Editors’ Picks: Masks and Conditioners for Natural Hair

Alyssa François | 21 June 2016

Add these hair care must-haves onto your list of budget-friendly products to try.

Here at All Things Hair, we believe: Happy curls are the prettiest and curls. When curls are happy, they also look healthy, feel moisturized, and soft. We’ve explained some of our key tips for getting healthy natural hair, one of them advised to switch up your hair care routine. From season to season, there are some hair care products you can add, remove, or switch based on the needs of your hair like: switching out heavy emollients such as shea butter for a lighter emollient like coconut oil during the warmer months. However, while altering your natural hair care regimen, never, ever omit conditioners for natural hair and/or hair masks from your routine, these are your mainstay products.

When caring for your hair, your ultimate goals are to keep the moisture in, and keep the hair strands strong. Looking for great hair masks or conditioners for natural hair can often be tricky since you may think you’d have to spend a pretty penny to get salon-like results. In reality, you really don’t have to break the bank at all. Read on to discover some of the most effective (and budget-friendly!) conditioners and hair masks you should try adding into your natural hair care arsenal.

Budget-Friendly Masks and Conditioners for Natural Hair

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Keep curls happy, soft-feeling, and healthy-looking with the help of masks and conditioners for natural hair.

Nexxus New York Salon Care HUMECTRESS Restoring Masque

If your hair is in need of restoration and a dose of moisture, slather this mask onto your strands. This formula is enriched with concentrated, pure elastin protein and caviar complex. After washing with shampoo and conditioner, apply this buttery mask from mid-lengths to ends of your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb and cover your hair with a shower cap for about five minutes.

Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Intense Moisture Mask

Meet the moisture mask that delivers intense moisture into your hair, making it feel touchably soft. This rich formula is infused with coconut milk, and penetrates the hair so that the moisture gets into the hair shaft. Douse hair from mid-shaft to the ends with this moisture mask, then allow it to work its magic in just under 10 minutes.

TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Mask

Free from parabens, dyes, and silicones, TRESemmé Botanique line helps to bring out your hair’s natural beauty. The mask leaves your hair feeling soft and silky in just five minutes. If you’re the natural-haired girl that’s über conscious about the ingredients you put into your hair, this one may be right up your alley. Smooth this mask onto your hair after shampooing and allow your hair to soak it all up. We love how this masks leaves the hair detangled and easy to comb through.

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner

As much as natural hair is prone to dryness, it’s also prone to frizz. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner, as you can tell from the name contains keratin. This conditioner gently conditions hair and helps replenish keratin for smooth and manageable hair. Try this hair care system out to control frizz and annoying flyaways.

Dove Regenerative Nourishment Conditioner

In general, we all love to do different things to our hair such as trying out different styles, using heat, switch up hair color, and more. While in the back of our minds we may think: It’s just hair it’ll grow back. We also have to think about the damage being done to the hair while having fun with various hairstyles. Opt for a conditioner that helps to correct the signs of damage. This Dove conditioner does just that. The formula is infused with Red Algae + Keratin NutriComplex, which works to repair the internal structure of damaged hair, reconstructing and strengthening it!

Have you tried any of these masks or conditioners for natural hair?