Hair products are tricky business. If you don’t know what to look for it can be easy to get swept up in the hype and buy loads of products you think you’ll need, only to have them sitting in a bathroom cabinet collecting dust. We’re here to debunk and narrow down the list to a few products you’ll actually love to love.. Here are our 5 favourite basic hair products you’ll actually put to good use and will help you tame that mane!
Dry shampoo is one of the best versatile hair products to keep in your bathroom vanity. It can help style and create volume whilst also doubling up as a hair-spray to keep styled hair in place. It’s best known as a hair refresher to use in-between washes and can stop hair from looking greasy and grimy for girls on the go. It absorbs moisture and leaves hair feeling fresh, bouncy and light-weight!
Style Edit Invisible Dry Shampoo: $15
Batiste Dry Shampoo: $6
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo: $22
Heat protectant sprays and products are a necessity for anyone who uses any form of heat on their hair. Straighteners, curlers and blow-dryers, whilst amazing, can also do some horrible damage to your hair without using any protection! Heat protectant products will help stop your locks from drying out and becoming damaged and broken.
Evo Icon Welder Hot Tool Shaper: $33
John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protecting Spray: $8
Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Mist: $14.95
Hair brushes can come in many shapes and sizes, it’s best to buy and use one that’s best suited to your own hair-type. Here’s a little cheat-sheet to know exactly which brushes you should invest time and money into:
Fine Hair = Boar Bristles
Curly Hair = Nylon Bristles
Thick Hair = Paddle Brush with Nylon Bristles
To Add Volume and Body = Round Brush
Short Hair = Vented Bristles
Hard-To-Manage Hair = Tangle Teezer
Agave Healing Oil Natural Bamboo Paddle Brush: $25
Drybar Double Pint Ceramic Round Brush: $42
Tangle Teezer Professional Detangling Brush : $22
This is definitely a MUST-HAVE basic for anyone with hair. Using a dryer rather than naturally drying your hair, can assist it to look much more sleek and minimise fly-aways. You can use it to style; creating smooth, sleek straight hair, or bouncy curly locks. Drying wet hair before going to bed, is also super important to reduce breakage. When hair has freshly been washed and is wet, it is at its most fragile, so investing in a hairdryer will ensure your hair is healthier from top to toe. Best to use with a heat protectant product, and on a low heat so that frequent blow-drying won’t dry out your precious locks!
GHD Air Dryer: $199
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer: $399
Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2100 Turbo Ionic Dryer: $60
Argan oil, or argan oil blends help restore harmony to your locks. They’ll minimise frizz and split ends, and will leave your hair looking smooth and shiny. Argan oil is great for hair that is usually dry in texture and look, it feeds much needed nutrients back into your roots and ends. Use sparingly are too much can leave your hair looking oily and greasy, less is definitely more when it comes to this fab hair product!
Black Chicken HairOM oil: $39.99
Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan oil: $48
OGX Moroccan Penetrating Oil: $11