Hair Masks Under $45 That Promise To Revive Your Dry, Damaged Hair

Little makes more of a statement than healthy, shiny hair — particularly so in this torrid heat. A shiny-smooth mane never fails to demand a double-take and to maintain those hard-earned, bouncing curls, we find salvage in the form of hair masks that do everything from smoothening to UV protection and hydrating.

We gather the best hair beauty products of the lot promising to be worth your coin, below — because nothing pulls rank quite like shinier, gorgeous locks.

If your hair needs… to prevent colour fading

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Item: Moist Diane Extra Moist and Shine Hair Mask, $18.90

The newest addition to the Moist Diane family, the Extra Moist and Shine Hair Mask features UV damage protection — think vitamin E, antioxidants, organic marula oil, and coconut oil — as well as platinum keratin that repairs uneven hair cuticles, supports a radiant boost within your strands and is even suitable for coloured hair to prevent fading. What’s not to love?

Available online and in-stores. 

If your hair needs… some much-needed beauty sleep

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Item: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector, $39

This overnight hair mask does more than just hydrate and rejuvenate your tresses. It also delivers up to one week of more shiny hair, makes hair more manageable, and leaves your colour to appear more vibrant… all with one overnight use. Sold.

Available online and in-stores. 

If your hair needs… a saviour from our hot and humid climate

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Item: Verb Ghost Hair Mask, USD$16

Brimming with thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid, this hair mask from Verb detangles, nourishes, and strengthens hair without leaving a weighty texture. Its formula of moringa seed oil and glycerin also allows for defrizzing and repairing split end damage. Bonus: its refreshing grapefruit oatmeal scent.

Available online.

If your hair needs… a serious conditioning reboot

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Item: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask, $14

With high-performance ingredients and a blend of nutrients like vitamin B, rosehip, collagen and algae extract, this conditioning mask provides a surge of natural vibrancy and hydration to hair effortlessly. Ideal for over-processed and brittle hair types, Briogeo’s hair masks also professes to significantly reduce current hair breakage after just three uses. Big claims.

Available online and in-stores. 

If your hair needs… a high shine nourishing elixir

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Item: IGK Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat, $43

To seal in all that glossy shine, a UV protecting conditioner is our go-to. Or, more specifically, this hair mask by IGK. This one contains a winning formula of sea kelp extract and amla oil to prevent damage from environmental aggressors. Add to that? It even works to enhance your colour as well as promote a prism-like luxe shine.

Available online and in-stores.