If you ask a beauty team what shampoo they use, chances are it'll be a different one each week! But we all have firm favourites we go back to in times of need, and that's really what this week's editors' picks is all about. The hair on the heads of the POPSUGAR team is pretty diverse — from thin and straight to thick and unruly. We're also very aware of the chill in the air, and that means dry hair. Yep, it's also treatment time! Find our top picks for strand cleansing inside.
Does it seem like hair serum is just one more useless product clogging up your bathroom counter? Not so! Serums can be a saving grace for dry, brittle hair. These products are concentrated formulas meant to seal in moisture and protect hair against the elements (like the scalding heat of your blow dryer). While a leave-in conditioner adds moisture, adding a serum on top can help your hair retain the hydrating ingredients. This product will also help keep out unwanted moisture that can cause hair strands to swell (also known as frizz). In addition, serums' sealing properties work to disguise split ends, protect hair from heat damage, and aid in straightening coarse hair. Even though serums usually come in the smallest packages, a little goes a long way. You only need two to three drops for your whole head (too much could create a greasy feeling and a stringy look). Warm the product in your hands first, so that it will spread evenly. Then, rake serum through wet hair, from midshaft to ends, to cover every strand. Proceed to your blowdry. Reapply serum after styling to add extra shine and tame flyways.
As soon as the season changes we bring out those rich face creams, up the ante on the elbow moisturising and switch from a lightweight lotion to body butter, but what about our hair? It tends to get left behind feeling all dry and sorry for it after a sun-soaked Summer. The good news is, it's easy to inject some much-needed hydration back into distressed tresses with a nourishing moisture mask. Much like the kind you'd use on your face. Here are five fab finds that'll do the job and restore moisture (and with it, that salon-worthy shine) in no time.
Split ends can make even the most carefully coiffed hairstyles look less than polished. And while the only real "cure" is to trim the frizz at the salon, there are a few things you can do to smooth your strands at home. Check out this easy, three-step routine that will keep your ends sleek and silky all year long.
OK, admittedly we're hyperventilating that it's June already, Seriously, how did that happen? But the good side of the year flying past fast is that we're onto a fresh month of beauty releases! And this month is a fun one, guarenteed to pull you out of your early-Winter blues. We've got a punchy tweezer that'll brighten up your makeup bag, super cute on-the-go fragrances (adorbs), a mega hydrating foundation and much, much more. Check out our top 10 buys for June!