The Best Hair Masks and Deep Conditioners to Treat Your Tresses

Add these nourishing treatments to your haircare routine, STAT

Updated 07/03/18
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With your wedding date quickly approaching, you’re likely doubling down on the big-day prep. Maybe you’re adding complexion-clearing smoothies to your morning routine, frequenting your favorite facialist, or finding new ways to de-stress from all the last-minute planning. With a schedule that jam-packed, it’s easy for busy brides to forget to prep their locks for the big day, especially when their wedding 'do will likely be handled by a pro. Thankfully, it's oh-so easy and incredibly fast to give your hair that much needed pre-wedding TLC, simply by adding a weekly deep conditioner or hair mask into your haircare routine.

These intensive, nourishing formulas work to undo damage, dryness, and breakage, while also getting your hair ready for all that wedding styling that lies ahead. Below, we've rounded up all of our favorite hair masks for every hair type and every budget. If you have five to 10 minutes to spare, you have enough time to try out the one best suited for you. (Yes, you can have soft, wedding-worthy hair in the time it takes you to text your “Bridesmaids ❤️” group chat!)

Keep scrolling to see our picks.

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Drybar Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask

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Suitable for all hair types, this nourishing mask works to strengthen hair—perfect if you plan on using hot tools. While you can use it in the shower for five to 10 minutes, Drybar founder Alli Webb's favorite trick is to leave the mask on overnight. She says, "Sleep in the mask and rinse in the morning. Your hair will feel like a silky dream."

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $35

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Courtesy of Briogeo

This hydrating and repairing mask is free of silicones and artificial dyes. Instead, it's packed with argan and rosehip oils and collagen. The weekly five-minute mask promises strong, silky hair.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $36

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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment

Courtesy of Aussie

If you have three minutes to spare, you can swap your regular conditioner with this moisturizing and repairing deep conditioner for super soft strands. This drugstore steal clocks in at just under $5, and is ideal for dry hair but works for all hair types.

SHOP NOW: Target, $2.99

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Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask

Courtesy of Sephora

If you're a fan of Sephora's range of affordable masks, you'll want to try their sleeping hair mask, as well. While it's not a quick five to 10 minute treatment, it is just as easy. Coat your hair with the mask and cover your strands with the cap provided before bed, and let it work its magic overnight. Then just rinse in the morning for softer hair. The range has four masks for different hair concerns, from frizzy strands to split ends.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $5

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Kristin Ess Strand Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask

Courtesy of Kristin Ess

From hairstylist Kristin Ess—the stylist behind Lucy Hale and Jenna Dewan's chic lobs—comes this affordable, reconstructive mask. This mask restores shine and moisture for all hair types while also strengthening and smoothing, reducing the appearance of split ends and damaged hair.

SHOP NOW: Target, $14

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Carol's Daughter Rhassoul Clay Softening Hair Mask

Courtesy of Carol's Daughter

Ideal for curly, coarse, or thick hair, this hair mask with rhassoul clay mask (yep, a clay mask for your hair!) softens and hydrates locks. Leave it on for three to five minutes for touchably soft hair, or leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and apply heat for a deeper treatment.

SHOP NOW: Target, $13

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EVA NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

Courtesy of EVA NYC

Designed to strengthen and repair damaged hair of all types, this hair mask by Eva NYC is cheaper and quicker than a trip to the salon. Just apply this argan oil-infused treatment to hair and leave on for two to five minutes for the softest of locks.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $14

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