The seasons are changing, Spring is here, and we are spending more time outside. In the sunshine, in swimming pools and around the new, budding, blooms. All this, mixed with a little heat styling can dehydrate your strands, leaving them weak, dull, and lifeless.
As much as we are loving Spring, we cannot forget to stick to a good haircare routine. To keep your tresses looking sexy and sleek, you need to invest in good haircare products. From heat protection sprays, to clarifying shampoos and even a little dry shampoo in between.We have tried some of the latest launches on the market and we have narrowed down our top five seasonal besties below:
Ghd, limited edition orchid pink:
Weather you prefer wearing your hair straight, curly, or as a fresh, bouncy, blow-dry. ghd has a styling tool to accommodate every haircare need. And their new, limited-edition, orchid collection means that these effective styling aids look good too, all while contributing towards a good cause. ghd and PinkDrive® have partnered together to launch a limited-edition pink orchid collection of hair stylers, that encourage young women to take control, feel confident, and stay educated about their breasts.
The newest collection features the ghd platinum+ hair straightener (RRP R3 800). This is the brands most technologically advanced styler. Which can be used to create super sleek styles or bouncy curls. ghd glide hot brush (RRP R3 000) is this year’s biggest time saver, now you can spend more time checking your boobs for abnormalities and less time styling your hair.
ghd helios™ hair dryer (RRP R3 300) Now you can reduce your blow-dry time and increase your style this season, get the vibrant orchid pink colour, emblasoned with an important message to ‘Take Control Now’ – giving you a friendly reminder to self-check EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. R100 from every ghd pink limited-edition purchase goes to PinkDrive®.
Available from www.ghdhair.com
Kérastase Chroma Absolu:
Kérastase has launched a gorgeous, easy 3-step regimen, to cleanse, treat, and prime your gorgeous colour-treated hair. Bringing you revolutionised hair colour with spectacular results. The Chroma Absolu range employs hair science to deliver formulas that penetrate the hair fibre to the core, strengthening, resurfacing, de-frizzing and maintaining your colours intensity. The exquisite floral fragrance will be difficult to dismiss, it was created by French perfumers Dominique Hazael-Massieux and Isabelle Abram, which only heightens the vibrance, style and sophistication of this range.
Whether you’re a colour cheater, a long-time user or a serial colourer, Chroma Absolu allows you the freedom to mix and match whichever products you fancy for personalised home care. Remember, you have the power. Chroma Absolu just gives you more ways to express it.
Step 1: Cleanse
Every salon-quality hairstyle starts with the right shampoo. To replenish, reset and refresh your hair. You can either select the Bain Chroma Respect (RRP R490) which is designed to hydrate, protect, and add bounce, for maximum colour-stay power and brilliant shine. Or you can select the Bain Riche Chroma Respect (RRP R490), this is a shampoo that nourishes, restores, and protects the hair fibres while enlivening the colour.
Step 2: Treat
Show your strands some love with this range of conditioners and hair masks for envy-inducing softness and shine. The Fondant Cica Chroma (RRP R620) is an anti-porosity strengthening conditioner for stronger strands, maximum hydration, and longer-lasting colour. The Masque Chroma Filler (RRP R750) is a deep-filling mask, for better protection, nourishment, and less porosity. Masque Vert Chroma Neutralisant (RRP R750) moisturises and softens dark-coloured treated hair while reducing porosity and eliminating red undertones and finally the Soin Acide Chroma Gloss (RRP R525) is a miracle resurfacing rinse formula for long-lasting colour and great hair health.
Step 3: Prime
Build the perfect foundation for any style with the Kérastase Chroma Absolu heat protectant
Prime, Sérum Chroma Thermique (RRSP R695) this is an anti-frizz, antioxidant, heat-protected serum for better, longer-lasting hair protection and health.
Available from all good hair care salons nationwide and online from www.retailbox.co.za
Batiste Dry Shampoo:
Batiste™ is known as the world’s No. 1, multi-award-winning Dry Shampoo. They’re celebrating their 10th anniversary in South Africa with a packaging refresh, which boasts a new and improved formula that delivers even more longer-lasting freshness*. A burst from this can of magic leaves you feeling fabulous instantly.
A Dry Shampoo that doesn’t dry out hair, Batiste has you covered when time isn’t on your side; in-between-washes, post-workout, or pre-Zoom meeting. Batiste Dry Shampoo offers you a salon-finish standard of at-home styling in one quick hair flick. Batiste Dry Shampoo gives everyone that extra oomph without stickiness, residue or damage to the hair and scalp. With updates to its most-loved fragrances, hair will not only feel clean, but the freshness and fragrance will last longer than ever before*.
Batiste Dry Shampoo alleviates the tell-tale signs of unclean hair and refreshes your style on demand. Other ground-breaking innovations have been the launch of the Hint of Colour range, offering Batiste fans to blend in root re-growth for coloured, tinted, or bleached hair in addition to its Hair Benefits range formulated specifically to boost volume, eliminate frizz, strengthen hair or hydrate. Now more than ever, you can look and feel your best with the iconic Batiste Dry Shampoo’s new long-lasting formula* offering even more freshness. (RRP between R76,99 – R119,99 depending on the variant purchased)
Available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Checkers, Take-a-lot and other leading retailers.
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Curl Expression:
This range offers more hydration, definition, faster drying time and frizz free protection. Curly hair results from a gene that changes the follicle shape and angle, causing the hair to curl around itself. It’s a dominant gene that is now more common than ever. This range smells great – the unique scent connects the aesthetic of natural curls with feelings of power and femininity. Unique, hypnotic, and sensual are but a few of the words that come to mind when you become enveloped in the fragrance of Curl Expression. A crystalline alliance of jasmine and marine breeze keeps the top note refreshing, with a floral kiss, sweet amber, and an unmistakable base of rich, precious woods.
Anti-build-up cleansing jelly (RRP R345-00): Gently eliminates build-up while providing moisture with no itchy feeling or stripping of the hair. This range offers a lightweight, gentle texture, that’s easy on the scalp and offers a quick foaming option that is easy to rinse. Intense moisturising cleansing cream (RRP R345-00): Gently cleanses curls while providing weightless, long-lasting hydration for healthy and easy to detangle curls and coils. Offering a generous lightweight texture that’s quick foaming and easy to rinse.
Intensive moisturiser mask – natural feel (RRP R460-00): Profoundly hydrates and pre-detangles curls and coils while providing shine for a free-flowing, natural feel. This range is concentrated in glycerin, which offers an ultra-creamy soft melting balm that’s instantly absorbed by the fibre. Intensive moisturiser rich mask – luxurious feel (RRP R460-00): This range intensely hydrates curls and coils while providing shine and frizz control for a tame, luxurious feel.
10-in-1 cream-in-mousse (RRSP R340-00): The deep care of cream combined with the fluffiness of a mousse for a satisfying whipped cream texture melts into the hair. This range offers more definition, deep hydration, strength, humidity, and heat protection, it’s
easy to apply and versatile enough to add to any styling routine. Long-lasting intensive moisturiser (RRP R395-00): Intensely moisturises for a silky-smooth result that lasts. The formulation is concentrated in glycerin, offers no weigh down and offers a creamy gliding texture.
Definition activator – cream-in-jelly (RRP R460-00): Activates the definition of curls and coils for a perfectly defined pattern from roots to ends. Drying accelerator leave-in (RRP R440-00): The perfect micro-dispersion of ultra-fine caring droplets to accelerate the drying process. This is a complete curl transition solution. To transition from relaxed hair, the pro way.
This range is formulated with mint, which is known for its invigorating, sensorial benefits, and this cleanser is formulated with chelators for instant results. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.
The benefits of the Redken Amino-Mint Shampoo range are; a cleansed, oil-free scalp instantly, minty fresh, refreshed roots, moisturised lengths and an instant removal of build-up and residue. Formulated with mint, known for its invigorating, sensorial benefits, and Amino Mint Strength Complex, this cleanser is formulated with chelators for instant results (RRP R380)
Available from all good hair salons.