While most of us may not be ready for the summer fun to come to an end, our hair could actually be looking forward to it! For all of the summer bliss (beach days, pool time, bike rides, brunch al fresco, anyone?), our hair takes a serious beating from excessive exposure to sun, saltwater and chlorine. On top of that, we continue toput our hair through color processing, heat styling and blow-drying day after day! The result is dull, damaged and lackluster locks that are in dire need of deep treatment therapy.
That’s where a damage repair mask comes in! You should really be treating your locks to a deep-conditioning, restorative hair mask at least once a week, but after the summertime abuse, your hair needs a little extra TLC! Today I’ve rounded up some of the best hair masks that hydrate, repair and rejuvenate stressed-out strands. Even though these are overloaded with benefits, they won’t weigh down your ‘do. And there’s one for every hair problem and budget so you can give your hair the pampering it deserves!
Stressed-out strands? These are the best hair masks that will undo all the summer damage!
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Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment ($19.99) – If you’ve spent the time and effort to color your hair, you owe it to yourself and your locks to keep it vibrant for as long as possible. And if you love spending quality time in the sun like me, your color treated hair definitely need a rehab at this point…mine sure did! That’s where this new luxurious treatment comes in to lock color in place! Luster Lock really packs a punch with deeply nourishing Manketti Oil and Argan Oils to repair and restore shine to dull strands while silk, soy, and seaweed extract lend a unique “slip” to prevent damage during styling. Just leave it on for about 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. I love how insanely hydrating it is and leaves my dry, unruly hair feeling and looking healthier & shinier than ever!
Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Intense Moisture Mask ($4.99) – Infused with coconut milk, this drugstore wunderkind penetrates the hair shaft to deliver 10 times more moisture for touchably soft hair. Leave it in for five minutes or give yourself an intense treatment by leaving it in for up to an hour. Sometimes I also like to use it as a pre-shampoo treatment for an extra boost of repair and protection. Not only does it work to repair the damage wreaked on hair all summer long but also pampers with a soothing tropical coconut scent that makes shower time feel like a mini relaxation break!
Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Mask Honey Treasures ($5.99) – Loaded with hydrating honey ingredients like royal jelly and propolis, this budget-friendly drugstore hair mask adds a healthy dose of moisture and restores manageability in no time. It helps mend damage and brittleness while adding instant (and lasting) hydration. Gently work through hair, making sure to cover ends and just wait 3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Extra points for the delicious honey scent!
Marula Deep Moisture Hair Mask Intense Conditioning Treatment ($36) – This deep-hydration mask is great for hair that’s been fried, dyed and laid to the side one too many times. Enriched with antioxidant-rich Pure Marula Oil, Keratin Amino Acids and Pro-Vitamin B5, the reparative formula absorbs quickly and restores essential moisture to distressed tresses. It rinses out easily wthout any product buildup and leaves my dry locks feeling super soft in just 5 minutes! Not only does it provide deep-down moisture but its ColorDefend™ Technology also locks in color while adding shine. And it smells divine!
L’Oreal EverPure Repair Remedy Mask ($7.99) – Designed for severely damaged, color-treated hair that needs special attention, this luxe-for-less restorative mask treats your “chemically-mis-treated” hair right! Infused with Acai, Goji and a UV Filter, the antioxidant complex repairs and strengthens hair while helping keep your color vibrant. I love its lightweight formula that works its magic without weighing down my hair. Use twice a week or as needed and right your hair wrongs with just a few uses!
Hair La Vie “Revive” Deep Hydration Masque ($35) – If you have thick, seriously dry hair like me, this all-natural intensive moisturizing and strengthening treatment is what you need to try! Infused with 11 vitamins and essential oils plus keratin protein to repair damaged hair while deep conditioning the scalp, it works quickly to revive parched strands and bring back softness & flexibility. It’s a thick mask so it may be a bit heavy for those with fine hair but for girls with extra dry, coarse or curly hair, this mask can make all the difference! It’s also pretty green with no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes and alcohol.
Disclosure: I received some of these products for editorial consideration.
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