After years of dyeing, flat ironing, highlighting, curling, bleaching, and even unicorn-ing our hair to our heart's content, using one of the best hair masks for damaged hair is pretty much the only way to achieve a hair do-over, unless you're fierce enough to get a buzzcut and make us all jealous.
It's easy for hair to become damaged from one too many chemical processes like repeated highlights or bleach, or from constantly applying intense heat to it — even worse when we forget to use heat-resistant sprays and creams. Some surefire signs that your hair may be unhealthy include split, frayed ends, limpness, brittle texture, and a flatness that fails to reflect light. The good news is that there are so many great hair masks on the market that serve one purpose and one purpose only: to restore your hair to its original healthy state.
Depending on your hair texture and type, the right hair mask can deep condition overly dry hair that has splits (though to truly repair split ends you will eventually have to trim or cut hair) seal hair cuticles for a glossier mane, and make hair look and feel smoother, less tangled, and more manageable.
Is there any reason not to use a hair mask if you have damaged hair? Nope, none we can think of — and these eight are among the best hair masks for a wide range of hair types in need of a little TLC.