For most of us, our hair is important in helping define who we are. It doesn’t matter if you have a bob cut or shoulder-length hair—you’re probably always on the lookout for the best products for your specific hair type. And given all that you put your hair through—like the regular use of heat styling tools and coloring it—it’s safe to say that sometimes, your strands could use some extra TLC. That’s where a mask, balm, or butter can come in. Generally, you’d use one of these deep-conditioning products in place of your regular conditioner once or twice a week. Curly hair? We’ve got you covered. Dry hair? Check! Colored hair? Double check! Have a look at some of our best hair masks, balms, and butters for every hair type.
The Best L’Oréal Paris Hair Balm for Dry or Damaged Hair
When your hair is dry or damaged, sometimes there’s just no way to disguise the state of your mane—unless you want to hide it under a baseball cap day in and day out. Instead of going incognito, add the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm to your hair care routine. Its formulated with acai palm and our exclusive antioxidant to help repair damaged hair and add shine.
How to use it: Apply the mask after shampooing with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, massage the balm into wet hair from roots to ends, and leave it on for three to five minutes, then rinse. You can also use it before shampooing if you need a little extra detangling or conditioning.
The Best L’Oréal Paris Hair Mask for Very Dry, Curly Hair
Keeping your ringlets looking their most gorgeous can be a major challenge, as curly hair can oftentimes be on the dry side. The L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask is specifically formulated for very dry, curly hair.
How to use it: First, shampoo with the L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Curls Shampoo, then apply the mask to wet hair and massage it through to your ends. Leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing out.
The Best L’Oréal Paris Hair Mask for Damaged, Sensitized Hair
If you put your hair through the ringer (a.k.a. frequent processing), it could very well be feeling the effects. The L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask helps to repair the hair fibers of extremely damaged, sensitized hair.
How to use it: After shampooing with the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Total Repair Extreme Shampoo, apply the mask to wet hair and massage through your ends. Leave it in for three to five minutes, then rinse.
The Best L’Oréal Paris Hair Mask for Dry, Damaged, Color-Treated Hair
Looking for a way to keep your color looking beautiful? Add the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask to your hair care routine. Formulated with an antioxidant + UV filter and ceramide, our system of L’Oréal Paris Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask helps preserve color and mend damaged, processed fibers.
How to use it: After shampooing with the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, apply the mask and leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
The Best L’Oréal Paris Pre-Shampoo Mask for Oily Roots
Have greasy hair? The L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask can help to absorb oil at the roots.
How to use it: On dry hair, apply the mask to your roots section by section, making sure to cover your entire head. Leave it on for five minutes, gently massaging it into your scalp when you rinse. Follow up by shampooing and conditioning with the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Conditioner.
The Best L’Oréal Paris Hair Butter for Dry, Dull Hair
Formulated with gardenia and flower oils, the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Renourishing Butter helps to replenish dry, dull hair.
How to use it: After shampooing with the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo, apply the butter to wet hair, focusing on your lengths and ends. Leave it on for three to five minutes, then rinse. For extra detangling and conditioning, you can apply the mask to wet hair before shampooing as a pre-shampoo treatment.
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