10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020

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10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020

arvazallia argan mask for dry damaged hair

This article is for all of us who sometimes have a bad hair day one day too many! In this 10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020 list, you should be able to find at least one hair mask to help restore your stressed tresses back to life. Let’s take a look!

What Is A Hair Mask?

A hair mask is another way of doing a deep conditioning treatment on your strands.

In my opinion, the only major difference between doing a hair mask and doing a deep conditioning process is the viscosity of the product. A hair mask tends to be very thick – like a paste, while a deep conditioner tends to be a little bit more fluid – like yoghurt consistency. But one thing to be very sure  – they are very good for your hair health!

The mask is packed with hydrating, moisturizing and rejuvenating ingredients. Butters and oils such as shea, coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil, and avocado oil can help to nourish your hair and increase the shine. Then there are other botanical extracts like green tea which is effective in making your strands stronger, coconut milk which is very hydrating, and honey which is moisturizing and healing, to name a few.

How Do You Know You Need One?

This is a question that might cross your mind at some point or other – how do you know if you need a hair mask?

Here are a few points to help you make a decision. Your tresses:

  • lacks shine or that healthy look – it is just not reflecting the light from your hair
  • is dry and brittle – it seems to break often
  • is not retaining its length – you seem to be the same hair length at all times, even when you don’t trim or cut it
  • just needs a little TLC – tender loving care

How Often Should You Use A Mask?

The frequency of using a mask is determined by:

  • the state of your hair
  • the amount of time you have to do the process
  • the specific hair issue that you need to address and how often you need to do it in order to see progress

For myself, I do a hair mask/deep conditioning process every week. It is just my way of maintaining the health of my tresses on all counts. Thankfully, I have no major issues and I think this comes from the consistent awareness of my hair’s state. It is important to take the time to nurture your strands.

Once you have a hair regimen and follow it, it makes caring for your hair much easier (I find). The hardest thing is making the regimen. You need to make some time to determine what you want for your tresses in terms of hair health.

My constant attention goes to moisture. There are times my strands seems more’ thirsty’ than some and so I work on that issue. It takes determination and perseverance. I focus on the outcome that I desire – healthy hair that looks and feels good. I am sure this guide should help you choose a good mask for your strands.

Types Of Masks

There various types of hair masks:

And these are just a few of the more common types. The most important thing is to know what your hair issue is and then to find a mask that (with consistent use) helps to fix the issue. One thing you will notice on this list is that there are various types of masks addressing these issues.


There are benefits to be gained from using a hair mask. Your strands will:

  • be shiny because the closed cuticles will reflect more light
  • moisturized
  • hydrated
  • soft and smooth – closed cuticles
  • voluminous and bouncy
  • get the nourishment it needs

If you are not in the habit of using a mask, you should try it out. Your tresses will love the extra care and nourishment. Start off with a mask treatment once every week and notice the difference. Then decide to incorporate it into your hair regimen on a regular basis or as needed. Have a look at this list and I am sure you will find one to start trying!

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10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020

1/Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner By Arvazallia For Dry Or Damaged Hair

The Arvazallia brand of  products delivers nourishment and health to your strands when it needs it most. It is a professional product that can be used just as effectively in the confines of your home.

This dry or damaged hair mask:

  • will leave your strands feeling soft, silky, and easy to manage
  • promotes healthy growth
  • repairs, restores, and strengthen dry, damaged, and overprocessed hair
  • deep conditions and increases shine
  • can be used as an easy detangling agent
  • adds moisture and hydrates your tresses
  • nourishes with argan oil and other essential vitamins and nutrients
  • can be used for all hair types
  • improves elasticity

To get the best from this mask, you have to make the commitment to use it at least once a week for a few weeks to see the full effects. It will be worth the time and commitment to your hair health. I am so confident that this mask should do wonders and deserves to be on the list.

Here is a list of ingredients:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone and Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Parfum, Argania Spinoza Kernel Oil, Teartrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.’

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2/ArtNaturals Argan Oil Hair Mask – Deep Conditioner

Second on this 10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020 guide is this mask by ArtNaturals. It is amazing. The popularity of this products speaks volumes about its effectiveness. The main featured ingredients:

  • argan oil – helps to hydrate and moisturize, improve shine, strengthens your hair.
  • organic jojoba oil – makes hair soft, and helps to moisturize.
  • aloe vera – helps the pH balance and makes it soft and manageable.
  • keratin – strengthens your strands.
  • green tea – known to strengthen the follicle, is an antioxidant, and it helps to fight the free radicals that can damage hair follicles. It also helps to protect color.
  • sage extract – improves circulation and stimulates your scalp, it helps to reduce hair loss and revitalize your hair.
  • ivy extract – has natural “flavonoids” which protect your hair, and it helps to relieve the discomfort and irritation of psoriasis, dandruff, and eczema.
  • oats and quinoa proteins – helps to strengthen the follicles.
  • silk amino acids – helps to strengthen and make the strands silky.

Using this mask will result in:

  • moisturized tresses
  • smooth to the touch kind of hair (proteins and amino acids)
  • soothed and healed scalp issues
  • protection from the sun’s UV rays
  • hydrated, shiny and increased color (protects your hair color) to your hair
  • reduction in split ends and frizzy hair
  • manageability

ArtNaturals products are formulated with 100% natural ingredients, paraben, and cruelty-free. There was no hesitation on my part to add this ArtNaturals  mask to this guide.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Purified Water, Green Tea, Sage, And Ivy Extracts), Burdock, Quaternium-91, Behentrimonium Chloride, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Oat And Quinoaproteins, PG-propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-propyl Silanetriol, Silk Amino Acids, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl,hydrolyzed Keratin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Amodimethicone , C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Retinyl Palmitatate, Argan Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosfate, Vitamin B-5,hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Perfume.’

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3/Nexxus Humectress Moisture Masque

I have been using Nexxus products for years and I find that they deliver!

This is one good reason why I believe that it belongs on this list. With this mask, it is a great formula to help provide the moisture to dry, damaged and simply to maintain normal strands. It:

  • is formulated with its special Protein Complex for 24-hour moisture retention
  • glycerine – which helps to hydrate and bind the moisture within the follicles
  • helps to keep the moisture as long as possible after the treatment
  • penetrates deeply to give shine, nourishment, and bounce
  • strengthens your tresses

This mask can be used synergistically with other brand products like Nexxus Humectress Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist or Humectress Encapsulate Serum to lock in moisture and further encourage shine, smoothness, and manageability.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Behentrimonium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Caviar Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Dipropylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, PEG-150 Distearate, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, PEG-7 Propylheptyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Actin, Gluconolactone, Adipic Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Trehalose, PEG-180M, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrolyzed Roe, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract.’

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4/It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Hair Mask

It’s a 10 Haircare brand is an established, professional beauty line which offers hair products worldwide and their main focus is on having its products provide that 10-in-1 multi-purpose experience of using only one product. And not only that, but the range of ingredients gives it a meritable place on this  guide.

Without a doubt, this product offers a great hair experience in:

  • improving your moisture content
  • restoring the elasticity
  • nourishing and adding body
  • improving color
  • repairing dry and over-processed, damaged hair
  • enhancing smoothness and softness

The mask also has a few featured ingredients:

  • linseed oil – strengthens, nourishes, and adds shine. It also encourages growth.
  • almond oil – smooths and promotes softness.
  • oat extract – strengthens and smooths follicles.
  • apricot extract – softens and strengthens in addition to having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, minerals and vitamins E, C, K, and niacin.

Your tresses will benefit from the combination of these ingredients as they work together to make your tresses better as a result.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water, glycerin, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, cetyl alcohol,m isopropyl palmitate, benentrimonium chloride, methyl gluceth-20, hydrolyzed collagen, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben,hydroxycitronella, benzyl salicylate, butylphenyl methylpropional, keratin amino acids, ascorbic acid, citric acid,sodium chloride, propylparaben, retinyl palmitate,linalool,citronellol, hexy cinnamal, d-limonene, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, prunus armeniaca (apricot) extract.’

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5/InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask

One ingredient that really packs a punch to any product is argan oil, which is one of the main ingredients in this mask. A few of the featured ingredients:

  • argan oil –  delivers moisture, strengthens and smooth hair follicles
  • coconut oil – strengthens hair follicles and promote shine
  • jojoba oil – the second best oil used to mimic the scalp’s natural oil or sebum
  • vitamin B5 – nourishes the hair

This hair mask will nurture your strands with all these 100% natural and organic botanical plant extracts and oils. Results that you can expect once you start using this mask:

  • repairs damaged strands
  • hydrates and moisturizes from root to tip
  • smooth, soft, shiny and manageable tresses
  • reduces tangles
  • increases volume and enhances texture
  • strengthens and protects your strands especially from heat damage and the elements as well

InstaNatural hair brand also offers a money back – no questions asked guarantee which also shows the confidence the brand has in their product. In my opinion, with well-known botanical extracts and oils such as Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter, you know that your hair will be getting the nourishment needed to make a difference.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol Polyquaternium-7, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Esters, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C11-15 Pareth-7, Amodimethicone, C12-15 Pareth-9, Hydroxyacetophenone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Organic Argan Oil*, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Fragrance, Behentrimonium Chloride, Pro-Vitamin B5, Sunflower Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Rice Proteins, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Vitamin E, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Rosehip Extract, Polysilicone-15, Phytantriol, Organic Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Organic Green Tea Extract, Organic Aloe Vera, Citric Acid. (Color, Texture, or Smell May Vary).’

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6/HSI PROFESSIONAL Hydrating smoothing Anti-Frizz Hair Mask

HSI Professional Hydrating Hair Mask is enriched with argan oil. Argan oil is great when it comes to:

  • replenishing the moisture and shine for your  hair
  • repairing the damage to color-treated hair, dry and damaged hair
  • reducing frizz
  • nourishing hair with Vitamins A, B, C, and D
  • giving your hair that nice silky feel to the touch
  • leaving your hair bouncy and lightweight – it does not weigh down your hair
  • leaving no residue

Using this hair mask without a doubt will guarantee some change in the way your hair feels and looks. Argan oil is just ‘chock full of goodness’ that even using it once will produce some change in your hair.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Aqua, cetearyl alcohol, cetrimonium bromide, cetrimonium chloride, Cetyl alcohol, paraffinun liqudum, parfum, acetamide MEA,hydrolyzed keratin, panthenol, sorbitol, sodium cocoyl, collagen amino acids, cocoyl sarcosine, wheat germ acid, wheat germ oil, glycerin, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, tocopherol, simmondsia Chinese seed oil, trocopherol acterate, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, polysorbate 20, phosphate 80,guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, polyquatemium 37, proplyene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, PPG-1 trifecta-6, argania spinosa kernel oil, quaternium 95, propanediol, citric acid, methylchloroisthiazolinone, methylisthiazolinone, caramel benzyl Bensalem, lilial, lyral, linalool, alpha-isomethyl ionone, hexyl cinnamal, coumarin, hyxroxyisonexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaidehyde.’

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7/ Coconut Oil Hair Mask Conditioner 


I love coconut oil. There are so many benefits of using coconut oil. You can use it from head to toe! Read more in an article I wrote about 10 Top Uses For Coconut Oil, HERE.

Now this coconut oil based mask, it:

  • helps to strengthen, nourish, and protect your hair.
  • is a great protectant when using heat appliances
  • hydrates and moisturizes your scalp and hair to promote growth and hair health
  • reduces dry scalp and dandruff issues and eliminate itching associated with dry scalp issues
  • is 100% natural
  • is sulfate free

Other featured ingredients in this mask:

  • shea butter – enriches and retains moisture to your hair
  • rosehip seed oil – full of antioxidants and fatty oleic acids which help to moisturize and nurture your hair
  • vitamin E – nourishing and strengthening oil for your hair

Not only is this mask enriched with the natural nutritional benefits of coconut oil, but also the other botanical oils and extracts that help to make you see a difference in only one application. Consistent use is required to reap the full benefits of the product.

I especially like this mask because of the coconut oil and could not resist putting it on this list.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Glycerin, Glycine Betaine, Climbazole, Fragrance.’

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8/Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment

Living Proof – I love the name – it gives the product some backing as to what it plans to do – gives you some proof of its effectiveness. Its special formula gives results:

  • which will transform damaged hair after just one use making it 20x stronger with 95% less breakage
  • reduce damage by 95%
  • restore moisture levels and protect your hair from future damage
  • adds softness and restores shine

A relatively new product but based on the feedback so far, it seems to be heading in the right direction for past users. I think it is a good addition to this guide.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water/Eau/Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Behentrimonium Chloride, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, PEG-8 Beeswax, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Quaternium-87, Polyester-11, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ceteareth-33, Glycolic Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride.’

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9/InstaNatural Keratin Complex Hair Mask

The InstaNatural brandwas created with the focus on using organic and natural ingredients in its products and eliminating the use of harsh chemicals and unnecessary parabens. The unique formula that is used in making this keratin hair mask is a concentrated blend of ingredients which will:

  • restore moisture, shine, and softness to your hair.
  • long-lasting hydration.
  • strengthen and encourage hair growth.
  • reduces frizz.
  • makes hair manageable and reduces tangles and split ends.
  • rejuvenate your hair from over-exposure to heat, color, and styling products.

Featured ingredients in this formula:

  • argan oil – a wonderful source of moisture
  • jojoba oil – a natural moisturizing and nourishing hair and scalp oil
  • coconut oil – one of the best natural oils which hydrates, moisturizes and nourishes your scalp while delivering shine, softness, and growth.

This hair mask does not contain:

  • parabens
  • sulfates
  • mineral oil
  • formaldehyde releasers
  • MCI/MI and synthetic dyes
  • and is cruelty-free.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Keratin Amino Acids, Lactic Acid, Polysorbate-60, Citric Acid Malic Acid, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-37, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Phytic Acid, Lauryl Glucoside Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tocopherol, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Beta Glucan, Rice Amino Acids.’

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10/Ultrax Labs Hair Vigor Mask | Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Caffeine Conditioning Hair Masque

Ultrax Labs Hair Vigor Caffeine Hair Growth Stimulating Hair Mask is a heavy-duty conditioning mask which utilizes 10+ hair boosting ingredients to make your strands see and feel results after just one use. It helps to hydrate the scalp and moisturize the hair, thereby helping the elasticity, supple, and maintain its length as it grows.

The botanical oils and extracts all work synergistically to bring out the best hair health.

These include:

  • Caffeine – known to stimulate the follicles and promote healthy growth.
  • Aloe Vera Gel Juice – well-know to help balance the pH of the scalp and hair, as well as soothing the scalp.
  • Argan Oil – helps with moisturizing and promoting growth.
  • Jojoba Oil – used as a mimic of the hair’s natural sebum, which also helps to soften the hair and soothe the scalp
  • Amla Oil – helps to strengthen the follicles and retain vibrant natural color
  • Sunflower Seed Oil –  this oil contains gamma linolenic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) which is emollient for your tresses and will make it smooth and soft.
  • Macadamia Nut Oil –  enriched with fatty acids which are good for the hair and skin. It helps to make your hair shiny, strong, and also reduces hair loss, frizz, tangles, and brittle hair.
  • Sesame Seed Oil –  a great growth oil. It has Vitamin E, B complex, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and protein that strengthens and nourishes your strands.

Expected results from consistent use of this mask will reward you with:

  • healthy thick hair
  • smooth and manageable hair
  • improved texture for unruly, coarse, damaged, color treated hair
  • beautifully moisturized hair
  • longer hair

Here is a list of ingredients:

 ‘Aqua (Deionized Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Esters, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocao) Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins, dl-Panthenol, Biotin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Nut Oil, Salvia Officianalis (Sage) Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Stem Cell Culture Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Caffeine, Parfum (Fragrance), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract (Amla) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.’

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My Final Thoughts About 10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020 Guide

Having dry and/or damaged hair is no fun for anyone – male or female. It is nice to now that there are options available to help solve this possible hair issue by looking at this list. Like anything else, you have to try a few masks in order to see which works best with your tresses and then make it a staple in your regimen.

It is best to start off with a small bottle and then work your way up to the ‘big guns’. I hope this list has provided some useful information and I would love your feedback.

Updated March 2020

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4 thoughts on “10 Best Hair Masks For Dry Damaged Hair 2020

  1. ariel

    So much we really need to know about hydrating our hair. Reading this really helped me to understand what my hair needs. I think i might consider the hair vigor because it seems to be more naturally based. Thank you for offering all these suggestions. I might just treat myself to this! In peace and gratitude,ariel

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Ariel,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it is so very important to keep our glorious locks greatly moisturized – it is the only way to ensure longevity. Too dry hair results in breakage and splitting – two issues you really don’t need if you can prevent them, And my mother always said – prevention is better than cure!
      Glad the article offered some choices for you. Stop by anytime.

  2. Stephen Botwe

    Hey Michelle,

    You may ask why I dropped by your website, yes, I’m a man not a woman. But I’m interested in your article about Hair Mask and it ability to keep the hair moisturized, hydrated, soft and smooth.

    Well, my wife is someone who really cares about her hair, so whenever, I come across something about beauty for women that I think will be useful, I try to look into it and see how I can show my love for her.

    I have bookmarked this post and I will show her about your article when I get home from work, so she can also read and get some tips from it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Stephen,
      Thanks for visiting. My ‘door’ is always open to visitors – male or female! Quite frankly, for anyone – man, woman, or child – whoever has hair on their head (and sometimes those without as well, you have to treat your scalp as well). I am glad that you care about your wife and her hair health – you are a ‘good man as I am sure she already knows!
      I hope the tips will help her and you. Be sure to visit as your time permits because I have new articles all the time.
      Be well.


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