The 6 Best Hair Masks to Protect Your Hair This Summer

06/24/2021

Despite how much we love summer, this time of year tends to be extremely hard on our hair. Between all of the constant exposure to sun, chlorine, and salt water, it’s not uncommon for your strands to be left dull, dry, and frizzy. Luckily, undoing all of this damage is as simple as adding a good hair mask to your summer hair routine.

Perfect for when your strands need a little bit of TLC, a good mask can help restore moisture, elasticity, and strength as well as bring your hair back to an all-around healthier state. So, if you’re looking to revive your locks, we’ve rounded up 6 ultra-nourishing hair masks for all hair types and concerns.

Ahead, a few of our favorite hair masks that you’ll want to use all summer long.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector 

If you’re suffering from dry and damaged locks, this at-home treatment mask from Olaplex will be your saving grace. Great for all hair types and just about every level of hair damage, this mask will strengthen your strands from within, reducing breakage and restoring your hair’s healthy appearance and texture. 

Promising review from Sephora: Zoie says, “This stuff is amazing!! I just bought it and it really makes a difference with my hair. I used it with the shampoo and conditioner and my hair is so shiny and soft and didn’t weigh it down at all like most hair treatments do with my hair.”

Shop: Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, $28.00

Ouai Treatment Mask for Fine and Medium Hair 

For dried-out locks in need of moisture, you’ll want to consider adding Ouai’s treatment mask to your hair routine. It’s formulated with shea butter, panthenol, and hydrolyzed keratin and protein to condition, add shine, and protect against breakage. This mask in particular is ideal for fine and medium hair, but there is also one for thicker locks, too!

Promising review from Ouai: Alexandria says, “This mask leaves my hair feeling and looking super shiny and soft. I have coarse wavy hair that tends toward more dehydrated than not but this has helped so much! Looking forward to seeing what my hair looks like after continuous use.”

Shop: Ouai Treatment Mask for Fine and Medium Hair, $38.00

IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask

Looking to snooze your way to healthier hair? If so, you need this dry mask from IGK. Just spray it on your locks before you go to sleep and this product’s leave-in bond-building technology and vegan silk extract will soften and restore your damaged strands. 

Promising review from IGK Hair: Martha says, “This stuff really works! Spray it on clean dry hair, go to sleep, and wake up to soft, smooth, and manageable hair. Smells amazing as well! Will definitely be buying more!”

Shop: IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask, $34.00

Pattern Beauty Treatment Mask

This treatment mask from Pattern Beauty is a must-have for curly and coily hair textures. Made with softening and strengthening  ingredients including rice water ferment and Moringa seed extract, this product will leave your locks feeling hydrated, silky, and pampered.

Promising review from Ulta: Meg says, “My hair is extremely damaged from color and bleach and I’ve been trying to salvage the last 3-4 inches of my hair and tried several treatments and nothing was really helping. THIS right here made my hair so soft. It feels like a different head of hair. I’m so glad I purchased this. Will be buying more of their products.”

Shop: Pattern Beauty Treatment Mask, $25.00

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Weightless Mask

Make every day a good hair day with this hair mask from Living Proof. This silicone-free treatment will revive dull, lifeless hair in minutes, without weighing it down. Formulated for fine to medium hair types, this mask uses murumuru butter and the brand’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule to strengthen and add shine to your locks.

Promising review from Living Proof: Shelby says, “ I was skeptical about using a mask because I have very fine and blonde hair, so I was afraid it would weigh down my hair and make it greasy. I was super wrong. I use this mask twice a week & my hair feels like pure silk. No greasiness at all! It’s a great product to add into your weekly routine.”

Shop: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Weighless Mask, $38.00

Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque

Just as its name suggests, your hair will be feeling as good as new after using this cult-favorite hair mask. Formulated with coconuts, argan oil, shea butter, and fig essence, this product will repair split ends, tame frizz, and condition your hair —in just 10 minutes. Best of all, it comes with a free tangle tamer to prevent damage and hair breakage.

Promising review from Coco & Eve: Katie says, “After the first use, I was obsessed. My frizz is near non-existent and my waves have made a return. I didn’t realise how much confidence I had lost by having damaged hair but since using like a virgin, I have the confidence to let other people touch and admire my hair without being embarrassed by its condition.”

Shop: Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque, $39.90

Reviews have been edited for length and clarity. 

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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