To be honest, navigating the world of hair can be a lot. Experts will tell you that the best way to get healthy hair is to step away from the styling tools and wash it less often. But for us personally, we have pretty strong feelings about our blow-dryer and curling wand … and clean hair is non-negotiable! So, we’ve separated the ‘meh’ products from the gotta-have-them products to bring you our top three to nurse your hair back to health – and save you a whole lot of style struggles.
Biosense Gold Shampoo
What is it? A restorative shampoo
What does it do? This luxurious new shampoo from Biosense is the crème de la crème of shampooing for professional and home use. Your hair’s natural oils are what keep it looking shiny and healthy, but here’s the thing: Many traditional shampoos strip them away completely. We adore this shampoo containing nourishing argan oil because it works with the keratin in your hair to help repair the damaged protein structures. It also does a fantastic job at cleansing the scalp and infuses your hair with high levels of intense moisture. And did we mention the gorgeous black box that it comes in which shows off the Jozi skyline? PS: It’s sulphate-free so it can be used on hair extensions too.
R225 from Splush stores or www.splush.co.za
Zero Bar Hair & Body Bars
What are they? Water-free, plastic-free and cruelty-free shampoo and body bars
What do they do? Proudly South African business, Zero Bar has just brought out four Hair & Body Bars in addition to their range of Shampoo Bars that they brought out last year. There are so many things we love about these sustainable bars that can be used on your hair and body: They last you between 55 and 70 washes, their oil complexes were selected specifically with your hair’s needs in mind and with a little water they become a super-rich, creamy luxurious lather that rinses out quickly and easily. They also smell incredible! There are four different types, namely argan (our fave), jojoba, moringa and desert melon.
R75 each from www.zerobar.co.za (we also recommend buying the Bar Saver tin to keep your Hair & Body Bars protected and dry)
John Frieda Miracle Drops Frizz Smoothing Hair Mask
What is it? A deep conditioning mask
What does it do? At least once a week, do more thorough damage repair with this frizz smoothing mask packed with avocado oil that not only prevents frizz but also repairs. Avocado is more than just a delicious fruit that adds a healthy punch to any meal: Avocado oil is also extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats which strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage. This mask is all you need to nourish and transform untruly hair into a smooth, defined style plus realign hair fibres and reduce frizz. Our top tip is to massage this mask into your scalp before rinsing to help keep your skin well hydrated. It’s recommended for use on medium or thick/coarse hair.
R40 from Clicks
Have you tried any of these amazing hair products before? If you have, we’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below!