Regardless of what hair type you have, one thing’s for certain: How you care for it plays an important role in how your hair looks. That being said, if you’re only using shampoo and conditioner, there could be a crucial step missing in your routine: we’re talking about hair treatments—everything from hair masks and serums to oils and butters that you can use to help transform the look and health of your mane.
One of the best things about hair treatments is that you can find one for every hair concern. There are dry hair treatments, damaged hair treatments, hair smoothing treatments, and everything in between. Keep reading to learn about our best hair treatments for every hair type and concern.
OUR BEST DAMAGED HAIR TREATMENT
If your hair looks a little weak and lifeless as a result of over-processing and coloring, try using a damaged hair treatment like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm. The rich formula helps polish hair strand by strand.
How to use it: Massage the hair treatment onto damp hair after shampooing and conditioning, working it through hair from roots to ends. Leave on for three to five minutes before rinsing. For best results, use twice a week.
OUR BEST DRY HAIR TREATMENT
Dry hair can oftentimes look dull and lifeless, and that’s because it lacks proper moisture. If this sounds familiar, reach for a dry hair treatment, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil-In-Cream. This leave-in hair treatment hydrates and nourishes to transform dry, lifeless hair to soft and lustrous.
How to use it: To use, rub a dime-sized amount of cream between your hands and work throughout the lengths of damp hair. Use more or less depending on the length of your hair. On dry hair, use lightly as a finishing touch.
OUR BEST SPLIT END TREATMENT
One of the most common hair concerns is split ends, which can leave your mane looking a bit raggedy. Not to mention, they tend to call for getting a haircut ASAP—effectively ruining your plans of growing long locks. To help prevent split ends and avoid an unwanted haircut, try a split end hair treatment, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave In Conditioner. The formula helps seal split ends while preventing heat damage caused by styling. No more unwanted haircuts, you can preserve every last inch of your hair!
How to use it: After using shampoo and conditioner, apply onto damp hair, focusing on your ends. Leave in and style as usual.
OUR BEST HAIR SMOOTHING TREATMENT FOR FRIZZ
Whether your hair is provoked by the weather or you just happen to always find yourself battling frizz, reach for a hair smoothing treatment. The L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-in-Serum is the perfect frizzy hair treatment to help tame unruly hair for smooth, sleek strands.
How to use it: Simply apply one to two pumps to damp hair, distributing the oil-serum evenly, and don’t rinse.
OUR BEST PROTEIN TREATMENT FOR HAIR
Hair is made up of protein, after all, so it makes sense that a protein treatment for hair can help restore health and hydration to your strands. Whenever your hair is feeling particularly weak, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Treatment, which helps prevent the five signs of damaged hair: split ends, weakness, dullness, rough texture, and overall dehydration.
How to use it: Apply a small amount of product onto wet hair after using shampoo and conditioner. Leave it on—do not rinse it out—and go about your styling routine as usual.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR CURLY HAIR
There’s no denying it; curly hair is gorgeous—but maintaining ringlets that look full of life is no easy feat. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask, which instantly transforms lifeless curls into bouncy, defined, and lustrous ones.
How to use it: Massage the hair treatment through wet hair after shampooing and leave it on for three to five minutes. Rinse out completely and use it in place of conditioner whenever you feel that your curls need an extra boost of nourishment.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
It’s a fact: Colored hair requires special care. That’s why a hair treatment could be exactly what your mane has been craving. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm helps to protect over-processed hair and preserve hair color vibrancy.
How to use it: Apply to damp hair following your shampoo and rinse after three to five minutes. Use one to two times a week in place of conditioner.
OUR BEST HAIR TREATMENT FOR BLONDE HAIR
While colored hair requires special care, blonde, color-treated hair requires a different type of care. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment is a hair treatment that helps neutralize brassiness while nourishing over-processed hair.
How to use it: Apply the hair treatment to towel-dried hair after shampooing. Leave on for three to five minutes and rinse. For best results, use weekly.
OUR BEST LAMELLAR HAIR TREATMENT
Think your hair could use some extra smoothness and shine? We’d say everyone can benefit from more of where that came from, and a lamellar hair treatment is the key to getting those results. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment, which works in just eight seconds to leave hair feeling healthy, shiny, and silky.
How to use it: Use two to three times a week on wet hair after shampooing. Apply directly to wet hair, massaging it through your strands for eight seconds. Rinse out, avoiding contact with eyes. Follow your normal conditioning routine.
Pair it with: Your favorite shampoo and conditioner!
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