Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, £8.50
Dubbed a ‘drink for thirsty hair’, this hydrating mask uses B vitamins, rosehip, argan oils and strengthening biotin to gradually repair damaged hair. Testers claim it adds shine, glossiness and a healthy volume that lasts for days. For best results, massage it into your hair after shampooing, leaving it in for 10 minutes before you rinse it off. You can leave it on for 30 minutes or longer if you’re after deeper nourishment – try covering it with a plastic cap, letting the steam from your shower supercharge the benefits as you go.
Avaiable at CultBeauty.co.uk
Champo Weightless Hair Oil, £22
If you’ve always wanted to try an oil but have been nervous to, check out Champo’s latest launch. Formulated using a natural alternative to silicon, it’s incredibly light so never weighs down the hair or feels greasy. Instead, it tames frizz easily, leaving hair feeling fuller and softer thanks to nourishing plant oils. Use a couple of drops on dry or damp hair to improve manageability and dullness. Extra bonus points for the recyclable glass bottle.
Available at ChampoHairCare.com
Color Wow Coconut Cocktail Bionic Tonic, £18
Designed to fit into your blow-dry routine, this leave-in formula mimics and replaces the lost lipid layer of chemical-treated hair, thanks to coconut oil and essential fatty acids. After regular use, you’ll notice your hair is much sleeker and soft too. Use two to three pumps on towel-dried hair, starting from your ends upwards. The heat-protective ingredients mean you’re free to style immediately without worry of premature breakage or damage. It’s great at controlling unruly frizz as well.
Available at QVCUK.com
Ikoo Infusions Thermal Treatment Hair Wrap, £5.95
We love this innovative, yet affordable, thermal treatment from Ikoo. Apply it post-shampoo to towel-dried hair, slipping the wrap securely onto your head before fixing it into place. Leave it on for 15-25 minutes to let the lavender, juniper and basil essential oils get to work healing damaged roots and split ends. This one’s particularly good for those with thick, curly or frizzy hair, while the scent it leaves behind is addictive. Expect shinier, revitalised hair from first use.
Available at LookFantastic.com
Innersense Hydrating Hair Masque, £28
Experts love this for restoring dry, coarse or damaged hair. Rich in consistency, it works best on those with thicker, frizzier strands. Fatty acids, shea butter and coconut oils get to work almost instantly to deliver rich hydration and shine, plus a bit of volume. Use it as a pre-cleanse before your shampoo, leaving it for 5-10 minutes before washing it off. You can leave it on overnight for more of an intense boost.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray, £17.50
There’s not much this leave-in spray doesn’t do. From detangling to eliminating frizz and restoring shine, it has an in-built UV protectant to keep hair protected at all times. Vitamin C is an added bonus – strengthening the hair for smoother strands, while linseed extracts keep hair feeling soft and full-bodied post-use. You only need a tiny spritz to notice a difference – mist it over the lengths of your hair when damp. You’ll soon notice how much more manageable your hair feels, not to mention healthier to look at.
Available at VictoriaHealth.com
L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Argan & Safflower Dry Hair Mask, £4.95 (was £9.99)
For those on a budget, you can rely on L’Oréal Paris for effective hair remedies. This one is no exception: packed with botanical ingredients, it works fast to add moisture to parched hair, while safflower oil stimulates blood circulation in the scalp to encourage both shine and stronger, more resilient hair. It’s great if you suffer from dandruff, itchiness or flaking. A must-have for glossy, healthy-looking hair.
Available at Superdrug.com
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Overnight Perfector, £30
This overnight treatment couldn’t be easier to use for speedy results. It works on damp or dry hair to provide more shine, smoothness and hydration, thanks to clever amino acids. Apply it to your hair, comb it through, then wash it out in the morning. As it absorbs fast you don’t need to worry about it sticking to or ruining your pillows. It’s also ideal for those who want to break their tangles seamlessly.
Available at LookFantastic.com
Nessa Crowning Glory, £29
If your hair is dry or fragile due to hormonal changes, look no further than this specialist oil. Formulated with vitamins, natural collagen and omegas, a small amount restores shine, moisture and strengthens simultaneously. While it won’t get rid of split ends entirely, it certainly helps to make them less noticeable. Massage 4-5 drops onto the hair just before shampooing. You can also use a smattering to take down frizz when time is at a premium.
Available at NessaOrganics.com
Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask, £18
Percy & Reed’s well-loved mask uses marshmallow root extract, aloe and coconut oil to nourish your hair no matter its damage – be it from colouring or excessive styling. Many industry insiders swear by this for the smoother, softer and shinier effects it gives. We recommend applying it post-shampoo, in place of your conditioner, for the best results. Leave it on for at least ten minutes to maximise its benefits.
Available at PercyandReed.com
Pureology Hydrate Superfood Mask, £43.50
Specially formulated for those with dry, colour-treated hair, this uses avocado and coconut oil to give strands deep nourishment. If your hair has become dull or brittle from too much bleach or dye, add this into your wash routine (after shampooing) and watch lifeless strands gradually come back to life. The additions of vitamin E and a UV filter protect against any damaging environmental effects, meaning both colour and shine stand more of a chance of lasting.
Available at Strawberrynet.com
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment, £9.99
This lightweight serum works like a primer on the hair, creating a hydrating base that other styling products adhere to seamlessly. Thanks to hyaluronic acid and betaine, it adds shine and moisture, while smoothing out frizz. Results are impressive: up to 83% of testers claimed their hair looked less frizzy after four weeks of use, with a sleeker texture to boot. For your best results, apply a couple of pumps to your palm and work it gradually through wet or dry hair once or twice a week. You can also use it to supercharge your shampoo or conditioner by adding a pump to your wash.
Available at CultBeauty.com
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