The Online Beauty Editor trials the latest haircare releases so you don’t have to
Words Tania Grier
Summer’s here – which means humidity, chlorine, sea salt, and frizz. But fear not, we’ve rounded up the best detanglers and tamers from the industry innovators.
Arbonne True Hair Daily Leave In Treatment
Arbonne’s new vegan and sulphate free True Hair Daily Leave In Treatment is the dream cream. Unlike most leave-ins, it doesn’t feel weighted and practically disappears. Pop on after shampooing, focusing on the ends. Results are immediate: ends are smooth and healthy with no frizz and zero trace of product. Great for travel and air drying.
Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask
New on the scene and already making waves in the industry, Virtue’s Restorative Treatment Mask is enriched with Alpha Keratin 60ku, identical to the keratin in human hair. If your hair is dry, damaged and beyond repair this one’s for you – highly hydrated, seriously shiny hair is a real prospect. I’m a little obsessed with this range, the Create primer is one of the best hair prep products on the market, and the Split End Serum is a revelation. A brand that deserves to be around for a very long time.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Sun Protect
With summer holidays around the corner, it’s not just our skin that needs protection. BC Bonacure Sun Protect stops UVA and UVB rays from damaging the hair and protects it from colour fading. The lightweight cream also tames frizz, and leaves a very subtle sheen. New for summer, it’s available as a set along with the equally awesome Sun Protection Spritz, and 2 in 1 Treatment Mask. If you’re leaving the tongs at home for your beach holiday, pack this instead, it’s all you’ll need.
Jo Hansford Illuminoil
A legend in the industry, Jo continues to create innovative new solutions for modern hair dilemmas. Her Illuminoil not only smells delicious (I was asked which perfume I was wearing) but also feels incredible, more like a body oil. The product is somewhere between a serum, an oil and a treatment, and I love the finish it gives. Even the driest of hair will be transformed into luxurious glossy locks. And if you want to go a step further and maintain hair health over the summer, or for a big event, their in-salon treatment is like waving a magic filter over your hair.
Treatments available at the salon, call 0207 495 7774 for prices and bookings.
Cloud Nine Magical Quick Dry Potion and Touch Iron
There’s no point in using masks and good shampoos if you’re damaging your hair with hot tongs at insane temperatures. Luckily, Clever Cloud Nine have developed a heat protector, Magical Quick Dry Potion, that cuts your drying time in half (my usual ten mins is now a nifty 5) and conditions the hair for a smooth salon blow dry effect. Use it along with their miraculous Touch Iron, a high tech straightening iron which controls the temperature with one ‘tap’ and conditions while straightening. The first test was impressive enough but after six weeks of using this iron each time, my hair was definitely in better condition and much easier to blow dry. Winner!
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