Hydrating hair treatments and masks are a bit of an obsession for me. I have thick, wavy to curly hair that’s naturally very dry and frizzy plus I color my hair (mainly to hide those pesky grays!)
That’s a double dose of damage which requires some serious moisture to get my hair back to ‘normal’. Well, I don’t think there’s any normal, but deep conditioning masks stop my hair feeling like straw, so I love them.
My hair would be a big nest of dry, frizzy mess if I didn’t deep condition regularly. Here are a few of my trusty drugstore haircare favorites.
In fact, I use a deep conditioner almost every time I wash my hair. Most of the times, I just do a quick 5-minute treatment in the shower. Once a month or so (sometimes more if I’ve been hard on my hair) I bust out the big guns– the overnight hair treatments.
Overnight hair masks are a super convenient way to restore and deep condition your strands while you sleep…smoother, softer hair with little-to-no work, Yes please!
Just like the sleeping masks do wonders for your skin while you snooze, these hydrating hair masks work their magic overnight. The longer duration of time gives the product time to work to its full potential and let your hair really soak up all the goodness! If you want great hair, sleep on it—literally.
You just slather on the overnight treatment through your dry hair, slap on a shower cap or plastic bag, and get some sleep! Yeah, it’s that easy! The ends of your hair need the most help so always apply your treatment concentrating from the middle to ends of your hair. Shampoo and condition in the morning, style as usual.
Whether your hair is dealing with extra dryness or damage or simply in need of some serious TLC, these luxe-for-less overnight hair treatments will come to the rescue, while also saving your wallet! Keep reading to find the best one for your hair and budget…
When your hair feels like straw, it’s time to get serious about moisture. And that’s where this intensely hydrating night cream can help! Massage the treatment evenly throughout your dry hair before bed, shampoo, and condition in the morning and you’ll have silky soft strands! If your hair is in need of intense repair, use this product three times a week to bring damaged hair back from the brink.
Whether you want to nourish and repair your strands or prevent frizzing, this hair mask comes in four different varieties formulated to address specific hair concerns. And it comes with a cute cap to cover your conditioner-drenched hair as you sleep.
Just apply the cream mask all over dry hair, focusing on ends, cover with the included cap, and let it soak overnight. In the morning, rinse it out and style as usual…your hair will be extra soft and smooth! My favorite is the Shea mask but the Rose mask is a close second because of its pleasing scent!
This drugstore favorite is a lightweight, non-sticky serum that goes to work while you’re asleep to revitalize and repair damaged hair. Just apply 2-3 pumps to hair and go to bed. It leaves no greasy residue on your pillow and there’s no need to rinse or shampoo in the morning – just style and go! Its ultra-light texture makes it the perfect pick, especially for thin hair.
Powered by time-release conditioners, amino acids, and antioxidants, this lightweight silicone-free treatment is like beauty sleep for your hair. Not only does it give you smooth, shiny and easily manageable hair overnight, but also seals down the cuticle to keep your hair color looking vibrant longer.
Just apply a few pumps of this treatment before bed…it’s pillow-safe too so you can catch your ZZZs worry-free! In the morning, you can either leave it in and style or wash it out, depending on the look you’re going for. While nothing can permanently seal split ends back together, this treatment is probably the closest you’ll get!
Designed for dry, unruly hair like mine, this one is an ultra-hydrating blend of shea, cupuacu, and murumuru butter. Not only does it nourish, improve hair manageability and restore softness but also tames those frizzies (which I have a LOT of!) and that means less styling time in the morning! This mask also work wonders to inject life back into your totally-fried-from-the-summer strands!
The only thing I don’t like about this product is that it’s supposed to be applied on damp hair before bed and leave-in overnight but I prefer masks that can be used on dry hair.
6. Tony Moly Haeyo Zayo Hair Sleeping Pack ($16.50)
This K-beauty mask comes in a mayonnaise-inspired bottle (btw did you know Blake Lively is a fan of mayo to slick down split ends!!), but the formula doesn’t actually contain any mayo. The sleeping cream supplies moisture and nourishment to parched hair with coconut extract and lanolin. This one is designed to be applied to half-dried hair after shampooing at night.
With a potent concentration of natural oils from avocado, sweet almond oil, and rosemary leaf, this is a great remedy for dry hair and scalp. Although not touted as an overnight treatment, it can be used as one for maximum benefits.
Massage it in throughout your hair before bed and shampoo in the morning. Just make sure to protect your pillow using a towel. This lightweight oil is perfect to show your locks some love anytime…whether your hair is damaged or not!
Infused with pure Shea butter and other natural oils, this rich conditioning cream is especially formulated for damaged, dry or coarse hair. It can be used as a leave-in conditioner for daily styling after shampoo or applied generously at the ends and damaged/problem areas as an overnight treatment for intensive conditioning.
It leaves hair softer and healthier after every application. This one is a savior for extremely parched, brittle hair that needs a reset!
Infused with super berry extracts including goji, acai and raspberry, plus hydrolyzed soy protein, this leave-on overnight mask is a hydrating treat for dry, ragged hair. If you heat-style your hair on the daily, this moisturizing mask is great to give your stressed hair some R&R!
Do you have a favorite overnight hair mask you swear by? Please share in the comments below!
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