Keep your tresses extra healthy and happy this season with these top picks
The transition from winter to spring can be a tough one on both hair and scalp. Long periods of cold weather can suck the moisture out, so if yours has been feeling more dry, itchy and duller than usual, you are not the only one. Now is the perfect time to incorporate products that can strengthen, deep-condition and provide a boost of nutrients.
Browse through for our favourite new products and give your hair some TLC…
1. Kure Multi-task Repair Treatment by Amika
Bring hair back to life with this repair treatment by Amika. After your shampoo and conditioner routine, apply the product from the roots to ends, and leave it on for at least a minute before rinsing. This fast-acting formula contains vegan proteins, sea buckthorn, and an innovative bond cure technology to combat dryness, breakage and split ends. It is safe for all hair types and textures.
2. Rice Water Protein and Moisture Strengthening Treatment by Briogeo
This 98 percent naturally-derived conditioning treatment’s main ingredient is rice water protein, which protects hair from damage and adds elasticity to your locks, helping to create long-lasting hydration. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing out in the shower, or keep it on overnight. Use weekly for best results.
3. Hibiscus Hydrating Hair Oil Mist by Fable and Mane
If you are in need of a hydrating pick-me-up that also smells incredible, then Fable and Mane’s oil mist is the one. Infused with red hibiscus flower, Indian gooseberry and plant-derived squalane, it adds radiant shine to the hair, and also protects from sun damage which is extra important as we head into warmer days. Shake well to activate, and spray over dry hair. We absolutely love that the formula is weightless, so your head will not feel or look oily. Safe for daily use.
4. Honey-infused Scalp Treatment Serum by Gisou
It's no surprise Gisou’s honey-infused products have become a cult favourite. The latest winner is this honey-infused treatment that soothes ongoing irritation and flakiness, and restores moisture throughout the hair. Apply the formula directly onto the scalp and gently massage in—rinsing is not required. Use at night on dry hair.
5. Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Mask by Kiehls
Made with olive fruit and avocado oils that contain nourishing fatty acids and vitamins, this mask is recommended for hair that has become weak due to extreme sun exposure, colouring or heat styling. Gently towel dry your hair after shampooing, and apply the product throughout, while focusing on the ends. You’ll begin noticing a healthier, more radiant appearance in no time.
6. Pattern Treatment Mask by Tracee Ellis Ross
Founder Tracee Ellis Ross wanted to create something designed to enhance all types of curls, as well as give a nod to ancestral, homemade remedies. This strengthening treatment mask repairs dryness and increases natural shine thanks to ingredients such as rice water, moringa seed extract and hibiscus, leaving coils at their absolute best. Apply on wet hair before or after shampooing, and keep on for about five to 10 minutes. Cover hair with a shower cap and warm towel for added heat-assisted conditioning.
7. Brumes du Maroc Hair and Body Fragrance Mist by Moroccan Oil
Of course Moroccan Oil’s mist smells amazing due to its signature scent, but it also works like a charm which is why we love it even more. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and nourishing vitamin E, this lightweight spray hydrates the hair, and will add that much-needed bounce without making your scalp or locks oily. Not to mention, it also includes UV absorber technology that will protect you from sun damage. Spritz on throughout the day.
8. Dry Scalp Treatment by Living Proof
If you are dealing with an itchy, irritated scalp then this treatment by Living Proof is definitely worth a try. It’s fast-absorbing, relieves flaking, re-balances the scalp’s natural ecosystem with vitamin B3, and provides long-lasting hydration thanks to hyaluronic acid. Apply it directly to the scalp on clean, damp hair and massage in. Do not rinse. Use three times a week for best results. Safe for all hair types.
9. OI Conditioner by Davines
Achieve full-bodied, shining hair with OI Conditioner by Davines. It’s primarily made with Roucou oil that is full of beta-carotene and antioxidants that strengthen hair, and protect from environmental damage. It’s a soft, buttery formula that you will love adding to your routine.
10. Hair Alchemy Fortifying Treatment Serum by Oribe
Chia seed, bio-fermented bamboo leaf and plant-based proteins come together in this fast-absorbing serum that delivers long-lasting hydration, strengthens hair fibres, and protects against breakage that can happen by using hot tools or brushing. Put a small amount into dry or damp hair, and then style as usual (provides up to 450°F heat protection). This treatment can also be used overnight, and, not to mention, it smells divine.