During winter, we tend to focus on more visible areas of beauty, like our face care and skincare which can alter as the weather begins to drop, bringing dry faces to the forefront. However, the change in temps can significantly affect your hair, which requires a really good deep conditioner. Whether you have fine or thick, bleached or relaxed, or oily or dry hair, giving your tresses some extra TLC is necessary around this time of year.
With cold weather comes damage. The air can cause dryness, dullness, an increase in split ends, and even seasonal hair loss. Particularly for those with dry, brittle, and color-treated strands, these low blows can affect hair growth and overall health if left untreated. Especially with drugstores and beauty mavens Sephora and Ulta updating their shelves with loads of new haircare lines and products every year, it can get overwhelming trying to find the treatment product that’s just for you and your hair type. With almost every deep conditioning mask catering to hydration and moisture, each selection has its vital specifics.
Amika’s Bust Your Brass purple shampoo is perfect for color-treated hair, while Carol’s Daughter Monoi Mask is the right fit for relaxed. Those with fine or brittle hair may opt for Ouai’s treatment mask for the perfect amount of product without weighing their hair down or making it too oily, and those with thicker hair may enjoy Dae’s Deep Conditioning Treatment for enrichment.
And, of course, this would only be a complete list with Black-owned favorites. From Mielle Organics’ five-star rated Babassu & Mint mask packed with protein for dry hair to NaturALL Club’s Frozé Treatment with avocado and kiwi as the ultimate cooling conditioner for all hair types.
We’ve rounded up the best deep conditioners, treatments, and masks for the freezing season that are perfect for all skin types and weather changes. Whether you’re shopping for a friend or yourself, these 10 haircare products are worth the splurge.
Mielle Organics has quickly become a fan favorite in the hair community, especially in my household. The Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner contains high sterols and tocopherols to improve the hair and scalp. Plus, it’s packed with fatty acids adding much-needed moisture and protein, especially if you have dry hair.Available at Mielle Organics
This desert-derived haircare brand has just what you need to give your strands a tall glass of water. The Deep Conditioning Treatment by Dae contains moringa seed oil which boosts keratin production, coconut oil to calm frizz, and jojoba oil to aid hair growth and heat protection. It will make your hair ultra-soft after rinsing.Available at Dae
For those with chemically treated hair, relaxed or fine hair, Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask is an excellent option for your hair type. This treatment conditioner uses Monoi and Coprah oils to strengthen strands, prevent breakage and make your tresses easier to style.Available at Carol's Daughter
If you’re a fan of the cooling effect in your beauty products, the Hydrating Fresh Frozé Treatment by NaturALL Club is a must for you. This freezer-stored mask has freshly made ingredients like avocado and kiwi loaded with vitamins C + E and proteins to improve scalp circulation while providing much-needed nourishment.Available at NaturALL Club
You’ve probably seen this haircare line on the shelves of your go-to drugstore or Ulta, and there’s a reason why this brand is heavily accessible. The Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner offers a softening treatment for all hair types, including locs, and works to reduce breakage while making hair a bit more manageable.Available at Mixed Chicks
Finding a hair product that offers a lot of TLC is vital for those who love to color their hair from fiery red to beachy blonde. Amika’s Bust Your Brass Hair Mask is the purple conditioner you should have stocked in your shower. The toning treatment gives your hair ultra hydration while providing brighter color, with 56% less breakage.Available at Amika
Is it safe to say this wins as a drugstore favorite? Aussie’s 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner instantly brings your hair to hydration heaven. Perfect for dry hair, this treatment is infused with avocado and jojoba oils to help your hair become silky soft and frizz-free in three minutes.Available at Walmart
Like Mielle Organics, the Mascarilla de Babassu Treatment Mask by Ceremonia is a rejuvenating deep conditioner. However, it features cupuaçu butter derived from Peru to give your hair the most hydrating and strengthening treatment your hair needs. Plus, the sweet fragrance takes your experience to an island escape right at home.Available at Ceremonia