10 top products to save those frazzled tresses
Keep your mane sleek and soft, no matter what the elements throw at you, says Bernadette Fallon
Parched winter hair, savaged by central heating, attacked by wind and rain? Frizz, split ends, colour damage, over-styling and breakage — we feel your pain. It doesn’t have to be like this. We tested a variety of products in a range of prices to beat frazzled hair nightmares.
label.m Leave-in Conditioner: £12.95, Look Fantastic
After combing through damp hair, the end result was fantastic; soft, silky hair, with not a touch of frizz. A big hit.
Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Conditioning Spray: £13.20, All Beauty
This spray is designed to use after washing your hair, and it’s recommended to use both shampoo and conditioner first. That extra burst of conditioner does a very good job of tackling frizz and coarseness. Hair afterwards looked soft and silky.
Giovanni Hair Care Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner: £7.99, Look Fantastic
Hair was left soft, manageable and silky smooth. It banished all trace of frizz and cured all coarseness.
Grow Gorgeous Full Bodied Volumising Leave-in Conditioner:
£16, Grow Gorgeous
This lightweight serum is a great multi-tasker, working as a leave-in conditioner as well as a blow dry serum. Hair was smoothed out beautifully afterwards, with no residue. It looked naturally soft and had a bit of bounce. And the volume boosting? Oh yes.
KMS Moist Repair Leave In Conditioner: £17.50, Look Fantastic
This lightweight sprayin conditioner doesn’t weigh the hair down and dries to a silky finish. Hair was left feeling smooth, with no product residue.
TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask For Coloured Hair, 200g: £7.40, Look Fantastic
This product smells amazing, and its luscious, rich formula slathered on very nicely.
After washing out we didn’t apply any other products and hair dried to an extremely smooth, soft and manageable finish — result!
Iles Formula Haute Performance Conditioner, 200ml: £43, Harvey Nichols
Hair was noticeably smoother, a bit shiner, and completely frizz free.
Odylique Ultra Rich Balm: £19, Odylique
This is a great moisture boost and works well as a texturising cream to separate hair strands, or as a pre-heat treatment. However, we found the oil-based cream can leave hair looking a little greasy. Maria Nila Structure Repair Leave In Cream, 200ml: £19.54, Amazon Applied after shampooing to towel-dried hair, we were left with a shining mane that remained soft through the days that followed.
MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask: £25.45, Feel Unique
Using richly nourishing argan oil as their key ingredient, these products are deep moisturising catnip for dry, frizzy hair. The verdict The label.m leave-in conditioner was the pick of the bunch and, in our opinion, a veritable miracle worker, turning hair so frazzled it was almost straw into soft, silky, smooth strands. Best of all, the results lasted for days. For a lovely light creamy product that banished frizz and came up trumps in softness and frizz, we loved the Maria Nila Structure Repair Leave In Cream.
FRIZZ FREE: a bit of TLC will get your tresses back to their best