Take the time to in­dulge in restora­tive beauty rit­u­als this week

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Dry, Brit­tle Hair

Blow-dry­ing al­ready dry, de­hy­drated hair can add in­sult to in­jury, caus­ing more dam­age. Aveda’s new Speed of Light

Blow Dry Ac­cel­er­a­tor, €25.50, is a primer spray that cuts blow-dry time in half and leaves hair smooth, soft and static free: “We use lac­tic acid from sug­ar­beets to lower the pH of hair, which also flat­tens the hair cu­ti­cle. Hair with a higher pH tends to swell and is more prone to frizz and tan­gling. By help­ing to seal the cu­ti­cle, it sep­a­rates strands, in­creas­ing the air­flow around them which re­sults in de­creased blow-dry time.” It also pro­tects hair from ther­mal dam­age, de­liv­er­ing co­conut­derived con­di­tioner and corn-de­rived hy­dra­tion, pre­vent­ing break­age when brush­ing. If your new year’s res­o­lu­tion is to be more en­vi­ron­men­tally aware, you’ll be glad to know that the for­mula is ve­gan, sil­i­cone-free and 90% nat­u­rally de­rived.

Say­onara split ends

GHD UK am­bas­sador Zoe Ir­win ex­plains how it works. “The un­der­neath sec­tion of hair is usu­ally the part that gets the most abuse. It gets rubbed by your top, coat and scarf and also when you sleep. It’s this part of your hair that will make your over­all hair look and feel health­ier if it’s looked af­ter. Use Ad­vanced Split End Ther­apy, €24, ev­ery five washes to bind bro­ken fi­bres to­gether to strengthen frag­ile and dam­aged hair. Sim­ply comb through sham­pooed hair, blow dry and then pass your styler over hair to seal in the prod­uct us­ing heat.”

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