Post-Summer Hair Rescue
Hair can look and feel frizzy and parched post-summer, thanks to substantial servings of holiday sun, sea water and pool chlorine.
It’s time to give those tresses some TLC.
Beauty Editor Kim Jones has hunted down the latest luxury and hydrating hair products to help your locks get back their gloss.
Rich, thick and buttery, this indulgent pot of pleasure for your hair instantly soothes dry strands, coating them with nourishment. It contains hydrolysed keratin which, because it has the same amino acids as are found naturally in the hair, is absorbed well, replacing moisture marvellously. We also love their Argan Rescue oil, which works particularly well on frizzy, thick hair, reducing tangle, softening and adding shine. Gielly Green is an award-winning London hair and beauty salon and their haircare is 100% vegan.
Windle & Moodie Essential Oils Elixir, £26 and Noursihing Treatment Shampoo, £16.50 & Conditioner, £18 from SpaceNK and www.windleandmoodie.com
Cara Delevingne and Georgia May Jagger are regulars at the Windle & Moodie Covent Garden salon – and you’ll love the innovative eco-friendly haircare collection that’s an extension of the salon. Their shampoos and conditioners contain different barnet-friendly-brews (aka teas) packed with antioxidants that protect and nourish your locks. The Nourishing Treatment Shampoo contains rooibos tea and the Conditioner is powered with green tea. The Essential Oils Elixir targets extra dry and colour-treated hair – it’s packed full of apricot, coconut, camellia and oat oils and is designed for use as a pre-shampoo treatment.
This fresh and effective range contains Awapuhi – Hawaiian Ginger – which native Hawaiians have used for centuries because of its moisturising and shine-enhancing properties. There’s also added algae, which is great for the hair in two ways: first, it adds shine and volume. And second, it contains vitamins and minerals (such as iron and zinc) that help hair growth. Instant Moisture Daily Shampoo is £11.25, Daily Treatment is £14.95 and Super-Charged Moisturizer, £16.50
Especially formulated for dry, damaged hair, this formula contains a sweet-as-a-nut scented mix of hydrating natural ingredients from Crete including almonds and linseed of course, plus dittany, marjoram and mountain tea extracts. With no silicones or parabens.
Spritz onto parched hair for instant softness so your mane feels like a million dollars. This mist – created by natural remedy expert Jas Braich - contains aloe vera juice, castor and argan oils plus antioxidant blackcurrant and pomegranate extracts – and no additives and unnecessary chemicals. Can be used on damp or dry hair and for extra absorption, try spraying on wet hair, wrapping in a hot towel and leaving for 10 minutes before styling.
This professional-grade duo created by Michael Van Clarke, helps your hair back to its best condition, rebuilding broken bonds and keeping it supple, meaning you can grow it longer before it splits (sound familiar?). They leave hair looking and feeling super-silky. For an extra boost, try the Life-Saver Pre-Wash Treatment, £29 – it’s silicone-free (meaning it won’t coat your hair and stop the moisturising cashmere proteins from penetrating). Visit www.3moreinches.co.uk for more details.
This new range of shampoos pack the power of a plant punch – nourishing your hair from root to tip with the natural loveliness of flowers and herbs such as rosemary, sage, peony, ylang ylang and peppermint. The range is free from parabens, sulphates and artificial fragrances and there’s a shampoo for every need – whether your hair needs moisturising or balancing – or both.
Super-gentle (the shampoo contains natural cleansers from sugar and coconut) this duo boosts shine and softness with baobab proteins and rehydrates with pomegranate extract. The conditioner feeds parched hair with utters and natural oils.
Just launched, this 97% natural range – made in the UK – is free from naughties like parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and silicones. There are shampoos and conditioners designed to tackle dry hair, frizzy manes and sensitive scalps and to bring out the best in your curls, too. All are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Look out for lovely natural ingredients like blue mallow flower, argan oil and sea kelp.
By Kim Jones