The Six Best Hair Masks for Dry and Damaged Hair
When it comes to fighting dry and damaged hair, you've tried it all: moisturizing shampoos, deep conditioners, taking a break from heat styling... but if you're ready to take the fight to the next level, it's time to try a nourishing hair mask.
Much like how a face mask can bring a little extra TLC into your skincare regimen, your hair can really benefit from some specialized attention. See how adding a hair mask into your routine a few times a week can mean the difference between just another acceptable hair day, and "where has this softness been all my life?"
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1. The Renaissance Circle
Even the most damaged strands don't stand a chance against The Renaissance Circle. Two key ingredients team up to fight damage and dryness: Babassu butter detangles to add softness, silkiness and body, while copper and iron-rich yellow clay helps to restore the hair structure. Together this means stronger, healthier-looking hair for you. And the best part of The Circle Chronicles hair masks?
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2. NOUNOU/hair mask
The only downside to updating your hair color is the potential for damage. Perfect for anyone who has recently bleached, permed or relaxed their hair, the NOUNOU/hair mask is specifically formulated to heal and nourish highly-processed hair. Treat your locks to a hair mask rich in tomato extract, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C that restore and invigorate hair.
3. Nourishing Hair Building Pak
When your hair is officially ready to call it quits, bring in the A-team. As a part of the Naturaltech Nourishing family, the Nourishing Hair Building Pak helps to restructure and nourish your hair from deep within the shaft, leaving it soft, shiny and full-bodied. This hair mask is enriched with keratin and Omega-9, an essential fatty acid, which work together to repair and restructure your hair from the lipid layer.
4. OI Hair Butter
The latest addition to the OI family of products is a rich and nourishing deep conditioner that can also be used as a powerful mask. The roucou oil in OI Hair Butter is rich in ellagic acid, known to be a potent neutralizer of free radicals that leaves your hair shiny, soft and frizz-free.
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5. The Quick Fix Circle
Not everyone has extra time in their morning routine to dedicate to hair masking — but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on perfectly moisturized locks. The Quick Fix Circle is perfect for anyone with only a little time to spare: this regenerating hair mask only takes 3 minutes to heal your hair into something shiny, soft and workable. Taking a cue from the skincare world, the hyaluronic acid in The Quick Fix Circle means long-lasting added moisture for you.
By Lauren Hannel, staff contributor
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