Posted: 29 December 2017
The hair care industry’s expected to be worth over $87 billion in 2018. Whether your hair’s straight, wavy, curly, colored, virgin or dry, there’s a product out there for you.
With so many styling products to choose from, though, how do you pick?
Keep reading to see our ultimate product guide on some common hair types.
Straight or Fine Hair
Straight and fine hair can often hang limp, so adding volume’s essential.
As a primer, use a volumising shampoo and conditioner like Moroccanoil’s Extra Volume range to wash your hair.
Towel-dry, and apply a volumising mouse or spray for maximum effect. Most products work best with a blowdryer, but if you prefer to air-dry, then this Plump-Up Collagen Thickening Mist is perfect.
Curls are beautiful, but their complex structure needs special attention so they don’t dry out and break.
We absolutely love Tresemme’s Perfectly (Un)done shampoo and conditioner to start off your routine. Your hair cuticles will drink in the moisture, resulting in defined, bouncy curls.
For added definition, avoid mousse that can make curls crunchy and funny-looking. Apply a product like ORIBE’s Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold, perfect for crunch-free, shiny curls. Then let them dry naturally.
Dry, Frizzy Hair
Dry hair is often the product of too much heat, pollutants, toxins and overprocessing. These dry out the hair cuticles, so the remedy is to rehydrate your hair.
Wash your hair with a moisture-rich shampoo like Pureology’s Hydrate shampoo and conditioner.
Towel-dry, and then run a light, hydrating serum like Moroccanoil’s Original Treatment through your hair. Start from midway through the length, to the ends. Don’t apply it at the roots, as your hair will get super greasy. And remember, a little goes a long way.
If your hair’s super dry and thirsty, a weekly hair mask should be part of your haircare routine.
We’ve found the best product to use is natural and chemical-free. It’s coconut oil!
Coconut oil is different to other products, as the special fatty acids actually soak into the hair cuticle, rather than just sit on top until you wash your hair.
Massage it into your scalp and hair, and leave it to soak in for an hour or overnight.
Unfortunately, the ‘treatments’ we subject our hair to are rarely a treat.
Perms and colorants can leave hair dry and dull, but parabens and sulfates can undo the effects of your chemical treatment.
Wash with products for processed hair like Framesi’s Color Lover Smooth Shine shampoo and conditioner, which preserve your treatment and are paraben- and sulfate-free.
Thinning Hair, or Hair Loss
Hair loss can cause stress and anxiety, which is often a catalyst for this difficult problem in the first place.
Happily, Ultrax Labs have come up with their powerful Hair Surge range of shampoo, conditioner, and serum. Using all 3 have helped many regrow their thick, full hair.
Sometimes, though, styling products for hair regrowth aren’t enough. If you’re suffering from hair loss, then professionals like Sarah Neumann at Ahwatukee Skin and Laser offer medically-guided laser therapy treatment.
This low-level laser treatment stimulates hair follicles, and grows new hair naturally, from within.
Get the Right Styling Products for You
With so many styling products to choose from, it can feel overwhelming trying to pick the best ones for you.
Work out your hair type, and its specific needs, and buy the best quality according to your budget. Use our ultimate product guide and you can’t go wrong.
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