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Hair Masks That Combat Dryness and Frizz

Unwash Hydrating Masque

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This mega-moisturizing option ($29; touts argan oil for hydration and hydrolized quinoa (yes, as in the superfood) to repair and strengthen. If your strands are feeling especially dry, use it as a daily conditioner. (For more ways to integrate the grain into your beauty routine, check out these 10 Quinoa-Rich Skin and Hair Products.) 

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ColorProof CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque

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Frizzies and flyaways got you down? Load up on this treatment ($48;, which softens and smooths hair, while also locking out humidity and offering heat and color protection. Multitasking for the win.

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Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

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A great choice for super-thick, super-dry hair, this salon standout ($63; coats strands to shield them from dryness for up to 72 hours. It's rich and creamy, so a little bit goes a long way, making this definitely worth the splurge. As does the ~amazing~ smell!

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L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask

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When your ends are dry but roots are oily, deep conditioning can be tricky. But this brand-new drugstore find ($7; is specifically made for this kind of combination hair. Meant to be used before you shampoo, it contains three different types of clay to absorb excess oil at your roots, while still hydrating your ends. Mask magic! (Psst: Check out these tips to avoid frizz and give your hair the nourishment it needs.) 

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Ouai Treatment Masque

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It's hard to pick a standout among the products in stylist Jen Atkin's hair-care line, but this mask ($32 for 8; is a strong contender. Keratin and amino acids strengthen hair and repair damage, while artichoke leaf extract shields strands from color-fading UV rays. The scent is divine, and the single-use packets are ideal for travel.

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Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask

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Things we love about this Target find ($12; 1. How well it moisturizes hair and adds shine in minutes. 2. The honey and apricot scent. 3. The fact that it's free of parabens and mineral oil. Score!

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ReGenesis Detox Hair & Scalp Masque

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There's no denying that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. This mask ($42; contains ingredients like willowbark and tea tree oil to detoxify and rejuvenate your scalp (and yes, hydrate hair, too). When applying, massage it thoroughly into your roots and scalp first, then work it through the lengths of your hair.

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Masqueology Volumizing Hair Mask

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Who says masks can only hydrate? This new bargain buy ($3; available on starting January 13) actually volumizes limp locks, making it perfect to use before a blow-out. Also cool: The formula is self-heating, using your own body heat to help the formula better penetrate into hair. (P.S. Here are three ways to get instant volume post-workout with your blow dryer.) 

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R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask

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Work this strand-saver ($29; through dry hair and leave on for 10 minutes before shampooing. A mix of hydrators (think coconut oil, shea butter, and argan oil) add a heavy dose of moisture, leaving hair looking—and feeling—silky smooth. Or try using it as co-wash if your hair is particularly parched.

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Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask

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Hot tools, brushes, color...there's no shortage of things that cause damage. Happily, this newbie ($8; contains 19 hair-strengthening ingredients—including liquid keratin—to undo that damage. To maximize the results, apply on damp hair, cover with a shower cap, then wrap in a warm towel for 15 minutes before rinsing. (Next, check out these tips to protect your hair from sweat damage.) 

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