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5 Must have products for your hair!

5 Must have products for hair

Written by: Samantha Goddard

Over the years of my hairdressing career I have experienced many products, some salon professional brands and some high street brands- Here are my ultimate must haves:

 

1-     Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum- This serum is fantastic for any hair. No matter what type of texture you have – The technology of the super skinny range is to ensure that it penetrates the hair and disperses water molecules, therefore cutting down on blow drying and styling time. It will leave any hair type smooth, shiny and frizz free – especially when the humidity is high!

 


2-     Batiste Dry Shampoo- Whether you suffer from greasy hair, don’t have time or you just can’t be bothered with the task of washing your hair- Batiste is a must have! The waterless formulation will absorb any excess grease that is built up on the hair and scalp. This product is also fantastic on clean hair that is fine and limp in texture- a light mist of this product at the roots will help you achieve volume. It is also available in many different fragrances – there will definitely be one from the range to suit you!

3-     Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer- Is your hair damaged, brittle and frizzy and in need of a bit of TLC? If so this is definitely the most essential product for you to have. This pre-shampoo treatment is super rich and concentrated. Its elasticising effect improves elasticity, strength and shine whilst leaving your hair softer, less brittle and manageable. Wet your hair and massage this product into the sections of hair that is needed, leave for 2-3 minutes (10-15 for extremely damaged/brittle hair) then rinse well and shampoo and condition as normal. Use this once a week and your hair will look and feel healthy and shiny. This product also has ‘sunscreen technology’- what a great added bonus!

4-     Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray- This product will give you that ‘just stepped out of the sea look’ or help add texture to any style without the stickiness or crunchiness of heavier products such as mousse. It will leave your hair feeling nourished, smooth and shiny and it also brushes out very easily- leaving little to no residue. This is probably one of the most versatile products that I have used as you can use it on wet or dry hair. You don’t need to use a lot of this spray to make a difference to your style making this very cost effective!

5-     AVEDA Control Force Hairspray- I LOVE this hairspray- by far the best on the market. This spray gives a great hold without the typical hairspray feel- It’s airy, will help you achieve volume with any hair type and never leaves residue on the hair, allowing you to restyle your hair again and again. Another major plus with this product is that it’s fantastic in humid climates!