People often ask me ‘What is your absolute favourite hair product?’ and the truth is I don’t have just one, cure all, miracle potion…I have lots of them! It is tough to wade through all the information out there, so what I have done is taken the top 5 most common client concerns and given you a handful of
options for each, so let’s get started!
Hair Care Concern: Frizziness
This gorgeous multipurpose oil is a real handbag hero. Use it as a styler, leave in treatment, pre-shampoo detox, blow-dry aid, as an addition to your conditioner or treatment, or even as a lightweight rinse out conditioner too. It is packed with nutrients and antioxidants and gives your hair a high gloss
shine. Oh, did I mention, it also speeds up your blow-dry time.
Alfaparf Curl Hydrating Co-wash
For the people who just can not hydrate those curls. This gentle cleanser will not stripe your natural oils, but it will give your curl bounce and definition. We all know how contentious curls can be, so my tip is to hydrate! People with thick/course hair add the corresponding conditioner or mask, but
either way, you will see immediate de-frizzing results from your first use.
The key to Aveda’s gorgeous scents is high grade essential oils, Oh Lord, does this smell good. The hydration packed conditioner will make stiff, unmanageable hair sleek and smooth from root to tip. It will bring nourishment and fluidity to your styling process and Hollywood shine to your blow-dry. It comes in two different levels of richness, Light for medium texture hair, and Deep for thick hair. All that and it is vegan and cruelty free.Colour Wow Dreamcoat
If you want sleek, straight hair with mirror-like shine then this is the one for you. Close to a miracle, this spray in wonder will last in your hair for 2-3 washes, defying humidity, exuding style and giving radiant reflection. It will help tame even the most rebellious hair.
Redken Colour Extend Brownlights Shampoo
Hair Care Concern: Colour Fade
It’s not just our blonde haired friends that suffer through brassy tones sometimes. If you are brunette and want to kill those warm tones try this little gem for cool, reflective colour. Did I mention it’s sulfate free?!Kerastase Reflections Bain Chromatique
Prevent colour fade and get that clean and soft feeling to your hair. With amazing shine and manageability this stunning shampoo protects and hydrates your hair with great ease and won’t weigh it down. Also, sulfate free and for a limited time available in 500ml bottle with pump.
Aveda Colour Conserve Conditioner
Your hair feels instantly hydrated with this great conditioner. It protects your hair from the first day you apply it and gives beautifying long lasting results. The packaging is made from ocean plastic, it’s vegan, and is scented with the finest essential oils that really last in your hair.
Eliminates impurities whilst protecting your hair colour. Fortified with an amino acid complex to give strength and protection with stunning shine.
Hair Care Concern: Breakage
This is one of those products that has been featured in every beauty magazine in the world. A multi-award winner. A ‘hero’ product. It will hide split ends, protect and repair your hair, speed up your blow-dry, it is heat activated, will improve manageability and condition, give shine and best of all, it smells divine.Redken Extreme Shampoo
A healing, protein based shampoo for severely damaged or broken hair. Protein sets when it cools so, this can make the hair feel a little stiff, but paired with a suitable conditioner this is a true hair saviour.
This mask is for those in need of extreme repair. If your hair is brittle or fragile to the touch, and you feel it needs an extra boost, add this to your strengthening routine for a mega shoot of protein.Pureology Strength Cure
A wonderfully protective conditioner, it’s main objective is to strengthen the hair, but unlike other strengthening conditioners, this one will detangle, make your hair beautifully soft and give natural shine. It is also vegan and cruelty free.
Hair Care Concern: Dehydration
A cult favourite, Moroccanoil brings you all the nutrition of it’s rich most active ingredient Argan oil. It can be used as a blow-dry aid, finishing product, and even added to treatments to boost their effectiveness. Suitable for all hair types, and currently available with a FREE 50mls Protect and Prevent spray.Shu Uemura Thermo BB Cream
A beautiful nourishing blow-dry primer designed for medium-thick hair. It will smoothen and protect the lengths and ends, whilst helping to give memory to your blow-dry. It also helps fight humidity and gives natural shine.Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner
A one stop shop for deep hydration, it does exactly as it claims. It provides sleek results, control on lengths and ends and intense moisture. It also helps reduce breakage by up to 55%. Check it out in the Joico Moisture Recovery Hair Care Kit
Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Wash
It can be tricky choosing the correct shampoo for thick, dry hair. Wanting it to cleanse the scalp without stripping the natural oils. This is a gentle cleanse shampoo that is rich in antioxidants, it will give your hair control, with a silk-like finish, without weighing it down. It is also sulphate free, gluten free and cruelty free.
Colour Wow Dream Filter
NAK Scalp to Hair Mineral Defence Leave in Treatment
This works as a duel purpose defence really. It helps prevent mineral build up on the hair and scalp, and stimulates the hair follicle to help encourage healthier hair growth and prevent hair fall. It’s super easy to use, all you do is spray it in and leave it in.
What’s not to love about this detox spray? It’s lightweight, easy to use, quick, effective and leaves your hair with fabulous luminosity. A real treat for anyone living in a hard-water area. It will remove the build up of mineral salts and metals that could damage your hair and distort your colour.Nioxin
I can’t pick just one clarifying product in this range, as it works on a numerical system(1-6) according to your hair type, but it is definitely worth mentioning. A common thread running through the whole range is that it clarifies the scalp, removes build-up and stimulates healthy circulation. So select the correct number for your hair type and kiss goodbye to dull lifeless hair.Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil
This is the perfect detox for this time of year, as it is an after-sun colour protector. It puts back in the hydration and nutrients sucked out by summer pursuits. It is a powerful antioxidant that removes build up but, instead of stripping the hair and scalp, they will feel light, soft, and hydrated. Plus, it smells
You get a lot of bang for you buck in these handy little pouches. There are multiple types available aimed at different hair and scalp concerns, so kick back for 10 minutes and let these beauties work their magic.
I hope this advice helps steady the ship, a bit at least, on your journey to the perfect head of hair. It can be tricky even identifying what hair issues you may have but don’t stress, we’re here to help in any way we can.