wet hair, so there’s less risk of it maxing out on moisture—which is possible if you leave it on too long.)

Can You Leave a Hair Mask on Too Long?

Short answer, it depends on the hair mask you’re using. If you apply your hair mask to damp hair—which is when the hair shaft is more porous, meaning it will absorb more of whatever you apply to it—you can have something called hygral fatigue. That means the hair has stretched and contracted with the addition of moisture, to the point that it becomes weak and prone to breakage. (Think of it like a hair tie that’s been stretched out repeatedly.) Leaving a hair mask on too long or even overnight, particularly on damp hair, can deliver too much moisture, which is what contributes to this. But the fix is easy: Just rinse your hair mask out after five minutes or as directed.

Why Should You Use a Hair Mask?

A deeply nourishing hair treatment mask can make a big difference in the shine and strength of your hair. And it’s particularly important if you have dry, damaged, frizzy or very long hair.

Plus, the best hair masks tend to be packed with hydrating and restorative ingredients. And they can target your specific hair type and concerns, too. For instance, the best masks for dry hair are usually formulated with butters and oils such as shea, coconut oil, argan oil and avocado oil which can help replenish hair and add shine. You can similarly find botanical oils, including avocado oil, in the best hair masks for curly hair. (Try the Smoothing Treat 3-In-1 Hair Mask + Avocado Extract, which softens curls and fight frizz without weighing hair down.) Other naturally healing ingredients, such as honey and propolis, are essential to get in the best hair masks for damaged hair. By using hair masks with these natural ingredients, you can bring out the best in your hair.

Another bonus: Many hair masks tend to smell good. So if you’re feeling stressed or frazzled, use a hair mask at home as a form of self-care. (Try one like Whole Blends Hydrating Hair Mask with Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk, which is infused with tropical fragrance for a mini-vacay vibe.) Slather on a hydrating hair mask, take a few deep breaths and enjoy the experience.

The best hair mask for you depends on your specific hair type and concern. Here’s a breakdown so you can find your perfect mask match:

90,000 The best products for dry hair: shampoos, masks and balms

Most likely, most of you are faced with the problem of dry hair: the curls are tangled, it is difficult to comb, and in general it does not look and feel at all what we would like. But there is a way out – in the assortment of cosmetic brands there are many products that can nourish and restore your hair. The best ones are in our review.

Moisturizing balm Natura Siberica Saaremaa will help to turn the process of brushing hair from flour into a very pleasant experience. The product restores hair structure, moisturizes and makes your curls smoother and more manageable. All this thanks to the organic cloudberry included in the product, which is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Shampoo for dry and damaged hair Planeta Organica delicately cleanses and nourishes hair, restoring its healthy look and softness.In the shampoo you will find verbena extract, sea water and Marseilles soap and will not find parabens, sulfates and animal fats.

At the brand Elseve you will find a whole range of products aimed at restoring and nourishing dry and damaged hair. Shampoo, balm, light nourishing mask and express conditioner from the “Luxury 6 oils” collection will help restore smoothness and softness to hair. All products are based on lotus oil, rose oil, flax, chamomile, sunflower and tiare flower.

Coconut and Shea Butters are known for their moisturizing and nourishing properties – and these are the ingredients you will find in the Marc Anthony Moisturizing and Repairing Shampoo for hair growth. The product also increases the protection of hair from the negative effects of the environment and makes it easier to comb. In this line, you will also find a moisturizing and revitalizing conditioner, a dry styling oil and a spray for styling and volume.

A range for nourishing and moisturizing hair is also presented by the professional brand Matrix .In the collection Moisture Me Rich you will find shampoo, conditioner and two-phase leave-in gel that will not only improve the appearance of your curls, but also help restore their structure.

For owners of dry and brittle hair, the Redken brand offers its products from the All Soft collection. The main component of shampoo, conditioner, oil and leave-in spray is argan oil, which, perhaps, everyone knows about the miraculous effect on hair.

Creamy hair balm with argon and almond oils as part of Mythic Oil L’Oreal Professionnel can be used in three ways at once: before shampoo, as a regular conditioner and as a styling cream. The product noticeably softens and nourishes the hair, making it more manageable and “lively”.

You will immediately notice the effect of the application of the moisturizing hair balm Tsubaki – the hair will be soft and smooth to the touch, and combing it will be easier than ever, even for those whose curls are dry with paint and a hairdryer.

In the assortment of the brand Klorane you can also find a rescue product for dry hair. Mango Oil Shampoo smoothes, regenerates and nourishes hair, leaving it softer and shinier.

Hyaluronic shampoo with argan oil from Librederm is suitable for colored hair, since, unlike most intensively nourishing and moisturizing products, it will not wash out the paint, but, on the contrary, will help preserve the color of your curls. In addition, the shampoo restores the damaged structure and returns shine to the hair.

At the democratic brand Nivea , owners of dry and weakened hair should pay attention to the “Directed restoration and care” line and in particular to the shampoo from this collection. The product strengthens the hair from the inside, and also nourishes the hair, making it soft to the touch and smooth in appearance.

TOP-10 products from the Oh Beautybar team

“Houston, we have a problem! We don’t know what skin products to buy in the summer! ”

Calm down, there are no more problems.The team of the coolest Korean cosmetics store, Oh Beautybar, is in touch! All of our employees can be considered experienced beauty experts, as they have tried almost the entire range of the store. In this article, we asked them to choose one favorite product that they would recommend adding to their summer care;)

Nastya Polyanskaya, co-founder of Oh Beautybar: the best moisturizing serum for facial skin with hyaluronic acid It’s Skin Power 10 Formula

An irreplaceable product in your daily skin care! Minimum superfood ingredients and maximum benefits. A simple, understandable and proven formula by thousands of our customers.

Ideal for all skin types and situations. In summer, when our skin is actively exposed to sunlight and dry wind, this serum returns the epidermis a feeling of lightness, freshness and hydration. Due to the high concentration of components, It’s Skin Korean hyaluronic face serum penetrates deep into the skin and has a pronounced moisturizing effect.

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Serum is a real favorite of many beauty experts.Including the legendary Elena Krygina, a top makeup artist and one of the first beauty bloggers in Russia.


Nastya Leonidova, co-founder of Oh Beautybar: a moisturizing Korean mist for face, body and hair with hyaluronic acid ISNTREE

You are proud and sometimes in the heat: “I wish someone would have poured water over me right now.” Dreams Come True!

Mist sprays multi-molecular hyaluronic acid onto your skin, providing it with deep and high-quality hydration. Instantly refreshes, restores firmness and a healthy glow.

It is enough to use it several times during the day to feel good and pleasant even in the heat.


Masha Bosykh, SMM-manager: Holika Holika Korean moisturizing aloe vera gel for face, body and hair

A remedy for everything. Got a sunburn? Aloe gel! Peeling on the body? Aloe gel! After shaving irritation? Aloe gel! Does your face feel tight and dehydrated? Aloe gel!

How can Korean Holik-Holik face and body aloe gel be applied and used?
  • For face instead of cream or with it;
  • As a make-up base for even application of the tone;
  • For the body after a shower;
  • After sunburn and sunburn, to soothe skin and reduce redness;
  • After depilation to avoid irritation;
  • To restore dry hair ends,

Everyone should have this universal remedy. We think now you understand why we love him so much;)


Dasha Telegina, beauty consultant: light moisturizing day cream for sensitive face skin for the summer from Ciracle

Not only deeply moisturizes, but also regulates the production of sebum, which is so necessary for our skin in hot weather. Ideal for problematic and sensitive skin irritated by dry air and high temperatures.

The product perfectly restores the hydrobalance and protective functions of the skin. Strengthens the walls of blood vessels, eliminating rosacea, and evens out the complexion.


Anya Mirzoeva, copywriter: Moisturizing sunscreen essence for face skin for every day from Frudia SPF50 + PA ++++

Very cool and light product for daily use. It spreads well, settles quickly on the skin without leaving an oily sheen. The high degree of protection does not allow UVA and UVB rays to pass through, which is especially important during periods of high solar activity.

The cream has additional caring properties, moisturizing and nourishing the epidermis. And all this thanks to the concentrated content of hyaluronic acid and the patented NATURAL PROTECTOR ™ ingredient.


Nastya Antsupova, Marketing Assistant: Korean Moisturizing Facial Toner with Aloe Vera from Holika Holika

If you are impressed with halo why our employees so appreciate all the tools with him in the composition.And in this product, there are generally two products in one, ultra-moisturizing, narrowing pores and normalizing the functioning of the sebaceous glands. A very simple and lightweight yet effective formula – the secret to good summer care.

Toner rescues the skin from dehydration, dullness and age spots. Relieves irritation and inflammation and relieves itching.


Nadia Marchenko, office and warehouse manager: Korean deep cleansing foam for face wash from A’Pieu

A tool that appears in almost every of our collection.It is not only very budgetary, but also insanely effective!

Cleanse the skin until it squeaks, removing from it the remnants of cosmetics, dust and sebum? This is definitely a challenge for this foam! Pushes impurities out of pores and reduces the appearance of sebaceous threads around the nose and cheeks. Controls oily sheen and tightens pores, which prevents impurities from remaining in the skin.

Not only removes makeup, but also helps prevent comedones and blackheads.


Nastya Skomorokhina, brand manager: nourishing cream butter for dry body skin with AVO avocado extract. CREAM

Ingenious development from our own brand OHSKIN. Since its release, it has been one of the main hit sales.

We have invested in this cream not only a piece of our soul (yes, this is our Horcrux), but also the best caring components: avocado extract, coconut oil, shea butter, wheat germ oil and much more. With such a composition, dryness and flaking definitely have no chance!

The cream intensively nourishes and moisturizes the skin, smoothes and protects against dehydration, makes it smooth and silky, quickly absorbed and restores the hydro-lipid balance.


Ekaterina Prokhorova, accountant: the best moisturizing and restoring indelible oil for damaged hair ends from Lador

Have you forgotten about hair care? Here we remember. Our accountant uses this oil all year round, but we advise you to appreciate it this summer.

Restores hair structure after sun exposure and hot air styling. Prevents splitting and brittleness, makes them more docile and crumbly.

Also protects against sea water and pool water. Many girls complain that after a long period of bathing, their hair color does not change for the better. Yes, it really happens, so we advise you to provide your hair with additional protection.


Lena Salmanova, retail director: soothing and moisturizing serum for sensitive scalp with centella from CP-1

Salty sea water and the scorching sun do not have the best effect on the scalp.She blushes, gets irritated, and is extremely stressed.

Soothing composition with Centella, menthol and a complex of natural extracts helps to instantly cool the scalp. Eliminates itching, peeling and normalizes the condition in the root zone.


Additional recommendation from Lena: boiled crayfish and something cold. Do not forget to use and have a great summer;)

How to moisturize your hair at home

Tip # 1. A good heat shield spray isn’t just a tricky marketing ploy. It does contain polymers that dissipate heat from the scalp, which means it prevents the hair from drying out. If you’re still unsure where to start, try out 44 Iron Guard Thermal Smoothing Spray, CHI by Farouk.

Tip # 2. Moisturizing mask Hydration, Moroccanoil. During dry periods, it should be used twice a week. Just 5-7 minutes of exposure, and your hair will be saturated with argan oil to the very ends.As a result, you can count on healthy shine and complete obedience.

Tip # 3. Alas, hair gets dirty faster in summer. But do not rush and urgently buy shampoo for oily scalp. A similar tool is suitable for those who are worried about this problem all year round. If troubles appear only in the heat, then a special shampoo runs the risk of overdrying the skin and causing flaking. And nobody wants that.

Tip # 4. In summer, it is better to forget about rich, nutritious textures.So, when choosing what to wash your hair, give preference to moisturizing lines, rather than nourishing and regenerating ones. Don’t overfeed your hair. Interesting options – shampoo for deep hydration and shine Moist & Gloss, Reveur, and refreshing mint range Biolage Scalpsync, Matrix.

Tip # 5. Hair conditioner works fast, but don’t rush it off. Roll up your hair with a towel and wait three minutes. The steam from the hot water will make the product work better and will moisturize the curls a little deeper.Just remember that this is not a mask, so you should not languish for 15 minutes, and then, even after drying your head, look like a wet mouse.

Tip # 6. Nobody canceled sun protection. For thin hair, light sprays work well that do not weigh down the strands. Such as Solar Sublime, L’Oreal Professionnel, or Sun, Wella Professionals. For more impressive hair, creams are intended (but only in small quantities in order to maintain a neat look). Pay attention to the Care Line Sun Sublime serum, Keune, and the CC Crème multifunctional care cream, Kerastase Soleil.

Choosing the best products of the year: 15 hair masks

Moisturizing mask Maschera Essenziale Ricca, Kemon

The mask is enriched with vegetable oils and low molecular weight plant peptides. It nourishes and improves the structure of the hair, making it shiny and soft.

Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Volumizing Keratin Balm Mask, Japonica

Balm Mask cares for hair without weighing it down, protects against high temperatures during styling, makes hair more manageable, strengthens the hair structure and increases its density due to Nano technology Repair Matrix.

Rescue My Hair Mask, Grace & Stella Co.

Argan and sunflower oil, which are part of the mask, deeply nourish the hair, filling it with vitamins and minerals and eliminating fragility, and moisturize the scalp. It leaves hair soft and silky, adds shine and shine.

Hair Mask Fructis SuperFood Aloe Vera, Garnier

Vegan formula, 98% composed of natural ingredients, enriched with moisturizing aloe vera extract.The composition of vegetable oils is specially formulated to replace silicone: oils of coconut, soy and sunflower nourish the hair, making it beautiful and healthy. Can be used as a rinse balm, mask or leave-in treatment. Suitable for normal to dry hair.

Hair Mask “Moisture and Shine” Sweet Coconut Food For Hair, Eveline Cosmetics

Mask based on natural coconut oil, which intensively moisturizes the hair and retains moisture deep in its structure, as well as macadamia oil, which strengthens the hair roots , nourishes, prevents breakage and splitting, giving vitality and shine.

Deep Treatment Hydration Pack, Biolage

Mask for moisturizing hair with plant wax, aloe and spirulina extract, which gives the product a green tint. As a result of use, the hair instantly becomes soft and flowing and receives more nutrition each time.

Vote for the best funds of the year here.

The best leave-in hair products: reviews

Beautiful healthy hair is a big job that requires not only patience, but also a professional approach.At the same time, experts recommend changing care at least twice a year. Agree, quite an expensive pleasure. The good news, though, is that in this article, we’ll highlight 3 of the best leave-in hair products to suit any hair type.

The best leave-in hair spray: Cutrin MoisturiSM

Cutrin has long established itself as a luxury hair care brand. In Russia, products are available mainly in online stores, beauty salons, as well as in stores with professional cosmetics.

Cutrin MoisturiSM spray conditioner is a universal hair product. It has a strong moisturizing effect, making hair silky smooth. Perfect for both natural and colored hair, and is especially recommended for very curly hair. Does not weigh hair down, neutralizes static electricity, makes it easier to comb and style, protects from solar radiation.

In the composition in the first positions there are Arctic blueberry seed oil, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, as well as wheat protein, which fills the formed voids in the hair structure.Panthenol helps moisturize and nourish the hair, and vitamin E protects against aggressive external influences.

We find out what the girls say about this tool in their reviews.

Review of Natalia: “I have short curly hair, which I still cannot grow, because it is terribly tangled and breaks off at the ends. They clearly lack hydration, so after seeing the description of the Cutrin spray, I, without hesitation for a long time, decided to buy it. The product smells very nice, you really hear blueberries.It has a cumulative effect – after a month of systematic use, I noticed that the hair became more elastic, strong, and the number of split ends was greatly reduced. I am very pleased with the spray, for me it has become a must-have! ”

Feedback from Ekaterina: “A very pleasant spray for every day. I have been using it for several months, during this time I noticed that the hair has become more manageable, light and at the same time no dryness! I will definitely buy more. ”

The best leave-in product for thermal hair protection: Kerastase Nectar Thermique

For high-quality protection against the use of hair dryers and hot hair stylers, world renowned hairdressers recommend not to save on thermal protection products.Its use will pay off in the first month, when you notice how much the condition of the hair has changed, despite the daily use of hot appliances.

Kerastase Nectar Thermique is a highly active agent that provides intensive regenerative care and protection from hot temperatures. The composition is rich in organic royal jelly extract, protides, glucides and lipids. Together, these components penetrate deep into the hair and fill it with strength, making it resistant to high temperatures.

Reviews of those who have already tried Kerastase Nectar Thermique thermal protection on themselves.

Feedback from Nadezhda: “I use the iron every day, and I have rather long dyed hair. I am 100% sure that it is thanks to the thermal protection from Kerastase that my hair looks beautiful and strong. ”

Elena’s review: “I resisted for a long time before buying this product, but was convinced by a friend who has very curly hair. With this thermal protection, she can safely straighten her hair with an iron and not be afraid for its condition.For me it says a lot! ”

The best leave-in oil for hair: L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil

Thanks to high technology, L’Oréal Professionnel has developed a unique oil Mythic Oil, which contains grape seed oil and avocado oil. This oil is multifunctional, suitable for all types of hair, making it shiny and light. Avocado oil is rich in natural minerals, vitamins A, B1, B2, and D, saturated fatty acids and Omega 3, 6 and 9, intensely nourishes, moisturizes and promotes deep hair regeneration and renewal. Grape seed oil is rich in valuable vitamins, fatty acids, contains a high concentration of linoleic acid, a powerful natural antioxidant, instantly penetrates the hair structure, restores, protects collagen compounds from free radical damage, without weighing even the finest hair.

During coloring – protects hair from drying out, providing comprehensive nutrition. It can be added directly to the colorant for extra shine and shine.Before styling – helps to structure styling, makes hair easier to comb and gives it extra shine.

Reviews of those who use L`Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil read on.

Review of Victoria: “My favorite hair oil! It makes every hair strand strong, elastic and shiny to the very ends. I’ve tried many different similar products, but this is the best! ”

Marina’s opinion: “Budget oil, which does not differ at all in action from other similar products.My mother gave it to me a year ago and since then I have not cheated on him. ”

© The author of the article Elena Kirillova

Which of professional cosmetics was included in the BURO list.

Beauty Kit Awards

Selected by experts and readers of the online edition.

BURO. Beauty Kit is an independent rating from representatives of the beauty industry.

A media brand from Russia annually chooses the heroes of the cosmetic market in the categories of face, body and hair care, decorative cosmetics and perfumery.

5 professional products were included in the 2021 rating – we will tell you which ones.

The best body moisturizer

CeraVe Moisturising Cream for very dry skin of the face and body. Intensively moisturizes and helps to restore the natural protective barrier. Contains 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Fragrance, sulfate and paraben free. The product is formulated in collaboration with dermatologists.

The best hair mask

Wella Color Motion Structure + Mask is the first mask with WellaPlex structure restoration technology for hair care in the salon and at home. It strengthens the structure of fragile colored hair. Gives the strands extra density and flexibility. Facilitates styling. Apply topically to sensitive areas (along hair length and ends).

The best male product

Redken Brews 3-in-1 is a shampoo, conditioner and shower gel all in one. It effectively cleanses hair and body. Contains malt and proteins to nourish hair and moisturize skin. The shampoo is convenient to take with you to the gym, travel and business trip.Suitable for all hair and skin types.

Readers’ Choice in the Hair Category

Genesis Nutri-Fortifiant Shampoo Bath cleanses and regenerates hair and scalp. Reduces the risk of hair loss due to breakage. Intensively nourishes. It has a stunning aroma and a fluffy, delicate foam.

Best Vegan Product

Eco-friendly Davines A Single Shampoo gently cleanses and moisturizes hair, leaving it manageable and supple. Quinoa extract adds extra softness and shine.

The shampoo formula is 95% natural and 98.2% biodegradable. This unique and innovative product is intended to be the perfect expression of Davines’ values, combining the most natural professional formula and highly effective action.

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90 000 11 kinds of the best milk for hair Updated: 07.03.2021 15:31:01

* Review of the best according to the editorial board of On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

On store shelves, there is a wide selection of all kinds of cosmetics designed to facilitate hair care. Dull and brittle, dry and dyed, thin and dehydrated, unnecessarily fluffy, coarse, curly and unruly hair – there is a solution for each of these problems: a professional hair milk suitable for both daily care and instant express help. Hair milk differs depending on the type of action and active substances:

  1. Recovery. The components of the regenerating milk penetrate deep into the hair and smooth out damage, fill cracks and voids, and provide a cumulative healing effect. Hair is regenerated both internally and externally, acquiring a healthy look, elasticity, shine and silkiness.
  2. Smoothing. Products from this category have a smoothing effect.They are able to straighten and straighten the most naughty curls, preventing their subsequent entanglement. The smoothing milk helps to reduce frizz, playfulness, manageability and smoother hair.
  3. Thermal protection . Milk with thermo-active components creates a protective microfilm that protects against the destructive effects of high temperatures. Thanks to this, the hair acquires a well-groomed appearance, stops splitting and breaking.
  4. Humidification and nutrition .Regular application of moisturizing milk reduces flaking and dryness, giving hair extra energy, strength and shine.
  5. Protection. Special products from the protective series protect the strands from too aggressive external factors, especially in winter and summer.

What customers say about hair milk

Reviews of girls who have had experience using hair milk are mostly positive.They note that such a product is not just a publicity stunt, but a really working product that takes care of hair.

Milk makes curls well-groomed, restores damaged strands, and provides reliable thermal protection. The most popular among customers are universal products that prevent the impact of negative factors and help in styling. Due to its finest consistency, the milk does not weigh down the hair, but on the contrary, it allows you to give your hairstyle a light, airy, natural shape.Some products smoothen and straighten unruly strands, thereby speeding up and facilitating the styling process itself. Others restore and care, returning curls to their original appearance. Also, many girls note that the bottle is consumed very economically, despite the small volume.

We have compiled a rating of the best products to make your choice easier and more enjoyable.

Rating of the best types of milk for hair

Rating of the best rinse off hair milk

Kerastase Fondant Magistral

Rating: 4.nine

Milk-care from Kerastase takes the first step in the rating from expertology. The product is specially designed for professional care of lifeless, dry, in need of nutrition, weakened thin hair.

  1. Nutri-Capture settles in the cortex, trapping the micronutrients that feed the hairs from the inside.
  2. The new Gluco-active formula, which contains glucose and lipids, gradually reconstructs the hair fiber.
  3. Natural iris extract – nourishes, restores natural flexibility, detangles and softens.
  4. Dew incense (resin of a styrax tree) restores, moisturizes and nourishes.
  5. Wood sugar (xylose) creates a kind of shield against the factors that cause dry scalp and hair.

Kerastase Fondant Magistral gradually regenerates dry hair, nourishing it from the inside with active ingredients and protecting it from harmful external influences.A certain inconvenience is caused by the technology of use – the milk must be kept for 7 to 10 minutes and only then washed off.

Country of origin: France. Volume: 200 ml.

  • Nourishes and moisturizes dry, thin, weakened hair;
  • Regenerates natural hydrobalance;
  • Makes hair soft, silky and shiny;
  • Hair does not tangle and is easy to comb.
  • High price;
  • The need to stand on hair for up to 10 minutes.

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Bielita Organic Professional Hair Care

Rating: 4.8

Milk conditioner Bielita Organic Professional Hair Care is on the 2nd position in the popularity rating. ORGANIC cosmetics are made on the basis of natural ingredients and herbal extracts that restore, nourish and strengthen hair at the molecular level.

Natural ingredients such as betaine, phytokeratin make unruly hair soft and silky, restore brittle strands and gently care for normal hair without creating a greasy effect.

Phytokeratin complex with amino acids and proteins of corn, soybeans, wheat cares for each individual hair, making it easier to comb and subsequent styling.

Suitable for regular professional care of all hair types. It does not need long-term aging, which greatly simplifies the maintenance procedure.

Country of origin: Belarus. Volume: 500 ml.

  • 100% natural ingredients;
  • Unisex;
  • For any hair;
  • Large bottle volume;
  • Washed off immediately after application.
  • Not found.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Le Fondant a L’Huile Sublimatrice

Rating: 4. 8

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Fondant a l’Huile Sublimatrice, with a complex of natural oils, is on the last, third line of the ranking of the best rinsed milk. Gently cares for the hair, restoring its shine and giving it silkiness.The combination of four valuable oils in the composition improves and regenerates the hair cuticle:

  1. Pracaxi (prakaxi) – oil from a tree growing in the Amazonian latitudes, known for its ability to penetrate deep into the hairs, renewing the cellular structure.
  2. The germ oil, obtained from the Central American corn, nourishes, gives shine, softness, protects from the influence of harmful factors.
  3. Argan oil, used for thousands of years by the tribes of Morocco, prevents dryness, gives freshness, lightness and flexibility.
  4. Camellia flower oil, originating from East and Central Asia, gives curls a natural shine.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime has a creamy texture and is applied to washed, slightly wrung-out hair for 1-2 minutes, paying special attention to the ends and 2-3 cm away from the root zone. Designed for normal to fine hair.

The brand is originally from France. Country of origin: Spain. Volume: 200 ml.

  • Caring for, nourishing and moisturizing;
  • For normal and weakened hair;
  • Smoothes and eliminates tangles;
  • Provides natural shine and silkiness;
  • Restores lifeless, weakened hair.
  • High price;
  • Difficult to find on sale.

The best leave-in hair milk

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Matrix Fiberstrong Intra-cylane

firming cream

Rating: 4.9

Matrix Fiberstrong Intra-cylane cream is ranked first.The product has a professional level of thermal protection and carefully cares for brittle, dry hair that is constantly in contact with high temperatures.

The cream seals and smoothes the hair cuticle, removing irritation, dryness and brittleness, giving the strands flexibility and density. As a result, the hair becomes very manageable, friable, healthy-looking, thicker; the ends split less, a glossy shine appears.

The milk has a dense, creamy texture, which is distributed throughout the hair, creating the effect of an enveloping film.The Intra-Cylane molecule, present in the component composition, gets inside the hairs and fills all micropores, thus straightening the hair.

The product is applied along the entire length of the hair, avoiding the root zone, and is not washed off. To obtain the effect, it is necessary to activate the cream at a temperature of 180 ° C using an iron or hair dryer.

Country of origin: France. Volume: 200 ml.

  • A product with active thermal protection;
  • Suitable for regular use;
  • Hair looks like after salon procedures;
  • Overpriced cream;
  • Gives a visual effect;
  • Works only with the use of an iron;
  • There is stickiness in hands and hair.

Greymy Thermal Protection Milk

Rating: 4.8

Greymy Thermal Protection Milk is ranked # 2. Protects hair during hot styling, restores its health. Strengthens, heals and thickens the hair shaft, as well as nourishes and moisturizes, maintaining the hydrolipidic balance.

The composition contains several active complexes:

  1. Microelements.Improves the production of keratin, increasing the safety margin of each hair. Protects the scalp from dandruff and inflammation.
  2. Multivitamins. Nourish, improve growth, increase resistance to negative factors.
  3. Wood extracts. They work at the cellular level, normalize the balance.
  4. Japanese wasabi root extract. Prevents exposure to critically high temperatures, reduces fragility and fragility, rejuvenates and tones.

Apply the spray to dry hair if styling is required with an iron or curling iron.By spraying the milk onto damp hair, you can further dry it with a hairdryer.

Manufacturer: Switzerland. Volume: 150 ml.

  • Caring milk spray for thermal protection;
  • Suitable for dry and wet styling;
  • Rejuvenates, strengthens curls from the inside;
  • Improves growth;
  • Increases the hydrolipid balance.

Barex Olioseta Styling Cream For Hair Morocco Gold

Rating: 4.8

Care milk from the Barex Italiana brand occupies the third position in our ranking. Has a pronounced antistatic effect, has medium fixing properties, instantly removes excessive “fluffiness”.

  1. Argan oil – rare and valuable, rejuvenates, reconstructs, softens frizzy hair, adds moisture and prevents split ends.
  2. Flaxseed oil – removes dryness and reduces moisture loss; restores softness, protects against high temperatures.

The styling created with the help of Barex milk lasts well for 12 or more hours, and the given shape and volume remain the same even in bad weather. It has a light texture, is well distributed over the entire length, provides delicate hold without weighing down the strands.

Country of origin: Italy.Volume 250 ml.

  • Has a thermal protection and styling effect;
  • Ideal for tight, unruly curls;
  • Contains organic certified oils;
  • Free of glycols and parabens;
  • Dermatologically tested;
  • An obsessive scent.

Read also: 11 best thermal hair protection products

Lebel Cosmetics Trie Milk 5

Rating: 4.8

The fourth position in the ranking is taken by Lebel Cosmetics Trie Milk 5 from the platinum collection. Allows to obtain a natural hold, preventing damage caused by the use of thermal devices. Creates feminine hairstyles and sophisticated sleek hairstyles.Has a medium fixation and UV filter SPF-15.

  1. Argan and Shea oils moisturize and protect from everyday exposure to destructive factors.
  2. KVS Complex securely fixes the styling, maintaining fixation throughout the whole day.

To create a curl, you need to apply milk to slightly dried hair and then style. To make the hair straight and smooth – the styling is distributed over wet strands, then the hair is pulled out with a brush or a hair dryer.For a natural-looking hairstyle, apply the product to dry hair.

Country of origin: Japan. Volume: 140 ml.

  • Used to create different hairstyles;
  • Creates an elastic hold without gluing;
  • Easily washed off with plain warm water;
  • Moisturizes, regenerates and protects.
  • Not suitable for all hair;
  • High price.

Lait Protection Couleur La Biosthetique Protection Couleur

Rating: 4.7

Milk spray Lait Protection Couleur La Biosthetique Protection Couleur we have placed in the fifth position in our ranking. The product prevents fading of color brightness, restores healthy hair structure. Thanks to the antioxidants included in the composition, it prevents the aging of the scalp and hair.

Natural ingredients with essential oils, selected by LA BIOSTHETIQUE Paris specialists, take care of hair health and deactivate free radicals.

The UV filters included in the composition, as well as sunflower extract, meadow oil, castor oil, panthenol, caring components, carefully look after and restore the deep structure of the hair.

The spray is sprayed on dry or damp curls and is not washed off. Volume: 200 ml.

  • Protects against color fading;
  • Restores hair;
  • Prevents the effects of free radicals;
  • Increases resistance to external factors;
  • Removes fragility;
  • Gives shine;

Joico Curl Perfected curl correcting milk

Rating: 4.7

We put Joico Curl Perfected curl correcting milk in the sixth position of the rating, which is specially designed to make it easier to comb and style tangled and naughty curls.

Enveloping each hair with a kind of film, the milk blocks the harmful effects of negative factors and thermal agents.

The extracts of natural oils included in the composition saturate the curls with nutrients.

Aqualastik technology, based on the use of fermented bacteria, makes curls more manageable, attractive and expressive.

Keratin and biopeptide technologies reconstruct damaged strands.

Thanks to the optimization of the pH balance, the hair is instantly smoothed, curly strands stop frizzing, elasticity, elasticity and smoothness appear. The milk is applied immediately before styling and is not washed off.

Country of origin: USA. Volume: 50 ml, 150 ml.

  • Reanimates curls;
  • Makes curls beautiful and clear;
  • Facilitates styling and combing;
  • Optimizes PH-balance;

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Brelil Numero Liss

Rating: 4. 6

In seventh place comes the milk from Brelil Numero Liss for curly hair, with the effect of light straightening. The product makes styling and brushing easier, while an invisible yet effective heat shield protects hair from overheating.

Avocado oil is made from freshly ripe fruits, rich in vitamin E and saturated fatty acids Omega 6. Nourishes, softens, straightens, restores, instantly adds extra radiance, lightness and silkiness.

Panthenol, falling into voids and small cracks, evens out and protects hair from ultraviolet radiation and other factors that adversely affect hair health.

Method of use: with light massaging movements, the milk is applied to the still wet hair, moving from roots to ends.

Country of origin: Italy. Volume: 200 ml.

  • Has thermal protective properties;
  • Softens and nourishes;
  • Has a moisturizing effect;
  • Heals curls from the inside;
  • Economical consumption.
  • Weak smoothing effect;
  • Not suitable for colored hair.

Estel Airex

Rating: 4.5

The last place in the expert rating remains with Estel Professional milk, which is a versatile styling product that provides flexible, natural fixation and professional care.

Getting on the curls, the milk envelops them with a light thin layer of protection and vitamins, without weighing the hair down.

It disciplines rebellious strands and leaves coarse hair soft and manageable.

The use of Estel Airex facilitates the formation of strands, filling the hairstyle with lightness and airiness.

A high concentration of moisturizing elements and vitamins protects curls from dehydration, filling them with nutritious components and additional moisture.

Before styling, the product is applied to wet or dry strands and spread over the entire length.

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