Extend (or even skip) your salon treatment by taking advantage of these at-home fixes.
For protecting hair against damage
L’Occitane Aromachologie Overnight Repairing Concentrate, $48.
Apply this over the length and tips of clean, dry or towel-dried hair so it’s more resistant to heat damage from styling tools and UV rays. Lightweight enough not to stain your pillow, this creamy gel is made from plant-derived amino acids and essential oils such as ylang ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium and angelica to help restructure hair fibres and prevent split ends.
For healthy hair growth
PHS Hairscience ADV Pre- treatment Scalp Elixir, $129.
With daily shampooing and use of styling products, hair follicles become clogged with chemical residue and dead skin cells. Over time, the hair that grows from these follicles becomes thinner and more sparse. To prevent that, massage this lightweight serum over a clean scalp so it can exfoliate the scalp and encourage the healthy growth of hair that is less susceptible to damage.
For hair that feels dry, coarse and tangled
Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Moisture Intense Oil Creme Pre-shampoo Treatment, $72.
Suitable for naturally dry or chemically treated hair, this makes your tresses feel softer, smoother and less frizzy – and it keeps your mane feeling that way all day. It’s easy to use: Just leave it on for five to 15 minutes before your usual hair-washing routine, and rinse it oﬀ as you shampoo.