If we spent even half the amount of time on hair care as we did on Facebook, we’d have the kind of good hair worth posting about.
Alas, we don’t. Healthy hair is an elusive beast and in a world of curling irons, sea salt spray and bleach, the perpetual cycle of damaging our hair and then fixing it has become so cumbersome, some of us have skipped the ‘fixing’ part altogether. Understandably.
What we need is a treatment, that… 1) Can be applied to dry hair; 2) Doesn’t need rinsing; 3) Fits into our handbags; and 4) Has both visible and long-lasting results.
With that, here’s a few of favourite easy hair treatments for your consideration –
You carry balm in your bag for chapped lips so why wouldn’t you carry a balm for your dry ends? We’ve had this nifty little tube in tow for years applying the nutrient-rich formula only to our tips where it’s needed. Iris Royal Jelly plumps and patches the hair cuticle up, so your hair feels smooth and silky hours, even days, later.
For something more intensive, try this wonder balm by London professional hairdressing brand Percy & Reed. The name is a bit of a misnomer because the formula has the consistency of a lotion rather than a balm, allowing it to be absorbed into the hair cuticle much more effectively. Brush the formula through with a Tangle Teezer to distribute it evenly. Do this the day before you wash your hair and you might not even need to use conditioner.
While oils work a treat, if you’re using multiple styling products you might want to go for something lighter. Try this water-based spritz by EVO. Apply the leave-in conditioner to towel-dried hair and let the silk amino acids and hydrolysed wheat proteins take action on detangling and safeguarding your mane from UV.
If nutrients in high concentrations are what you’re after, you’ve got to use a serum! The ‘6 Effects’ in its name refers to shine, smoothness, bounce, frizz-free, health and reduced breakage. We find 1-2 pumps of the milky-lotion does the trick. Best applied to towel-dried hair, it smells like clean cotton sheets and absorbs as instantly as a serum should.
A solution for multi-tasking insomniacs – finally! This sensorial spritz uses therapeutic essential oils to prime your mind for sleep while sunflower extract and botanical argan, jojoba and baobab oils condition your strands. Shake well and spritz all over you hair or on your pillowcase. Then, catch a bit of shut-eye and wake up to your good hair day.