Dry hair got you saying "bye hair"?
And by that, I mean dryness is a massive cause for hair loss!
But, fret not because I am serving the 8 best hair masks for dry hair to save your shrivelled strands.
Whether the weather, pollutants, stress, heat styling or harmful products and dying have caused your hair's hydration depletion, I got you.
From the best hair masks for dry hair that money can buy to best ones to do yourself, your locks will be back to their shiny selves in no time.
@hairby.anette styles the Medium Halo in Col. Beige + Dark Blonde 613/10
The 4 Best Hair Masks For Dry Hair to Buy
1. Like a Virgin Hair Masque by CoCo and Eve
This 5 in 1 treatment is an extremely effective hair mask for dry hair.
The main ingredients, coconut and fig, work together to fight dryness, dullness and restore your hair to its purest state, like a virgin.
Coconut oil and linseed also add shine and lustre while Argan oil tames frizz and repairs split ends.
Fighting damage caused by heat, the environment, dye and styling, this hair mask hydrates and tames even the thirstiest of tresses.
In just 10 minutes your dry and dull hair will be shiny, smooth and luscious.
Did I mention it is also vegan, cruelty-free and ethically sourced?
Image Credit: @cocoandeve
2. Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
If you haven't been living under a hair care rock for the last few years, I'm guessing you've heard of Olaplex?
If not, let me enlighten you.
Olaplex is the ultimate treatment for dry, dull, frizzy and damaged hair.
It is Paraben and sulphate free and packed full of antioxidants, AHAs, peptides and essential hair vitamins.
This has become the go-to hair treatment for hairstylists everywhere for its hydrating and reparative qualities.
It is extremely effective and works in as little as 10 minutes.
Unlike most salon grade products, Olaplex won't break your bank either.
3. Hello Hair Hydrating Mask
Say goodbye to dry and dull hair and hello to hydrated, luscious locks.
Hello Hair offer a simple yet effective hair mask for dry hair that is as easy on the wallet as it is on the head.
But, don't let the price point fool you, this product can hang with the top-dollar crew any day.
Combining all the major players in the hydration game, coconut oil, almond oil, Argan oil, and olive oil, this slick solution nourishes and moisturises your strands naturally.
It has no nasties that can further harm your hair and you'll see significant results after just one treatment.
I guess you could say you had me at hello.
Image Credit: @ohhellohair
4. 10 Minute Hair Mask By GeorgieMane
Dry hair often needs a little TLC, but this hair mask by GeorgieMane gives your strands the boost they need in just 10 minutes.
With 100% vegan and natural ingredients, this hair mask for dry hair has everything your lacklustre locks need to get their shine back.
There is coconut oil (obvie) to promote longer thicker locks, shea butter to prevent breakage, aloe vera for conditioning, grape seed oil to aid split ends, strengthen strands and prevent frizz and abyssinica oil for boosting shine and moisture.
Image credit: @georgiemane
The 4 Best Hair Masks to DIY for Dry Hair
1. Strawberries, egg and olive oil
Hydrated hair is healthy hair, and protein is one of the building blocks for this.
But before you go packing your diet full of steak, hold up a minute, there are better ways to up your hair's protein intake.
In fact, a healthy hair diet should be moderate to low in protein, but more on that here.
One of the best ways to boost your hair's protein is with this hair mask for dry hair.
Egg yolk strengthens your strands while strawberries boost shine and olive oil soften your hair.
To make this hair mask, you'll need
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
Purée the strawberries before adding the other ingredients, then mix them all.
Apply to dry hair and cover with cling wrap.
Leave for 20-30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Keep in mind this mask is extra sticky so it might take some work to get it all out of your hair.
Wash your hair as normal.
@jessraeking wears the Thick Halo in Col. #613/10
2. Banana, Avocado and coconut oil
Look, I know you have a fruit bowl full of overripe bananas, but instead of baking yet another loaf of banana bread, let's get a little more creative.
Bananas don't just boost your mood, but they also help boost hydration.
They're packed full of potassium and natural oils which help soften strands as well as improve elasticity and prevent breakage.
Avocado contains high amounts of vitamin B, which promotes healthy and strong hair growth while coconut oil seals in moisture.
To make this coconut oil and banana hair mask you'll need:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 Tbsp of coconut oil
Mix all ingredients until smooth.
Coat all your hair and leave for 20 minutes.
Rinse out and wash with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
@makeupby.dani wears the Medium Halo in Col. 10/6
3. Avocado, honey and olive oil
While this may sound like the beginning of a delicious breakfast dish, it is actually a hair mask for dry hair.
The very same oils and fats that make avo and olive oil great for your insides also make them great for your outsides.
Specifically, your strands.
This DIY hair mask doesn't just repair brittle and broken hair, but it also helps protect your locks from further damage while honey helps them shine.
The ingredients for this at-home hair treatment are:
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 Tbsp of olive oil
- 2 Tbsp of honey
Mix all ingredients in a food processor or beat until smooth (if you're a child who doesn't own a blender).
Apply the mask to damp hair focusing mostly on the ends.
Pull your hair into a top knot and cover with a shower cap.
Heat your hair with a blow dryer for 5 minutes to activate the ingredients and leave for 15.
Rinse and wash as normal.
4. Apple cider vinegar, yogurt and lemon
Sometimes your hair is dry because your hair isn't clean.
But, before you go slathering it up with shampoo, did you know apple cider vinegar and lemon are some of the best hair cleaning ingredients around?
Not only does it scrub your hair and scalp better than any store bought shampoo, but ACV will leave your locks shining brighter than your high school selves future.
Yogurt helps hydrate your hair thanks to its high levels and zinc and lactic acid, which also hold moisture.
To whip up this hydrating hair mask you'll need:
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1 Tsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp of lemon
- 2 Tsp of water
- 1 Tbsp of honey for extra soften qualities
Blend ingredients and massage into the scalp in a circular motion.
Leave for just 1 minute and rinse with warm water.
Want more DIY hair masks?
Check out The 8 Best Hair Masks To DIY At Home.