Clean hair masks are a necessary part of your hair care routine if you battle frizz, dryness or damage. In fact, if you bleach, balayage or chemically process your hair you might as well swap out your conditioner entirely for a hair mask. Hair masks provide intense, deep treatments and have far less water content and a whole lot more nourishing ingredients. There’s plenty of clean hair masks to choose from for all hair types and all budgets, big and small. Instead of synthetics, filler ingredients and harmful toxins, clean hair masks use natural and organic oils, butters and extracts that all have hair beneficial properties.
– Best natural hair mask for frizzy hair: Innersense Hydrating Hair Masque
– Best natural hair mask for hair growth: Vegamour HYDR-8 Deep Moisture Repair Mask
– Best clean hair mask for curly hair: Ceremonia Mascarilla de Babassu
The Innersense hair mask is truly for dry, coarse and damaged hair. This mask is very thick and rich, so it may not be great for super fine hair. I use this buttery intense mask when I need a very intense, deeply moisturizing treatment.
My hair absolutely loves this organic hair mask – it’s just a tad too pricey for me to keep repurchasing. But if you’re looking for a luxurious organic hair mask that really works, you have to try the Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask.
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One of my favorite products I’ve tried from Briogeo is their treatment. I believe this is where a brand can really shine for me personally as I have hair that’s been through decades of chemical processing – coloring, highlighting, balayage etc.
The Don’t Despair, Repair! MegaStrength+ Rice Water Protein + Moisture Strengthening Treatment is basically two treatments in one: a Protein Treatment and Moisture Treatment, that dispense as two separate products simultaneously.
It’s a silky medium-weight consistency that’s not as light as a conditioner but not very rich either. The rice protein complex protects hair from future damage + hydrates dry, brittle hair + supports healthy elasticity in your strands. The moisture treatment contains Squalane, Sweet Almond Oil, Biotin, Panthenol, Glycerin and more.
While Briogeo says this is a weekly treatment, I find it easy to use on every hair wash day. With my dry hair, my technique is to always apply treatments to dry hair so it can straight to the core of the strands and then use steam to help it absorb deeply.
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If you’re looking for something very rich and moisturizing or have very coarse, dry, damaged hair, I would skip the Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. This is a deep conditioning treatment for fine or normal hair as it’s on the lightweight side. This bestseller Briogeo mask is very much a regular conditioner for my hair than a mask. It’s made in a water base with rosehip oil, B-vitamins, algae extract and more.
I recommend the Ceremonia hair mask for curly and low porosity hair. This is an extremely rich, almost waxy, hair mask that can deeply moisturize even the thickest hair. This is the richest mask in this clean hair mask list, so if you have 4C type hair and need something even thicker, I recommend natural hair care brand Qhemet Biologics.
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I love the SheaMoisture Treatment Masque – it has a super creamy consistency and deeply hydrates and conditions hair. It’s also super affordable.
Derma E’s deep conditioning treatment mask has a lightweight, thin consistency and would be suitable for fine hair. Bonus points for being really affordable.
Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.