A Hydrating Hair Mask For YOU This Summer

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
If this winter’s weather has dried out your strands and left your mane without its luster, it’s time to condition, condition, condition! We're now deep into the sweltering summer months, and if you haven't had a chance to repair the cold-weather damage, we rounded up the in-shower hydrators that can save the day no matter your hair type.

When we want to spend most of our time braiding, twisting, and salt-spraying our hair, we can't deal with the extra drama of bad ends, crispy texture, and dulled colors. When we're swimming in chlorine, baking in the sun, and constantly in air-conditioned rooms, our hair can — and will — take a beating.

So don't finish off the hot months with hair baggage. Giving your strands some TLC is crucial to getting those soft and silky tresses you've been pinning all year. No matter your struggle, there's a treatment that works for you just ahead.

Do you have a favorite conditioner to repair your seasonally stressed mane? Let us know in the comments!
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Fine Hair
Most people with fine hair tend to need to wash it more regularly to prevent it from falling limp or flat. However, when a fine-haired girl’s got damaged ends, it can put her strands in a seriously compromising position. If this is your problem, we suggest using a clarifying shampoo on the roots only, and a lightweight, moisturizing conditioner on the ends.

Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair, $63, available at Kérastase.
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Coarse Hair
Coarser hair types generally tend to be stronger in combating breakage. However, in order to prevent damage from heat-styling or the environment, a weekly deep-conditioning treatment can do wonders. We love the Davines mask just for that. We recommend you use it once a week for at least 20 minutes, on damp hair.

Davines Nounou Pak Hair Mask (250 ml), $32, available at Davines.
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Curly Hair
Curly hair is drier than straight hair, so constantly moisturizing is key. Using a deep-conditioner regularly can help curls maintain a soft bounce while combating frizz and dryness. Shampoos can be too harsh for some curly hair types, so we suggest skipping the shampoo and diving straight for the conditioner.

DevaCurl Heaven in Hair, $28, available at Sephora.
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Blond Hair
Every blonde knows that maintaining those bright locks isn’t easy. We suggest keeping heat-styling to a minimum and using moisturizing products without added keratin (oftentimes, keratin protein can be too heavy for blond hair, causing strands to feel even more brittle).

Rene Furterer Solaire Nourishing Repair Mask, $25, available at Rene Furterer.
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Chemically Damaged Hair
Plenty of us have had our fair share of experimental dye jobs, and our locks have suffered. If you’re one to go from blond to black and back in a moment's time, make sure to treat your hair well between appointments. Using a mask the night before you dye can do wonders to prevent damage and ensure the color processes evenly.

Living Proof
Restore Mask Treatment, $42, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Dry, brittle hair can feel weak at the ends, and this mask can boost its strength. And for under $15, you get softer hair whether you use it as a daily conditioner or treatment.

Eva NYC Therapy Sessions Hair Mask, $14.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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