Conditioning is an important part of mane maintenance! Conditioning keeps it tangle-free, soft, and shiny, but a hair mask takes the pampering one step further. It gives your hair much-needed moisture by improving the elasticity of the strands. It also helps nourish and hydrate chemically processed hair and heat-exposed hair. In lieu of all the great things hair masks do to our locks, below are our favorites. 

Amika Nourishing Mask

Though this beauty wonder is labeled as a hair mask, it’s also the perfect deep conditioner! It’s packed with sea buckthorn berry—known to slow the aging process, as well as omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9. Not to mention its large quantities of vitamin C and E. Your tresses will thank us. Available at Birchbox, $28. 


Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment 

A hair mask that not only increases elasticity and nourishes the hair, but also gives it strength and makes it more manageable. Use this once a week for perfectly hydrated hair. Available at Sephora, $42.


It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask

Do you have hair that tangles with the slightest movement? Or color treated hair that’s been exposed almost daily to heat styling? This hair mask is a miracle for seriously damaged hair. Available at Ulta, $30.

(Originally published in September 2014).