Editors' Picks: The Best Hair Masks for Dry, Ravaged Strands
It’s that time of year—the sun starts staying out late, red cups abound, and “gifting” becomes a verb. Oh, and your hair starts getting really dry and brittle. Yes, the summer season brings holiday cheer aplenty, but it also brings warmer temps and heightened rays—which are great for the collection of bikinis you’ve accumulated over the years, but not so great for your hair. We’re here to help—in the form of sharing our favourite hydrating and repairing hair masks, ever. From luxe strand soothers that smell of jasmine and sandalwood to a cheapie supermarket favourite beauty editors love, you’ll find something for your in-need-of-repair strands here. To shiny, hair-commercial locks!
Keep scrolling to see our editors’ favourite hair masks!
David Mallett Mask No. 1: L’Hydration ($99)
The idea behind French hair guru David Mallet’s cult-favourite hair mask is as simple as the chic black-and-white packaging: to hydrate your strands like a tall glass of water. Made with keravis, a powerful protein complex, the unscented formula penetrates deep into your strands to restore shine, body, and bounce. We can’t get enough.
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque ($70)
White tea, baobab oil, and jasmine extracts help make this creamy hair mask a Byrdie editor favourite—oh, and Oribe’s obsess-worthy signature scent doesn’t hurt, either. Slather it on your strands, and let the plant collagen, biotin, and niacinamide absorb. Then, rinse out for super-soft, heavenly-smelling hair.
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nutrition Balm Mask ($10)
Designed for extra-dry, over-processed hair, this gold tub is a beauty editor favorite—and rings in at less than $10. A selection of fine flower oils make this wallet-friendly mask super hydrating, leaving frizzy hair and dried ends in the dust.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36)
Briogeo’s nourishing formula works for all hair types, but is especially life-changing for those with curly strands. B vitamins, rosehip, and argan oils replenish damaged, dry hair without silicones, which means you’ll get the hydration without the heaviness.
Long by Valery Joseph Nourish Mask for Dry Hair ($63)
Long hair comes with its own set of problems—namely, split ends and frayed strands aplenty. Hairstylist Valery Joseph’s line was created specifically with longer manes in mind, and the hair mask is formulated with Smart Keratin, artichoke leaf extract, and rice protein to repair over time, as well as instantly smooth.
What’s your favourite hair mask? Tell us below—and tag a friend who’s been searching for the perfect hair mask!