These Are The Best Winter Hair Masks For Each Hair Type
Winter’s on its way, which means our dry skin has been crying out for more moisture at every turn. Though changing your hair color for the season can be so much fun, you may find your hair requires additional care in the face of cold winter weather. Reach for a moisturizing hair mask this season to help maintain your healthy locks.
When choosing a new product to add to your rotation, it’s important that it fits into your current routine — and even more important that it’s compatible with your unique hair type. We’ve rounded up some stellar moisturizing products organized by hair type to help combat those winter blues.
So, What's My Hair Type?
Before we get started, let's define our terms: Your hair type is primarily determined by its curl pattern. There are four hair types: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. The types are categorized further using numbers (1-4) and letters (A-C) that correspond with the tightness (or looseness) of your curls.
Different hair types call for different care. Getting to know your hair type is a crucial step in taking proper care of your beautiful locks! We recommend talking with a stylist or taking an online hair type quiz to master your very own hair care routine.
Best Treatments for Straight Hair (Type 1)
Straight hair is more susceptible to collecting oil and dirt day-to-day. Because of this, it’s important to wash it regularly. If you have a straight hair type — especially if your hair is also fine or medium in texture — a routine full of oily products could disrupt your natural oil production. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos that won't dry out your strands. You won’t want to overdo it on the conditioner. Instead, try out these moisturizing hair masks about once weekly:
This popular intensive moisture mask will provide strong repair to any damaged hair.
This sulfate-free mask will leave your hair super soft after washing.
Rice water protein acts as a moisturizer and protective agent in this treatment, supporting healthy strands all the way through.
Leave this lavish hair mask on for 15 minutes to notice an amazing difference in thickness and shine.
Best Treatments for Wavy Hair (Type 2)
If you have a wavy hair type (2A-2C), you may not need to shampoo as often. Stylists recommend washing wavy hair about one to two times a week. This will help maintain the natural oils that form those beautiful waves. Using a quality conditioning product occasionally can assist those natural oils and enhance your curls by locking in moisture.
This product is the ultimate repairer for dry and damaged hair. If you style your wavy hair with heat frequently, it's a great idea to opt for regular repair treatments like this one.
This mask can be used as a deep conditioner or for daily use. Made with few oils, it will still bring a wave of moisture to your locks.
Not only does this mask smell heavenly, it works like a miracle, too! This mask provides perfect hydration for dry, textured hair.
This elevated overnight hair mask combats frizziness that might come with a wavy hair type.
Best Treatments for Curly Hair (Type 3)
Type 3 ringlets range from S-curves to spring-like shapes. Curly hair doesn't need to be washed frequently. Experts recommend having a wash day once every two to three weeks to maintain scalp health. Infrequent washes will encourage natural oils to form healthy bonds. Opt for moisturizing products that won’t disrupt your curls, like these:
Manuka honey is a big player in this made-for-curls hair mask. Frizz fighting and curl enhancing to the max!
If you have broken hair bonds, your strands may feel weak. This yummy-smelling salve acts like a deep conditioner to strengthen those bonds, leaving your curls more defined.
This ultra-conditioning mask does so much good for your curly hair. Use as a deep conditioner in the shower, or even leave this product on overnight for less frizz, more moisture and super nourished curls.
This mask is healing by nature, able to repair breakages and smooth out frizz.
Best Treatments for Coily Hair (Type 4)
If you have a coily hair type, you have tighter and smaller curls. Infrequent washes are also helpful to show off your coils. Avoid any silicone products for washes. Between washes and protective styles (if that’s your jam), reach for super-moisturizing creams and masks regularly.
Miche Strengthen Protein + Moisture Balancing Deep Conditioner
If your coils feel weak, look no further than this strengthening conditioner mask to bring your locks back to life.
This moisturizing vegan hair mask is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and synthetic colors.
This vegan mask detangles, hydrates, repairs, nourishes, restores, and tames coily hair. Need we say more?
Raw shea butter acts as a super moisturizer for coily hair in this handy mask.
Looking more more ways to practice self care this season? Check out our newsletter for regualr seasonal recommendations, fit for fall.
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