Whether it’s a mask to strengthen your locks or a spray to help detangle, now is the time to show your hair a little extra love. Here are the 8 hair care products our editors are loving to help keep hair healthy.
Perfect for all hair types, the amika flash instant shine mask delivers moisture and shine while remaining lightweight. In just 60 seconds, the mask instantly seals the cuticle, hydrating hair and producing a smooth finish that will last for days to come.
How to use: For fine and oily hair, use in place of conditioner. For thick and dry hair, use after shampoo and conditioner. Fully saturate sectioned hair from mid-length to ends. Wait 60 seconds, and then rinse.
Promising review: Lisa says, “This is so easy to use. Smells good and fresh and makes my hair so shiny like I just left the salon.”
On the days you don’t want to wash your hair, go for Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo. Guaranteed to actually clean your hair, this dry shampoo eliminates oil, sweat and odor to produce fresh, soft hair that lasts all day.
How to use: Shake the can extremely well and hold about 6-10 inches away from dry hair. Section hair and apply to dirty/oily areas. Let it rest for 30 seconds, and then massage into roots.
Promising review: Britney says, “This is the best product out there & it actually cleans your hair, so you don’t need to wash it as much. My hair is much thicker!!”
For hair that needs a little extra help, the Drunk Elephant Wild Marula Tangle Spray does it all! It’s a weightless leave-in mist that effectively detangles and smooths hair while restoring natural movement and shine.
How to use: Shake the bottle before use, and spray evenly onto towel-dried or damp hair. Comb through without rinsing. You can also spray the product into your hands and apply starting at the ends, working your way to the roots.
Promising review: Kate says, “This detangling spray is a dream. It is lightweight, didn’t weigh my hair down and made combing post-shower a breeze!”
Ouai recently revamped their Smooth Spray to produce this hydrating Leave-In Conditioner. Not only does it detangle hair, but it contains moisturizing properties to keep it hydrated and strong even after a long day.
How to use: Spray lightly on damp hair prior to brushing and/or heat styling to detangle and prevent frizz.
Promising review: Margaret says, “This is the holy grail for long hair. It’s going to change your life. Promise. If you’re on the fence, it’s a must purchase.”
Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub is perfect for eliminating product build-up in your hair. Made with a special blend of acids, the scrub dissolves dead skin to produce a happy, healthy scalp in just ten minutes!
How to use: Apply the scrub directly to a dry scalp and massage. Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Use 1-2 times per week.
Promising review: Amy says, “My scalp was SO dry, and this truly helped it to get some hydration without being greasy! My scalp still feels super refreshed 24 hours later!!”
For a more intense hair treatment, go with Together Beauty’s Dreamer Overnight Repair mask. The vegan, cruelty free product is infused with blue sage to provide hair with deep hydration. The mask can be used on all hair types and textures, producing a rich, silky feel.
How to use: Distribute evenly through towel-dried hair from roots to ends. Allow to dry overnight and then rinse out.
Promising review: Violet says. “Best mask I’ve tried so far. Using this once a week, my hair feels smoother and more manageable. Highly recommend this after a big color service.”
Another mask providing a deep clean is Not Your Mother’s Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Nutrient Rich Butter Masque. The matcha green tea and wild apple blossom blend perfectly detoxes and restores damaged hair.
How to use: Work product into clean, wet hair. Massage through to the ends and leave for 2-5 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly. Use 1-2 times a week.
Promising review: Alex says, “I really enjoyed this mask. It’s so creamy and nice feeling and helps detangle my hair really well. I left it on for about 5 minutes, and it did a good job. Doesn’t make my hair feel greasy or heavy.”
The perfect conditioner to keep your second (or third) day hair looking fresh and clean. Cake’s Soft Serve Cream Rinse conditioner is “light-as-meringue yet rich-as-custard” and produces soft, strong and shiny hair.
How to use: Pour a dollop into your palm and apply to wet hair. Focus on the lengths and run your fingers through. Then, gently rinse. For optimal effect, let sit for 2-3 minutes for a quick in-shower treatment.
Promising review: Ashley says, “Absolutely love everything about it! My naturally dry and coarse hair is super soft and shiny just after one use. Great value, too!”
Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.