Want to wake up each morning with shiny, thick, supermodel hair? You’re not alone.
On average we spend over £30,000 on our hair during our lifetime – that’s a lot of shampoo. And if like us you go for the easy option when your hair goes bad, pulling it into a ponytail or bun, it’s time to take action. Your styling skills aren’t to blame, when it comes to hair you really can blame your tools.
So for hair that you’ve always dreamed of, we’ve rounded up the very best products and tools – glossy, frizz-free hair here we come...
Don’t be afraid of this weird aerodynamic design, created to de-tangle hair without causing damage, it’s also been shaped to contour with your head, giving you a revitalizing scalp massage while you brush. Great for all types of hair - it’s the ultimate troubleshooting tool.
Tangle Teezer, Salon Elite, £11.20
Perfect for pinning up a quick bun, creating a messy chignon or simply holding back a grown–out fringe. The Kirby grip is a true classic that no professional stylist would be without. But they’re not just about utilitarian practicality, like a wrist full of friendship bracelets; multiple bobby pins catch the eye without trying too hard – understated style at its best.
Hershesons ‘Pin Me Down’ Hair Grips, £6
If your hair is in need of a detox, two pumps of this refreshes, strengthens as well as adding shine and body.
Tigi Hair Reborn Deep Restoration Shampoo, £17.95
An itchy, flaky scalp isn’t just sore and irritating, it’s downright annoying – especially when it’s customising the shoulders of your much sought-after Whistles ‘Kirsten’ jacket. The skin on your scalp is just as sensitive as your face to the change in seasons, and cold weather combined with central heating can cause it to become dry and sore. So just as you’d use a soothing face scrub and mask to slough away dead, flaky skin, one for your scalp is the perfect answer. Containing soothing
Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask and Stimulating Scalp Mask, £5.25 each
This beautifully scented lotion is a luxury styling multi-tasker for fluff-prone hair. Apply to damp hair pre blow-dry, to protect against styling damage and post blow-dry to add a grease-free polish. It smoothes away fuzz and flyaways, and adds a healthy shine without weighing hair down.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Satin Design White Tea Polishing Milk £22 at lookfantastic.com
Whether you have a sensitive scalp or just want to keep hold of your colour for longer this shampoo is a true and affordable hair savior. Free of SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), which is notorious for stripping colour and irritating delicate skin, it’s also brimming with soothing rosemary and juniper oils, so it smells great too.
L’Oreal Paris Ever Pure Non-Sulphate shampoo £5.99 at Boots
Thick, hard-to-tame curls seeking an urgent injection of TLC look no further. This rich and creamy mask is packed with olive and avocado oil to hydrate and soften, and Lemon extract to add shine. Leave on overnight for an ultimate hair treat.
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparitive Hair Pak £25
Volume is key this season and the one thing we’re all after. These have been a secret kit-bag essential of hairstylists for years. Perfect for creating long-lasting volume without the usual clumpy knots that backcombing can create, if you love a boosted ‘do’ a la Cheryl Cole, then you need to invest.
Kent Back-Combing Brush LBC1, £9.05
These quirky curling ‘spirals’ are the cleverest hair innovation we've seen in ages. They can be used on damp or dry hair, just hook sections of hair through the spirals and wait for your curl to ‘set’. No electricity or heat required so they’re great for holidays or as a quick hair boost at your desk for a big night out.
Gives hair salon-worthy shine and leaves it smooth and manageable.
L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Shampoo, £12.50
This oil calms frizz and leaves hair feeling incredibly soft.
Kerastase Elizir Ultime Imperial Tea for Colour Treated Hair, £34.50
It holds, it adds volume and it mattifies – all in one can. This hardworking finishing spray is the answer to tousled, sexy hair in seconds.
Redken quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray £15.15
As annoying as bobbles on your favorite jumper – split ends are an almost impossible to avoid nuisance. Brushing, blowdrying, colouring, and even an innocent ponytail can weaken your hair and cause ‘splits’. Obviously a regular cut is the best prescription but when you’re in a hurry or love your hair long, this binding ‘glue’ will camouflage fuzzy ends in seconds.
Kerastase Architecte Renovating Dual Serum £33.50