Hi, your hair left us a message, and it wants you to know that it’s really, really thirsty. Like, thristier than your college roommate after a breakup in the middle of Coachella. And, rightfully so, because unless you’re using a sulfate-free shampoo, ultra-hydrating conditioner (yes, even if your hair is fine AF), and a hair mask once a week, we can guarantee that you’re not giving it all the moisture and hydration it deserves, resulting in dull, damaged, frizzy hair.
But that cycle stops today. Because below are the five best of the best leave-ins, sprays, masks, and conditioners that can turn even the driest of waves and curls into silky-smooth miracles. Find your new lineup, below, and maybe stop letting your hair use your phone.
Hey, who said sheets of silk couldn’t apply to curls, too? After misting this keratin-based curl spray over your damp (or dry! Or BOTH!) hair, you’ll notice that your curls look significantly less frizzy and straw-like as they dry, thanks to the softening sunflower, rice, and clover extracts.
Please try not to eat this creamy, sweet-smelling mask, which deeply moisturizes your hair follicle and hair shaft with a mix of hydrating honey and calming oatmeal (which, major plus, can also soothe and treat dry, flaky scalps). Slather it on damp hair for 15 minutes, or massage it through dry–yes, dry—hair for an hour before you shower for an intensive treatment.
If a shine mist and a detangler had a baby, it would be this brush spray, which, when spritzed directly onto your hairbrush, helps smooth flyaways, add shine, and cut through tangles without destroying your hair.
You can’t talk silky hair without including this cult-favorite (seriously; it has almost 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon), because it really is a hair miracle: Just spray the leave-in conditioner throughout your damp hair—yes, even on your limp waves and your coarse curls—and watch as the silk amino acids and panthenol smooth frizz, curb breakage, and add a noticeable layer of shine, all without making your hair greasy.
Yeah, yeah—we know; hair masks usually denote some thick, oil-soaked putty that leaves fine hair in a greasy ball. But this formula is infused with water-pulling hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich grape extract, making it both ultra-hydrating, yet surprisingly lightweight.