Dandruff occurs when clumps of cells on the scalp shed for various reasons, such as dry skin or contact dermatitis. It’s one of the most common scalp complaints around the world, according to Mark Gariglio, director of Muk Haircare. When researching a new treatment, Gariglio wanted to address the fact that many existing dandruff shampoos strip artificial hair colours and leave locks feeling dry. “We wanted to formulate a product that not only controlled dandruff, but one that also nourished the hair,” he says. THE FIX: NOURISHING SHAMPOO The new Muk Haircare Head Muk Dandruff Control Shampoo ($ 24.95, 1300 768 264) contains botanical extracts to calm an irritated scalp and nourish the hair. with antioxidants can reduce some of the damage. Unfortunately, you can never repair damaged hair, but there are products that can coat the hair shaft and hide the broken parts. THE FIX: TREAT IT REGULARLY
Kérastase Elixir Ultime ($ 59, 1300 365 552) contains a mix of oils including argan and camellia to create a protective barrier on the hair shaft. Apply it to towel-driedto hair before blow-drying or as a finishing product. Aveda’s Damage Remedy ($49, 1800 706 377) is a daily leave-in treatment with proteins that work on damaged hair. It also helps to protect hair from heat styling. To use, work a small amount into hands and comb through damp hair. Use a hair mask once a week – Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask ($ 51.95, moroccanoil.com) contains a mix of argan oil and antioxidants to condition the hair and improve elasticity, shine and manageability. Apply it to washed, towel-dried hair and comb through. Leave for five minutes, then rinse and style as desired.