The 21 Best Hair Masks for Dry Hair

Dry, brittle strands might be a sign your hair needs some TLC, and weather conditions as we head towards colder months could making it worse. Enter hair masks. Although all hair types can benefit from a good mask, these deep-conditioning, nutrient-rich formulas are especially great for dry hair, which can more easily split or break at the follicle.

"Hair masks and treatments are a great way of nourishing and softening dry hair, especially in the winter," says Sacha Mitic, hairstylist and co-founder of haircare line Sachajuan. Like face masks, hair masks are not necessarily for everyday use but as an added step when you notice your hair could use a boost. "Start by masking once a week, and adjust frequency depending on what your hair needs," recommends Mitic.

These 21 masks deeply condition even the most parched strands so hair looks and feels softer, shinier, and hair-commercial healthy.


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This piece was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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