Best Hair Masks for Dry Hair in Winter

As we enter winter dryness, it’s important to remember to adjust our hair care products accordingly. Especially with us being cooped up indoors and subjected to our dry heating systems. Everything dries out if you ask me, but stay tuned for that post coming very soon. Today we’re just discussing hair care.

Why masks?

Masks penetrate deeper than your regular conditioner. It sits on the hair longer, and it’s molecules are smaller to penetrate deeper into the hair and stick for deeper conditioning. In some cases, applied heat, or simply your body heat can work as a vector to push conditioners further into the cuticle for replenishment.

When your hair is extra dry from seasonal factors, not having to do with damage, it’s a good sign to get your hands on one of these bad boys below. If it’s damage you’re concerned about, stay tuned for a separate mask suggestion on that, and be sure to be using the proper protection in the meantime. If you can’t decide which of the masks below is for you, try finding the italicized word in each description. It highlights the difference and focus of each product πŸ™‚ Leave any questions for me in the comments!

TGIN Rose Water Hydrating Hair Mask

This brand, TGIN (Thank God It’s Natural) has been on my radar for a while now. Not only are their items made with natural ingredients, but you can feel the difference in your hair. This mask smells like a garden, so beautiful, and will quench hair thirst, detangle, and soften.

To use, apply after shampooing and conditioning. Apply a generous amount of hair mask to your hair and comb through to ensure even distribution from roots to ends. Place a plastic cap over hair and sit under dryer for 10-15 minutes or leave on the hair for 35 minutes to 1 hour without heat. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, followed by cool water.

Sebastian Dark Oil Lightweight Mask

Sebastian has been recognized for their product quality. I worked for a high end salon in Bluebell, PA that carried the full line and we loved it. This mask is formulated with a light oil blend (including jojoba and argan) to replenish hydration and shine, without taking away from volume.

To use, shampoo hair and rinse, towel drying thoroughly. Apply generously throughout hair and leave on for 2-5 minutes. Rinse.

Klorane Mask with Mango Butter

My favorite thing about Klorane is the gentle nature of their products. They’re made very clean with natural fragrances and gentle formulas for sensitivities. This mango butter mask nourishes and hydrates dry, dehydrated hair and detangles without weighing hair down. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, sodium chloride, and silicones.

To use this mask, shampoo, rinse, and towel dry before applying to hair from mid-legths to ends. Let sit from 5 to 20 minutes depending on intensity desired. Rinse and condition as normal.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Masque

Alterna’s Caviar Anti-aging line was specially formulated for hair that “aging.” What that means is, as grey hair begins to grow in, it’s more course, brittle, and unruly than you’re naturally colored hair. So their line caters to advanced moisture a deep penetrating ingredients for these concerns.

Use this product 1-2 times per week, leaving on the hair for 3 minutes after shampooing and towel drying.

Bumble & Bumble Bb. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Mask

Ok, I’m obsessed with this line. Bb outdid themselves with the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil. It super silky hydrating, tames frizz, and is super lightweight. Typically this is my summer rescue line for more humid seasons but it surely has a place in the dry weather too.

To use, apply to shampooed & toweled dried hair for 3-5 minutes and rinse.

Sebastian Drench Treatment

Another Sebastian feature but this guy is straight from their “drench” line which is very moisture specific. If you’re not going for the oil base treatment above with Dark Oil, then this one is more lotion base and still super nourishing. I previously owned gallon-size bottles of the shampoo and conditioner from this line and my mom would steal some because of how good it felt and smelled (haha).

Similar to the other mask recommendations, this is to be applied to towel dried, shampooed hair and left on for 3-5 minutes.

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