It’s safe to say the song “Cruel Summer” captures how your hair feels about the season. From super-drying salt sprays and real-life ocean dips; to chlorine, UV rays, and the effects of chemically lightening your locks to look naturally sun-kissed, summer is a cruel mistress to hair indeed. By the time August rolls around, your hair is practically begging for next-level help, which means your usual routine won’t cut it. Restore health and shine to strands before fall begins with mega-nourishing masks that hydrate, heal, and strengthen from within to erase the sins of summer. With a little deep conditioning love once a week, you can welcome September with Beyoncé and Blake Lively-level hair confidence.
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Triple Rx Nourishing Hair Treatment Mask
This intensive treatment combines sea buckthorn berry and raw shea butter for a rich and insanely delicious-smelling blend that moisturizes dry hair while increasing its resistance to breakage. Bonus: It’s made without sulfates and parabens.
Reparative Treatment Masque
Another paraben and sulfate-free option, Aloxxi’s repairing treatment delivers keratin and plant proteins to fortify weak strands and revitalize lackluster hair so it shines like it used to.
Su Hair Mask
Specifically formulated to replenish sun-soaked, post-pool hair, this restorative mask makes brittle, dehydrated hair silky-soft to the touch.
Omega 9 Hair Mask
Rahua’s products are famously 100-percent natural, which means no harsh chemicals that strip hair of its color and natural oils. Thanks to quinoa protein and omega-9-rich ungurahua oil, this mask transforms dull, damaged tresses into strong and vibrant ones.
Seriously damaged hair—the kind that looks and feels like straw—will benefit from a deep-penetrating mask that improves the health of hair with a powerful infusion of nourishing proteins.