9 Products to Create Beautiful Hair
It’s the time of year that takes a toll on our hair – the cold, dry, indoor heated air makes our hair go from fab to drab. Sure our highlights look amazing after a gorgeous summer – we have great vacation pics as proof. But as soon as winter comes, our beautiful color goes flat and our ends frizz out. That’s why we love these nine beauty products designed to lock in moisture, repair and protect hair against winter damage.
Number One Pick: Kiss My Face Miss Treated Shampoo and Conditioner.
We love the name almost as much as we love this product! The aromatherapy of the natural botanicals and oils not only de-stress your tresses, but they also bring exhilaration back into your overworked life. To get the most out of our number one pick, enjoy a moment of silence and prayer while breathing in the invigorating scents before rushing off to school. ($7.95, KissMyFace.com)
Deep Cleanse Recommendation: Ojon’s Dry Recovery Kit.
Apply once a week and leave in overnight. Clinically proven to repair, smooth and straighten damaged locks. We’re in love with their “Starter” kit’s mini bottles. This kit makes it easy to restyle hair after gym class or on winter vacation at grandmas! ($39, Sephora.com ).
Drugstore Option: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Frizz Defeat Deep Treatment.
A three-minute mask made with fruit acids and vitamins makes hair soft and manageable. We hear it makes hair up to five times stronger and smoother as well ($4.00, drugstores nationwide).
Salon Quality Selection: JOICO’s Moisture Recovery Treatment Lotion.
Quenches overly dry hair with ingredients from the sea that increase hydration, elasticity (our hair’s ability to resist breakage) and shine when used two-three times a week, alternating with Moisture Recovery Conditioner ($15.95, joico.com).
Fine Hair Selection: Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner.
Prevents tangles and winter static for fine to normal hair. We love how the rosemary and peppermint ingredients revitalize our scalp during washes. The set includes a rejuvenating body wash that awakens and refreshes skin too ($37 for set, Aveda Salons & Aveda.com ).
Color-Treated Hair Recommendation: Matrix Conditioning Balm.
Inspired by the Rainforest’s natural ability to replenish itself, this balm promotes continuous hydration through the use of aloe and passion fruit and cares for color-treated hair if used daily! ($19, drugstores nationwide).
Ingredient Pick: Juice Organics PomSmooth Conditioner.
We love Juice Organics PomSmooth Conditioner made with pomegranates that are chalk full of antioxidants. Damaged hair has negative ions, creating gaps in the hair that positive ions (found in antioxidants) fill to strengthen and nourish locks. To enjoy newly revitalized tresses, concentrate on your ends ($9, juiceorganics.com ).
Natural Alternative: Burt’s Bees Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner.
The natural shea butter and coconut oil of this weekly treatment nourishes hair and replenishes moisture stripped away during the winter months. Use generously in damp hair, focusing on areas with noticeable damage ($8, drugstores nationwide & burtsbees.com ).
There are plenty of at-home recipes for nourishing dry hair. NaturallyCurly.com founder, Michelle Breyer gave us this easy suggestion: blend 1/2 glass milk, a few big strawberries, 1 egg and a dash of honey. Apply the mixture after shampooing and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse and repeat every two weeks.