If you’re looking to get the best hair of your life, there’s one product you should be sure to include in your routine: a hair mask. Anyone can use a hair mask—it doesn’t matter what texture your hair is or how much damage it has. In fact, hair masks are essential for getting healthy, bouncy, and soft hair. Think of a hair mask as a DIY spa treatment for your hair.
Hair masks get a bad rap for being super thick. “When people hear ‘hair mask,’ the general conception is of a heavy and deep conditioning product,” says Fekkai SoHo colorist Lorik Rockefeller. “[Because of] that, a lot of people, especially the ones with finer hair, tend to avoid them.” But hair masks come in all different consistencies for all different hair textures and densities.
Using a hair mask helps you maintain your haircut a bit longer, ward off split ends, and repair and prevent damage. Whether you want to improve the health of your hair or give your strands some major TLC, there’s a hair mask out there for every hair type, texture, concern, and price point.