THE BIG WAVE
Good-bye and good riddance to the trend that launched a thousand split ends. We are talking Gisele-strutting-down-the-Victoria's-Secret-runway hair. It is sexy, playful and, yes, it is big. Redken Curvaceous Ringlet for Spirals Shape-Perfecting Lotion is an anti-frizz product that helps keep curls looking shiny and bouncy without weighing down the hair. Twist small sections of dry hair around an unopened curling iron for a few seconds (clamped curls look too coiffed). Mix the lotion in your palm and work through the ends of your hair only. Lean your head back and ruffle up your tresses.
You thought you knew boredom. Then you looked in the mirror at your flat-ironed head for the umpteenth time and realised that dead-straight-hair is not just incredibly tedious to accomplish, it is incredibly tedious to look at. Aēsop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque keeps the scalp healthy and hair deeply hydrated. For stubborn hair, try L’Occitane en Provence Aromachologie Control Styling Prep-Cream, which is a leave-in conditioner made with softening jojoba oil and conditioning guar gum to help repair and control hair.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
A look our mothers loved back in the days of Farrah Fawcett and Studio 54, having a fringe with waves is such a sensuous looking-through-the-hair thing. Matrix Oil Wonders Amazonian Murumuru Controlling Oil tames rebellious and frizzy hair while adding volume to curls. It can be used before shampooing, during conditioning, or as a finishing treatment. There is also Joico Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment that delivers up to 72 hours of dramatically soft, smooth and manageable hair all thanks to its KeraShield Complex of keratin, Brazil nut oil and Tucuma butter.
Keep short hair looking thick and lush by applying a heat-proof product onto damp hair such as Shiseido Professional The Hair Care SLEEKLINER Caviar Essence. Formulated with the advanced Smoothness Retention Technology that calms unruly hair caused by humidity while repairing damaged hair. Blow-dry the hair with a big round brush and clamp the ends around a large-barrel curling iron, rolling them outward for several seconds for added volume. Finish off with SACHAJUAN Straight and Shine Spray, which is perfect for creating texture while giving the hair maximum shine without weighing it down.
Coloured hair can look great but it can also look dry, brittle and lacklustre. It is important to use products specially formulated for coloured hair to not only seal in the colour but to keep them shiny and healthy looking. We love Kérastase Elxir Ultime Thé Impérial. For colour-treated hair, it contains Oléo-Complexe, a miraculous technology known to blend all four oils – Argan, Camellia, Maize and Pracaxi to keep hair looking and feeling luscious. Apart from the oils, the tea originating from Mainland China, is known for its highly concentrated flavonoids and white tea extract to enhance and bring out the true depths of the hair colour.