For all you gals with ringlets, try a rich product that will hold your curls in place without making your hair feel like a helmet. You need just the right amount of moisture in your locks to seal in the cuticle and hold back humidity-causing frizz. Mousse, gels, and deep conditioning products are your friend but don’t fall prey to product overload. No one wants to run their fingers through crunchy strands. You only need a small amount of this product and start slow to see how much your hair really needs. Trust us, your natural curls with thank you.
We recommend: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper, $8.25. Available at The Curly Hair Institute, select retailers and frizzoff.com.
Dry and Damaged Hair
There’s no hair commercial shine to be had with dried out, fuzzy locks. This hair type truly needs a product that not only works all day long but one that penetrates deep into the hair shaft, while also protecting it from the environment. Formulated with argan oil, silicones to smooth frizz, and vitamins to improve the look and elasticity of the hair, this recommended product is key for those who have damaged hair but who can’t lay off the styling products. Look for one that also filters UV rays and acts as a coating on the hair to help keep out moisture and preserve your colour longer.
We recommend: The Original Moroccanoil Oil Treatment, $40.80. At professional salons and moroccanoil.com.
Baby-fine hair typically doesn’t get a lot of volume and also usually won’t hold a style, even once it’s set. Pump up the volume on your hair starting at the crown of your head with a root boosting product that’s good for the hair growing in and will keep your hair from sitting flat on your head. Apply it to the roots before blowing it out with your hair upside down or try setting it in hot rollers for a bouffant look on a night out.
We recommend: Rene Furterer Leave-In Volumizing Foam, $25. At professional salons and renefurterer.com.
Colour- Treated Hair
Don’t wash your hard earned money down the drain every time you shower. Your type of hair needs something to lock the colour molecules in and keep environmental damage from leaching dye out of the hair. You want to make sure your hair is strong, not porous so that it doesn’t absorb water when you shower and with it wash away the colour molecule. Try a product that coats the hair, helping it repel water and one that uses oils and peptides to fill in the gaps in colour damaged dry hair.
We recommend: Joico’s K-Pak Colour Therapy Shampoo, $16.75. At professional salons and joico.com.
While most ladies lust after a mane of thick, luscious hair the women that have it may wish to trade it in for something, well, easier to manage. This type of hair can be hard to keep under control with styling tools and can be hot and heavy on sunny summer days. But there’s a solution for those with wiry or medium to thick locks. Firstly, this hair type needs to take the volume down a few notches to make it wearable on a daily basis. You want to smooth the hair down so a deep conditioning mask rich in oils will leave hair nourished. Do this once a week or more depending on how dry your hair is and leave it on for at least 10 minutes.
We recommend: Kerastase Masque Oleo-Relax Slim, $53. At professional salons and kerastase.com.