How to have beautiful hair? What are the best hair care products? Our guide on how to use the right gestures in your daily hair care routine.
Having beautiful hair requires rigorous care with the right products. To help us make our choice, the members of the Prix Beauté Stars jury Madame Figaro We tested new hair care products released in 2021. Actresses and actors have selected their favorite cosmetics in this field, the ones that expose themselves to the light with hair that is always silky to perfection. Among the nominated products and winners of this fourteenth edition, several stood out in cooperation with Sephora.
Necessary care for beautiful hair
- Shampoo: this is the basis of any hair care routine. The shampoo removes impurities, sebum, impurities and any particles that have accumulated from the last washing from the scalp and the entire length. As a result, the care penetrates better into the hair fiber.
- Conditioner: Applied to damp hair immediately after rinsing off the shampoo, it facilitates detangling and provides minimal hydration.
- Hair oil or rinse-off cream: After curling or blow-drying your hair, this daily treatment is applied all the way to moisturize, nourish and / or shine your hair.
- Thermal protective care: necessary before using any heating hairdressing device (hair dryer, straightener, curling iron, etc.), it protects the hair fiber from additional damage caused by high temperature. It can be applied to dry or damp hair.
- Hair mask: moisturizing, nourishing, regenerating, enhancing color or shine … This deeper treatment, performed once or twice a week, helps to improve the health and appearance of your hair according to your needs. It is applied to towel-dried hair, after rinsing off the conditioner.
Best Hair Care Products 2022
Winner in the “Hair Care” category: Moroccan mists from Moroccanoil.
Its advantages: The hair mist contains argan oil, vitamin E and anti-UV agents. In several sprays, it provides essential fatty acids and a large dose of antioxidants to protect our hair from external aggression. Plus: the scent of strong ambergris and delicate floral notes that take us to the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.
Named in the “Hair Care” category: Kérastase Fresh Affair dry shampoo.
Its advantages: This dry shampoo gives your hair freshness and a cleaner look at any time of the day (or evening). Its formula based on vitamin E and rice bran absorbs the sebum of the scalp without weighing it down on its length and leaving a white residue. In a few sprays, it refreshes your hair and adds volume to greasy roots that are a little too flat. Plus: a fresh neroli fragrance designed by Nose Fabrice Pellegrin.
Nomination in the “Sephora Innovation Award” category: Bond Intense Moisturizing Mask n ° 8 by Olaplex.
Its advantages: “Olaplex” is a patented technology that has the power to connect damaged bridges in hair caused by dyeing, heating devices and other harsh chemical treatments. This hair mask contains this star ingredient but also other beneficial botanical active ingredients such as avocado oil, meadowfoam seed oil, rice bran oil, rosehip seed extract and sunflower seed oil. Perfect for very dry, damaged or color-treated hair, this mask repairs damaged hair fiber and strengthens it.
Named in the “Hair Care” category: Absolute Keratin Ultimate Repair Serum by René Furterer.
Its advantages: This serum is for those who want the freedom to comb, curl, straighten and color their hair at will… while maintaining its vitality and avoiding split ends. The formula, consisting of 99% natural ingredients, has been enriched with organic camelina oil produced by French farmers from Auvergne: rich in unsaturated fatty acids (> 80%), this active ingredient nourishes and restores the natural protection of the hair, its hydro-lipid coat and covers the cuticles keratin to rebuild the entire hair fiber.
Named in the “Hope of Hope” category: Beauty Disrupted Amazonian Amour is a solid shampoo for normal hair.
Its advantages: This permanent shampoo is made in the South of France using 100% renewable, plastic-free energy. Its biodegradable formula, free from all controversial chemicals, consists of organic Inchi Inca Oil from Peru, combined with antioxidant-rich coconut oil to nourish and moisturize the hair. This very soft, creamy product is suitable for the most sensitive scalp. Plus: a natural and 100% organic fragrance produced in Grasse (jasmine, orange blossom, frangipani flower and vanilla) that takes us to the heart of the Amazon forest.
What hair care depending on the type of hair?
In addition to the care products needed for your daily hair care, there are some extra precautions to consider depending on the nature of your hair.
- Dry or damaged hair: give preference to products full of moisturizing active ingredients. Never skip the conditioner every time you wash, and then use the mask at least once a week. Don’t forget to brush your hair every night to spread the sebum and nutrients all over the scalp, right down to the ends.
- Oily hair: A range of cleansing hair products and a weekly scalp scrub will help to control excess sebum. Applying a dry shampoo to the roots can temporarily reduce the “greasing” effect.
- Fine hair: Avoid overly rich oils and textures that can weigh your hair down. Choose products that increase the volume of the skin.
- Colored hair: a nourishing and / or antioxidant mask will revive the color and shine of your hair at least once a week.
- Split ends: bathe the oil weekly, covering the entire length with the product overnight before shampooing the next morning. Avoid heating devices as much as possible.
How to grow your hair faster?
It is normal to shed small amounts of hair: this is the telogen phase of the hair cycle. This natural phenomenon occurs especially in the fall and spring. Twice a year during these periods, taking dietary supplements is a good way to accelerate your hair growth. They provide nutrients and proteins necessary to build the hair. The results are visible after a month and a half to two months.
Scalp massages (with fingers or specially designed brushes) are also effective in stimulating the bulbs at the root and revitalizing the regrowth.
When hair loss is greater than average, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
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