Hair affair: Three products you need to try this season

I finally took out my extensions last week.

After a year and a half of wearing them it was actually quite nice to have a lighter-feeling head, to be able to run my hands through my hair, and to have more time in general since it takes way less now for my hair to dry and style it.

And so with that I’m actually quite excited to bust out my styling products since I kinda feel like I have a new head of hair (when in reality I just have less of it). I have a ton of styling products but I always love getting new ones since can you ever really have too many hair products? The answer is always no, friends.

If you are looking for some new styling products and want to up your haircare game this season (even if we can’t really do much with our hair cause of COVID), then keep reading…

Hair products from Head & Shoulders, Joico, and Kerastase Head and Shoulders Supreme Exfoliating Scalp Scrub

Head & Shoulders Supreme Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Treatment

Okay, so the first thing I couldn’t wait to do when I washed my hair for the first time without extensions is to use Head & Shoulders’ new Supreme Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Treatment (C$8.97). This is a product that you actually use before your shampoo and conditioner and works the same way as a facial scrub in that is helps to rid your skin of product build up and dead skin cells.

Wet your hair and then work this onto your scalp to detoxify it and let it breathe. The formula is infused with Vitamin E and argan oil, making it very gentle on the skin and prepping it for the rest of your haircare routine.  Like I said, start with this product first and then go in with your shampoo and conditioner.

I love this scrub because it’s truly something that I’ve never seen before. I use a facial scrub at least once a week to refresh my skin, so it makes total sense that we should have something like that for our scalp too.  You may not be aware, but dry shampoo (which we’ve all been using lots of) leaves a lot of build up so it’s good to use something that will allow you to go in there and detoxify the area and let your scalp breathe and stay healthy. I also suffer from dry scalp and psoriasis runs in my family so this has definitely come in handy and will continue to come in handy during the colder months when I suffer the most from flakes and dry patches.

Joico Zero Heat styling product

Joico Zero Heat Air Dry Styling Creme

Since I have nowhere to go and no one to see, I haven’t been using a lot of heat on my hair lately. Because of that, Joico’s new styling product actually came at the perfect time.

The Zero Heat Air Dry Styling Creme (C$25.40) is available in two formulas, one for thick hair and one for fine/medium hair.  Apply this creme to damp hair for long-lasting, air-dried style with no frizziness. This product helps to enhance the hair’s natural texture, reduces your drying time, provides 24-hour humidity control (perfect for summer), boosts shine, and feels natural in your locks with no sticky residue.

The formula includes flexible polymers to create a flexible hold to define natural texture and give you long-lasting style retention, as well as rosehip oil, which is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and Omega acids. It helps hair look and feel healthy, hydrated, and shiny.

Joico has split this product into two different versions, one for thick hair and the other for fine/medium. Truthfully I’m not sure what the difference is, but now that I’m extension-free, I have been using the Fine/Medium version of it. Joico also recommends to scrunch the hair for some added texture. I just applied it and let my hair do its thing, but I will say that I feel like my hair dried faster and I didn’t have to battle any frizziness once it was dry.

Kerastase Genesis Defense Thermique styling product

Kerastase Genesis Defense Thermique Anti-Hair Fall Care

Okay, so since I’m using to have thick hair thanks to extensions, now that they are out, I feel like my hair is so thin.  I started my extensions journey with tapes and although I now use hand tieds, I do feel like there was some damage from when I would get my tapes removed.  In case you’re not familiar with the removal process, basically the stylist sprays this adhesive remover on the tape and then pulls the two tapes apart. Some are better than others, but this process can definitely be painful.

Anyways, since I’m now nourishing my hair and treating her like the queen she is, Kerastase’s new Genesis Defense Thermique Anti-Hair Fall Treatment (C$49) has come at the perfect time.

This spray is for weakened hair which is prone to falling out due to breakage.  Spray this on damp hair after a wash for anti-breakage protection and optimal hydration without any frizziness or heaviness. The formula is enriched with Edelweiss Native Cells and ginger root to hydrate, reinforce, and protect the hair from heat and styling.

I use a lot of styling products after the shower and truthfully, a lot of Kerastase products lately. There is a whole line dedicated to anti-hair fall, so if you are looking for something really heavy-duty, then I would suggest investing in this line to help with hair breakage. There are so many different styling products out there, so I really love the idea of this one and I feel like it could benefit most people.

Although it was sad to get my extensions removed, I’m actually quite looking forward to styling my hair and really taking care of it and nourishing it for when they are reinstalled again. If you have any favourite styling products which you feel like I should try out, please let me know in the comments!

What are your favourite styling products?

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

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