This article originally appeared on HelloGiggles.
When it comes to healthy curls with definition, length, and hydration, it all comes down to masques. While you may be tempted to skip this portion of your hair care regimen, we’d advise against it. Want better hair? You gotta deep condition.
You may have to kiss a few frogs (read: try a bunch of products) to find the right masque for your hair type. To make your search a little quicker, we’ve rounded up some of the best masques for natural hair. From lightweight formulas for type 3 hair to thicker formulas that type 4 hair will LOVE, there’s something for everyone in this list.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
Cantu is one of the best brands for transitioning hair. This super thick masque smells like heaven and hydrates hair like no other.
Thick, tight coils will love this softening mask. It only needs 15 minutes to get the job done — just be sure to apply liberally to dry ends.
Created with argan oil, this masque not only repairs your hair, but it adds shine to curls.
Sure, this masque was created with color-treated hair in mind, but if dryness is an issue for your hair, you may wanna give this one a try.
The entire Madam C.J. Walker line is incredible, and this masque is no exception. The entire Dream Come True collection works for all hair types and has a pre-wash protein treatment that’s a must-try.
This tingling deep-conditioning masque is seriously addicting. If your hair is on the thicker side, you may need up to three packets to fully coat your curls.
7 Jane Carter Revive & Repair Hair Masque, $10.99
If you haven’t tried the Jane Carter line, what are you waiting for? Add this masque and any of their co-washes to your weekly regimen. Thank us later.
8 Curls Blueberry Hair Mask, $14.99
Curls are still relatively new on the scene, so if you need a crash course in the Blueberry line, check out this full breakdown by Chronicurls on YouTube.
This masque may be on the lighter side, but it still packs a punch. Use it with the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo — it’s heavenly.
10 EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Hair Masque, $12.99
11 Kenya Moore Haircare Restorative Growth Mask, $14.99
If your hair loves shea butter, it’ll love the Kenya Moore mask. It’s got the same thick consistency as shea butter but also includes coconut oil, argan oil, and proteins.
This nourishing treatment mask will transform your dehydrated curls with its matcha green tea butter-infused ingredients. It will help moisturize your hair, give it softness, and add shine.
Got a fave we left off the list? Drop a comment!