Time to switch over to a winter hair care routine says editor Trudi Brewer. Who shares some of the best hair care to smooth, and hydrate dry, lacklustre locks.
Wet weather, wind, and air conditioner play havoc on your hair. Add heat styling and colour to that mix and your locks maybe looking lackluster. Editor Trudi Brewer shares the products that add shine, body, and above all, frizz-free.
Ultra-hydrating hair care and a top tool to try this month
Fudge Top Lock Treatment Time Machine, $27.
The DIY version or third step of this ultra conditioning hair treatment (you can also have a Top Lock salon treatment) contains clever technology called ‘opti-plex’. Made from hydrogenated vegetable protein, which fills gaps in the hair cuticle, building broken bonds inside the core of the hair. This repairs the hairs natural protective shield, and smooths each strand. To use: Apply to freshly washed, towel-dried hair weekly - and the results I hear you ask? Hair that feels soft, with less frizz and ultra-glossy-shine. Oh and did I mention it smells like a fruity smoothie - it’s all round delicious.
KMS Add Volume Leave-in-Conditioner, $33.
It's weightless, uber-conditioning and will boost fullness in fine, lifeless-looking hair, while instantly detangling. Those benefits are courtesy of a hair-loving AHA complex which is a blend of lactic and malic acids that helps to condition and add fullness. Spritz into freshly washed hair, and you can expect smoother-looking hair post-blow-dry, and long term healthier-looking locks to boot.
Biolage SmoothProof Deep Treatment Pack, $34.
One of three new hair treatments packs, our pick of the line up is this frizz taming variant. Packed with natural goodness from camellia and castor oil, this hair-loving combination used weekly helps to strengthen and condition your locks, which naturally boosts growth.
Tangle Teezer Fine & Fragile Detangling
Vigorous brushing to get rid of knots in the hair is the worst thing you can do if your hair is coloured, fine or thinning. This clever little brush that fits in your hand grooms hair without pulling it out, gently smoothing those knots while massaging the scalp - it's genius.
PRO:VOKE Liquid Blonde Colour Care Shampoo, $15.
To maintain a creamy, golden blonde colour this winter this nourishing shampoo protects against environmental pollution with nourishing Tamanu Oil, while the shine to boost caramel, honey or golden blonde hair comes from shimmery, light-reflecting gold particles in the formulation.
Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector & Conditioning Mist, $38.
A nature-inspired, weightless mist, made with 25 certified pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, orange, petitgrain, and ylang ylang, (hence it smells gorgeous) as well as organic jojoba and sunflower seed oils to nourish, detangle and, boost shine.
Wella Invigo Blonde Recharge Conditioner, $31.
Blonde hair is high maintenance, and this hydrating shine-giving conditioner leaves hair feeling soft and looking luxurious. Apply a dollop to damp hair for five minutes and then rinse. It will nourish and remove that brassy overtone that those with blonde locks constantly battle.
Hair by Sam Knight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist Hair by Sam McKnight, $55.
Infused with botanicals fragrance and silica (a mineral that helps to strengthen hair) this styling mists leaves a matte finish on the hair that adds body to fine, thin hair in seconds. To use: Spritz into the crown, and ends of the hair or tip your head forward and spray hair upside down into the roots. Expect your style tp looking effortlessly tousled, and textured for hours.