The best hair products of 2018

All Things Hair | 02 January 2019
Best hair products of 2018: Flat lay shot of Unilever VO5, TONI&GUY, Tresemme and Love Beauty and Planet products.

The results are in! 


Seeing as we’re nearing the end of the year, we thought it’d be fitting to dish out some hair awards to the very best hair products of 2018 – from hair oils to hair masks, and every styling product in between. Of course, we get to try a lot of hair products and after a whole year of testing, we’ve whittled down our favourites to just 6.

Whether you’re looking for some new hair products to try, or you’re dying to know what we couldn’t live without, keep scrolling to see all the mane winners.

Editor’s picks: The best hair products of 2018


TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Shampoo

The best shampoo & conditioner: TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Shampoo and Conditioner

If there’s one shampoo and conditioner duo we all got our strands behind this year, it’s the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Shampoo and Conditioner. Some forms of damage, like bleaching and straightening, are more obviously visible. But there’s other factors like braiding, brushing and even styling that can cause more damage than you’d think.

The Biotin and Pro-Bond Complex in this duo addresses 7 different contributing factors, restoring broken bonds and making your strands stronger and therefore defended against future damage, too.

Nexxus Nutritive Serum

The best serum: Nexxus Nutritive Serum

What’s the secret to luscious locks? Protein! And, if you want to revolutionise your daily routine in the New Year, you’ll definitely need to get your hands on the Nexxus Nutritive Serum

Honestly, this powerful serum is all you need to help restore hair fibres, replenish moisture and leaves your locks feeling and looking worthy of an advert.

VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil


The best hair oil: VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil

After a long hiatus, the cult classic VO5 hot oils finally came back this year (with an upgraded formulation!). The 2018 VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil tackles modern-day hair stresses (think pollution, excessive heat styling, dryness and damage) – all in 1 minute. Ah, miracles do happen!

TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss


The best hair smoother: TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss

Glossy hair was on the top of everyone’s wish list this year — all thanks to the glass hair trend! So, it’s no surprise we included the TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss in this edit.

If you’re looking to touch-up your hair on-the-go, rely on this gloss to do the trick. It’ll help tame flyaways, leaving you with a flawless and smooth look that gleams. Plus, its formula is lightweight, meaning you won’t need to worry about it weighing down your strands.

Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo

The best dry shampoo: Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo

A newcomer in the world of dry shampoo, the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo is the dry shampoo we lived for in 2018. Not only is this must-have perfect for adding volume and bounce to your hair, but its also 100% Vegan.

Editor’s picks: The best hair products of 2017


TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil

The best hair oil: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil

There’s a reason the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil has already won the 2017 LOOK Beauty Awards: because it’s a serious mane changer!

Formulated with traces of exotic Marula oil (known for its nourishing and frizz-fighting properties) and infused with keratin, this luxurious oil is ideal for anyone looking to score star-worthy strands.

TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment

The best hair smoother: TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment

Another award winning hair product? The TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment (which also got a notable mention from the Cosmopolitan’s Beauty Awards, FYI)!

This heat-activated treatment works with the heat of your straighteners to transform unruly hair into salon-smooth strands (that lasts for up to a week). So, if you’ve always dreamt about getting a keratin treatment but can’t afford it, this at-home solution is all you need.

TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray

The best shine spray: TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray

Forget diamonds, when it comes to hair, the TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray really is a girl’s best friend! So, it should come as no surprise that we’ve decided to give this product an All Things Hair award for the best shine spray of year.

Wondering why? Well, this shine-inducing spray isn’t only for creating slick styles, oh-no! In fact, using it before you blowdry your locks will make them look every bit Victoria’s Secret-worthy – so get ready to flaunt them, you angel.

TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo

The best dry shampoo: TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo

It’s no secret that we seriously live for dry shampoo and a punny name (erm, who doesn’t?), and the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo ticks both boxes.

With a super-fine powder that works to absorb grease, oil, and boost body, your hair can finally achieve it’s mane potential. The question is: are you ready for it?

Nexxus Emergencée Mask

The best hair mask:  Nexxus Emergencée Restoring Masque

Okay, we’ve got to admit it: when we heard that Kim Kardashian West was using the Nexxus Emergencée system on her freshly-bleached strands, we had to get our hands on it. And guess what? We fell hard for the Nexxus Emergencée Restoring Masque!

Enriched with pure Elastic Protein and Marine Collagen, this strengthening hair mask is exactly what you need to whip damaged hair into shape for the new year.


Editor’s picks: The best hair products of 2016


Want to know which products we loved in 2016? Keep on reading!

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

The best sea salt spray: TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

There’s nothing like a sea salt spray when you want to get those gorgeous, natural-looking textures (as if you’ve just stepped off the beach!). This hero styling product works a treat on damp hair to help enhance those natural kinks and curls when you’ve no access to a straightener or curling wand.

Try scrunching in some TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray – which is one of our favourites as it smells divine! – into your towel-dried wavy hair for effortlessly tousled locks!

TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse

The best volumising product: TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse

If you’ve got flat, limp or fine locks, then the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse will be your new BFF. Apply it to damp hair, and then activate the mousse by blow-drying it in. You’ll have voluminous, fuller-looking locks in no time!

TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray

The best shine spray: TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray

How amazing would it be if you could literally spray a layer of gloss onto your hair? Oh wait – you can! The TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray helps to add a catwalk-worthy shine to even the most lifeless of locks. Honestly, we’ve been spraying it in the All Things Hair HQ like crazy!

VO5 Heat Protect Serum

The best serum: VO5 Heat Protect Serum

Hands down, this clever-working VO5 Heat Protect Serum wins the award for the most versatile hair styling product of the year. Firstly, it helps to protect your hair from heated styling damage, and secondly, it acts as a frizz-buster, strand-smoother and shine-booster! What more could a girl want?

Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment

The best hair oil: Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment

If you’re wondering why this Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment made it into our round-up of 2016’s best hair products, it’s because it has been formulated to work across all hair types – from coily, to wavy, to straight! Plus, it really does help make your hair feel ultra smooth and soft. Well worth the investment, we promise!


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