Winter isn’t so bad, really. Sure, it gets dark before you even leave work, and you fail to recognise people you know on the street because we’re all wrapped up in ten layers to stay warm. But you know what? Forget going out – this season we are fully embracing JOMO: the Joy of Missing Out.
It might sound counter-intuitive, but there is something wonderful about cancelling plans, putting your phone on silent, drawing the curtains and curling up for a nice evening of doing nothing.
Luckily our favourite hair brands seem to be into JOMO too. The latest launches are all about taking the time to look after your hair, making the whole experience of haircare into a luxurious ritual that takes inspiration from skincare. So when you finally emerge from your cocoon, you’ll have been rested and rejuvenated.
First up, we have micellar water shampoos. Previously the skincare secret of French women – and they know a thing or two about looking fabulous – micellar waters are what they use to remove make-up and get skin really clean. They take their name from micelles, minuscule round balls of oil. On contact with the skin the oil is dispersed, picks up the dirt on your skin but doesn’t strip moisture along the way. In short, it’s quick, super powerful and majorly effective – which is why it’s now appearing in shampoos.
As well as containing micellar technology that will get your hair looking and feeling cleaner than ever before, the Kérastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Shampoo also smells pretty fabulous. All of the products (there is a whole Aura Botanica range) contain 98 per cent ingredients from natural origins, are sulphate and silicone free, but it’s only the shampoo that has channelled the micellar magic. Then there is the Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo. This bargain buy is a great option for anyone with a sensitive or flaky scalp as it will gently cleanse the hair and scalp, without overdoing it. It’s also sulphate free so will help keep colour locked in for that little bit longer, too.
Green guru Davines has launched The Circle Chronicles, a collection of five “multi-masks” line, which promise to solve all your hair woes. Each mask harnesses different natural ingredients – they’re all created using 100 per cent renewable energy – to fix different concerns. There’s Spotlight for quick shine, Quick Fix for, you guessed it, a quick fix, Renaissance to revive damaged hair, Wake-Up to rejuvenate and Purity to detox. Using clays, charcoal and vegetable oils, they are formulated for use on different sections of the hair – so in the way that you would use different skincare products for different areas of your face, you can tailor your Circle Chronicles experience for your needs. You might want to detoxify your scalp while brightening up the ends, or destress the roots and add shine to the lengths – every combination is possible. And you can kick back and relax with these treatments in the salon, or pick up a couple of pouches and take them home for when you want an evening of pampering. Find your nearest Davines salon here.