With all the pluses fall brings — excuses to buy new boots, paint on new nail polish colors, or just stay inside cozied up with your cat — it's not exactly the best season for hair. With this in mind, we present 9 tried-and-true deep hydrators that rehab dry hair without weighing it down.
Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment
On page 8 of Products That Never Should Have Been Discontinued you’ll find Redken’s Smooth Lock Butter Silk, a mask so hydrating I spent a couple years scouring eBay for dead stock. Fortunately, along came Redken All Soft Heavy Cream, an iteration that works just as well on dehydrated hair, kicking off a whole new product obsession that hopefully won’t end the same way.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask
Scoop out a dollop of this creamy mask once a week post-shampoo, slather on hair and let it sit for 5 min. A super-intense trio of oils (olive, almond, and the mysterious meadowfoam) tackles dry hair from the outside in without leaving strands flat.
R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Masque
Brush hair before working this mousse through dry strands and then be patient for 15 minutes. The pre-wash mask will be busily working to reduce frizz and up shine.
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Hair Mask Treatment
The closest you can get to a salon treatment at home (albeit with a pricetag to match) this reparative mask, infused with colloidal gold, comes boxed up with a dryer attachment that you cloak over your head to help heat penetrate. The result: silky-soft strands in 15 minutes.
Verb Hydrating Mask
Totally weightless, yet somehow incredibly hydrating, Verb’s humectant treatment mask works just as well on ringlets as on stick-straight strands.
Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense
While this quenching mask plays well with most hair types, it really gets along with thick, curly strands by penetrating their thicker cuticle and keeping hair hydrated for days between washes.
Dove Nutritive Solutions Treatment Mask, Intensive Repair
A teaspoon of this intense treatment is all hair needs to look soft, smooth, and pretty much amazing. And while it’s thick and creamy, it rinses clean enough to use every day.
StriVectin Ultimate Restore Deep Repair Mask
Just like its derm-recommended face creams do, StriVectin’s hair repair mask harnesses niacinamide to tick back the clock on aging, boosting scalp health while moisturizing strands.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment
The softening results of Aussies’s deep conditioning treatment are exactly the opposite of the brand’s infamous Sprunch Spray, turning around dry (dare we say crispy?) hair in three minutes flat.
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