Top Hair care products

  • 31 Oct - 06 Nov, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Great hair days are just a few products away

Not a whole lot of things are business as usual right now, especially when it comes to maintaining our beauty and grooming routines without consistent salon appointments, but you can keep your hair looking and feeling healthy at home – you just need the right hair care lineup. Here, we walk you through the products we count on to keep our hair feeling healthy and looking vibrant.

Keep reading to see what deserves a spot in your shower and on your shelf.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

This scalp exfoliator removes product buildup from your scalp, which is key because product buildup leads to irritation and dandruff. It isn't drying and also helps to control scalp oil. A major plus for us: The scrub can be used on colour-treated hair. We recommend using it once a week to give the scalp a deeper clean of dry shampoo residue and buildup from styling products.

Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask

This mask works wonders for those with dry or frizzy hair. It does a few things at once: It repairs your hair while adding moisture to it, protects from heat damage, and helps to protect your colour as well. We personally find that you’ll notice a difference after one use of this mask. You can thank Alpha Keratin 60ku®, the brand’s proprietary complex that targets and helps repair areas of damage, for the multitude of benefits.

dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

We love to sub this rinse in for shampoo. It cleanses the hair and scalp, which is great for people with scalp irritation or dandruff. Apple cider vinegar gently cleanses the roots and scalp of grime, oil, and buildup without disturbing hair colour – in fact, the formula is designed to seal in colour. Plus, thanks to moisturising argan oil, it even doubles as a two in one. It leaves the hair soft and shiny without you having to use a conditioner.

R+Co High Dive Moisture + Shine Creme

Whether you have your wash-and-go routine down to a science or you’ve perfected the DIY blowout, we recommend reaching for this styling cream. We love how much shine it gives the hair. You can use it on wet hair to air dry or blow dry, or on dry hair as a finishing cream for extra moisture and shine. We’re also a fan of the warm, citrus-spiked scent.

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray

A single spritz of this weightless texturiser goes a long way, which is why we consider it a staple. You can use a little bit and continue to build up texture to create the perfect amount in your hair. It gives just the right amount of texture without leaving hair feeling gritty or tacky – which a lot of texturising products do. It also delivers subtle lift at the roots for extra volume. We’re also a fan of the warm, addictive fragrance.

Virtue Smooth & Silken Discovery Kit

Girls with perpetually frizzy hair like us need to swear by this kit. By using the Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner – and alternating the conditioner with the Restorative Treatment Mask – we don’t have to use heat on our hair to style it in order to get less frizz, which we love.

It also contains the brand’s Alpha Keratin 60ku® technology, which can help to repair damaged areas, while artichoke leaf extract helps smooth and seal the cuticle. That’s critical, since raised cuticle layers are what leads to frizz in the first place.

dpHUE Root Touch-Up Stick

Hair experts swear by these root touch-up sticks. It’s perfect to use between colour visits to help disguise roots. The dual-ended design sets this one apart: One side applies the transfer-proof colour, while the other features a brush to easily blend it into hair for a natural look.

Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo and Conditioner

Rice: It's great in sushi, awesome as a side dish, and fabulous for your hair. An affordable way to incorporate it into your routine is with Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo and Conditioner. The pair uses keratin proteins and black rice to impart shine and soften split ends – even when we go against the grain and back-comb.

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban – Desert Rose

However you choose to dry your hair, a dedicated hair-drying towel can speed up the process. We consider this to be the perfect towel to cut drying time in half. The super-absorbent material not only soaks up moisture quickly, but the fabric also helps to keep hair less frizzy while drying, since it minimises the friction that can lift the hair cuticle.

Kerastase Paris Discipline Serum Huile Oleo-Relax

A couple of pumps of Kerastase Paris Discipline Serum Huile Oleo-Relax help ruffled cuticles fall in line, so kinks and coils air-dry to perfection. The formula – a cocktail of silicone, Shorea butter, and natural oils – also insulates against high temps should you choose to go that route. You can use this before you start styling, but we also like it on dry hair to smooth any frizz that twist-outs may accumulate during the week.

John Frieda Volume Lift Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray

There's no point in doing a blowout if your hair is going to look thin and limp when it's all over. You need reinforcements to get to that full, bouncy, fresh-out-the-stylist's-chair state – even if you can't make it to the salon. Packing lightweight polymers instead of sticky fixatives, John Frieda Volume Lift Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray bestows fullness you can run your fingers through.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector

It's no secret that colouring can damage hair and lead to dryness, but harsh processes like bleaching are even worse – imagine hair snapping off in the middle of the strand. We recommend this pre-shampoo treatment to people who want to get bleach and tone done because it's designed for not just highlights, but broken, damaged hair. It contains Olaplex's patented ingredient, bis-amino diglycol dimaleate (a true mouthful), to help repair the hair bonds broken during the colouring process, leading to smoother, stronger hair.

Mielle Avocado Moisturising Hair Milk

Kinky, curly, and coily hair textures get thirsty pretty quickly. That's because the natural oils that come from the scalp have a harder time traveling down those loopy, twisty strands. So you've gotta be proactive in keeping these hair types moisturised. The honey in Mielle Avocado Moisturising Hair Milk is a natural humectant rich in amino acids that keeps curls supple and shapely.

Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil

Newcomer Bread Beauty Supply has already gained a fan base and you can include us in it. Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil gives parched kinks and curls new, bouncy life. Use daily to add a punch of moisture to your strands, or periodically when your hair is particularly thirsty.

Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo

Washing your hair every day isn't realistic (or necessarily recommended) for everyone. Sometimes, you gotta let those natural oils accumulate. But when our greasy roots are beyond the power of a ponytail to disguise, Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo uses oil-absorbing rice and tapioca starches to genuinely clean up our act. Just be sure to wash your hair eventually.

Rucker Roots Texture Styling Mousse

Curl creams and gels are great for definition but don't forget about mousses. They add a certain bounce to your texture. Like a tutorial in a bottle, Rucker Roots Texture Styling Mousse delivers all the ingredients (light moisture, flexible hold) for flawless roller sets and wash-and-go styles.