Nowadays, we have so many different options when it comes to hair care products. With so many available online and on the shelf, how do you know which ones to choose?
Unfortunately there’s no magic formula. The very important things to remember that the changes you might see from even the best hair care products are subtle. But there is a roadmap for healthier hair:
- First, analyse your hair’s texture and condition.
- Then pick a product formulated for your specific type of hair.
- Finally, every few months, rotate your brand.
Zoe Draelos, MD, editor of The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, says changing products every few months keeps your hair at its shiniest.
If you’ve noticed a problem, such as thinning hair or hair breakage, you should analyse your styling practices and the products you use. Blow drying hair, using a curling iron, and colouring hair can all damage your tresses.
Shampoos contain ingredients that cleanse the hair of natural oils (sebum), dirt, and pollutants such as smoke.
Just about any shampoo will do the job. But some inexpensive brands may be harsh, stripping the hair’s lipid layer. To protect your hair, apply shampoo only on the scalp. You don’t need to wash your hair every day unless you have oily hair.
My latest discovery is Kérastase Chronoligiste Revitalising 3 Step Regime
The Kerastase Chronologiste Trio is three-step treatment process designed to transform dull, tired hair. The unique, advanced formulas provide essential nutrients and moisture to recover hair to leave it feeling silky smooth. E.N.
The set contains:
Kérastase Chronologiste Revitalizing Bain Shampoo (250ml)
Regenerate locks with this concentrated care formula that combines vitamins A and E to cleanse and revitalise hair from top to bottom. Perfect for all hair types, the shampoo works to rid the scalp of impurities whilst strengthening hair fibres with ‘Abyssine’ (a regenerating molecule) and imparting mirror-like shine.
Kérastase Chronologiste Revitalizing Exfoliating Care (200ml)
A preparatory step that combines micro-particles and naturally derived ingredients to cleanse and purify the scalp and hair. Golden and luminescent, the rich formula works to gently massage and exfoliate the hair whilst ridding each strand of built up grime and dirt. Experience its range of luxurious textures and witness revitalised, purified results.
Kérastase Chronologiste Essential Balm Treatment (200ml)
A luxurious hair masque that combines naturally derived ingredients to leave your hair revitalised, conditioned and enviously bouncy. Fortified with a blend of vitamins A and E, abyssine and ceramides, the treatment works with the hair’s fibres to strengthen and regenerate whilst imparting incredible softness and mirror-like shine.
Volumizing shampoos or thickening shampoos build up fine hair temporarily. They work, but sometimes often compromises on conditioning ingredients, so hair may end up looking dull. I have chosen for you the most popular and the 5 best volumizing shampoos on the market at the moment:
My personal favourite volumizing shampoo is #5.Aveda Pure Abundance Volumising Shampoo (1000ml)
Also, I am big fan of Organic & Natural hair care products.
Blow dry hair on the cool or warm setting, never hot. Invest in a hairbrush made of natural fibers, and brush hair from the underside out, not from the top down.
A good conditioner can prevent your hair from breaking.
There are two basic types of conditioners from which to choose:
- Rinse-out conditioners coat the hair to keep it from becoming tangled and breaking.
- Leave-in conditioners or deep conditioners work by smoothing out the cuticle or topmost layer of hair, which can become damaged from blow drying, incorrect brushing, or processing.
Dermatologists recommend choosing a protein conditioner that can strengthen hair up to 10% by temporarily filling in the hair’s cuticle.
Look for everyday conditioners containing ceramides and wheat or rice proteins to strengthen hair , shea butter and essential oils to moisturize hair. Also, having vitamin A and E is very beneficial to your hair.
Avoid using products containing Sulphur or Parabens.
Top products on the market:
Give your hair some TLC with Phyto Secret De Nuit, this luxurious overnight treatment is suitable for all hair types. Your hair will be left feeling regenerated, hydrated and detangled when you wake in the morning- as if by magic!
Specially formulated with 92% natural ingredients Phyto Secret De Nuit is free from silicones and parabens. Enriched with macadamia oil, black orchid extracts and milk thistle to soften and detangle hair. This luxurious overnight conditioner is lightweight and leaves no residue. It can be used on wet or dry hair – no need to rinse out… Perfect!
This Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner 200ml from Aveda contains organic plant-based emollients that will penetrate your hair to moisturise and help repair your dry, damaged and chemically-treated hair. Your hair will be left smooth, soft and shiny.
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner contains quinoa extracts, one of the most complete plant proteins available, to really strengthen your hair and repair the damage, leaving your hair silky soft and ultra shiny. It is ideal for all hair types especially dry, damaged or chemically treated hair.
Give your hair a head start with Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Conditioner, a weightless, densifying formula that understands the science of healthy hair growth.
Moisturising and conditioning whilst promoting the appearance of healthy looking hair growth, the lightweight conditioner expertly enhances the appearance of every strand for a fuller, thicker look, without weighing it down. Its dose of Ana:Tel™ (a proprietary complex blended with Biotin, Keratin and Zinc) works to extend the hair growth phase and reduce hair fall. Hair looks naturally thicker, fuller and shinier.
Expect voluptuous, super soft hair.
Suitable for thin, fine and limp hair.
9 out of 10 consumers said their hair was thicker and fuller looking after just 1 week of using the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Range*.
Over 90% of consumers agree that our formula is lightweight, rinses out easily and doesn’t weigh your hair down*.
*Based on consumer research of 110 consumers using Viviscal Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir as of September 2015.
Another simple, but very effective treatment, which available in almost any supermarkets and health stores. And mine must have hair beauty product is coconut oil. You can use any coconut oil, as long as is organic and pure.
This is the product I have used and it makes wonders to my hair.
A multi-tasking, nourishing formula enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E and Polyphenols to deliver multiple benefits from head to toe.
Fast-absorbing and non-greasy, the versatile, certified organic coconut oil protects from harsh effects of sun and wind, making it ideal for soothing dry skin, softening the hands and cuticles, and hydrating chapped lips for long-lasting comfort.
Perfect for damaged, frizz-prone hair, it works as a pre-shampoo treatment to minimise breakage and split ends, or as a finishing product to leave locks calm and sleek with reduced flyaways.
For frizzy hair: After washing, drying and styling, rub a small amount into the palms of your hands then lightly work it in.
For dry, damaged hair: Before shampooing, pre-treat hair by working a small amount into the weak, damaged ends. Leave it on for half an hour. Then wash thoroughly using a non-moisturising shampoo with warm water.
Free from parabens, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours and phthalates.
If you are trying to grow your hair, these are some points you could look in to :
“Vitamins like Biotin, Vitamin E, or a brand called SugarBearHair are miracle workers for making your hair grow,” says Glam&Go stylist John Kovacs. “Almost every celeb swears by SugarBearHair (£24.99; Amazon.co.uk) and you can take those gelatin-, dairy-, and gluten-free gummies twice daily.”
2.Try a Growth Shampoo
“Getting into other alternatives such as growth shampoos and products can be a bit tricky, because this is something you would want to consult your doctor and/or hairstylist about,” says Kovacs. “There are many on the market, but I would recommend”
3.Use heat protection
“If you’re using hot tools, 450°-anything is too much heat,” says Matt Fugate, ghd Heat Protect Spray(£12.95; LookFantastic.com) is my favourite, along with Kérastase Thermiques. If you can, don’t use heat tools when trying to grow your locks though — give them a break.”Paris Consulting Hairstylist. “Always, always, always use a thermal protector even if you’re just styling with air.
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