There's an array of
hair-care products on the shelves. But if you're often left staring,
for want of more know, on what's best for your hair, Asha Hariharan
of Beyond The Fringe, helps you with her professional advice.
While choosing a
hair product, understand what you want from your hair, ask for
guidance from your hairdresser and follow the instructions on the
product. Don't just buy something because you think it will look
good. Buy a product your hair needs whether it is a leave-in
conditioner or a gel.
person's hair is different in texture, condition, length and
thickness, so its important you choose a shampoo which is best for
your hair. For those with naturally healthy and lustrous hair, there
are the "maintenance" shampoos. Some shampoos are designed
to combat thin, limp, frizzy or coarse hair. Then there are shampoos
for greasy hair. And now you also have many shampoos designed to
meet the specific demands of colored or fashionably altered hair.
For thin limp
hair, TiGi's thickening shampoo with protein containing soya and
B5 vitamins. And Loreal's Volume Energy.
hair, TiGi's Deep Cleansing Shampoo which removes excess oil and
Loreal's Sebo Control Shampoo which gently eliminates excess oil
to balance greasy scalps.
hair, TiGi's Treatment Shampoo which helps repair color treated
or damaged hair and Loreal's Vitomino Color Shampoo, color
protecting shampoo for colored hair.
scalp, there's TiGi's Scalp Cleansing Shampoo that combats the
problem of irritated sensitised scalp.
If your hair is
very dry and damaged, try TiGi's moisture and shine shampoo for
its ingredients provide softness, vitality and shine. Loreal's
Intense Repair Shampoo is another good bet.
affected hair, Nizoral from Johnson and Johnson.
They are 3 types of Conditioners, the "Rinse
Out" which are applied after hair has been shampooed,
then left on the hair for around three to five minutes and then
rinsed out thoroughly. There are "Leave
In", these are serums applied into wet hair or after
hair has been dried to add shine and smoothness to the hair. Then
there's "Deep Conditioning
Treatment" an intense repair system which help hair
reconstruct from within. Applied and left on the hair for fifteen to
thirty minutes, massaged in and then rinsed off.
Those with dry, frizzy, or coarse hair, especially need to condition
their hair- thru any one of the above methods, atleast once or twice
Good buys, Redken
Peppermint Treatment and Loreal's Spa Hair Treatment.
While choosing a hair product, understand what you want from
your hair, ask for guidance from your hairdresser and follow the
instructions on the product. Don't just buy something because you
think it will look good.
From TiGi, there's
wax stick that emphasises the texture, movement and dimension of
haircuts. Head Banger, a way out wax which doubles thickness. And
Power Trip which moulds and shapes hair into dimension, also
provides volume and texture.
Loreal's styling products include Air Fix, an instant fixing spray
to style hair instantly. Techni Art Glue, a fibre gel that gives
extra hold and creates a spiky effect. Techni Art Aqua Gloss, a wet
look liquid gel that creates high shine effects.