If you’ve ever lost a battle with a hot tool, had a colorist inadvertently teach you the new art of combing straw or been the victim of constant chlorine overdose, then you’ve needed a hair intervention. Deep conditioning is the road to strand salvation and can save even the most tarnished locks from hair hell. Whether your hair is parched from flatirons, highlights or even too much brushing, these intense conditioners will shape up your sad locks. Here, we list the best deep conditioners for a variety of hair woes.
1. Davines NouNou Nourishing Repairing Mask
Filled with unique ingredients like cherry oil, olive butter and rhizobian gum for volume and moisture, this cult favorite looks more like a tub of garden goop than an ultra-reparative hair conditioner. Despite the not so glam packaging, reviewers of this mask noted that it kept their sensitive strands from feeling dry and damaged while helping tame frizz. A few reviewers noted that despite being exposed to "copious amounts of chlorine and ultraviolet frying" their hair was "soft, shiny and resilient."
2. TIGI S Factor Serious Conditioner
With silk and sunflower seed oil, this extra-strength conditioner has a huge fan base. Reviewers claimed this miracle worker left their parched hair looking more hydrated, healthy and soft. Testers loved the "strawberry and cream" smell and many claimed that this conditioner beat out tons of other products like Redken, Kerastase and Brocato. Even those with highlighted locks and extensions claimed this conditioner killed the competition and made their faux hair look as new as the day they bought it.
3. Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment
Many reviewers said, despite their love affair with bleach and straightening hot tools, their hair remained in good condition and even got stronger with use of this product. One reviewer called this product a "miracle" and said that despite a terrible episode with an inexperienced hair stylist and the resulting bad dye job, their hair recovered after three months and eventually made a full comeback. With castor, jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils, along with quinoa protein, this product also helps add shine, prevents breakage and restores strength.
4. L'oreal Serie Expert Intense Repair Mask
Specifically formulated to nourish dry and ultra-dry hair, this rinse-out masque makes hair soft, supple and easy to detangle. The secret ingredient of this popular mask is Lactic Acid, which creates saline bonds between the keratin chains exposed in the cortex of damaged hair fibers. Reviewers with bad perms, dry aged hair and brittle flyaways all felt this conditioner drastically improved their mangled manes. One reviewer said it is "the only product to make hair soft and easy to comb."
5. Senscience Inner Restore Deep Repairing Mask
Designed to reinforce and restructure hair that's been mistreated, this conditioner is packed with silk amino acids, keratin and silicone emulsions. A favorite from Japan, this conditioner helps leave locks silky and smooth. Amino acids promote healthier hair and locks are left replenished and shiny. Reviewers loved the aromatic fragrance and how it tamed frizzy, dry hair.
6. Nexxus Emergencee Restorative Conditioning Treatment
Regaled for saving locks which have been fried, dyed and trashed, this treatment, designed to be used once every two weeks, helps rehabilitate sad strands. Reviewers say their damage and shedding stopped with regular use of this product, which is chock full of polymers, elastins, amino acids and collagen. In addition, reviewers said this left their locks "stronger, healthier and bouncier" and that they were left with less fallout and more moisturized manes.