You may have stumbled upon the long aisle of hair products, thinking what this much space is for, if all we need are some good ol’ shampoo, conditioner and the occasional hair spray.
To keep from getting lost in this part of the beauty department—or the hair section of that e-commerce site you frequent—here are some hair products that you may find interesting and beneficial.
I’ve talked about the wonders of dry shampoo, but I don’t think I’ve introduced you to the magic of dry conditioner. (Yes, you read it right.)
Products such as the Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Conditioner, this spray-on formula delivers shinier, smoother strands without weighing hair down. It helps reduce frizz, flyaways and stray strands—thanks to its weightless aerosol formula that keeps your hair looking hydrated without washing.
For women who went blonde this summer, keep it from looking rusty by toning it with the right shampoo. Purple shampoos aren’t colored for novelty, they serve to cancel out warmth in (natural or dyed) blonde, gray and white hair.
The Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo counteracts brass notes and adds sheen as it cleanses the hair with its brightening lemon extracts. Infused with chamomile and keratin, this product boosts tones and moisturizes to help prevent damage caused by bleaching.
Having fine hair is both a blessing and a curse. While it may be considered low maintenance, it can be tedious to style. Styling powders work specifically for this case—adding texture and increasing volume in straight, flat, limp hair.
Try on dry hair: the Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, a hair texturizer that instantly volumizes hair and creates a matte texture. This helps boost strands with naturally derived bulking agents including kaolin clay and acacia gum. Plus, be amused as it changes in form—from powder to a lightweight, absorbent lotion.
Sea salt sprays
Bring the beach back home when you spritz on some sea salt spray. This volumizing product is great for creating textured tresses and all-organic waves.
Sea salt sprays add grip by drying your locks to encourage natural bend in the hair.
Infused with orange flower, neroli and rosewood blend perfumes, Lush Sea Spray uses fresh seawater and sea salt to add volume naturally. Scrunch it up into your waves, and if you ever find it a tad bit dehydrating, layer it up with your trusty hair serum or leave-in conditioner for some sheen.
If you want extra oomph—and I don’t mean volume this time!—finish off your freshly styled hair with a scent specifically for your tresses. The hair easily picks up unpleasant aromas from the kitchen or workplace. And sometimes, our trusty perfume can’t eliminate the odors.
Try Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume. Boasting an anti-odor technology, this scent is a refreshing blend of lychee, peach and roses.
Don’t be fooled by its sweet notes, though. It is, after all, a serious haircare product with its infusion of keratin and silk oils.