If You've Never Used an Overnight Hair Mask, You're About to Witness a Miracle

Or at least a really, really excellent hair day.

When your hair is insanely dehydrated, frizzy, and damaged, you've got two at-home options: deep conditioners, which require you spend an extra 10 minutes in the shower, twiddling your thumbs and dodging the water, or dry-hair treatments, which involve you, a sink, and a whole bunch of patience, trying to massage a gloopy mess into your hair without mucking up your bathroom.

But now, there's a third option on the market, and it comes with a choir of singing angels. Meet overnight hair masks, a super-potent treatment that penetrates your hair cuticles while you sleep, so you can wake up with smoother, softer, and ridiculously shinier hair.

Just comb one through your dry hair before bed, slap on a hair wrap or shower cap, and go to sleep. Yeah, it's weirdly that easy, and you'll see a difference after just one night. Keep reading to pick one (or all) from our favorite newbies.

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Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Treatment

Curly, frizzy, and fuzzy hair folks, rejoice! This silicone- and sulfate-free gel melts down into a super-moisturizing oil as you spread it through your hair, coating even your driest bits in a layer of smoothing fruit and nut oils.

Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Gel-to-Oil Overnight Repair Treatment, $28

BUY IT: amazon.com.

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Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask

Surprise: Your hair can now get into the sheet mask game, too. The perforated packet contains a pouch of shea butter-infused cream for you to slather over your hair, plus a hair cap to slide over your head to let the whole thing soak overnight.

Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask in Shea, $5

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Bumble and Bumble While You Sleep Masque

The camellia oil and evening primrose oil in this thick cream coat each strand of hair with fatty acids and antioxidants that help prevent breakage and damage over time.

Bumble and Bumble While You Sleep Overnight Damage Repair Masque, $49

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Orlando Pita Play Satin Pillow Overnight Hair Mask

Filled with antioxidant-rich alma oil, suspended beads of grapeseed oil, and bond-strengthening keratin, this creamy mask is basically a giant moisturizing hug for dry, coarse hair.

Orlando Pita Play Satin Pillow Overnight Hair Mask, $32

BUY IT: ulta.com

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Pantene Pro-V Overnight Miracle Repair Serum

If the idea of sleeping on a thick layer of cream makes you squirm, try this lightweight serum, instead, which is infused with a mix of water and silicones that trap in moisture to each strand throughout the night.

Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Overnight Miracle Repair Serum, $10

BUY IT: amazon.com.

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Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair

This super-slippery gel melts into your hair like water, while its combo of mineral extracts and algae lightly hydrates strands without weighing them down.

Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair, $66

BUY IT: net-a-porter.com

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Tony Moly Haeyo Zayo Hair Sleep Pack

This K-beauty mask isn't a cult-favorite for just its mayonnaise-inspired bottle (which, don't worry, contains approximately zero mayo), but for its lanolin and coconut extract-filled cream that moisturizers dry, ragged hair shafts from the inside out.

Tony Moly Haeyo Zayo Hair Sleep Pack, $16.50

BUY IT: ulta.com

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