All posts tagged: hair

Head-to-toe pampering beauty sets

Christmas Beauty. Because when you look good, you feel good. Champneys Heavenly Days Relaxing Collection An aptly named gift set, this trio has the essentials to help you wind down in style. Have a quick lather if you’re short on time or sink into a warm, fragrant bath during the colder nights. Either way, slather on the floral-laced body butter to soothe tired and parched skin. £18, champneys.com Morris & Co Fruits Hand Wash and Lotion Everybody needs a helping hand at Christmas. With a host of nourishing oils, this duo leaves hard-working hands thoroughly clean yet wonderfully soft. A decorative addition to the bathroom and guaranteed to an invigorating fruity finish. £22, heathcote-ivory.com Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Completely Exquisite This cleverly curated four-piece haircare set should see you into the New Year with head-turning results. The shampoo and intensive conditioning treatment ensures hair is hydrated and strong from the inside, whilst the styling mousse and shine spray adds weatherproof volume and a glossy, healthy finish. £66, paul-mitchell.co.uk Korres Guava Collection Dark winter mornings …

Doubling up – taming frizz

Combine clever technology with targeted haircare for super-charged protection against frizz and flyaways THE PERFECT BLOW DRY Give your blow dry extra smoothing power with a light touch of some Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Not only does it reduce drying time, the silicones form a shield around the cuticle, protecting the hair from temperamental winter conditions that can otherwise make the hair unruly very quickly. (£18.95, paulmitchell.com) Is there no end to the joy that diamonds can bring? It seems not, for they are destined to help us banish bad hair days forever too. The Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine Pro Salon Blow Dryer has a diamond-infused grille that releases frizz-controlling ions so hair dries with a smooth, glossy finish. It’s as close to a salon blow dry as you can get at home. (£63.99, boots.com) STRAIGHT TO THE TOP When hair is weak or damaged, even subtle temperature changes can trigger a hair disaster. The answer is to repair it, from the inside out. With antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed oil, the Christophe Robin Regenerating …

The quick fix: Charles Worthington Dry Styling Bar

You deserve every praise for having a go yourself but if you’re short on time, or desperately need to have it handled by an expert, drop by the dedicated Dry Styling Bar at a Charles Worthington salon. There, you can have your hair done in just 15 minutes so you needn’t be late for your next engagement. (£15 per appointment. Charles Worthington salons in Fitzrovia, Covent Garden and the City. charlesworthingtonsalons.com)

A snip with your shop: Taylor Taylor at Liberty

No more flitting over town to get everything done. At Liberty, you’ve now got it all under one roof – pick up your gifts and walk out with a brand new hairdo, thanks to the stylists at Taylor Taylor. The fully functioning hair salon can cut, colour, style and provide treatments so you can be party-ready whenever the occasion calls. (Taylor Taylor at Liberty, Regent Street, London W1B 5AH. taylortaylorlondon.com)

Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner

Feed your hair A well-formulated duo that is kind to the skin and scalp and does an excellent job of visibly improving the condition of hair with every wash. Quinoa protein helps to add fullness whilst artichoke extract smooths the cuticle to leave hair perfectly soft and shiny. The more you use it, the better your hair looks. (Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner. From £9.95, greenpeople.co.uk)

RUSH Command & Control Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion

Great for those with dry hair who lust after sleek results, this lotion gives an extra boost of moisture and helps to calm down frizz so the hair can be styled with ease. It provides protection against heat styling tools and leaves the hair silky soft with a gorgeous fragrant trail after blow drying. £6, marksandspencer.com

Electric Hair Preparation Spray

Whilst copious amounts of hairspray can help to hold a finished style for longer, preparing the hair in advance with this wonderfully light leave-in conditioning spray means you won’t have to overcompensate in this way. It helps to smooth out the hair to create a pliable base for styling and also provides heat and UV protection. £15.50, electric-hair.com

Nanokeratin System Reinvent Leave In Conditioner

Damaged hair can still be styled as long as you are actively treating it. This leave-in conditioner is brilliant for nourishing the hair and enhancing your blow dry so the lengths look and feel healthier once more. You won’t find any leftover residue and your hair won’t feel heavier so those with fine hair can lap up the benefits too. £25.55, nanokeratinsystem.co.uk

Nicky Clarke Hair Raising Lift, Thicken & Shine Spray

A little bit of product can go a long way to help create volume for limp hair so don’t be afraid of it weighing the hair down. This root-lifting spray should give you a lovely boost when blow drying. It will also help to make the lengths more manageable so the finished style looks smooth and glossy. £16.00, nickyclarke.com

Milk_shake Incredible Milk

If time is of the essence, here’s a multi-tasking all-rounder that might come in rather handy. Alongside heat and colour protection, this conditioning milk helps to detangle the hair and smooth down rough cuticles so you have less to contend with when blow drying. It will also help to add a natural shine to the hair. £13.49, milkshakehaircare.co.uk