They nourish, they protect, they tame and they transform. Fighting the battle against bad barnets – all hail the Hair Heroes, says Frankie Rozwadowska
Luxury, eco-friendly hair-care that many an A-lister swears by, Alterna’s cutting-edge professional formulations are free from sulfates, parabens, sodium chloride and other horrible chemicals. Instead they are infused with globally sourced sustainable ingredients, such as organic Bamboo and phyto-nutrient rich organic Maca Root. A winning combo for fine hair – they work together to add fullness, thickness and lift whilst strengthening and rebuilding hair from the inside out. There really is no Alterna-tive.
The boost: Moroccanoil Treatment Light (£30.45)
The mighty Moroccanoil Treatment has fast become a beauty phenomenon, pioneering oil-infused hair products and winning countless awards. Hence the immense excitement when the Moroccanoil Treatment Light was introduced – the ultimate boost for fine hair. Infused with argan oil, it’s instantly absorbed (no nasty greasy residue) to nourish, strengthen, protect, and improve elasticity to leave locks luminous and luxuriously silky.
Deep from the depths of the Amazon comes Rahua – a highly potent, restorative oil that’s the secret behind the thick, lustrous hair Amazonian beauties are so known for. Now, thanks to these hair heroes, there’s no need to travel across the globe to reap the Rahua’s rewards. Unlike other botanical oils, Rahua (pronounced ra-wa) deeply penetrates the hair, both repairing and bonding whilst smoothing from root to tip – ideal of coloured or high-lighted hair. With a shampoo to fortify and regenerate, and a conditioner to soften and protect – there’s no product build-up, so colour remains bright and beautiful.
The boost: Bumble & Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Polish (£25.50)
Containing and array of antioxidants to nourish and sunflower seed oil to add lubricity and shine, this nifty little spray is the perfect way to illuminate and care for coloured hair. It protects against heat, contains UV filters to guard against damaging sun rays, and seals in colour with its clever colour preserving complex.
Limp, lifeless hair that needs some extra va-va-voom? Look no further than the Ojon Volume Advance range. It lifts hair up, fills it out, and injects it with weightless volume, body and texture. The secret ingredient? Peruvian amaranth – South American seeds that are a rich source of protein to seal hair cuticles and provide essential nutrients, resilience and thickness. Working with these super seeds is Ojon’s unique oil – rich in lipids to boost the fortifying activity of Amaranth proteins and to help build up hair’s natural resistance to future damage.
The boost: Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Volumizing Spray (£30.00)
The name says it all really. It’s clever, it’s natural, and it injects your locks with a new lease of life. With no nasties or faux fragrances – this spray is the spring in your hair’s step.
Founded on the philosophy that the earth deserves as much respect as our bodies, John Masters Organics shuns synthetics in favour of organic and wild-crafted care. The Evening Primrose Shampoo has been formulated for dry hair, made from the gentlest corn and coconut cleansers and an impressive 21 organic plant extracts, proteins and essential oils to hydrate, strength and soften. Used with this caring conditioner – an intensive hair moisturiser with shea butter, white tea and arnica – you can say a big bye-bye to dry. This stuff is so super, Jake Gyllenhaal even requested both products whilst shooting a movie, and he certainly has hair we’d like to run our hands through…just saying.
The boost: Davines NOUNOU Nourishing Repair Mask (£15.60)
The Davines range is made from more than 92% certified organic and sustainable ingredients and it ticks the eco-friendly box with its reusable and essential packaging that’s made with 100% renewable energy. But it’s this ultra nourishing and hydrating magical mask that’s a must. With olive butter to soften and moisturise, jojoba oil to counteract static and add shine, and cherry oil to add body, it combines natural anti-oxidants with protective properties to turn brittle, broken barnets into a healthy, moisturised mane. It’s a big YESYES for NOUNOU.
Frizz and flyaways – two words synonymous with fear and panic the world over. Save yourself the drama with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion shampoo and conditioner – a sure-fire way to smooth, sleek hair. With a Plant Infusion Blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean, and a citrus-floral blend of organic bergamot, palmarosa, Bulgarian rose and Australian sandalwood, the blend deposits on areas of cuticle damage to help restore and repair the uneven surface. Tamanu oil restores hair’s moisture balance, working to soften and smooth by up to 60%. Even the must unruly of hair types can be tamed with this smooth operator.
The boost: Phyto Ultra Glossing Finishing Serum (£22.50)
Set your new shiny tresses with this very special serum. Infused with althea extract and provitamin B5, it hydrates and protects hair whilst banishing wild wisps (without weighing hair down). Each strand is coated in a synergy of smoothing, active ingredients for shiny, sleek luscious locks.