All the hair products and colour trends you need to know about this June
Check out our edit of the best new hair treatments, hottest hair colours and the most hardworking hair care products you need to get your hands on.
THE BEST NEW PRODUCTS FOR HAIR
Here are all the new ways to make every day a happy hair day.
When it comes to sunscreen, you are not as protected as you think you are. We are all slathering it on our faces and dipping in a limb or two in it occasionally. But hair? Honestly, have you even put the words sunscreen and hair together? The Brazilian brand Sol do Rio wants you to take sun protection seriously. The products (shampoo, conditioner, mask and a beach waves spray) are infused with amino acids and coconut water to safeguard your strands against UV and pollution damage. The sun’s harmful UV rays damage the melanin in your hair, cause the colour to fade and give your hair that dreaded straw-like appearance. Add sea water and chlorine to the mix and you’ve got a mane disaster. The sulphate-, paraben- and silicon-free products coat hair with nourishing nutrients and create an invisible shield between you and the UV rays so you don’t make (hair) hay while the sun shines. Head to your nearest Jean-Claude Biguine salon to try. Sol do Rio Re-Charge Protein Rinse out Mask, Rs 2,900; Sol do Rio Beach Waves, Rs 1,600
—Nidhi Sharma Punjabi
The frizz fighter
It must be nice to have your hair styled and keep it that way, even after the effect of hot tools wears off. That’s if the world was perfect. But included in Kérastase’s natural Aura Botanica range is a light milky formula—Lait de Soie—that takes you closer to mane utopia. According to them, once massaged onto hair, it will discipline frizz for 96 hours in up to 90 per cent humidity, without compromising on the hair’s natural movement and volume. It also offers thermos protection up to 230 degrees Celsius, which simply means all those blow-drys won’t cost you your shiny strands. Kérastase Aura Botanica Lait de Soie, Rs 2,050
Joining the three-part in-salon treatment are Olaplex No 4 and 5, a shampoo and conditioner you can take home to continue reaping its bond-building benefits. Both include the found-only-in-Olaplex ingredient—bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate—that protects hair from harsh effects of chemicals at a molecular level. That, and ingredients like acetic acid for clarifying, oils to condition, acai berry and banana extracts, and biotin, to name a few, make hair stronger from within and softer from the outside. We love that the creamy formula creates a rich, luxurious lather and somehow makes you feel like you’ve just slapped on tons of moisturiser on your strands. Get it at JCB exclusively. Olaplex No 5, Rs 2,250; Olaplex No 4, Rs 2,250
Night serum for your locks
There was an opening for a graveyard shift. The job was to mend split ends and reverse damage caused by chemicals and pollution to your hair, while you snoozed. Saffron, baobab tree seeds and maca root in Sova’s soothing aromatic mist came to apply—and did the job well. Spray it on and let your hair have a good night’s sleep. Sova Overnight Hair Repair Mist, Rs 1,650
Hair colour for the millennial
If the king of colour creates a kit for you to take home, you know the process of DIY colouring is never going to be the same again. Josh Wood’s Colour System has a permanent colour—PPD and ammonia-free, with hydrolysed quinoa to aid shine and moisture; root concealer for touch-ups; a colour blending brush for temporary colour that lasts up to three washes; a root smudger to disguise grey regrowth; a tinted dry shampoo; a marker to literally colour badly-behaved single strands that love to go astray; and a whole care range of shampoos, conditioners and a mask. Didn’t leave any grey areas behind, did you, Mr Wood?
Shampoo for thinning hair
Close your eyes and think of a shampoo that, apart from cleansing your scalp, strengthens roots to reduce hair loss. Now open your eyes and try Rene Furterer’s Triphasic Stimulating Shampoo, made of two ingredients that fight hair loss—ATP and natural Pfaffia extract—along with essential oils in microbeads that burst with the friction of fingers on the scalp, providing a stimulating shampoo and scrub in one product. Rene Furterer Triphasic Stimulating Shampoo, Rs 1,900
Wella has introduced an action plan to rethink all the times you’ve shunned the idea of colouring your hair fearing the resultant damage. Wellaplex is a set of three products to be used during all stages of hair colouring—No 1 Bond Maker creates bonds within hair during lightening or colouring, No 2 Bond Stabilizer strengthens hair structure and rebalances pH levels, and No 3 Hair Stabilizer is to be used at home for continual care of chemically treated hair. It’s like a helping, caring hand to help you through every step of your coloured (hair) life.
THE HAIR TRENDS TO KNOW ABOUT
Confused about what hair colour to try next? This season, pick from three new on-trend techniques that ensure your hair colour looks ‘hyper natural’ yet transformed.
Imagine swirls of deep golds peeping through dark chocolate tresses like they were naturally made for each other. Smudging eliminates demarcation of sharp strips of colour, blurring the lines that divide two hues.
Try: With L’Oréal Professionnel’s Parisian Chocolat colours, you’ll have plenty of browns to smudge shine into—from hazel and cinnamon to mocha and chocolate.
Why should blondes have all the fun? Get your crazy colour fix without having to face the harsh effects of bleach by adding glossy, jewel tones of blue and green.
Try: Lakmé Salons across the country have colours from Schwarzkopf that involve adding glossy jewel tones of violet and cobalt to suit a brown base.
It’s always daunting to pick a vibrant colour, but this technique ensures the shade melts into your natural colour seamlessly. If anything, it won’t take you back to your high school experimental days (hot pink streaks?) you never want to revisit.
Try: Matrix’s berry palettes are adapted to Indian skin tones and dark hair.
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