Good-looking hair requires more than just a good shampoo and hair conditioner (and lucky genes, obviously). BeautySouthAfrica.com takes a look at the products that that you really must have if you want fabulous hair.
A great product to control those fly-away hairs that seem to appear after styling, is an anti-frizz serum. All you need is a tiny drop that you can spread through your hair to control those stubborn wispy bits. Try Lee Stafford Poker Straight Shine Serum, R94.99
A large paddle brush such as the Denman Paddle brush, R139 is perfect to brush large sections of hair at a time, especially if you have thick hair. It has ball-ended nylon pins that are set into an air-cushioned rubber pad. This helps to penetrate, smooth and straighten your hair.
We all know the fuss that comes with washing our hair. That’s why dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend. This product is formulated to absorb excess oil and remove odour. No water is needed and it will help to revive limp, greasy hair in-between washes. TRESemmé has a great line of dry shampoos. Infused with citrus extracts you will leave the house with clean, fresh smelling hair. TRESemmé Dry Shampoo, R61.75.
Heat protection spray
This is one of the most important hair products to have. Sometimes we don’t realise how much damage we do to our hair with our styling tools – damage we can avoid by applying a heat protection spray to our hair before styling. Most are lightweight and won’t leave any build up. ghd style heat protect spray, R180 is my favourite.
Hair spray is a favourite amongst the professionals in the hair industry. Use to hold, style and even give body, this product’s features are endless. Revlon Flex Ultra Hold Spray, 120ml, R17.95 or L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Spray, 200ml, R44.95 are both great products.
If you have dry, knotty hair that is hard to manage, invest in a leave-in conditioner. It helps add moisture and will be a lot easier to style. Make sure to find the right one for your hair type – you don’t want any extra weight on your hair. Kair leave-in conditioner, 200ml, R39.95 is a top seller.
Investing in a quality hairdryer will do you the world of good. They are super powerful and will cut down your drying time by more than half. A good dryer will also last you longer. Ask your stylist to recommend one; many salons sell professional dryers to their clients.