Deep conditioner for your winter-weary hair
So you say you’ve got the post-holiday Monday blues? Well guess who’s even sadder than you? Your hair.
Admit it, after 2013′s holiday hubbub (i.e. excessive styling, questionable nutrition, and dry indoor heating), your previously silky strands are probably looking less than luscious. Dry, dull, and tangled — your hair needs a New Year’s pick-me-up as much as the rest of you, and thankfully, there are a slew of deep conditioning options specifically formulated to revive your moisture-challenged tresses. So here are a few of our ultra-nourishing favorites to help restore your hairs bounce, elasticity and shine.
A long-standing favorite of the celebrity set (Gisele, Blake Lively), Kérastase hair masks are a perfect counter to the season’s extreme weather conditions. The brand’s Nutritive Masque Nutri-Thermique is heat-activated to help lock in moisture and quiet your hairs tangled, staticky outbursts.
Curly hair often needs an extra shot of moisture, particularly if it’s color-treated, which is why supermodel Carolyn Murphy touts the praises of her deep-conditioning favorite, Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color. Oribe’s masque repairs previously damaged hair by enriching the cuticle, and helps to prevent future damage with a shot of UV protection, ’cause the sun doesn’t stop shining just ’cause it’s cold out.
Another celebrity and stylist favorite is Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask, which is beloved for its hydrating powers across the spectrum. Curly hair or straight, oily or dry, summer or winter, this treatment helps infuse protein back into the weakened hair shaft to fortify and restructure the hair — a surefire winner in the one-size-fits-all department.
And finally, for you DIY-ers, a little extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil combed through freshly washed hair can go a long way when it comes to locking in moisture and helping to reviving dull, dry, winter-weary hair. Used as an overnight leave-in conditioner and then washed out, or dabbed on sparingly during the day as a hydrating frizz-tamer, olive and coconut oil are both uber-natural, do-it-all wonders that most of us already have in the kitchen cabinet.