Say hi to the best friends in hair care. That keep our curls hydrated, frizz smooth, and split-ends whole. But most important, that gives us a little joy everyday.
HairLust – Pure Bamboo Pillowcase
If there is one thing to treat yourself with in 2022, is a soft pillowcase. And HairLust, a Scandinavian brand focused on haircare and accessories, has just that. The Pure Bamboo pillowcase is not only gentle on your hair, but kind to your skin. The case comes in four different colors to fit your room the best. The Bamboo fibers are soft as silk (and cruelty-free) that protects your hair during the night. As an assessment, I have the classic HairLust pink case, which perhaps don't fit into the rest of my décor, but I use it anyway since it’s absolutely marvelous.
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil
My dry and curly hair can’t live without this oil. While we are supposed to highlight the new products. This one is a go-to, I am on my second bottle and while it’s on the more expensive side, my hair thanks me every time. I have noticed that using an oil, my hair is much softer than using a spray leave-in. On the plus side, it smells enormously amazing. But most importantly the Honey Infused Oil gets rid of the frizz and makes the hair shiny and soft.
Redken Extreme Heat Protection
When you are using heat tools, we all know it’s so important to apply heat protection. Redken Extreme, one of Redkens bestseller series for damaged hair is a worthy option.This heat protection cream provides protection from not only the heat but helps strengthening your hair. It’s a multi-benefit treatment and leave-in conditioner. It’s very powerful as it is infused with plant proteins and tourmaline – helping prevent split ends and reduces the appearance of split ends by 70%. Another go-to is the Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner, which I use 1-2 times a month depending on my hair status - just to strengthen my hair and give it a protection layer.
Tangle Teezer - Styling Brush
If you haven't yet come across the Tangle Teezer brush, here is your chance. The perfect styling and finishing tool for hair comes in a spring fresh mint color. It's availble both in compact more travel friendly designs as well as larger brushes. The tangle teezer have multply different version that is customized to work for your specific hair type.
Sachajuan Scalp Scrub The deep cleansing and sugar scrub, have become a favorite of mine this winter. Formulated with Ocean Silk Technology, climbazole, soybean, and shea butter oil, it’s a lovely scalp scrub that easily transforms from a scrub to a foam. It contains natural Sucrose which helps to exfoliate and unclog the scalp’s surface from dandruff, oil build-up, and dead skin. A great advice is too use the Sachajuan Scalp Brush, designed to be used with the Scalp Scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation and cell renewal in the scalp.
Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask The moisture mask is infused with the patented Olaplex Bond Building technology, which we can find in almost every Olaplex product. These bonds are said to give the hair its structure, strength, and stability. Bond Intense Moisture Mask is a highly concentrated reparative mask that is said to add shine and smooth your hair while providing intense moisture. And quickly said - it does, my very dry and frizzy hair became very shiny and felt less frizzy without using my ordinary leave-in conditioner. I am getting another bottle!
Silk Coat – Rebecca Stella Beauty For the humidity we need protection, especially to tame the frizz. This spray creates an invisible shield against heat, and as a result blocks the humidity. Which results in a silk finish for even the most curly hair. It's a simply yet powerful product. Use it by dividing your towel-dried hair into sections and spray from half an arm's length lightly to then flatten or curl the hair. However, wait 5 min until the product have dried a bit so you don't expose your hair right away. While the best way is to use in towel-dry hair, I have also tried it in dry hair, when I needed that extra shield, and it worked.
Kevin Murphy TOUCHABLE My go-to styling product is this wax spray from Kevin Murphy. I heard about it from a renowned Hairstylist and never looked back. The spray wax finishing hairspray maintains texture and hold to reinforce the appearance of separation for that perfectly messy look. A healthy dose of Antioxidants from Hibiscus Flower Extract, Milk Thistle, Sea Lavender and Carrot Seed Oil help protect and condition the hair, giving it a beautiful satin sheen. It works both when you wish to have that slick wax look with a tight bun, or curled your hair to make sure your hair hold the entire day (and night). The only downside is a bit about the smell, which is quite heavy - but it's definitly a personal preference.
Maria Nila, True Soft Argan Oil This nourishing Argan Oil softens and moisturises your hair. A perfect oil if you have fine and thin hair, since it quickly absorbs and don't make the hair greasy. But one of the big points is the scent, that makes your hair smell of vanilla, rose and jasmine - perfect if you need that extra pick-me-up. You apply a small amount of the oil to damp or dry hair when you feel its needed. It's a perfect in-between washes product and now when the spring and summer is just around the corner.
Oribe Fortifying Treatment Serum
This treatment elixir from the new collection Hair Alchemy, combines a blend of chia seed, bio-fermented bamboo leaf and plant-based protein plus phytoceramides and cotton seed extract to shield and fortify fragile strands. The sheer, fast-absorbing serum creates a protective veil around each hair fiber to improve tensile strength and elasticity while preventing breakage by strengthening from within to encourage length. It also work as a heat protection.
Björn Axen’s Signature The Hair Mask Last year I was at a Hair Rehab and found the Signature The Hair Mask, An intensive moisturizing and repairing hair treatment enriched with vegan keratin and provitamin B5 which together strengthens and deeply moisturizes the hair. You leave the mask for minimum of 5 min, and let the macadamia and cottonseed oil work its magic. Leaving the hair shiny and soft.
GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Treatment I am still waiting for all GOOP products to be avaible in the entire EU. But until then, this is a great start. This Restore + Shine Hair Treatment is a preshampoo glow serum. In Gwyneth Paltrow own words: “It’s kind of a miracle on my hair,” It's Made with cuticle-sealing vitamin C, omega-rich sea buckthorn oil, and shine-boosting plumeria monoi oil - that its said to work for all hair types.
R+Co Atlantis Shampoo and Conditioner For that everyday hair wash, you don’t want to dry out your hair. The R+Co Atlantis Shampoo and Conditioner, is formulated with Vitamin B5 to moisturize dry and damaged hair from root to tip. With naturally occurring glycerin to balance the hydration level. The Conditioner includes Acai Fruit Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Maracuja Seed Ooil – all ingredients for your hair to strengthen and add shine. A good advice is to leave the conditioner on for at least 5-10 minutes to get that true deep-hydrating effect.
HairLust – Curl Recovery & Protection Mask While curly hair needs that extra nourishment, this mask is packed with protein and moisture to leave your hair stronger. The Curl Recovery & Protection Mask helps restore your curls. I use it 1 time a week to have my hair recover from any external aggressions. For those of you who don’t have curly hair, don’t be alarmed – the brand also has a Protein Reconstructor that fits all hair types.
Owow Kit Last but not least, This home treatment kit, is a great beginners tool to compete with expensive salon keratin treatment. The kit gives an incredibly silky hair with just a simple application. Compared to only ordering the smoother, the kit also includes sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to rise of the product with.