Brand new to Philip Kingsley is their excellent Elasti-Styler 5-in-1 Treatment. Expertly created to prime, condition, strengthen, tame and add shine, I use this treatment every time I style my hair, with impressive results. Used on towel-dried hair, my hair feels softened, smoother, and much bouncier after being dried. And also, wet locks are easier to gently comb through after applying this treatment. When styled, my hair then feels far less brittle and with extra movement. I can completely see why the Elasti-Styler treatment is an extension of the iconic Elasticizer, with similar components ensuring suppleness, movement and an all-round healthier condition. I’ll be honest, I’d struggle without this styling magic wand now too. And the same goes for all Philip Kingsley haircare in general.
An award-winning hairbrush, Manta is the first of its kind, moulding to the shape of your palm and scalp. And in turn, this innovative flexibility ensures gentle movement through those locks, minimising breakage as you brush. Supremely gentle on hair, it also exfoliates the scalp, promoting hair health and adding shine to strands too. I use this brush on both mine and my 11-year old daughter’s hair, and it expertly tames unruly curls too, without that uncomfortable tugging feeling. Plus, if you style your hair in waves, a gentle brush through with the Manta afterwards leaves a soft finished look worthy of a salon
Revlon EQUAVE Sun Protection Detangling Conditioner
A formula including UVA/UVB filters, this brilliant detangling spray conditions and smooths hair while protecting it from sun damage. Known for its use in hairdressing salons, it can be used before, during and after sun exposure. A spritz also makes for a highly efficient detangling spray on towel-dried hair before a blow dry.
Brand new from Aquis is their Lisse D’Air Hair Turban. Helping dry hair up to 50% faster, this lightweight turban gently protects your wet hair from breakage. Avoid the roughness of a towel, just wrapping your hair up while wet, or ahead of a blow-dry. Complete with zip-fastened pouch and two protective satin scrunchies, it is compact and clever. Plus, getting out of a shower and popping the Lisse D’Air Hair Turban on makes the morning routine so much faster than wrestling with a towel. This is a handy hair-drying gamechanger.
This hair priming spray is infused with nourishing ingredients such as vitamin B and rice protein to strengthen hair. Meanwwhile, baobab and angelica root help offer much-needed protection against heat, UV damage and environmental exposure. Working to offer volume, thermal care and a styling boost, this clever prep spray is a staple from Innersense, the organic beauty brand passionate about natural ingredients.
Now available in a jumbo 355ml size, this is a dry shampoo which does in fact clean hair as well as adding a volumising boost. The Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo eliminates oil, sweat and odour, and also itself smells really good. Trust me. The fresh scent is present throughout the whole day, so it feels a revitalising hair product as opposed to your standard dry shampoo simply offering a quick fix in between washes. Spray into hair and brush through, pepping up your ‘do to wear anyway you want.
Philip Kingsley Pure Blonde Booster Colour-Correcting Weekly Shampoo
Should you have blonde or silver tones in your hair, whether due to hair dye or natural colour, this Pure Blonde Booster Colour-Correcting Weekly Shampoo eradicates any brassiness. Clarifying the colour, I use it alongside the Pure/Blonde Silver Brightening Daily Conditioner, to rejuvenate the balayage elements of my hair. And I can tell you, in between salon toner treatments, the shampoo works a treat in cooling down blonde. Colour is instantly brightened, and it’s such a simple twist to add into your routine. Used once a week, there’s also a Colour-Correcting Weekly Mask to try too.
L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert Solar Sublime Hair Mask
Protect your hair from any late summer rays, adding this enriching L’Oreal Professional hair mask. Enriched with a UV filter and aloe vera, components heal the hair fibre, while offsetting the drying effects of sun (salts and chlorine too, if you’re lucky enough to have a holiday still waiting). Whatever the weather, protecting your hair from the sun’s rays, means minimising any potential UV damage. Alongside the mask, explore a spray and shampoo within this range too.
This super-sized haircare treat is a beautifully berry scented mousse, which after applying onto your scalp and hair foams to offer a deep cleanse. Specifically created to be used as a weekly haircare routine, it is a multi-tasking shampoo, conditioner, detangler, shine enhancer and treatment all in one. After use, hair is softened, cleansed and refreshingly sweet smelling. Mix up your DIY hair hacks, adding in this gorgeously clever treatment.
Huge fans of Percy & Reed here at SN, Oh So Smooth Frizz Fixer has been joining a selection of products from their collection in our haircare regime. An expert boost to frizz-prone hair, spritz this spray onto a dry ‘do, to quickly control any fly-aways. Holding frizz in place, without residue or stiffness, it works by creating a humidity shield around each strand. Plus, I find the spray quite volumising too. Additional Percy & Reed faves include: the wavy saviour Beyond The Beach Texture Spray; beautifully smoothing Hold It Right There! Define and Hold Finishing Cream and the nourishing Bye Bye Dry Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.