The best hair treatment for your needs: Editors’ round-up
Now that party season is over, you may be feeling the effects of all the prepping and late nights out. No, we’re not talking about your poor liver, we’re talking about your hair, which was probably subject to a lot of brushing, styling, colouring, and even cutting over the last couple of months! However, there is a way to help restore your tresses to their former glory: simply by using a hair treatment.
Now, contrary to popular belief, there are a wide range of hair treatments on the market to help tackle everyone’s individual hair needs and issues. But don’t fret if you’re clueless as to which one you need, because the All Things Hair team have put together a practical guide outlining the best hair treatment for your strands. So, whether you have fine, curly, damaged or even ageing hair, read on and discover our top picks, below!
Which hair treatment is best for your needs
Hair treatment for fine, dry/dull hair
What many of you may not know, is that hair treatments aren’t solely reserved for those with extremely damaged tresses. In fact, there are lots of treatments out there that are suitable for other hair types and needs, too. So if you have ultra fine hair, and are lacking moisture and shine, you can rest assured that there are products on hand to help put the lustre back in your locks!
Let’s start off by tackling the shine problem – or lack of, as the case may be. Enter: the VO5 Nourish My Shine Miracle Illuminator Lotion, which will not only give your strands a serious gloss boost, but will also help fight frizz, give a light hold to your hairstyle, and work as a heat protectant! Now that’s one hard working product.
And now we move onto the moisture issue. If you find that your tresses become as dry as the Sahara, you may want to turn to the like of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen & Moisture Soufflé Mask. This hair treatment features Oxyfusion technology, which provides moisture without weighing your hair down, as well as helping to promote fuller and bouncier-looking locks.
Hair treatment for curly, frizz-prone hair
The ‘S’ or ‘Z’ shape of curly and coily hair means that it tends to struggle with distributing its own natural oils down the hair shaft. As a result, curly hair tends to be drier, meaning sometimes they need a little helping hand with retaining moisture and fighting that pesky frizz.
So, to help tame your unruly strands, we suggest opting for a leave-in conditioner, like the Toni&Guy Prep Leave In Conditioner, which will help nourish your coils from root to tip! All it takes, is to apply a small amount to your mane while it’s still damp, and just relax as it does all the hard work for you.
Hair treatment for dry, damaged hair
Dehydrated locks, or extremely damaged hair, are constantly thirsty for moisture and a bit of extra TLC. So, whether it be due to excessive heat styling or colour abuse, an intensive hair treatment for dry hair can help restore your tresses and give them a healthy-looking appearance once again.
What you need, is a product that will not only give you a glossy sheen, but one that will also provide tonnes of nourishing benefits. We suggest using the Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Serum-in-Oil, which will do just that, as well as strengthen your strands with regular use – so you can wave goodbye to any dry and brittle strands!
Hair treatment for ageing hair
No one likes the effects of ageing, but the sad truth is, as we grow older, so do our tresses. Dryness, dullness and lack of body are just some of the first signs of ageing hair (sigh) – yet luckily, in a similar way to skincare, there are treatments to help delay the effects for that little bit longer.
So, what do we recommend? Try the TRESemmé Youth Boost Correcting Essence: a potent leave-in hair treatment that is 3x more concentrated in omega-3 and antioxidants*. You can use it as part of your hair care routine on a daily basis, or overnight to help restore your hair’s youthful appearance. It really couldn’t be easier!
*In 5 uses when using TRESemmé® Platinum Strength shampoo and conditioner as a system vs. non-conditioning shampoo.
And just like that, you’ve solved all of your bad hair problems in one fell swoop (you’re welcome!). But if you feel like brushing up on your hair knowledge that bit more, why not take a look at the handy tips in our ‘How to repair damaged hair’ article? Trust us, you’ll be an expert in no time.