With winter comes an unfortunate side effect: dry, brittle hair. The good news is you can keep the harsh elements from wreaking havoc by giving your strands some extra TLC in the form of a deep conditioning treatment. Want in on our favorites? We narrowed down the most hydrating hair masks and deep conditioners that will leave even the thirstiest strands infused with moisture. Best of all, no need to head to the salon-- all of them you can do right from home. Simply apply once a week to let the rejuvenating begin. Click through our gallery now to find the one that best suits your needs.
1. Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy
This two-step system ($42; ulta.com) works surprisingly quicker than many single products, allowing you to lather up and still make it to that party on time. Smooth on step 1 to open the hair cuticle, rinse out immediately, then layer on step 2 to allow the nourishing cocktail of oils and vitamins to condition your hair and seal up the hair shaft.
2. Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity 2 Minute Treatment
Is your deep brunette hue losing its luster? All you need is 2 minutes to restore it! Vidal Sassoon's ColorFinity Treatment ($5; walgreens.com) restores your rich shade to its just-colored state, and uses the brand's patented HydraBlock technology to keep it from shifting any further.
3. Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask
It's not hard to wax poetic over the nourishing benefits of Moroccanoil's many conditioning masks, but those of us with fine hair sometimes find that the traditional formula can be a little heavy on thinner textures. That's why the Weightless Hydrating Mask ($41; moroccanoil.com) is like an answered prayer from the beauty gods-the masque boasts the same rich argan oil blend as the original, but the featherweight formula won't leave your strands feeling limp.
4. Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair
In the bleak midwinter, there are days when our curls don't quite spring to life like they should. Ouidad's 12 Minute Deep Treatment ($52; sephora.com) hits the reset button on any damage, infusing your coils with its protein and amino-acid rich formula so that they bounce back to a healthier state.
5. dpHUE Hydrate Masque
Though watching old episodes of Law & Order rank at the top of our favorite lazy Sunday activities, cleaning up around the house after applying a layer of dpHUE's masque ($20; dphue.com) just might take its place. We love to layer it on before tackling a load of laundry-after taking our hair through its own rinse cycle, the moisturizing jojoba and green tea leave our strands softer than our favorite cashmere sweater.
6. Number 4 Reconstructing Masque
Oh, the weather outside is frightful-and the heat-styling tools don't exactly help your hair ward off the drying winter elements. Smooth on a coat of Number 4's Reconstructing Masque ($58; birchbox.com), which combines the nourishing power of a deep conditioner with the results of a reconstructor. The moisturizing blend infuses the hair shaft with its mix of proteins to undo damage, as sunflower and jojoba oils leave your strands with a glossy shine and touchable texture.
7. Goldwell Kerasilk Deep Smoothing Mask
The technology of this ultra-hydrating mask ($40; goldwell-northamerica.com for locations) proves to be just as smart as that of your iPhone 6-the formula is jam-packed with keratin and silk proteins, which repair damaged areas of the hair cuticle to transform a dry, unmanageable coiff into smooth, shiny layers.
8. A Beautiful Life Honey'Do Conditioner
Don't confuse this adorable bear-shaped bottle ($16; abeautifullife.com) with the honey in your kitchen cabinet, its good-for-you benefits are much more effective soaked into your strands than steeped in your tea. The sulfate and paraben-free formula is gentle enough for sensitive skin types, and the mix of organic honey and essential oils produce a shine and bounce that won't quit.
9. Shea Moisture Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Treatment Masque
Perfect for transitioning hair types, Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil-infused formula ($13; sheamoisture.com) strengthens your strands from the inside out, and stimulates new growth with an invigorating dose of peppermint oil.
10. Long by Valery Joseph Nourish Mask for Dry Hair
We know the struggle all too well-you're trying to grow your layers to Rapunzel-esque lengths, but your hairstylist says you'll need to chop a little off your ends to keep further split ends from forming. Incorporate a hydrating mask like Valery Joseph's ($50; net-a-porter.com) into your routine, so next time, you won't have to take as much off. The formula uses an innovative keratin protein, which targets and fills in weaker areas of the hair follicle to prevent breakage, then coats each strand with artichoke leaf extract to act as armor against heat styling and other damaging elements.