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Whether it's the chlorine and air conditioning in the summer or dry heat and blustery weather in the winter, the elements are always working against your ideal silky smooth hair. Deep conditioners are a great fix and can work to prevent damage, dryness and frizziness in your stressed-out tresses. Apply your chosen deep conditioner to your hair once a week to instantly restore shine and gloss.
Best for Damaged Hair
Excessive heat styling, too many products or harsh hair dyes can all damage hair. Restore hair to its healthy state with a deep conditioner targeted for damaged hair. Matrix's Intensive Strengthening Mask targets your tresses' most damaged areas while conditioning and strengthening strands. Umberto Beverly Hills' Repair Treatment Masque contains soy proteins, algae and wheat to strengthen and repair damaged hair.
Best for Frizzy Hair
Whether your hair is naturally frizzy or puffs out in humid weather, frizz-fighting deep conditioners can turn flyaways into smooth curls. Hush Time Out Treatment by Profound Beauty can be applied to wet hair after your shower or left in overnight to relax hair and prevent frizz. John Frieda's Crème Serum Overnight Repair from his Frizz Ease line combines two secret weapons to combat frizzed-out hair: smoothing serum and deep conditioner. Leave the treatment on overnight for sleeker hair in the morning.
Best on a Budget
Most salon-quality hair products can leave a serious dent in your wallet, but you can still have silky hair without forking over lots of dough. Garnier Fructis' Instant Melting Conditioner can be found in most drugstores for around $6 and will turn dry and damaged hair super shiny. Aussie's Deeeeep 3 Minute Miracle conditioner costs an amazingly low $4 and smoothes hair with aloe and jojoba oil in just three minutes.
Best for Dry Hair
Dry hair breaks more easily, making it more difficult to grow and dulling its shine. Restore moisture to dried-out hair with Paul Mitchell's The Masque hair treatment, which moisturizes with vitamin E and adds elasticity with wheat proteins. Yes to Carrots' Hair & Scalp Moisturizing Mud Mask is an intensive and all natural mud-based conditioning mask that restores moisture and strengthens dry hair.