The ultimate hair heroes you won’t be able to live without… and we give the GLAMOUR guarantee they’ll give seriously good hair
THE REWIND SYSTEM
OLAPLEX, £24 each
Neglected locks are offered a second chance with this three-part miracle method. Once a sneaky salon secret, now proudly displayed in our bathroom, OLAPLEX works to reverse damage and restore shine, by actually repairing bonds on a molecular level. Top mop magic.
THE SCALP SOOTHER
Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo, £38, Philip B
The office battle over hot or cold has left our scalps in a sorry state. Dry, irritated and uncomfortable – these are the spoils of air conditioning, central heating, or even extreme temperatures outdoors. Luckily, this scalp shampoo is on hand to lift away the damage, replenish lost moisture and eliminate dandruff.
THE HIGH-SPEC BLOWDRY
Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, £299
Wet to dry is no longer satisfactory. Now we want to switch from hot gusts to icy cold blasts, enjoy a zero-static promise and click-on magnetic, rotating attachments that smooth, style and add bounce, all at once. So, yeah – thanks for ruining all other hairdryers for us, Dyson.
THE CURL TAMER
Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil Finishing Mist, £38
Say yes to curls and no to dryness with this frizz-smoothing, moisture-locking oil spray. It’s no surprise brand founder, Charlotte Mensah, is three-time award winner of ‘Afro Hairdresser of the Year’. We love the super softening powers, non-greasy finish, and the deep, woody scent.
THE BOUNCEBACK BALM
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, from £18.50
Is it weird we look forward to waking up early for this? Probably. But when you experience the unbeatable spring, shine and strength that one scoop before shampoo facilitates, so will you. 10-20 minutes is just enough time to squeeze in a yoga class, too *wink wink*.
THE TRUE DETANGLER
Wet Brush, £11.99
As a nation, we’re divided. Half tingle at the thought of having their hair brushed, the rest can’t think of anything worse, unless said person is armed with this. Slips through knots like a hot knife through butter, unravels kinks, smoothes frizz, and generally makes the whole experience dead pleasant.
THE KIND CARE
Aveda Shampure shampoo & conditioner, from £9
Maybe it’s the soft, herbal, spa-worthy scent, the gentle nourishing formula with plant-derived ingredients, or the cruelty-free and sustainable tags, but something about this shampoo-conditioner duo makes us feel zen. Our scalp and hair feel calm and healthy as well.
L’Oreal TechniArt Pli, £11.70
Our favourite styling spray has been reformulated. Yep, that’s right – perfection has been tampered with. But guess what? The risky move paid off! The brilliant heat-activated technology still keeps hair flexible, adds heights to roots and gives general gutsiness to hair, just…well, better!
THE FRESH FAKER
OUAI dry shampoo, from £10
Don’t get us wrong – we love the volume and extra grip a good, powdery dry shampoo gives, but genuinely clean hair will always win. With microscopic volcanic minerals that absorb excess oil without residue, this grease dissolver fakes that freshly washed feel.
THE SILVER SIDEKICK
PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Brightening Purple Shampoo, £2.12
The trend for platinum, ashy and silver tones has left us looking oh so chic, but icy shades require maintenance. For a brightening shampoo that knocks back brassiness without denting the wallet, this product can’t be compared. Lather on and watch those highlights shine.
THE TRESS TOUSLER
Hair by Sam Mcknight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist, from £10
For flat, limp locks that need life, throw your head upside down, create a cloud of this ultra-fine texturising spray, flip, shake, scrunch, et voila. That carefree, sexy, dishevelled look has never been so easy. Helps that it leaves hair smelling like a little slice of heaven, too.
THE BEDTIME BARRIER
Silke London The SILKE Hair Wrap, £45
Restless sleeper? As well as missing out on some major nocturnal skin repair, your tossing and turning could also result in some serious hair breakage. To keep strands intact, reduce frizz and lock in moisture, make this chic 100% silk turban the finishing touch to your sleepwear style.
THE OLD FAVOURITE
Elnett Hairspray, £6.70
There’s a reason this credible gold canister can be found in most beauty cabinets. Your gran loved it, mum’s a fan, and let’s not lie – when your boyfriend stays over, his hair seems to magically acquire the full-bodied, sculpted finish that our favourite fine mist facilitates.
THE SMOOTH TALKER
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Masque, £19.50
There’s nothing more disappointing than sitting with a mask on your head for 10 minutes, then dealing with tangles after *knot cool*. For guaranteed silky, nourished locks that wont snag as you comb, this weekly hair hydrator is pumped with smoothing oils that nourish – while separating – your strands.
THE CURLING QUEEN
Soft Waves Curling Wand, £40, Babyliss
Maybe it’s the barrel size, or maybe it’s the adjustable heat, but there’s something special about the Babyliss wand that creates the perfect nonchalant, beach waves every time.
Restorative Hair Mask, £32.85, Moroccanoil
Not only does this richly restorative mask have the brand’s signature scent that we just want to rub all over ourselves, but it also leaves hair with a noticeable shine and bounce. Hair health, restored!
THE FRIZZ FIGHTER
Color Wow Dream Coat, £24
When something has this many five-star reviews, there’s only one thing to do *adds to basket*. It claims to protect hair from humidity with an invisible cloak of heat-activated polymers, but does it actually work? Hang on while we swish the silkiest, frizz-free hair of our life.
THE DAILY REPAIRER
Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, £25, Aveda
This daily leave-in is sooo good, beauty editors will part with their cash for this hair repairer. With quinoa protein and macadamia oil it naturally protects and repairs, giving hair back a silky smooth feel and appearance. Use it daily and we defy you not to notice the difference within a week.
THE SUPER STRAIGHTENERS
Platinum Plus Styler, £175, GHD
For hair that’s so sleek, so straight and so sophisticated, the GHD Platinum Styler never lets us down. Plus, the predictive technology and optimum temperature control means minimal damage.