“Invest in your hair, it’s the crown you never take off” is one sound advice that knows no gender. A good hair day can boost your confidence and paint a picture of your style and personality – but the opposite is also true.
With that said, some of us may require more help fixing our crowns than others. Just like skin – where genetics, diet and lifestyle may affect its overall health and condition – the same applies with hair.
Fret not, the wonders of science has led to advanced haircare formulas to help tame that frizz, manage those split ends, repair damaged hair or any other concern you may have. Here are 8 haircare collections to polish your crown and keep it in good shape.
Aveda Invati Advanced™
For fragile, thinning hair: Aveda’s cult-favourite Invati Advanced™ line is designed to promote a thicker, fuller-looking mane with its powerful blend of Ayurvedic herbs – including ginseng and certified organic turmeric, which help to invigorate the scalp when massaged in, and certified organic amla, which instantly thickens the hair from roots to ends. The line includes a new Intensive Hair and Scalp Masque and Exfoliating Shampoo – Light (for fine hair), which join the existing Exfoliating Shampoo – Rich (for medium to thick hair), Thickening Conditioner and Scalp Revitalizer. All products in the lineup are vegan, silicone-free, cruelty-free and manufactured with 100% renewable energy for a hair routine that doesn’t hurt the environment. W zalora.com.my
Virtue Labs Alpha Keratin 60ku®
For overall damaged hair: Virtue Labs isn’t just another haircare brand; it’s a biotech company that specialises in hair products. The company’s breakthrough Alpha Keratin 60ku® technology uses human protein derived from ethically sourced human hair to fill in areas of damage and repair hair like no other hydrolyzed keratin from animal-derived sources. Products made with this technology have been tested to reduce frizz, repair split ends, improve thickness and preserve coloured hair. W sephora.my
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!
For dry, brittle hair: Black-owned beauty brand Briogeo is known all around for its naturally-derived, 6-free haircare – and the Don’t Despair, Repair! range is its award-winning best-seller. Made with a blend of rosehip, sweet almond and argan oils with vitamin B5, the range includes a super moisture shampoo, deep conditioning mask and strengthening treatment oil that are clinically-proven to restore dry, damaged hair to a shiny, healthier state. W sephora.my
Shiseido Professional Sublimic Adenovital
For hair loss: A thinning scalp can be worrying, but it’s not an irreversible problem. Shiseido Professional’s Sublimic Adenovital advanced haircare collection is formulated to activate the deepest layer of the scalp, maximising the anagen phase (growth phase) and promoting natural hair growing power. The collection consists of a shampoo, hair treatment, scalp treatment and hair mask, volume serum and scalp power shot, which target different sections of the hair (hair, scalp and roots) to build strength and resilience. W shiseido-professional.com
OUAI Daily Care
For fine, flat hair: Sometimes, good haircare doesn’t have to be very advanced. It simply needs to be right for your hair type. Earlier this year, OUAI went back to basics with a launch of basic haircare products catered to specific hair thickness – fine, medium and thick. The first category is especially popular among fans of the brand, and those with fine hair and frequent flyaways will benefit from its blend of biotin, chia seed oil and keratin, which helps to thicken hair and create volume while leaving your locks cleaner and stronger. W sephora.my
For weakened hair that’s prone to hair fall: There are two kinds of hair fall: those at the root and those from fibre breakage. The Genesis series by Kérastase targets both through 10 products supercharged with a potent complex incoporating Aminexil, Edelweiss native cells and Ginger roots, which work to restore natural hair fibre and fortifying weakened hair. The complete lineup spans shampoo, conditioner, serum, masque, treatment down to blow-dry anti-breakage protection. W zalora.com.my
Pantene Pro-V Miracles Crystal Smooth
For frizzy, unruly hair: Given our humid conditions and busy city lifestyles, it’s hard not to have frizzy tresses. With the Crystal Smooth range in Pantene’s premium Pro-V line, frizz and unruliness are more manageable thanks to the “Lipo Shot” essence which strengthens and smoothens hair. The range includes a shampoo and treatment product, which can be used together with the Vita-Fusion Dual-Active Oil Serum and Vita Fusion Energy Day Mist to further nourish and rejuvenate your locks. W guardian.com.my
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