The Best Hair Treatments by Hair Type

By Tara Thompson Rasmus

We’re deep in the throes of winter by now (pause while I turn up the thermostat—brrr!), which means that our hair has probably seen better days. Whether it’s a flaky, irritated scalp thanks to drying indoor heating or frizz, static and dullness from the cold, now is a good time to consider adding a regular treatment to your regular shampoo-and-condition routine to keep your scalp and/or hair happy until spring finally shows its pretty face.

No matter what your hair-related woes are, there’s a nourishing, revitalizing treatment for you—read ahead to find the pampering treat that’s perfect for you.

Flaky Scalp:

Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub by DPHUE

Exfoliating scalp treatments are all the rage these days, and for good reason—a sad, dull scalp makes for sad, dull hair. Revitalize both your scalp and your hair with this scrub made with balancing apple cider vinegar and sloughing Himalayan pink sea salt, along with avocado oil and aloe vera to soothe and moisturize. 


DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture

Curly girls often have unique needs when it comes to hair treatments: their delicate locks need all of the moisture that they can get, but heavy, greasy masks can weigh down their coils. This ultra-nourishing yet light mask nourishes every strand with matcha green tea butter and sweet almond oil.


Alterna Caviar 3-Minute Shine Boost

If your damaged and lackluster locks need a boost, try three minutes a week with this ingenious treatment—it mimics in-salon gloss treatments but for way less time (and money) commitment.


Christophe Robin Color Fixator Wheat Germ Mask

It’s a truth that all hairstylists know well: healthy hair takes color better, so pamper your hair while maintaining your fabulous dye job with this luxurious treatment from Christophe Robin that boasts wheat germ oil, provitamin b5, and honey extract for seriously vibrant locks.


Pacifica Coconut Pro Strong & Long Creamy Oil Mask

If you have dreams of going long but pesky breakage is stopping your Rapunzel dreams in their tracks, this super-nourishing mask is for you. With a blend of four oils plus strengthening quinoa and rice protein, your locks will thank you for treating them to this deliciously coconutty treat.


Bumble and Bumble While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque

Pay penance for your hair-damaging sins while you sleep—literally. This potion features evening primrose oil and is designed to be worn overnight; simply apply to dry hair, hit the hay, and then wash and condition in the morning to reveal totally revitalized strands.