6 Awesome Products for Damaged Hair
Best for Thick Hair
Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage & Anti-Frizz Restoring Hair Mask
Coat strands with this strengthening mask to tame unruly hair. Protein-rich coprah coconut oil restores moisture to damaged ends and leaves hair smoother, sleeker, and smelling like a tropical breeze.
To buy: $15, target.com.
Featured March 2014
Best for Fine Hair
Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask
This botanical blend of angelica root extract, jojoba oil, and guar gum strengthens, hydrates, and detangles hair without weighing it down. Beauty naturalists will appreciate the pure, plant-based formula, which is free of sulfates and synthetic dyes.
To buy: $39, sephora.com.
Best for Curls
Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask
Curly hair calls for extra conditioning, and this creamy concoction of mafura butter and kalahari melon seed oil delivers. A self-heating technology subtly warms the mask on application and ensures that the product penetrates parched curls.
To buy: $40, ouidad.com.
Best for Breakage
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre Shampoo Treatment
Originally created for Audrey Hepburn (who colored her hair frequently), this cult-favorite product has since become a staple for women of all hair types. Aptly named for its ability to bring bounce back to broken strands, it also protects against UV rays.
To buy: $48, philipkingsley.com.
Best for Dry Scalp
TRESemme Renewal Hair & Scalp Deep Conditioning Mask
If you have a dry scalp and even drier ends, try this double-duty mask. Part your hair down the middle and rub a dollop of the hydrating cream directly onto your scalp, then comb through. Tea tree oil and sunflower seed oil provide deep conditioning from top (where damage starts) to bottom (where damage shows).
To buy: $5.50, ulta.com.
Best for Color-Treated Hair
Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask With Lemon
Whether you change your color every season or bleach your strands to their limit every month, this multitasker (it cleanses, moisturizes, and locks in dye) is the key to keeping processed hair healthy. Infused with lemon zest extract, the mask cuts through excess oil and dirt, while chamomile soothes the scalp. St. John’s wort prevents color from fading and rebalances the pH of your hair so you’re left with soft, glossy locks.
To buy: $49, beautyhabit.com.
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