Some of the best drugstore hair masks are just as good if not better than some salon and name brand hair masks. Your local drugstore is a treasure trove of deep conditioning goodness to treat whatever ails your natural hair from dryness, heat styled one too many times, color-treated needs to mature natural hair. If you are a little hard on your hair and need some deep treatment therapy, snatch up one of these hair masks for your hair.
All of the masks below work really good and our suggestions are for specific needs based on how these masks perform but you can’t go wrong with any of these in our opinion.
THE BEST DRUGSTORE MASK FOR DRY DAMAGED HAIR + THE BEST DRUGSTORE HAIR MASK FOR SPLIT ENDS
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm is great for hair that’s been fried, dyed and laid to the side one too many times. If you have weak ends and brittle strands, you can benefit from this mask. It helps to repair and constructs dry, chemically treated hair as well as untreated curly hair. The smell is also divine.
Another great option is also L’Oreal Power Moisture Moisture Rush Masque which is formulated with hyaluronic acid–an uber humectant that can hold 1000 times it’s weight in water.
Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Deep Conditioning Treatment is a really great conditioner that goes on to your hair with a very lightweight feel but still leaves your hair feeling moisturized after you rinse it out. It really hydrates your hair and makes it feel super soft for days after. This is great for those who want an effective conditioner but dislike thicker formulations or want their curls to feel more “airy” yet still moisturized.
Jojoba oil mimics natural scalp sebum and moisturizes dry hair and Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Mask is formulated with both jojoba and 75% angelica extract. This deep conditioning works by restructuring your hair’s protective film, which helps your to hair retain moisture.
Baboab, yucca and biotin make up some of the great ingredients in the Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque. Baobab Oil has Vitamins A, C, D, E & F which strengthen hair, yucca thickens hair and adds volume and biotin is a B Vitamin that strengthens your hair follicles. This is an all-natural intensive treatment masque that’s great for hair that needs special attention–from split ends to color treated or just plain dry hair. It’s thick mask so it may be too heavy for those with fine, wavy hair but girls with thicker hair and tighter curls need to snatch this up, pronto because you can also use it as a leave-in. It’s also pretty green with no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, synthetic color, DEA or animal testing.
It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask is a great mask for hair that’s often blown out or heat styled and or color treated. The silicones help to keep your hair straight and lengthen time between heat styling and the glycerin, keratin and protein helps to keep a healthy moisture and protein balance in your hair. This is a good mask for natural hair that needs some serious TLC.
THE BEST DRUGSTORE HAIR MASK FOR FINE HAIR
A salon brand favorite that’s made it way to drugstores (yay!) K?rastase Nutritive Masquintense is the business. It’s a very highly concentrated nourishing treatment for dry, extremely sensitized, fine hair. The glucides, protides and lipides work together to melt away tangles, knots and restore fine hair by adding moisture and nutrients without weighing your hair down and replenishing lost body and volume.
Klorane Hair Mask with Papyrus Milk penetrates your hair and delivers very smooth, voluminous hair. Rich in fatty acids and polar lipids, papyrus milk helps to seal in moisture and leaves behind a light, delicate scent that lasts.
THE BEST DRUGSTORE HAIR MASK FOR CURLY HAIR
Though the jar looks small, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask lasts a long time becaue you don’t need much to coat your hair. It’s made with olive and sweet almond oil so for those who need oils in their deep conditioners, as all curly-haired women do, this is a great choice and a good all around mask to keep on standby.
Like the Neutrogena mask, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner is a good mask to grab if you don’t have many options. It’s been around about 20 years and works wonders on thick curly hair. The formulation is thick and creamy which makes detangling much easier and many women even use this as a leave-in because it leaves your hair so soft. The bottle says three minutes but leaving it in longer does not hurt at all and seems to make coarse hair even hair softer. The price is so low that you may want to grab a few.
THE BEST DRUGSTORE HAIR MASK FOR BLEACHED HAIR (OR COLOR TREATED)
L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Restorative Hair Masque moisturizes well without building up and locks in your color for up to 32 washes. The UV filters help protect your color-treated hair against sun damage.
Dying your hair can leave it lifeless if you don’t treat it with the right products and bleached hair needs tons of moisture. OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment is formulated with argan oil blend which strengthens brittle, dry, damaged, and color treated hair. It also helps to protects from heat styling and UV damage which is what a really good deep conditioner hair mask should do for processed hair.
OGX Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Hydrating Keratin Masque is made with cocoa butter, keratin (protein), avocado and coconut which moisturizes and smooths curly hair and cuts down on frizz which is often hard to combat in bleached or color-treated curly hair. It also takes care of that straw-like feel that can often accompany bleached or color-treated hair especially if you also straighten your hair. This conditioner helps to keep you hair straighter longer which also cuts down on how often you need to use heat on your hair.
Redken Color Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction Color Captivating Treatment issulfate-free and chock full what color treated hair and bleach hair needs most– fortifying protein. In addition, this mask uses zinc gluconate and IPN technology to extend the life of your hair color and strengthens your hair fibers.
Garnier Fructis Style Damage Eraser Reconstruct Butter has a formula that includes a Phyto-Keratin complex which is plant-based proteins and an active fruit concentrate as well as cupuau butter which contains natural lipids. This rich conditioner is designed for hair that’s in serious need or hair that wants a special treat to strengthen hair.
THE BEST DRUGSTORE HAIR MASK FOR GREY HAIR
The Pantene AgeDefy Rejuvenation Hydration Hair Masque was designed with Olay Anti-Aging experts to create a formula that targets how hair ages over time–dryness, brittleness, lackluster finish. This mask helps to restore healthy hydration levels and provides resilience against breakage.
Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque is formulated with marula oil and biotin which helps to strengthen your hair, add moisture and body and give it luster. This is a good mask for reviving aging hair as it’s antioxidant-rich and can bring vibrancy back to hair including color protection. It also nourishes your scalp with a superfruit complex which is a blend of Red Raspberry Ketone, Goji, Acai and Guava Extracts rich in anti-aging antioxidants. It has no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, synthetic color, DEA or animal testing.