Her World Hair Awards 2018 winners: Best products to achieve sleek, smooth hair if you have damaged strands
If you colour or heat style your strands regularly, chances are high that your hair is damaged. Damaged hair can be unmanageable and look dry, dull and frizzy – not a good look on anyone.
It’s essential to find the right products that will deliver good hair days in the short run and a healthier mane in the future. Read on for the best products for replenishing damaged tresses. From hair masks to shampoos, these award-winning products will leave your hair looking and feeling sleek and smooth.
Most comprehensive range for damaged brittle hair (salon): L’Oreal Kerastase Resistance, $41.73-$73.83
With a shampoo, conditioner, mask and leave-in treatment that can be used on both scalp and hair, this range combats hair breakage, a problem that is common in damaged, brittle strands. Every product in the range is lightweight enough not to weigh down the hair.
Best hair mask for damaged brittle hair (salon): Svenson Defence Hair Booster Nutrition Pack, $55
The treatment mask, which can also be used on the scalp, is said to reduce hair breakage and hair fall.
Its rich texture means a little goes a long way – two 20 cent-sized amounts are sufficient for a neck-length bob. Use too much and it may leave a sticky residue behind. Available at Bella Marie France.
Best repairing shampoo for damaged hair (store): Phyto Paris Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Shampoo Ultra-dry Hair, $45
With a rich, conditioner-like texture, the shampoo lathers up well, working through hair easily. It tamed our tester’s chemically damaged hair, which felt soft and looked shiny after use, even on the next day.
Best repairing (moisturising)conditioner for damaged hair: A’kin Macadamia Oil & Wheat Protein Moisture Rich Conditioner, $38.50
This conditioner makes hair feel moisturised, soft and smooth. It even smooths dry ends, making hair easier to comb through. And it adds shine and some weight to the hair, which helps to make it more manageable.