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Hair Repair

Got frizzy, limp or over-processed locks? There’s a mask for that!

Summer’s far in the rearview mirror: Along with sun-drenched memories, many of us are left with slightly more damaged hair than when the season began. Blame the sunshine, the chlorine or the salt water, but the hotter months are particularly hard on our locks.

Fortunately, hair masks have become as popular as face masks, and there are many options for every hair type. More intense than a quick, rinse-out conditioner, hair masks can help put back what the environment takes out.

Here are five trendy options that work well with specific hair types:

For color-treated hair

Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock
In just a single treatment, you’ll notice shinier, smoother hair, thanks to the strengthening peptides that help restore vibrancy. Once treated, your hair will be easier to brush, helping to prevent damage during styling.

For limp hair

Daniel Galvin Jr. Organic Head Detox Hair Masque
Developed by celebrity stylist Daniel Galvin Jr., and used at his London salon, this intensive treatment provides the nourishing properties of argan oil, coconut oil, orange oil and wheat proteins. Limp hair and curls will spring to life, while the masque’s proteins go to work to improve hair elasticity and strengthen the ends.

For frizzy hair

Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque
Winner of 12 beauty awards, this formula promises to tame frizz and add shine in a mere 10 minutes. A triple whammy of naturally nourishing ingredients (argan oil, virgin coconut oil and shea butter), it comes with a free “tangle tamer” hairbrush that helps distribute the mask evenly.

For medium-to-thick dry hair

MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask
All it takes is five minutes for this deep-conditioning mask, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, to improve your hair’s texture, elasticity and manageability.

For over-processed hair

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Masque
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that shows its age. Years of color treatments and blow-drying can leave you with dull, lifeless hair. Called “time travel in a jar,” this mask delivers deep, intensive nourishment to restore bounce and shine.

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