Our lifestyles don’t really give us the chance to truly celebrate and relish in our body and haircare routines. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to be able to take your sweet time about caring for and styling your hair every morning?
We would be able to stay in bed at least half an hour longer, allow nourishing and softening conditioners to penetrate our strands instead of rushing through the process, and we’d be able to perfect even the most complicated hairstyles without the usual time pressure.
Alas, few of us have the luxury to dawdle around in front of the mirror as long as we want, so our daily skin and hair care regimes have become more of a necessity rather than a relaxing and soothing practice in self-love and care.
That’s what makes the days on which we do have the time to indulge in lush at-home wellness treatments, all the more special. That’s when we pull out all our favourite beauty and hair products and give them the time they need to work to the best of their abilities.
Our favourite go-to on days like these are nourishing hair masks for our curls. Notoriously dry and extremely needy, nothing feels better than reviving brittle and coarse curls with a moisturizing mask made from super-food ingredients your hair will devour with great gusto.
So, whether you’re looking for a nourishing remedy for dry curls or are planning ahead for your next day of ultimate relaxation and self-care, don’t forget to add a quality hair mask to your pre-wellness-day shopping list. Here are the five best hair masks for dry, curly hair.
Papaya 3-in-1 Hair Food by Garnier Ultimate Blends
Most of us are probably familiar with the term “hangry” by now – a dangerous fusion of hunger and anger, that feeds off each other. You can easily recognize a hangry person, but can you recognize hangry hair?
Garnier’s Papaya Hair Food certainly can. That’s why it offers a 3-in-1 solution that tackles all the problems super hangry – read, dry! – curls usually protest. Dryness, a lack of shine, split ends and a need for healthy foods and vitamins.
This 100% vegan product is made with nourishing papaya and amla, both of which are 98% natural origin ingredients known to infuse hair with the vitamins and oils needed to keep it soft, healthy and hydrated.
This mask can be used in three different ways: as a conditioner on wet hair, as a rinse-out mask or a leave-in conditioner. Whichever way you choose to use this hair mask, you can rest assured that it will leave your hair light, intensely nourished and with 50% less split ends/breakage.
Maui Moisture Vegan Coconut Oil & Aloe Vera Hair Mask Smoothie
This sulphate-free surfactant hair care system from Maui Moisture will treat your curls to a tropical wellness experience with all the very best ingredients. Featuring aloe vera juice, papaya fruit and plumeria extract in its ingredients, your hair is in for a nourishing treat.
This Maui Moisture Hair Mask Smoothie is the ideal remedy for dry, frizzy curls that are in need of a bit of pampering. Free from silicones, SLS, mineral oils and synthetic dyes, this smoothie is vegan friendly and extremely effective.
Apply the deeply hydrating and creamy mask to freshly washed, damp hair and leave it in to work its magic. The effects are immediately noticeable – your hair will be left with all the moisture and softness, and none of the frizz and tangles.
If you’ve missed the bounce in your curls and that silky-smooth touch, this is the way to get it back!
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque
Dry curls lack the energy to find definition and that wonderful bounce that is synonymous with healthy hair. Therefore, it’s important to treat them to nourishing and moisturizing ingredients on a regular basis, as it ensures the hydration needed to maintain their wellbeing.
The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque does exactly what it promises. Its hand-picked, natural ingredients were carefully selected to strengthen hair follicles and restore dry, coarse hair to its natural smoothness.
This masque is made with certified organic shea butter, peppermint and apple cider vinegar, all of which are known for their ultra-cleansing properties. It’s an excellent choice for colour, heat or chemically treated hair in need of restoration, bringing it back to a lustrous shine.
For the best results, apply the masque after shampooing, then gently comb through for even distribution. Cover your curls with a plastic cap and use a steamer or diffuser for full and efficient absorption. Leave it in for ten to fifteen minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Vitamins Argan Mask for Dry & Damaged Hair
Think of how good it feels when your sandpapery tongue and parched throat are met with the soothing, hydrating coolness of your favourite popsicle stick on a hot summer day – it’s indescribably refreshing.
You can do the same thing for your curls byways of the Vitamins Argan Mask for Dry & Damaged Hair. As soon as this intensely moisturizing cream makes contact with your hair, you can feel all its healing and restorative properties seeping into it.
Made with natural argan and essential oils and high concentrations of vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, this mask repairs and strengthens dry and damaged curls, and makes them forget about past chemical and colour treatment traumas.
This deeply repairing hair mask was reserved for professional salons only for over twenty years and has only now become accessible to the public market. Free of parabens, sulphate, SLS and alcohol, this is a natural remedy for all curl types.
Natura Siberica Professional Oblepikha Deep Repair Hair Mask
When temperatures drop and we find ourselves avoiding the cold in favour of heated spaces, we often liken the outside world to Siberian climates. Suffice to say, we are usually grossly exaggerating, but that doesn’t mean to say we’re not really feeling the cold.
Our skin and hair suffer just as much in crisp, wintery climates as it does in heated apartments and homes: both scenarios tend to dry us out equally. This is why we should pay even better attention to our curls’ needs the colder it gets outside, the toastier it gets inside.
So, why not head straight to the experts? Natura Siberica’s products are made exclusively from natural, wild-harvested ingredients found in Siberia – the continent known as the coldest, inhabited place on earth.
Surely, they know a thing or two about keeping your skin and hair smooth even in minus temperatures? That they do, and their professional Oblepikha Repair Hair Mask proves this to be true.
Full of vitamins and amino acids, the Oblepikha Repair Hair Mask is super nourishing and ideal for dry, unruly and frizzy curls, both natural and colour-treated. It increases your hair’s elasticity and shine and will make it noticeably thicker and stronger with repeated use.
Featuring vitamin C rich Altai sea-buckthorn and moisturizing pine nut and macadamia oil, you can count on a healthy head of moisturized hair and a heavenly fragrance.