Clever hair buys

Skin­care-in­spired prod­ucts that’ll trans­form your tresses in an in­stant!

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While we’re not sug­gest­ing you swap your con­di­tioner for a fa­cial serum, the same prod­ucts and in­gre­di­ents that work won­ders on your skin can re­ally ben­e­fit your hair, too. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from some of the hard­est-work­ing skin­care, we’ve got ev­ery­thing you need to give your hair a lift…

BEST FOR RE­PAIR

De­signed to re­pair over-pro­cessed hair dam­aged by bleach or heat styling, Nexxus Emer­gencée Leave In Crème, £19.99, brings de­hy­drated locks back from the brink. Best used on damp hair, ma­rine col­la­gen plumps and smooths each strand while elastin pro­tein helps hair bounce back from fu­ture dam­age.

BEST FOR REG­U­LAR HAIR WASH­ERS

Great for any­one who wants to wash their hair ev­ery day with­out dam­ag­ing it, Herbal Essences Bio: Re­new Mi­cel­lar Wa­ter & Blue Gin­ger Sham­poo, £5.99, Su­per­drug, de­liv­ers a re­ally gen­tle cleanse. Just like a mi­cel­lar wa­ter for your skin, this works like a mag­net to lift dirt and oil out of the hair for soft, weight­less tresses.

BEST FOR GROWTH

The av­er­age per­son sheds around 100 hairs a day, but this num­ber can quickly rise due to age or stress. Us­ing nu­tri­ent-rich pea­sprout ex­tract as its main in­gre­di­ent, as well as amino acid argi­nine (a pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant), Charles Wor­thing­ton Grow Strong Scalp Tonic, £7.99, stim­u­lates the hair fol­li­cles to kick-start new hair growth.

BEST FOR TAM­ING FRIZZ

In­spired by Korean beauty trends, sheet masks are doused in serum to perk up your skin in record time. Bring­ing the same in­no­va­tion to your hair, Red­ken All Soft Mega Re­cov­ery Tis­sue Mask Cap, £7.50, feelu­nique.com, traps warm air and mois­ture in­side to help the hy­drat­ing in­gre­di­ents work harder – mak­ing puffy, fluffy hair in­stantly more man­age­able.

BEST FOR FINE HAIR

A game-changer for limp locks, Fudge Xpan­der Gelée Sham­poo, £11.95, beau­ty­bay.com, uses ex­pander tech­nol­ogy to leave fine hair full and bouncy from the first wash. In­fused with caf­feine, it in­creases blood flow to your scalp – wak­ing up your hair fol­li­cles for nat­u­rally thicker tresses over time.

BEST FOR SPLIT ENDS

As well as work­ing won­ders on your skin, Dr Or­ganic Shea But­ter Won­der Oil, £11.99, Hol­land & Bar­rett, can be used on your hair and nails too. Smooth it on to fraz­zled ends and fly­aways to gloss over dam­aged ar­eas – a lit­tle goes a long way so use this spar­ingly, es­pe­cially if you have fine hair.

BEST FOR ANTI-AGE­ING

A mol­e­cule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in wa­ter, so it’s bril­liant for keep­ing your skin plump. By flood­ing your hair and scalp with the same amount of hy­dra­tion you’d find in a mois­turiser, Grow Gor­geous In­tense Thick­en­ing Hair And Scalp Mask, £25, grow­gor­geous.co.uk, rewinds the clock for shinier, health­ier look­ing locks.

BEST FOR UN­RULY HAIR

When ac­ti­vated by heat, IGK Good Be­hav­ior Spir­ulina Pro­tein Smooth­ing Spray, £27, Space NK, mim­ics the re­sults of an in-sa­lon ker­atin treat­ment, leav­ing hair with a glaze-like pro­tec­tive coat­ing that lasts un­til your next wash. Packed full of pro­teins to re­store and re­pair, it’s the per­fect de­fence against hu­mid­ity and frizz.

BEST FOR SEN­SI­TIVE SCALPS

Not just for bat­tling blem­ishes, sal­i­cylic acid can be used to ex­fo­li­ate your scalp, rins­ing away dead skin cells to cre­ate a bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment for healthy hair to grow. L’Oréal Botan­i­cals Laven­der Sooth­ing Ther­apy Sham­poo, £7.99, is de­signed to do just that, us­ing nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents to soothe sore scalps and re­pair frag­ile tresses.

BEST FOR COLOURED HAIR

We know it’s im­por­tant to use SPF on our skin all year round, but our hair needs pro­tect­ing from the sun’s rays, too. Ap­plied to damp or dry locks, Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thick­en­ing Spray with Sun Dam­age Pro­tec­tion, £12.95, adds bounce while pre­vent­ing colour change and fade – whether it’s nat­u­ral or from a bot­tle.

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