With salons closed during lockdown, most of us are overly in need of some hair TLC. From high-tech hair-dryers to hair perfume, our Editor, Christina Raptis tried out some of the best at-home hair products to keep your hair healthy and looking great. Here are five of her favourites...
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Therapies Egyptian Jasmine and Mandarin, £36 (150ml)
Rich and deeply-conditioning, this pre-shampoo treatment delivers a super-charged boost of elasticity, moisture and strength to your hair.
Revive your mind and body with the uplifting fragrance of Egyptian Jasmine and Mandarin, it's the perfect wake-me-up beauty ritual.
The award-winning formula left my hair feeling bouncy, silky, shiny and more manageable.
T3 Cura Luxe Hair-dryer, £235
Winner of six editorial beauty awards, the T3 Cura Luxe hair-dryer is a hair game-changer. Providing a salon experience at home, the T3 IonAir Technology with digitally-controlled heat, dries hair quickly while maintaining body and shine and delivers soft, frizz-free results.
With five different heat settings and a volume booster button, this hair-dryer easily dries hair whilst protecting it from unnecessary heat exposure. It also has an Auto Pause Sensor that intuitively halts airflow. This is definitely a next-generation hair dryer that offers rapid drying, customisable styling and exceptional results.
A Stylist's Secret 24 Hour Minute Volume Duo, £39.95
Professionally developed in the salon and used by stylists, the 24 Hour Minute range is the perfect hairstyling duo for all your needs.
The 24 Hour Minute Styler gives you 24 hour control, and only takes a minute to apply - with a formula that has been created to make your hair behave. Simply run it through washed hair, and blow dry as normal. Your hair will be much easier to control and style, without any added weight or stickiness.
The 24 Hour Minute Volume spray rejuvenates volume and add thickness at any time. Apply to your roots and heat with a dryer, using your hands or paddle, brush until the product disappears. For best volume results, tilt your head upside down when drying, then throw your hair back and smooth.
Soleil Lalique Hair Mist, £42 (50ml)
Wake up and smell the sun! This new hair mist is based on Lalique’s beautiful perfume Soleil.
Spritz some in you hair for a dazzling light of fruit and spices, the silky caress of flowers and musks and a radiant halo of feminine notes.
Both perfume and hair care in a single, delicious spray of sunshine, your hair will smell beautifully all day long.
Natures Plus Collagen Peptides, £29.95
Amazing hair starts from the inside out and Natures Plus Collagen Peptides has a full spectrum profile. Its unique formula contains all of the six major collagen types - I, II, III, IV, V & X – making it the most complete and highest quality collagen available, delivering exceptional whole-body benefits.
Martina Dellavedova, Nutritionist at Natures Plus, recommends choosing a powder over a tablet: "Absorption is easier and quicker for a powder and the serving amount is much higher. Natures Plus Collagen Peptides provides 10 grams per scoop, where a tablet wouldn't be able to deliver more than 1 gram - you would need to ingest multiple tablets, up to 10, to equal the serving that one scoop provides!"