Holding Out For A Hero – the products to save the day (and your hair)

While we wait to visit our hairdresser, we’re anxiously examining the state of our hair – some of us haven’t sat in a salon chair since last summer and it shows...

Three lockdowns in 12 months. A very limited window in the summer to see our stylist. Man, we’re missing the salon… and so too is our hair. Luckily, we have these three heroic hair products to lean on in the meantime. They’re all super-charged treatments, designed to transform tresses from straggly to silky, and to fix the broken structures as a result of months of amateur care.

So while you’re holding out for your hero stylist, reach for these hair products to keep you going…

Olaplex No.3

Olaplex No.3

The original and the still one of the best. This magical bond-building treatment has been available to buy to take home for a couple of years now and we are ever-so thankful. A nourishing pre-treatment, this small-but-mighty bottle reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. After just one use your hair looks so much healthier and smoother in texture, as it works to repair damage within the hair structure, then protects it from further harm.

Apply to damp hair and leave on for at least 10 minutes (we recommend popping on a shower cap and giving yourself a mini pamper session as it works its magic) then rinse out and shampoo as normal. You’ll immediately be able to feel the difference, with strands feeling smoother and stronger.

Redken Extreme Bleach Recovery Lamellar Water

This magical fluid treatment works a bit like a primer for your make-up, but with lasting results – making things smoother and filling in gaps in the hair structure. ‘Lamellar’ refers to the over-lapping, interlocking structures which bind to the hair and help to coat strands, stopping them from acting like porous sponges.

This conditioning treatment is perfect for those of us who like to go blonder, helping to restore softness, smoothness and shine to hair. It also works as a great conditioner on all hair types and textures, with a water-like formula just needs to be poured over the mid-lengths and ends. Lathered it up and then rinse out after shampooing. You’ll be amazed by the difference!

JOICO Damage Defy Sleepover

JOICO Defy Damage Sleepover

The Damage Defy range is great for maintaining hair quality between appointments, and this new overnight treatment is the star of the show. It works to rebuild bonds within the hair and provide intense nourishment while you sleep, so you can wake up to locks that have been rescued from their dire condition in just a few hours.

This no-rinse treatment delivers softer, shinier, visibly healthier looking hair by morning, and helps to preserve your hair colour while it’s at it. No biggie! Simply apply a few pumps before bed to dry or towel-dried hair at bedtime, avoiding the root area, and dream of your newly repaired lengths.

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