Every hair type can benefit from deep conditioning hair and scalp treatments. As a hairstylist, I recommend them most often in the fall after the sun, surf, and chlorine have done their dirty work and hair feels most dry, brittle, and frizzy. This is a great time of year to visit a salon for a consultation and an in-salon treatment.
While I recommend periodic salon deep conditioning, I also like to send my clients home with an at-home product that can be applied once a week or even once a month, to maintain healthy hair throughout the year. I’ve found 25 great hair masks and treatment that address a variety of concerns including frizziness, hair loss, damage, and scalp issues. Click through the slideshow to find one appropriate for your hair type.
25 Best At-Home Hair Masks and Treatments 1 of 25
Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask $32 2 of 25
Argan oil is an intense moisturizer, making this a great option for dry, frizzy, or coarse hair.
Available at Folica.
Paul Mitchell Awaphuii Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment $27 3 of 25
This is the treatment I currently use. I love that it strengthens my highlighted hair with ample amounts of the protein keratin without weighing down my fine hair.
Visit Paul Mitchell to find a salon retailer near you.
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque $9.99 4 of 25
If you have a dry, itchy scalp or suffer from dandruff, eczema, or psoriasis, this treatment mask is for you. It contains kaolin clay, botanical enzymes, herbal extacts, and vitamins to ease troubled scalps while conditioning hair.
Found at Drugstore.
Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color $59 5 of 25
This intense hydrating conditioner contains the latest technology in color maintenance, including UV filters to prevent excessive fading.
Pick it up at Barneys.
Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious Nourishing Masque $27 6 of 25
Got curls? Keep them tame and defined with this delicious once-a-week treatment.
Get it at Bumble & Bumble.
Arbonne Sea Source Fortifying Hair Mask $32 7 of 25
This vitamin- and mineral-rich formula is appropriate for most hair types to hydrate, condition, and revitalize locks.
Available at Arbonne.
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm $6.99 8 of 25
Designed for damaged, chemically-treated hair, this beloved drugstore option offers deep repair at a bargain price.
Get it at Walgreens.
Lush Jasmine & Henna Fluff Ease $22.95 9 of 25
This moisturizing deep conditioner was designed for frizz sufferers. It's packed with softening oils to smooth and tame hair and will leaving you smelling like jasmine for days.
Pick it up at Lush.
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask $32 10 of 25
Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Hair Mask $7.99 11 of 25
This smoothing mask is terrific for rough, coarse hair, and it's formulated without dyes, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, parabens, or phthalates.
Found at Vitamin Shoppe.
L’Oreal Professionnel Fiberceutic $27 12 of 25
Fiberceutic is a miracle worker for extremely chemically damaged hair. Use this product only if you have experienced a significant loss of elasticity. The intense protein content will make healthy hair stiff and brittle. It is available for both thick and fine hair.
Learn more at L'Oreal Professionnel.
Acure Moisturizing Root Repair $9.99 13 of 25
This all-natural formula contains argan stem cells and mint for deep conditioning without harmful ingredients.
Pick it up at Swanson Health Products.
Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment $42 14 of 25
This intense weekly treatment is fortified with PolyfluoroEster, a moisturizing molecule that restores the cuticle and reduces porosity, helping hair to behave like virgin hair.
Available at Sephora.
Aussie Moist 3-Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner $4.29 15 of 25
Pureology Essential Repair Split End Correcting Treatment 16 of 25
This spray-in treatment helps nourish ends to prevent splitting and contains their AntiFadeComplex to maintain hair color.
Visit Pureology to locate a retailer near you.
Kerastase Masque Substantif $62.50 17 of 25
This innovative product addresses the need of aging hair by encouraging cellular renewal and adding moisture and manageability.
Available at Kerastase.
Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask $39 18 of 25
If shine is what you lack, this nourishing blend of angelica root extract and sweet orange essential oil will add luster while jojoba oil and guar gum moisturize and detangle.
Found at Sephora.
John Freida Full Repair Full Body Deep Conditioner $5.99 19 of 25
If you hair is fine and limp, this is the treatment for you. This treatment conditioner nourishes with omega-3 rich Inca Inchi Oil without weighing hair down.
Found at Ulta.
Peter Thomas Roth Hair To Die For Treatment $58 20 of 25
This treatment targets thinning hair with its unique Tri-Phase Complex as well as over-processed hair for stronger, fuller locks.
Get it at Sephora.
DevaCurl Heaven in Hair $24.95 21 of 25
This super hydrating mask with cupuaÃ§u seed butter, murumuru seed butter, and coco seed butter works well for all curly hair types.
Available at Devachan.
Malin + Goetz Intensive Hair Mask $25 22 of 25
Essential fatty acids, plant extracts, and wheat amino acid proteins restore vitality to dry, damaged hair.
Pick it up at Barneys.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme $45 23 of 25
When hair feels brittle to the touch, your hair has lost its ability to stretch without breaking. A deeply hydrating mask like this one from leading trichologist, Philip Kingsly, helps restore normal elasticity.
Available at Philip Kingsley.
Bosley Healthy Hair Strengthening Masque $20.50 24 of 25
This nourishing mask is fantastic for thinning hair. It adds volume to limp or weak hair and strengthens with biotin and vegetable proteins.
Found on Amazon.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask $5.99 25 of 25
This drugstore steal targets dehydrated locks with a nourishing blend of olive, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond.
Pick it up at Drugstore.
Note: Be sure to follow the usage instructions on the packaging; there is no need to prolong the length of a treatment in your hair or apply heat unless directed and in some cases, doing so may be counter-productive.