These products will revive dry, damaged hair for enviable wedding day tresses
Tsubaki Botanical Shampoo and conditioner
There’s something to be said if a brand promises a difference in your hair in just six days.
Making use of the capillary action of thin vessels in our hair (like how plant stems transport water and nutrients via thin vessels and veins) called Cell Membrane Complexes, Tsubaki Botanical’s newly formulated range of shampoos, conditioners and treatments have five naturally derived beauty ingredients:
Citrus fruit water to smoothen hair cuticles, soy protein, royal jelly, camellia oil and botanical essence.
These are formulated in small molecular structures for better penetration and delivery throughout each hair strand.
There are three lines targeted at different hair concerns: Moist & Manageable with added camellia oil for dry and unmanageable hair, Smooth & Silky to prevent tangles, and Airy & Light to boost elasticity for voluminous hair and prevent hair breakage.
Shampoo 450ml, Conditioner 450ml and Treatment 180g, $14.90 each. Available exclusively in Watsons, Welcia-BHG, Don Don Donki and selected FairPrice hyper/supermarkets.
Tsubaki Premium Repair mask, $19.90
For the bride who hasn’t got plenty of time on her hands, you’ll adore this one because it works instantly. No waiting time – just apply like a conditioner and rinse!
It’s got ultra-nourishing ingredients like royal jelly, pearl protein and the brand’s signature Japanese camellia oil as well as dual-amino acids but boasts a light gel-like texture that transforms dull locks (and yes, bleached tresses!) into a lustrous, shiny mane without weighing it down.
Available exclusively in Watsons, Welcia-BHG, Don Don Donki and selected FairPrice hyper/supermarkets.
Christophe Robin Volumnizing Shampoo With Rose Extracts, $58 for 250ml, and Conditioner, $65
If there’s anyone who knows what fine or coloured locks need, it’s an expert hair colourist. Case in point – French hair colourist Christophe Robin. Formulated for fine, coloured and sensitive hair, this pampers delicate strands and gives a fresh, soft feel as well as more body. An acidic pH closes the hair cuticles to reduce pigment loss and protects hair colour. Plus, it smells heavenly.
Available at Sephora.
Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me.Wash and Leave-In.Repair
Don’t we just love products that do double duty? The Leave-In.Repair conditioner doesn’t just have an array of hair-nourishing ingredients like hydrolysed keratin protein, green pea protein and jojoba seed oil to replenish moisture, it works as a heat protectant too.
The Hydrate-Me.Wash’s gentle formula infuses hair with nutrients and moisture, removes excess product buildup, dead skin flakes, and oil without stripping the scalp and hair’s natural oils.
P.S. Australian hairstylist Kevin Murphy’s products are enriched with vitamins and amino-acids and are sulphate-, paraben- and cruelty-free!
Kevin Murphy is available only in salons. For a list of salons, visit http://kevinmurphy.com.au/salon-locator/
Botanist Botanical Treatment (Moist A), $26
For parched locks, this gentle formula is concocted with 90% natural, plant-derived ingredients that leaves hair feeling silky and tangle-free. It also has the deliciously refreshing fragrance of apple and berries. A little goes a long way, so you get more bang for your buck, too.
Available at Sephora.
L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Intensive Repair Hair Care Line
If your dry, brittle locks are in need of heavy-duty nourishing, L’Occitane’s here to help with its newly formulated Aromachologie Intensive Repair Hair Care Line. Infused with five essential oils Ylang-Ylang, Sweet Orange, Lavender, Geranium, as well as Angelic for its anti-breakage properties.
There’s also sunflower oil and oat amino acids to plump up, restructure and improve the condition of your hair fiber for soft, silky strands.
The shampoo starts from $35 for 300ml, conditioner starts from $35 for 250ml, and the mask is at $55 for 200ml.
Available from February 2019 in all L’Occitane boutiques and its website.