7 Hair Masks That’ll Save Even the Most Dry, Damaged Winter Strands
Think of it as giving your dry winter strands a huge splash of cold water to the face: instant results. Hair can be dulled down by color treatment, heat styling, dry climate, and general wear-and-tear. Some of us even suffer from genetic frizziness or a proneness for split ends. Lucky!
From an argan oil-infused deep conditioning mask to a fatty acid-packed reparative treatment mask, these are the best hair masks for winter that can save even the most dry and damaged strands from any and all cold, dry, dismal aggressors at work this season.
Best Overall: Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
Think of this mask as your secret weapon to smooth, soft, and shiny hair even in the coldest and most parched winter months (and even after one too many color appointments!). Everyone will be asking; you don’t have to tell.
For a festive boost, go with the honey-infused version of the fan-fave mask that comes charmingly shaped like a teddy bear.
BUY IT: $36; sephora.com
Best for Frizz: SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
Frizz who? Save this shea butter-infused savior for when it’s time to bring out the Hail Mary. This fan-favorite drugstore product is especially designed to repair and nourish even the coarsest of hair types, which makes it perfect for anyone with curls in need of a jolt of hydration.
BUY IT: $10.79; target.com
Best for Damaged Hair: dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Masque
If you already know the apple cider vinegar secret, consider yourself a pro. The game-changing ingredient instantly makes hair shinier and softer than your pre-shower status every time—and this mask pairs the power ingredient with sunflower seed extract, as well as rosehip, avocado, and coconut oils to reverse any and all damage, dryness, or dullness. Try it once, and you’ll see results. (We can vouch.)
Surprisingly, you won’t smell even the faintest whiff of apple cider vinegar. Bonus!
BUY IT: $42; sephora.com
Best Anti-Aging: Joico K-PAK RevitaLuxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment
This transformative mask serves a two-fold purpose: 1) to reverse years of damage by sealing the cuticle and restoring elasticity and 2) to prevent future damage by bolstering your resistance to breakage. Plus, it’s meant to delay color fade—so feel free to push back that touch-up appointment. Score!
BUY IT: $24.99; ulta.com
Best Drugstore: It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask
As if the brand’s cult-status leave-in conditioner didn’t already have us on the hook, this hair mask has us line and sinker. Packed with almond oil and linseed extract, the drugstore product makes it easy to treat your strands to a little self-care.
BUY IT: $14.99; walmart.com
Best for Color-Treated Hair: Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
If you haven’t heard of this holy-grail hair product, it’s time to come out from whatever rock you’re chilling under. This is the real deal. Nothing will repair damaged hair like this concentrated at-home treatment that might as well be a professional service. It repairs breakage, split ends, and overall wear-and-tear due to heat styling, hair coloring, and other stressors.
BUY IT: $28; nordstrom.com
Best for Super Dry Hair: Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask
Dry strands don’t stand a chance against this argan oil-infused hair mask that’s also packed with Shea butter, vitamins, and fatty acids. Use once a week to give your strands the ultimate healthy boost. This is hands down the best hair mask for dry scalps or dry hair.
BUY IT: $18; amazon.com