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Top 10 Best Deep Conditioning Hair Masks to Buy Online 2020

While the onset of winter might signal the coming of turkey and tinsel, it also means drier air and drier hair. But just because fallen leaves crunching beneath your boots is a natural part of winter, it doesn’t mean that crunchy, brittle hair has to be too. Even if you already use conditioner, winter requires a little more effort. So, to keep your hair looking as lush as possible, you want to use a deep conditioning hair mask.

Choosing a hair mask can seem nearly as impossible as choosing the right secret santa gift for your new boss. There are hundreds of options, and choosing the wrong one might be disastrous. But don’t worry. This buying guide will help you cut through the junk and choose the best hair mask for you. If you still find yourself stuck, at the end, we’ve also got a list of our ten favorites for you to start your search. That secret santa gift though? That’s all on you.
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How to Choose a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask – Buying Guide

There’s a bunch of good–great–hair masks on the market, but that’s not the issue here. You have different hair from your friends, your co-workers, your boss, even your parents, and what works for them might not work for you. So let’s talk about how to choose a hair mask that will match up with you.

Your Hair Type Decides What Kind of Ingredients You Need

We’re all aware that when it comes to quality beauty products, you want a short ingredients list filled mostly with recognizable ingredients—no dyes, artificial fragrances, or parabens. For hair masks meant to moisturize, the first ingredient should be water. As for the rest of the ingredients, your hair type will determine what they will be.

For Dry, Frizzy, or Curly Hair, Look for Oil-Based Products with Jojoba and Shea Butter

For Dry, Frizzy, or Curly Hair, Look for Oil-Based Products with Jojoba and Shea Butter
Dry, frizzy hair can be the bane of your existence, and doubly so when temperatures start to drop. So in order to lock moisture in, focus on oil-based products. If your hair is lighter and straighter, go for oils like jojoba and sesame. If you have heavier, more textured hair, don’t be afraid to go after thicker oils like coconut and shea.
Likewise, the key to taming curly or wavy hair is moisture. Hair with a little more volume tends to be drier than straight hair, so it’s especially important to focus on products made for your hair type. Look for hydrating oils like castor and olive. Even if your hair is on the thinner side, these heavier oils will help to define curls and keep your hair looking healthy.
For any texture though, you can’t go wrong looking for hydrating ingredients like coconut milk and aloe vera.

For Color-Treated Hair, Protein Will Strengthen Strands

For Color-Treated Hair, Protein Will Strengthen Strands
No matter your hair type, if your hair is color-treated, you’ll very likely need some extra moisture, doubly so if it’s been bleached. However, not just any ingredients will work, as some might strip color, and it’s especially important for you to avoid sulfates for just that reason.
As a general rule of thumb, keep an eye out for products designed for color-treated hair. As for specific ingredients to look for, linseed extract will help you to preserve melanin if you’ve gone darker. Protein-rich formulas will also strengthen strands and prevent brassiness.

For Oily or Thin Hair, Look for Light, Clarifying Formulas

For Oily or Thin Hair, Look for Light, Clarifying Formulas
It may feel counterproductive, but even those with oily or thin hair can benefit from a deep conditioning hair mask. Of course, heavy moisturizers can weigh down thin hair and make oily hair look greasy.
Instead, you want to look for lighter, more clarifying formulas that will hydrate your ends without blocking up your scalp. Apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient to look for.

How Often and How Long You Use the Mask Depends on the Kind of Finish You Want

How Often and How Long You Use the Mask Depends on the Kind of Finish You Want
One of the things that separates a hair mask from a normal conditioner is that masks are meant to be left on your hair longer. Depending on the mask, you might leave it in for just five minutes or as long as overnight. Again, which end of the spectrum you fall on largely depends on your hair type.
If you have thinner, straighter hair, you won’t need the mask to stay in for very long, and up to ten minutes once a week would work great. Those with drier, more textured hair, on the other hand, will require more time to let the moisture sink in. That could even mean leaving it in overnight, applying heat to help the formula penetrate into your strands, or using a mask several times a week.
Aside from hair type, you should also consider schedule when checking how long a mask should stay on. If you don’t have time to let your hair rest for an hour a week, pick a lower time-commitment option instead.

Top 10 Deep Conditioning Hair Masks to Buy Online

So now that you know how to tell what kind of deep conditioning hair mask would work best for you, here’s a list of our ten favorites to help you get started on your search.

10. Vitamins Hair Cosmetics Keratin Hair Mask

$18.98

9. Nature’s Potent Argan Oil Hair Mask

$24.95

8. Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Restoring Hair Mask

$13.30

7. Eva NYC Therapy Sessions Hair Mask

$11.39

6. Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment

$8.99

5. Neutrogena Deep Recovery Hair Mask

$12.35

4. MopTop Deep Conditioner

$33.24

3. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Mask

$11.79

2. ecoLove Vegan Blueberry, Grape, and Lavender Hair Mask

$17.55

1. TruePure Natural Hair Mask

$22.75

Summary

So there you have it! Hopefully, decoding hair mask bottles will be an easier task now, and you’ll be able to find one that works perfectly for you in no time.

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