Best-Of Haircare: Bring that salon feeling home
If you’re anything like me, when your hair looks good, it's an instant mood-booster. So, it’s no surprise that I am always on the lookout for fantastic hair products that do their job and deliver premium results.
Plus, life in lockdown has meant our hair has really needed some extra love and care, as it misses our salon appearances. So, in the spirit of getting our hair back on track, here are Oz Hair & Beauty’s Best-Of Haircare products that will bring that salon feeling to you at home.
Natalie Anne Haircare
Now if you are a hair lover, I am sure you have come across Insta hair queen and viral sensation Natalie Anne at some point during your social media scrolling time. You may have even saved or shared her jaw dropping hair inspo IG posts and reels. Well, hair queen Nat, has created her own brand, Natalie Anne Haircare, which includes all the products that she swears by and is also exclusively available at Oz Hair & Beauty.
I personally love the Charcoal Treatment Mask and find it works wonders on dry, frizzy, dehydrated hair. This mask restores hairs moisture and tames unruly damaged cuticles. It is also multipurpose which is great. If you want to use it as a conditioner you can leave the product in for 5 minutes but if you want more of an intense treatment than you can leave it in for 20-30+ minutes.
Another crowd favourite is the Prep and Play. This bad boy primes, protects, styles and finishes, aka a product that can do it all. Filled with sweet almond oil, it will penetrate the hair shaft to seal in the moisture and restore softness adding a natural lustre to dry hair.
And when it comes to styling, the bestselling Volumizing Powder is truly an iconic key to all of Natalie Anne’s signature voluminous hairstyles. This non-tacky volume powder has a dry shampoo agent to activate root height and push-up your hair volume. Not only is it perfect to use to activate hair goals, but also to use in between wash days. A win, win.
If you are living on the boujee side of life we gotta discuss Oribe. A luxurious AF hair brand that is totally worth the pretty penny. Oribe's carefully curated products are made with the finest ingredients that work to protect hair from environmental stressors while providing maximum styling flexibility and a beautiful texture.
Oribe has gorgeous products for both fine and thick hair, that all feel like total luxury and hair bliss. When it comes to coloured locks, I have the Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color (Colour) in my shower and love this ultra-gentle cleanser. It works to extend the life of freshly-coloured hair as well as targets damaged areas for intense moisture treatment.
The Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Mask is another modern hair saviour. It works to rebuild each hair fibre with curative white tea, baobob and jasmine extracts. When I apply this mask, I only have it in my hair for a few minutes, before it feels so silky and supple. I also love that this mask gives my hair much needed hydration and nourishment. Especially since I use heat styling appliances a few times a week.
Lastly, when it comes to blowouts, the Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray is easily the most extra blow-drying spray I have ever used. And whilst it is on the more exxy side of things, I genuinely think the price is worth it if you typically have dry or damaged hair. The ultra-lightweight formula works wonders in heat protection and softens the hair to ensure you have a smooth and shiny blow dry. It also combats split ends, nourishes and speeds up drying time.
If you have a hair health issue or just want overall happier hair, Philip Kingsley products will make a huge difference. Their formulations are informed by their Trichologists’ specialist knowledge in hair growth and scalp care. Whether you are looking for a hair thickening shampoo, fix for an itchy scalp, or split end remedy, there is a Philip Kingsley product out there waiting for you.
When it comes to an itchy or dry scalp, the Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo is an effective, soothing anti-dandruff shampoo. It susses out your scalp without drying out your hair or fading your colour. The shampoo also addresses the causes of dandruff while relieving its symptoms.
If you experience split and brittle ends, you need to try out PK’s Bond Builder Split End Remedy. This must-have product lasts up to 3 washes and seals split ends together instantly and helps to strengthen and protect existing bonds in the hair whilst repairing broken ones. The result? Stronger, visibly healthier hair.
And lastly, the star of the Philip Kingsley show, the Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo treatment, with one being sold across the world every minute. Created for Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn whilst she was filming Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the Elasticizer was created to improve Audrey’s damaged hair, which was from a direct result of relentless on-set styling. The Elasticizer restores shine, bounce and elasticity and as an added bonus, works as an intensive anti-frizz treatment. Years on, the Elasticizer still works wonders and is perfect for all hair types.
Now onto Virtue, a leading haircare brand that is all about connecting real science with true beauty. Virtue stands out from the crowd because they are a biotech company that seeks to repair hair, utilising the transformative powers of Alpha Keratin 60ku.
What is Alpha Keratin 60ku you ask? Well, making up 90% of our hair, skin and nails, keratin is an important protein found in the human body. And until now, keratin was sourced from animal by-products. In comes Alpha Keratin 60ku, a form of the protein extracted from ethically-sourced human hair. This breakthrough ingredient leaves hair softer, shinier, smoother and healthier than before. Some bestselling Virtue products that we love include:
Virtue Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner: This gentle sulphate-free formula removes dirt, oil and product build-up from hair while repairing damage and enhancing softness, suppleness and hydration. Enriched with first-of-its-kind Alpha-Keratin 60ku, it treats, nourishes and repairs damaged hair while leaving it clean and fresh.
Virtue 6-in-1 styler: The lightweight styling crème-serum that does it all. It primes hair before styling, protects against heat, sets and seals styles, all while adding softness, shine and light hydration to hair. Ideal for all hair types especially dry, this versatile cream will melt into hair and can be used to create styles from the perfect polished blow dry to the “done undone” look.
Finishing up we have Alterna Caviar, a brand that delivers salon-tested, clinically proven results, that address the symptoms of hair ageing. Whether caused by natural, chemical or environmental factors, Alterna sets a gold standard in effective, accessible and luxurious hair care.
For dry and brittle hair, the Replenishing Moisture range is a must. Each product in the range is designed to restore hydration, elasticity and softness, for all dry hair types. Standout products include the Caviar CC Cream, a 10-in-1 cream designed to address both treatment and styling concerns.
For hair that is damaged and over-processed Alterna’s Restructuring Bond Repair collection is worth checking out. The range is designed to rebuild and seal the hair cuticle and, reduce breakage and split ends by up to 99%. Ideal for damaged or weakened hair, this range helps to repair and strengthen hair while also providing much-needed moisture. The Alterna Caviar Restructuring Bond Repair 3-In-1 Sealing Serum is a great addition to any hair care routine. It is a powerful, triple-use concentrate serum that repairs, protects and seals all in one step.
If you have made it this far, consider this your sign to treat your hair! Shop any of the products mentioned in this blog today at Oz Hair & Beauty.