17 Hair Stylists’ Favorite Conditioning Treatments

17 Hair Stylists’ Favorite Conditioning Treatments

Treat yo hair.

What with our close-to-daily shampoos (we know, we know, we should be waiting longer, but the grease!), blow dries and straightener/curler/wand use, our hair isn’t exactly the most carefully treated, especially when you compare it to the minute attention we pay to our skin (those microscopic mirrors occupy a LOT of time). Add that to the fact that we’ve been routinely bleaching it under the sun every weekend for the past three months (not to mention exposing it to salt water, chlorine and air con on the reg) and, well, you could kind of conclude that our hair isn’t really in its best shape ever.

But when it comes to over-worked hair, what with their weekly red carpets and bi-monthly dye touch-ups, we’re pretty sure no one comes close to Hollywood’s flock of PYTs—like Gigi Hadid, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone and Chrissy Teigen, the tresses of whom some of our favorite hair stylists (Mara Roszak, Jen Atkin, Serge Normant, Harry Josh) tend to. So we asked those responsible: how does one keep Gisele’s hair so, um, Gisele-like, despite the constant hot tools and highlighting? Herein, the very best conditioning treatments, from good old coconut oil to $50+ masks, to repair even the most damaged hair.



Jen Atkin

CEO/Founder, Mane Addicts



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Chrissy Teigen, the Kardashians, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Diane Kruger

“Leonor Greyl Jasmine Masque—this is a great mask if you want to splurge! Use it once a week to restore dry, brittle ends. Continuum—this treatment restores over processed, lifeless hair like nothing else on the market.”



Harry Josh

Creator of Harry Josh Pro Tools


CLIENTS INCLUDE: Cindy Crawford, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bündchen, Lily Aldridge

“I think there are a lot of really great hair masks out there, but I’m also a huge fan of castor oil. You can get it at a health food store. It’s amazing for dry damaged hair. Even if hair is dry, I often apply it to the ends to add shine and to give hair some added moisture and protection. It really contributes positively to the look and feel.”




Co-owner, Striiike Beauty Studio



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Emily Blunt, Lily James, Kiernan Shipka, Maia Mitchell

“I love Philip Kingsley Elasticizer because it's so different. You apply this one on dry hair before you shampoo. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then shampoo and condition as normal. It leaves your hair feeling stronger and moisturized!”



Tracey Cunningham

Creative Consultant for Color, Redken; Owner, Mèche Salon



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Martha Hunt, Riley Keough, Emma Stone

“Olaplex!! I’m religious about using this innovative strengthening treatment, as is every celebrity around the globe. Also, Redken Color Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction Mask.”



Mara Roszak

Celebrity Hair Stylist, L’Oreal Paris



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Kate Mara, Diane Kruger, Cara Delevingne, Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan

“L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Triple Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm—for maintenance I leave most of my clients with this as a weekly in-shower treatment; hair feels immediately moisturized after use. Lenor Greyl Palm Oil is meant as a treatment on dry hair for before shampooing. Leave the product on for at 20 minutes and it will work wonders. I also apply a small amount to dry ends after styling on hair that is extremely brittle.”



Leanne Citrone

Co-owner of the Andy Lecompte Salon


“[My favorite treatment is] Wella Luxe Oil Keratin Restore Mask.”



Kari Hill

Celebrity Colorist for L’Oreal Paris; colorist Mèche Salon



“My favorite hair treatment is the L'Oreal Paris EverPure Blonde Brass Banishing Treatment. I love, love this product because there is simply nothing like it on the market. It nourishes, conditions and hydrates the hair while toning it—preserving and neutralizing unwanted brass. It's especially great because of its lavender color instead of a strong purple hue, which allows for just the right amount of toning. I’ve found that some toning products can actually give blonde hair a bit of a purple hue if it is too dark in color.”



Serge Normant




CLIENTS INCLUDE: Julia Roberts, Margot Robbie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Schumer

“My favorite hair treatment is my own Meta Morphosis Hair Repair Treatment. Deep treating your hair is a must! For me, healthy hair is glamorous hair! Treat your hair like you treat your skin. Noticeable improvement can take a little time depending on the starting condition of your hair, but it's all worth it.”



Kristin Ess




CLIENTS INCLUDE: Lauren Conrad, Halle Berry, Meghan Trainor

“It's a tie between Wella Enrich Deep Conditioning Treatment and Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment.”



Adrian Clark



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Allison Williams, Leigh Lezark, Lily Cole

“Kérastase Nutritive Nutri-Thermique Masque is the oldest treatment on the market and still the best!!”



Bridget Brager



CLIENTS INCLUDE: January Jones, Kate Bosworth, Rachel McAdams, Banks

“100% Huile de Leonor Greyl Pre-Shampoo Oil Treatment is the best. It's luxurious and worth every penny!”




Founder, Hammadi Beauty



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Shailene Woodley, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Griffith

“Hamadi Healing Serum is an amazing treatment—it boosts shine and vitality instantly. The Hamadi Hair Mask stands apart from other masks in that it not only fortifies the hair, but it adds volume as well, meaning that all hair types can benefit.”






CLIENTS INCLUDE: Michelle Williams, Charlize Therron, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls

“My favorite treatment of all the time, which I used a lot myself when I had long hair, is Kérastase Masquintense. It's a very rich mask that doesn't leave the hair heavy, restoring vitality and shine to the hair. I love this product. I also like L'Oreal Huile Extraordinaire, a hair oil which can be used when your hair is dry, especially after summer. You can even use it before going in the sun to protect your hair.”



Owen Gould



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Olivia Wilde, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba

“My favorite hair treatment is coconut oil. It's cheap, easy to find and leaves the hair super soft, especially if it's been damaged by heat.”






CLIENTS INCLUDE: Jaime King, Teresa Palmer

“My favorite hair treatment is René Furterer Karité. It’s super nourishing for hair and the scalp. It smooths damage and dryness with a formula based on plant extracts.”



Ted Gibson

Owner, Ted Gibson Salon



CLIENTS INCLUDE: Lake Bell, Gal Gadot, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o

“An at home treatment of coconut oil on the mid-shaft and ends of hair is the best.”






CLIENTS INCLUDE: Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum

“Leonor Greyl Masque Quintessence is probably one of the best in the market for damaged hair.”


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