It’s hard keeping up with all the beauty maintenance that needs to be done on a regular basis. You meant to make that hair appointment, or you overslept because #life and now you have an event that requires your hair to have that just-stepped-out-the-salon look. Here are three products that have landed on the beauty desk over the past few months – and how they’ll save you time and possible embarrassment. If only we had known about them before!
The drama: Your roots are greasy and the rest looks super flat!
The cause: You overslept on the morning you meant to wash your hair.
Power product to the rescue: label.m Resurrection Style Dust, R484, from selected Splush stores and www.retailbox.co.za
This must-have miracle powder isn’t the official hair care product of London Fashion Week for nothing. The lightweight particles are easily absorbed into hair for an invisible finish, a more natural feel and the added bonus of fixing those dreaded greasy roots. The formula allows effortless backcombing and the ability to revive and rework your style throughout the day by simply massaging at the roots. It’s best for those looking for a little volume in the hair, not a neat style.
This is not a dry a dry shampoo, you shake lightly over the root area, or where lift is required and massage in with your fingertips. You only really need to use a little at a time, so it lasts for ages.
The drama: Your hair is clean but it’s lost that just-washed fragrance.
The cause: You spent the evening in a smoky environment.
Power product to the rescue: COLAB Luxe Shine, R129,95, from selected Clicks Stores.
The concept of scenting hair is hardly new, with perfumed wigs and hair pomades dating back to French courts in the 18th century. Fashion houses including Chanel, Dior, Miu Miu and Frederic Malle have released hair fragrances and it’s become a “thing.” We haven’t been lucky enough to try any of those yet and while this brand isn’t a designer one, the deeply sensual fragrance with notes of Cashmere, Bergamot and Oud leaves your hair smelling pretty. It doesn’t just fragrance your locks, it’s infused with diamond dust, silk extracts and precious oils that moisturise, reduce static and add shine. In short, it’s a fab little multitasker.
The drama: Your regrowth is making you look like a lemur.
The cause: You haven’t had time to make that hair appointment and you have a really big meeting or an event.
Power product to the rescue: EVERPRObeauty Temporary Root Touch-up Magnetic Powder (in BACK2BLONDE and ZERO GREY in Lightest Brown/Medium Blonde, Light Brown, and Black/Dark Brown), R225, from selected Clicks Stores.
So you need to get rid of that grey fast? Well we did, we had a concert to go to and we didn’t want anyone to think we were some poor kids’ tag-along mom killing her vibe. We were going because hey, we like Bieber too #nojudging. Enter EVERPRObeauty Temporary Root Touch-up Magnetic Powder.
This portable handbag-sized companion, complete with mirror and hidden sponge applicator is for targeted coverage and is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.
You apply the powder to clean dry hair by patting the sponge on onto the roots. It quickly covers up any grey hair and works for large issues like your middle parting, as well as for smaller issues like along the hairline. The powder is magnetic so it quickly sticks to hair strands and it doesn’t rub or wear off. It was easy to control and it doesn’t leave your scalp unnaturally dark. I was petrified it was going to start dripping down my forehead if I worked up a sweat but it didn’t budge. It also didn’t leave any transfer on my pillow. The slight con is that it did make my hairline feel slightly tacky so even though it does last until you wash out with your regular shampoo, I washed it out the next morning and it was back to grey again. This product goes down as my find of the year.