Sitting back and watching celebrities sample any cut, color, and style without suffering the dry, split end-induced consequences that we ordinary folk must overcome is a tough jelly pill to swallow. Before you get all green with envy, know that the secret to slaying every style under the sun isn’t hiding in their seemingly super-human genes—nope, it’s lurking in their treatment hair masks. For proof that celebs actually use drugstore products sometimes, look no further than our round-up of celebrity hairstylist-approved deep conditioning masks in the gallery, ahead. These masks make hair soft and shiny, and don’t come with a preposterous price tag either.
For fine hair: Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Hair Masque, $13 Why she loves it: I love this mask for so many reasons. It doesn't weigh your hair down and it's a great option for fine to medium thickness. It's made with coconut water so it's lighter on strands than treatment hair masks made with super heavy oils. It makes frizz and static less of a problem too, by leaving a coating on your hair to moisturize and protect against environmental stressors.Favorite way to use it: I tell my clients to use once or twice a week and leave it in for five minutes without heat, or 30 minutes with heat. Buy it here.
To grow your hair: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque, $14 Why she loves it: This mask contains peppermint and castor oil, both amazing ingredients to stimulate the scalp and increase hair growth. The shea butter and keratin soften and strengthen to treat chemically-treated hair. This is great for normal to over-processed hair. Favorite way to use it: I tell my clients to use this once to twice a week and to use it from your roots to your ends and leave on for at least 15 minutes. If possible, place a plastic shower over the mask and blast your hair with some low heat from a hair dryer or sit in the sun. Keep on for as long as possible then rinse. Buy it here.
Tresemme Repair and Protect 7 Instant Recovery Mask, $5
Why she loves it:
I love this mask because it leaves my hair feeling super silky and hydrated without weighing it down or leaving any greasy residue.
Favorite way to use it:
I love putting in a mask before I go to hot yoga so it can sink into my strands while I’m working out and I can let the heat settle in all the moisturizing ingredients even deeper. I also use this mask a lot on extensions as they can easily get tangled and damaged.
Carol's Daughter Rhassoul Clay Softening Mask, $14 Why he loves it: It does just what it says it will—moisturize. It's designed for active lifestyles so if you shampoo and condition a lot, it prevents hair from drying out. Favorite way to use it: My favorite way to use it is to sleep in it. I think that’s a no-fuss way! Buy it here.
Suave Professional Keratin Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner, $3 Why she loves it: The keratin strengthens weak hair while adding tons of moisture and protecting hair from heat. It’s a do-it-all, super budget-friendly treatment that delivers. Favorite way to use it: I love how it can be layered with a mousse or thickening spray. You can even use it alone as a styling product to add shine and protect hair from heat styling. Also love using this leave-in treatment to tame down frizz and bring out curly waves. Buy it here.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment, $3 Why she loves it: It honestly makes my hair softer than any other mask I’ve ever used and trust me, I’ve used everything Favorite way to use it: I use it in the shower and leave it on while I shave my legs and that’s plenty of time for it to work. Buy it here.
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