The Best Winter Hair Masks For Curly, Dry Damaged Hair
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The OUAI Treatment Masque repairs damage in minutes, making your hair like virgin again. Buy it here.

Being that it’s winter and all and we’re stuck in the house much more, now is the perfect time to pamper your hair and go all out at home hair spa style. Winter can be brutal on natural hair and oftentimes you don’t even see the damage until the spring and summer arrive–it’s like a wintertime stealth attack. The dry air can be sneaky and strip moisture out of your hair but you can combat that with a deep conditioning mask one or two times a week. And since we all deserves a splurge every now and again, here are a few of the best winter hair masks to splurge on that work amazingly well to soften and moisturize naturally curly hair of all curl types.

Ouai Treatment Masque
Perfect for all hair textures, this intensive moisturizing treatment works in minutes to repair damaged hair and increase resistance to future damage. It is made with artichoke leaf extract to seal the cuticle and protect hair color from oxidative degradation, tamarind seed extract, the natural equivalent of hyaluronic acid, to promote hydration while providing a velvety moisture barrier to keep hair hydrated, keratin, which Bonds with the hair cuticle to smooth and repair damage and artichoke leaf extract which provides a sheer protective layer over the hair shaft to seal the cuticle and protect hair color from oxidative degradation (from UV rays). Formulated without parabens and phthalates.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
An intensive, deep conditioning hair treatment, this deep conditioning hair mask delivers an optimal blend of transformative hair nutrients, such as hydrating avocado, sweet almond & argan oils, strengthening keratin protein, power-conditioning rosehip oil, soothing aloe, and super hair-essential vitamins B5, D, A, E and biotin, collagen, and silk to restore and replenish damaged hair to a shiny, healthy state. Tt’s also comprised of 95 percent naturally-derived ingredients and leaves your hair smooth, hydrated, and lustrous.

Phyto Phytospecific Ultra-Smoothing Mask
This deep conditioner is a smoothing and hydrating conditioning mask formulated for relaxed hair (but we like it on natural hair too especially if you have fine hair prone to breakage or really dry hair or color treated hair) featuring methiosil and sea lavender. It hydrates, repairs, and strengthens your hair from within. It smooths the surface cuticle to boost color vibrancy and luster, leaving your hair softer, stronger, and shinier.

Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Masque
This is weekly masque made with a blend of Coconut and Murumuru Butters. It helps to restore moisture, improve flexibility, minimize frizz and make your hair shimmer. Words can’t describe how soft, silky and glossy this trio of tropical butters leaves hair?you just have to feel it for yourself.

Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask*
Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask offers powerful repair at home – rejuvenating damaged, dull hair and preserving color vibrancy. It penetrates your hair to help it spring back to life and shine in good health. Unlike other oils that coat hair strands, Ungurahua oil, rich in omega-9, consists of tiny molecules that slip into the heart of each strand to heal, fortify and soften, infusing thirsty hair with moisture. Quinoa protein strengthens; lavender and eucalyptus add a touch of aromatherapy to inspire a relaxing, once-a-week, 15-minute beauty ritual. This product, which is often referred to as “hair insurance,” offers the benefit of a typically salon-only, intensive treatment in the convenience of your own home.

Philip B. Katira Hair Masque
A gentle yet surprisingly versatile rejuvenator for all hair types, this unique, clear-gel formula sinks right in to plump up fine, limp strands or calm and smooth coarse, hard-to-manage hair. Think of it as an amped-up, squeaky-clean version of a deep-conditioning treatment: You get all the vibrant shine and silkiness you could dream of – without a trace of added weight or residue.

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment*
Restore Mask Treatment is formulated with Living Proof’s moisture-controlling molecule, PolyfluoroEster, to restore the protective layer on dry or damaged hair and reduce hair’s porosity by 100%. Restore makes dry or damaged hair look, feel, and behave like virgin hair and increases hair’s resistance to breakage up to nine times while healing, protecting, and preventing further damage. It works to make dry, damaged hair 20x stronger with 95% less breakage, after just one use reduce damage by 95%, restore moisture levels to that of healthy, undamaged hair and protect from future damage. Its also sulfate-free, silicone free, oil-free and safe for color and chemically treated hair.

Rene Furterer Karit? Intense Nourishing Mask*
This is an intense nourishing mask that delivers deep down repair and intense nutrition to very dry and damaged hair with a unique trio of repairing ingredients: Shea butter, Phospholipids and Cimentrio. It’s is formulated with Ethical Shea butter which is produced pure, solvent-free and additive-free with 100% traceability. Ethical Shea is naturally richer in highly nourishing essential fatty acids for maximum nutritional benefits.

Oribe Masque For Beautiful Color*
This mask has the latest color-maintenance technology which means it can help to keep your hair color vibrant with intense, cuticle-enriching conditioning and color-protecting UV filters. The next-generation frizz-taming bio-polymers supercharge this color-enhancing, hair-repairing, glossifying masque.

*=Our favorites of the bunch

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