While the good parts of Summer far outweigh the bad, warm weather can leave hair in a condition something less to be desired. "Usually at the end of [Summer], everyone is clogging the phones with, 'My hair turned green from the pool,' or 'My hair is super dry from the saltwater at the beach,'" says Alberto VO5 hair expert Chris Lospalluto. You don't have to start the cooler months off with frizzy, moss-toned hair, however. To see Lospalluto's three tips for giving lackluster strands a piece of your mind, just keep reading.
Remember your younger, more carefree years when you'd go to sleep with wet hair and wake up with it sticking in a million directions (ahem, school)? Well, growing up means getting wiser . . . at least with your beauty routines. There are plenty of things you can do while you sleep to help you arise with a coiffure people will envy. So grab your pjs, curl up, and keep reading
We love beauty. 'Sobvious. And while we're not averse to suffering for our craft, even if that means taking vital minutes out of our day to get the best hair/skin/nails/lashes, there's always that excitement when we don't have to. When it does its miracle working while we were sleeping. Just like Pantene Night Miracle Leave On Crème Serum ($9.99).
What it is: A leave on crème serum that repairs damage to your hair cuticles as you sleep. Oh, and it says it won't leave visible residue on your pillow, either. Good one.
Tester's hair type: Very straight shoulder-length hair. Not too thick and not too fine — just very straight.
Application: I worked about three pumps’ worth through my hair after I'd dried it. I gave it a moment to sink in and then lights out!
It's graced the locks of some of Hollywood's hottest stars and was a regular feature at NYFW. Now, one of our very own is calling it her "new obsession."
Moroccanoil is definitely having a moment. The range of products includes the hero serum which is designed to seal in shine, heal split ends and smooth frizz, shampoo, conditioner and an intense hydrating mask. Let's see it in action . . .
Hands up, who amongst you uses a hair treatment? (Please note: having one gathering dust on your bathroom shelf does not count as using.) Even if you do use one (round of applause), I bet it's not as regularly as you should. I'm not trying to make you feel bad. I am terrible at finding the time for them. A fact that my stylist berates me for every time I enter the salon. But, really, who has time to apply a mask, leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off? Dove seems to understand our conundrum as its just launched two new Daily Conditioner with Treatments ($7.99 each). Consider it a super-conditioner that features a built-in treatment to instantly restore moisturise. Like, really instantly. You replace your conditioner with one of these bad boys and you're all done. Treatment and all. No weird-ass rituals that you'll never stick to.
Dove Daily Conditioner with Treatment - Intense Damage Therapy and Dove Daily Conditioner with Treatment - Dry Therapy are available from April.
If you haven't yet heard of Moroccanoil, it'll soon be on your radar as it's the hot new thing amongst celebs and hairstylists. Stars like Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, Renée Zellweger and Taylor Swift have all benefited from the amazing powers of Moroccanoil's argan oil blend which features vitamin A to improve hair elasticity; vitamin E, to protect against free radical damage; and phenols to guard hair from environmental stressors. Now three new products are hitting Australian shelves: Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo ($28.95), Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner ($28.95) and Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask ($44.50).
Stockists: Moroccanoil (1800 882 174)
To help celebrate its 20-year milestone – and no doubt say thanks to all of the loyal clients – Oscar Oscar Salons nationwide are offering complimentary in-salon Aveda Treatments (valued at $30) for anyone that pops in to get a cut.
To take them up on this very kind offer, all you have to do is join as an Oscar Oscar online member between now and December 31.
Then let the experts recommend one of two Aveda Professional Hair Treatments. There’s Damage Remedy which injects a whole heap of protein into damaged hair or Dry Remedy – a gorgeous blend of buriti oil, pomegranate and palm-derived conditioners that bring moisturise back to parched locks. Thanks guys!