The Best Masks to Upgrade Your Hair This Fall

A must-add to your haircare routine.

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It’s time to start masking.

The joy of sun-swim-repeat can manifest as end-of-season blues. “Coming back from summer is like New Year’s Day — you have a hair hangover,” says Tara Benedetti, Kérastase education and business consultant. The universal remedy? A hair mask, which works like a booster shot against the backlash of drying and colour-altering elements. “A hair mask is like conditioner on steroids. Everything in it is hyper-concentrated, there will be more moisture, protein or ceramides,” says Benedetti, “Use it to manage and treat damage now before you go into the fall, which is when the use of hot tools increases. You want hair to be in good condition for that.” Choose a mask by hair type, adding it to your routine in lieu of conditioner as needed. (Learn these 12 everyday habits that are wrecking your hair.) Read on for the right products to give your hair a proper boost.

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Best hair mask for detoxing

A luxe root-to-tip treat: rosebay extract reduces sebum, while argan oil adds luster. Here’s everything you need to know about using argan oil for your hair.

Voir Rhythm of the Rain Hair Masque & Scalp Detox, $36 at

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Best hair mask for strengthening

A multi-use cream that uses the power of banana extract to fortify fragile strands. (Curls in desperate need of some bounce? Here are 3 pro tips for bringing your curl hair back to life.)

Garnier Fructis Strengthening Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask, $6 at mass retailers.

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Best hair masks for deep nourishment

Product order from left to right:

In just five minutes, this in-shower treatment cap steeps hair in nourishment.

L’Oréal Paris Ever Pure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask Steam Treatment, $6 (each) at mass retailers.

An intensely hydrating recipe brings colour-treated hair back to life.

Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Masque Sachet, $2 (each) at mass retailers.

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada

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