Every beauty buff has watched those shampoo commercials on TV and gotten hair envy. The models look like they just wake up, walk out the door, and let their long, silky hair flow in the wind.
Sure, genetics play a part in your hair, but getting that perfect look has a lot to do with your hair products. If you’re trying to find that magical combo to give your hair the boost it needs, check out these products.
Hair Products to Try in 2018
Get adventurous this year and try these fun products:
Shampoo and conditioner are great for day-to-day use but, every once in a while, you hair needs an extra hand. This is where a hair mask is helpful.
Just like a face mask, a hair mask is a creamy product that’s rich in hydration and nutrients your hair needs. Just apply it to your hair and give it a few minutes to work its magic before washing it away.
Hair masks come in an endless variety of formulas, so look for one that specializes in your hair’s weaknesses. Whether you need hydration, strength, or frizz control, there’s a mask for you.
The past decade or so has seen a growing trend toward more natural products. Sometimes researchers discover problems with chemical additives. Other times, consumers just recognize that certain additives have no benefit, so they’d prefer to do without.
In the case of sulfate, the benefit is that it gives shampoo a robust lather. On the flip side, it can cause more frizz (especially in curly hair) and damage color-treated hair. In people with eczema and skin allergies, sulfate can irritate their scalp, too.
Sulfate free shampoo is a more natural option. The lather isn’t necessary for a clean, effective shampoo. Sulfate free shampoo gives you the same cleanliness with fewer side effects. Plus, it can maintain the results of a chemical treatment longer.
If you’re among the lucky few who can get a beautiful ‘do without heat products, congratulations. If you’re in the remaining 99.99% of us, you know how much heat damages your hair.
A heat protectant is a product you spray on during the hair styling process. Just like it sounds, it coats your hair and minimizes the damage from your heating tools.
We’ve all felt the frustration of building the perfect hairstyle, only to see it flop before you reach your front door. But is it worth piling on half a bottle of hairspray?
One of the new all-stars of hair products is the lightweight style-holding spray.
Several brands have their versions, so shop around and find your favorite. But what they all have in common is that they hold your style without the dense, sticky feeling of hairspray.
Some climates have this problem more than others, but everyone has been the victim of spontaneous frizz now and again.
For these times, there’s a genius new product: anti-frizz hair sheets. Just stash them in your bag or your car. If the need arises, pull one out and wipe it across your hair to tame your mane.
Keeping Up With the Latest Hair Products
Science and technology is making life easier in many ways, and hair care is no exception.
Be sure to try the products above and have some fun while helping your hair look great at the same time!