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
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.
The best serum: 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.
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!
The best hair smoother: TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The best dry shampoo: TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
Now that you’re all clued up on the best hair products for 2017, why not discover the trendiest colours to try before the year is out?