Long & lush: The hair products you need for spring

The one thing we all need? Shampoo and conditioner.

Just like skincare, there are so many different formulas of haircare that you can pick up that are targeted to your specific hair texture and needs. Whether you are looking for a blonde refresh, some much-needed moisture, or to tame frizziness, there are many haircare lines and products that will help give you your best hair yet.

So if you are looking for some new products to check out, then keep reading.

Nexxus Blonde Assure haircare line

Nexxus Blonde Assure Colour Toning Shampoo and Conditioner

I’m already a huge fan of the Colour Assure Shampoo and Conditioner for Coloured Hair, so when I saw that they came out with a line specifically for blondes, I was sold.

The Nexxus Blonde Assure Colour Toning Shampoo (C$14.99) uses the line’s ProteinFusion blend, which contains keratin protein and violet pigment to rid any brassiness on blonde or silver hair. After regular use of this line, you will notice much more vibrant colour that lasts longer and looks fresher.

This shampoo is a purple one, which I like using once a week (I usually only wash my hair twice a week anyways). I’ve actually found that my hair has been looking very brassy lately so I have been leaving my purple shampoo on my hair for longer than usual before I rinse it out. I really love this formula since it includes the same ProteinFusion blend that’s already in their Colour Assure line, which I find leaves my hair feeling and looking very soft and healthy.

Pair the shampoo with the Blonde Assure Colour Toning Conditioner (C$16.99), which helps to condition dry and damaged hair, while also enhancing colour and neutralizing brassiness.  It’s very gentle on the hair and works beautifully with the purple shampoo to really bring out blonde, bleached, platinum or silver hair.

Avon Propoli Thera haircare line

Avon Elastine Propolithera Damage Repair line

When I think of Avon, haircare usually doesn’t come to mind, so I was quite surprised when I got in their Elastrine Propolithera Damage Repair line.

Consisting of a shampoo (C$24), conditioner (C$24), and hair mask, this line is inspired by nature and helps to repair and soften damaged hair, leaving it looking and feeling more smooth and manageable. This line is sulfate/paraben-free (perfect for hair extensions) and contains propolis, a tree sap that bees combine with their own beeswax to use as a coating for their hives. This star ingredient contains minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants to restore weak and brittle hair.  The formula also has honey, which adds moisture, and royal jelly to lock in shine.

Start first with the shampoo then apply the conditioner. For some extra TLC, apply a thick layer of the hair mask (C$24) for five minutes and then rinse out. This is a nice treat to use on your hair if you wash your hair often, or once every two weeks if you are like me.

Joico Hydra Splash collection

Joico HydraSplash Collection

If your hair is looking for some moisture, then you may want to take a look at Joico’s new HydraSplash collection.

This line consists of a shampoo (C$17.99), conditioner (C$18.99), Hydrating Gelee Masque (C$26.99), and Replenishing Leave-in Treatment (C$23.99).  Designed for fine-to-medium hair, this collection is designed to provide 24-hour hydration and restore moisture, shine, and softness without weighing your hair down.  If you have fine, dry, or brittle hair, then this may help you out as hair is left feeling light and healthy.

The shampoo and conditioner both contain coconut water, which hydrates hair thanks to Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as electrolytes; sea kelp, which is packed full of vitamins and minerals and provides moisture and vital nutrients for healthier-looking hair; and the brand’s SmartRelease Technology, which continuously releases rosehip oil, arginine, and keratine to repair, strengthen, and protect hair from daily styling.

If you need more heavy-duty moisture for your hair, then take a look at the Hydrating Gelee Masque, which is designed for extremely parched, dry hair. It contains the same ingredients as the shampoo and conditioner but is designed to be left on your hair for at least five minutes. Pair it with the Replenishing Leave-In Treatment, which is a pre-blow-dry leave-in treatment that nourishes hair and tames frizz, leaving you with supple, soft, and shiny hair.

Kerastase Discipline Oleo-Relax serum

Kerastase Oleo Relax Anti-Frizz Oil Serum

If you have curly or unruly hair that is hard to tame, then take a look at Kerastase’s Oleo Relax Anti-Frizz Oil Serum (C$55), which is for wavy or curly hair that is medium or thick hair in texture.

Apply a couple pumps of this lightweight oil to the hair to help defrizz, smooth, and hydrate your locks. The star ingredients include shorea butter to moisturize hair, virgin coconut oil to deeply penetrate the hair fibre, and rosa muscata fruit oil to protect the hair.

Add this to damp hair and before styling. It also adds shine and protects the hair up to 450 degrees F.

Just like skincare, there are so many different products formulated to help give you your best hair yet. Whether you have straight hair, curly hair, frizzy hair, blonde hair, etc., there are so many amazing products that are formulated to keep your locks in tip-top shape this season.

What’s your favourite hair product?

Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my honest own.

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