This month has been just short of manic for me. It felt like a whirlwind picked up towards the end of August and whipped me into a tornado of work travels, interviews, early morning call times and a short holiday squeezed in between.
With harsh enviromental conditions on the movie set I was working on, air conditioned aeroplanes, and hotel rooms, my hair was bound to take a bit of beating. Under normal circumstances and in the luxury of my own bathroom, this wouldn’t be a problem, however when you are traveling and thrown out of your routine, you need a few little helpers to keep your locks looking fabulous.
These September Hair Hero products traveled with me to Durban, Clanwilliam, Langebaan and St. Helena Bay, being tried and tested, as you can see, in very different conditions.
Hair Distress: Over all lack lustre and condition
Davines Oi All In One Milk – R275 (available exclusively at salons nationwide)
This multi benefit beauty treatment spray for all hair types, adds shine, softness and silkiness to the hair while combating frizz. The mist-like formula contains Roucou oil which prevents hair ageing with its strong anti-oxidant action and Provitamin B5 for its deep moisturising action. The Oi All In One Milk detangles the hair, provides heat protection and facilitates blow drying. The scent of this product is gorgeous and will not go unnotice while remaining subtle.
How to use: After shampooing, towel dry and spray 10-15 times on the roots and ends. Leave-in and style as usual. The number of sprays can be increased or decreased depending on the type of hair.
Hair Distress: Keeping hair in place (meaning the out of control baby fluff on my temples that have a mind of their own when my hair is tied up).
Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray – R119,99 (available at Clicks stores nationwide)
The light weight hair spray provides long lasting hold without stiffness or stickiness and does well holding an up-do. This works well on loose curls, providing hold with movement and can be brushed out easily. The Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray also contains anti-static and anti-humidity protection. Compared to some hairsprays the scent is also pleasant.
How to use: Spray evenly over dry, styled hair.
Hair Distress: My love of the hairdryer
Moroccanoil Heat Protective Spray – R320 (available exclusively at salons nationwide)
This spray provides optimal heat protection, allowing hair to withstand heat styling and therefore preventing breakage, split ends and colour fading. Hair is left with a glossy finish and a soft long lasting hold.
How to use: Spray lightly onto small sections of dry hair prior to using heat tools or apply to towel dried hair for added protection and shine.
Hair Distress: Dry ends and frizz
Inoar Extreme Premium Oil – R545 (available exclusively at fine salons and spas nationwide)
The lightweight, non-greasy oil tames frizz while adding gorgeous shine to the hair. With extracts of Myrrh, argan, macadamia and rose imperial oils this treatment oil will nourish and moisturise dry and damaged hair. The Inoar Extreme Premium Oil is suitable for all hair types but very beneficial for ladies with dry and sensitised hair.
How to use: Apply a small amount to the ends of dry hair and use the remainder of the product on your hands to calm fly-aways. The product can also be applied on clean towel dried hair from mid-lengths to ends.