The colder months tend to wreak havoc on my hair – it starts to play funny tricks and I can only assume the reason it’s so dry and dull is because I’ve had a little too much fun in the sun. Since we’re only months away from the cold season, it’s time to give those tresses some extra TLC. You might know Shu Uemura from their skincare and beauty products, but they have recently launched a very exciting haircare line called, Art Of Hair. So, I’ve given my usual shampoo and conditioner the flick and decided to give their Full Shimmer Illuminating range a go, and I'm so glad I did. Keep reading to find out why.
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Fans of the '90s, your call has been heard: Herbal Essences is slated to revive two of the product lines that put it on the map. The Smooth and Shine collections are making their respective comebacks in February, and will be encapsulated in the iconic translucent bottles that got the boot in 2006, according to WWD. The relaunch comes on the heels of declining sales. But the company hopes to recapture some of its long-lost loyalists by reviving these fan favourites.
The shampoos and conditioners share the same scents and looks of their predecessors, but the formulas are now sulfate- and silicone-free. And remember those sexual-innuendo-filled commercials that promised "a totally organic experience"? Details are still hush-hush, but tune in to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 11 for a nostalgia-inducing spot. Fingers crossed the revival makes its way here, too!
If you're washing your hair regularly and are still suffering from a greasy scalp, there may be something else that's going on. Overproduction of sebum, that greasy stuff that lingers on the crown of your head, can be a real problem, but there are steps that you can take to get your hair back in order. Click on for tips to get hair that really shines . . . in the good way.
If you've experienced dull hair, limp strands, or a flaky scalp, it might not be just because of the weather. It turns out all these issues can be caused (and solved) by the way you're shampooing your hair. Celebrity colourist Beth Minardi breaks down the dos and dont's of washing your hair step-by-step when you keep reading.
You've had your say on the Best New Cleanser but now it's time to shine the spotlight on your strands and vote for the Best Shampoo & Conditioner released in the last year. Choose between: L'Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, a sulphate-free smoothing system for damaged and frizzy hair, Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo & Conditioner, which are super lightweight and leave no trace of residue on the hair, TONI&GUY Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair — help to add body to fine, texture-less tresses, Wella Pro Series Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, which use guar to seal in moisture and act as a barrier against humidity, Keratinology by Sunsilk Advanced Reconstruction Program Detoxifying Shampoo & Conditioner, these help to restore moisture loss caused by bleaching, colouring and heat styling, making that "salon feel" last longer and Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine/Normal Hair, which utilise diamond dust and orchid extract to protect against colour fade. All great releases, but which will you choose?
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Shampoo & Conditioner
Having been introduced in France in 1987, The Product of the Year Awards are now in their third year in Australia. With an aim of giving consumers the option to vote for the everyday products that not only work, but save time and money, the winners of the 2012 Product of the Year Awards have just been announced by ambassador Lisa Wilkinson and the judging panel. The awards focus on everything from household appliances to pest control, but it's the 10 beauty categories that we're interested in. With over 7,000 Australians voting in the awards, it's a great way to suss out which hair colour, shampoo, razor and body lotion is worth buying next!
Dang, Leighton Meester has good hair. It's not surprising that she got snapped up by a hair brand. But what we loved is that she used it anyway. Before she 'had' to. LOVE that shiz. We spotted these shots of her at a Herbal Essences photocall in Spain yesterday and had to share. Those big bouncy bottom curls mixed with that espresso smoky eye. That tonged tousle and brilliant bounce is signature Meester and always seemed a little out of reach for those of us who didn't have Charles Baker Strahan (her stylist) on speed dial. But not anymore thanks to the just-launched Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Range. I am a mad fan of Herbal Essences. Or 'Erbal Essences as Leighton calls it. Cute. And unlike the other ranges, this one's all about the styling. Sure there's the Tousle Me Softly Shampoo & Conditioner ($5.99) — infused with wild violet and pomegrante; yum — but there's also a Spray Gel, Mousse and Hairspray which are all just $6.99 each. Bargain. Now you really CAN have Leighton's hair.
Shampoo and conditioner are usually meant to go together, but there's no law that says it has to happen that way. Some people refuse to use miss-matching shampoo and conditioners, while others show a rebellious streak by using shampoo A but conditioner B. It probably happens more with haircare products than any other, since we tend to use them in conjunction. So what camp are you in? Do you match your shampoo and conditioner?