Editor's pick: 14 must-have hair products
Do you love products that properly care for your hair? Are you into awesome innovations, especially if they make your life easier?
Then you’d probably love to get your hands on my hair kit.
As a hair editor, I’m in what some might consider a very privileged position. A position that allows me to be privy to the very latest and greatest in hair care and styling. This gig means I try practically everything that’s released on to the market and report back to the good people of beautyheaven with my findings. A word to the wise, if a product is on this list it means I choose to use it over many other products that land on my desk. Has your favourite made it into my selection? .
14 of the most ingenious hair products ever
Did you get into the BB Cream phenomenon? Do you love a multi-tasker? Then you’re going to love this BB Cream for hair! This 11-in-1 hair beautifier is a nourishing beauty balm that helps to prevent breakage, protect split ends, replenish moisture, control frizz, and help to detangle hair. It’s also infused with liquid keratin, which smooths hair and adds shine to your strands.
Concoction Couture Haircare
Ever wanted to create your own customised haircare range? Concoction is the shampoo and conditioner line that allows you to call the shots, literally. Simply choose your ‘base blend’ depending on which scent you prefer (I went for Lemon and Verbena) and then choose two of the eight ‘SuperSerum shots’ to mix into your base (I chose Gimme More Moisture SuperSerum and Thermo-Straight SuperSerum) and then SHAKE! The Crème de Concoction Conditioner also smells amazing and works to nourish, hydrate and protect your strands.
If your hair is feeling a little on the finer side, it could be time to amp up your haircare routine with an innovative treatment that’s designed to significantly improve hair density. Containing a power ingredient called Stemoxydine®, the treatment encourages the growth of new hair, while texturising polymers create an instant densifying effect. Better still, vitamins B3, B5 and B6 help to reduce further hair loss.
label.m Brunette Resurrection Style Dust
If your hair’s feeling a little flat, there’s a miracle powder designed to lift it back up again! Not only does this brunette dust add instant texture to your strands, once applied to your roots it provides lift off, making it perfect for your up-dos and a must have when it comes to perking up day old hair.
I’ve tried many a serum. I mean many – and when I tell you that this is one of the best serums I’ve ever used – I want you to know that I mean it. Initially I used it in conjunction with the shampoo and conditioner and my hair totally changed. To the point where for the first time in my life my hair was so relaxed I could wash and wear with next-to-no styling needed. No kinks, no frizz and no dryness.When my shampoo and conditioner ran out I carried on with just the serum and let me tell you, it leaves my hair feeling incredible, thanks to the certified organic argan oil and antioxidants.
If you’re a regular jet setter, you’ll know all about the pain of hotel hairdryers and how bulky travelling with your regular blow dryer can be. Enter VS Sassoon AC Pro Twist Dryer. This innovative tool features an internal ionic generator that conditions your hair, as well as ceramic technology, which provides even heat distribution and assists in the deep penetration of heat. The dryer also features a handle that twists and folds down for compact and easy storage – score!
If you thought the original ghd was good – you ‘ain’t seen nothin’ yet. This incredible styling tool is my go-to not only for sleek strands, but for a full head of curls, too. Suitable for all hair types, even really coarse, insanely curly hair – this styler, which comes complete with six quick-thinking sensors to ensure even heat distribution, is just what every girl needs.
With the ability to make your hair feel thicker and look more lively, this powder-to-lotion product is the ultimate must-have for girls that prefer a bit of movement in their hair. The formula is made with acacia gum and kaolin clay and injects height and a matte texture to hair.
Herra Protect Hair Perfume
On the hunt for something new you can do to your hair? Herra Protect Hair Perfume is the answer. Developed to add nourishment, UV protection and damage protection to your hair without weighing it down, this daily spritz helps to increase the longevity of your blow dry. It also helps reduce colour fade while infusing your hair with a delectable scent that lasts. The fragrance was developed by perfumers and contains notes of Italian bergamot, midnight orchid, white jasmine, creamy vanilla, rose and sandalwood.
When hair styling legends Cedel realised that dames with dark locks weren’t fond of the greyish tinge they got from regular dry shampoos – I rejoiced. Not only does this wonder powder soak up any oil on my scalp, it blends effortlessly with my chocolate strands and gives my roots a volume injection to boot! A must-have for any brunette.
The maker of the original frizz control serum, John Frieda has wowed us again by releasing a serum that not only works to deeply nourish your hair and control frizz, but is especially formulated to control unruly hair types – without jeopardising your style. The 6 Effects™ + Serum is perfect for those with curly hair, as it eliminates the frizz while leaving curls looking perfect.
This stuff has made a serious impact in the hair world, and if you’ve ever tried it you’ll know why. Though effective when used as a treatment on damp hair, I’ve found that my favourite way to use this golden elixir is by ‘cocktailing’ it with other products, such as hair gel and styling creams to get a nourishing boost. The best bit? It’s made to soothe and repair itchy scalps, as well as to soften thick, unmanageable hair.
Made with quinoa protein, organic rosehip and antioxidant vitamins A and C, this strengthening treatment is ideal for anyone who colours their hair. Simply spray evenly on your hair pre-colouring and this treatment will help minimise damage and allow hair colour to take to your strands more evenly.
Ever wondered how to get the gorgeously casual boho curls that only hairdressers seem to be able to create? It all comes down to the Casual Curl. An innovative tool that attaches to your hairdryer and can be used to create bouncy boho waves that are full of movement. Don’t be scared by its prickly appearance, this little beauty is the answer to the perfect blow dry. Pinky swear.
Concoction Couture Haircare, (230ml Base-Blend + 2 x 10ml SuperSerums, $29.95, Crème de Concoction Conditioner, $32.95, www.concoctionaustralia.com.au)
Herra Protect Hair Perfume, 50ml, $39.95
label.m Brunette Resurrection Style Dust, $48.95, labelm.com.au
Casual Curl, $39.95, casualcurl.com.au
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