What Layered Loved… in May 2022

April showers showed up late, but we didn’t let that spoil our fun! We’ve been testing the latest professional hair products all month to make sure we can recommend only the best. It’s time to treat yourself with a few of the new goodies that Layered loved the most…

KMS is making it simple for you to make thoughtful or sustainable choices in your haircare. Its new CONSCIOUS STYLE range of gentle haircare is designed for daily use, to help cut down from complicated routines and excess packaging. The formulas also contain minimal, and mostly naturally-derived, ingredients.

RRP from £16.80

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Revamped and better than ever, Smooth Infusion from Aveda helps to protect against frizz for up to 72 hours thanks to its plant-powered ingredients and advanced technology. It’s vegan and silicone-free too! There’s a shampoo, conditioner, blow-dry spray and serum, but the product we gravitated towards was the Perfectly Sleek styling cream, designed to help smooth curly hair without altering the curl pattern.

RRP £29

Find your local Aveda salon here

We know that there are a million and one hair colour protection masks to choose from, but this launch from R+Co had us sitting up a bit straighter. The unique idea of the Pre-Shampoo Color Protect Masque is that it works as a nourishing pre-wash treatment, adding a buffer layer to compromised, colour-processed strands before you go in to cleanse.

RRP £29

Find R+Co here

If you dream of mimicking your hairdressers’ magic hands then this comb is for you! Hairdresser and salon owner George Katsaros designed the GKOMB to turn heat-styled curls into cool girl waves in seconds. GKOMB’s thick teeth have been structured to replicate the motion of a hand running through the hair, while being strong enough to handle thick long hair, extensions and textured hair. Unlike hands, it helps to keep lengths from getting greasy, frizzy and static.

RRP £29

Find GKMOB here

Caring for curls just got a whole lot easier with A Curl Can Dream, the new collection from Matrix. Designed to protect curl patterns from beginning to end, the line is enriched with manuka honey extract to help nourish and shape curls and coils. There’s a shampoo, conditioner, and this Light Hold Gel to round off the collection.

RRP from £13

Find your local Matrix salon here