It’s true that haircare isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. Even if you and your best friend both have long, curly locks, the hair’s porosity, for example, could be different. But when it comes to the best hair mask ingredients for textured hair, there is a handful that prove effective across the board.
We reached out to several experts, and they all had generally the same ideas in mind. Keep reading for our succinct list of the best hair mask ingredients for textured hair!
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
“Both of these oils are thick and moisturizing, so they’re perfect ingredients to hydrate dry hair,” Lulu Pierre, founder of Boho Locs, tells Mane Addicts. “Olive oil specifically is great for coarser hair.”
“If your hair isn’t as coarse or thick, but you’re still looking for moisture, try avocado or argan oil,” Lulu suggests. “The fatty acids from avocado coat the hair cuticle resulting in softer, shinier strands.”
Adds Brittney Ogike, founder and owner of BEAUTYBEEZ, “It does its part in strengthening the strands and adding a protein boost.”
Apple Cider Vinegar
“Apple cider vinegar is great for natural hair because it balances out the scalp’s pH and dissolves product buildup,” Lulu says.
“Honey is an amazing natural humectant that helps hydrate the hair,” Jamila says.
“Rose water is loaded with vitamins that nourish the hair follicle,” Jamila explains. “It’s also an antioxidant that helps prevent damage and reduce frizz.”
Textured Hair Mask Recs From the Pros
Lulu: The Deep Conditioning Clay Mask from Big Hair + Beauty is a favorite of mine. It has a ton of great ingredients and it’s really clarifying. It gets rid of product buildup and always leaves my curls looking bouncy and defined.
Brittney: I recommend the TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask because it reduces breakage and smoothes the hair cuticle, which gives it a natural shine. It’s a best-seller at BEAUTYBEEZ! I also love Aunt Jackie’s Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Mask for textured hair. It’s super repairing and always leaves my hair feeling soft and shiny.
Jamila: I highly recommend Biolage HydraSource Hair Mask, especially if you have dry hair. It’s super moisturizing and gives your hair an amazing shine.
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