Mane items to look for
Winter can bring many evils - sudden, inexplicable weight gain, a distinct lack of shirtless men at the beach and, of course, frizzy, uncontrollable hair. Winter static can wreak havoc on already-dry hair, but never fear, we have rounded up some of the best mane-taming products to soothe and style unruly hair in the dryer months.
Chock full of natural oils, the Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Eaze by Lush (HK$219/220ml) is the ultimate solution for those who want to transform their head of fluff to sleek, chic strands. Containing extra virgin olive oil, ylang ylang oil, jasmine absolute, organic jojoba oil, almond oil and extra virgin coconut oil among many other soothing ingredients, the product gives some weight to flyaways, frizz and feathery strands. Apply to hair before showering and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.
For some post-shampoo TLC, try the Fushi Repair and Soothe Herbal Conditioner (HK$469/250ml). The 'dual-functioning conditioner' repairs damage to the scalp and hair shaft while also gently conditioning the hair, leaving it lustrous and shiny. The product contains invigorating frankincense and Neroli, while avocado oil and sandalwood nourish and soothe.
The Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil by Neil George (US$42/4 fl oz) has Indian gooseberry, a powerful antioxidant, as its key ingredient, which helps strengthen and hydrate dry and damaged hair. Apply to damp hair before blow-drying for protection and a smooth finish. Product available on www.neilgeorgesalon.com.
Primping for a night out? Apply Aveda's Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother (HK$280/100ml) to damp hair, then blow-dry for sleek, ready-to-style hair. It contains hydrolysed wheat protein to protect the hair from heat styling, while a blend of organic aloe, maize and guar bean smooth the hair's surface.