When your hair is 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, 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 apply and comb a nourishing formula through your dry and brittle hair before bed, slap on a hair wrap or shower cap, and go to sleep. Yeah, it's that easy, and you'll see a difference after just one night. Keep reading for our favorites.
This lavender and tea tree oil formula is perfect for conditioning your hair without leaving behind a greasy residue, all while enhancing your slumber. Yes, you heard that correctly: the treatment's aromatherapy benefits will aid in a soothing night of sleep so that you can wake up bright-eyed—and to a great hair day.
Suffering from an itchy, inflamed scalp? Try this vegan, fragrance-free overnight hair mask. Apply it to dry or damp hair right before bed and rise in the a.m. to a happy scalp and well-moisturized strands.
Opt for this ultra-hydrating overnight hair mask to breathe life back into dry and brittle strands. Formulated with strengthening ingredients like vitamin D, E, and biotin, this superfood equivalent of a mask works overtime while you snooze to moisturize and prevent breakage.
Powered by a blend of amino acids, Night Cap is ideal for leaving every hair type (even colored and chemically treated hair) silky soft and a lot more manageable. It's also equipped with time-release conditioners that penetrate the hair shaft to hydrate and protect strands from environmental stress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.