Pronto Dry Shampoo, Oscar Blandi
I have greasy hair, so it’s a challenge to keep my hair looking and feeling fresh for after-work events or dinner engagements. That’s why my work desk is stacked with dry shampoos, and this one from Oscar Blandi is one of my favourites. I roughly part my hair into sections and squeeze this directly onto my scalp before massaging. It contains plant-based starches which soak up grease and dirt like a dream, not to mention its citrus scent which helps eliminate odour too. The only down side, be extra careful when using this if you’re wearing a black outfit.
This Is A Sea Salt Spray, Davines
I’m always on the lookout for something that adds that oomph to my fine, limp hair. And this texturising sea salt spray does just that. A few mists of this throughout the lengths of damp hair before blow-drying gives me a beachy texture that’s not crunchy. I love that it works pretty well even when I’m air-drying my hair – it’s almost as if my hair magically “thickens” as it dries.
Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo, $26, Percy & Reed
Suitable for all hair colours, this dry shampoo spray instantly refresh oily scalp and hair while giving my locks a root-lift. Most importantly, this goes on without a trace and doesn’t leave any white spots of residue on hair or clothes.
Thickening Tonic, $50, AVEDA
If like me, you could do with more volume in your hair, you’ll love this. It’s formulated with organic amla fruit, which has been used in Ayurveda for centuries to strengthen and thicken hair. I spray this on my hair generously and comb through to spread evenly, before blow-drying for noticeably fuller locks.
Argan Moisturizing Elixir, about $67, Balmain Paris Hair Couture at www.net-a-porter.com
A heaven-sent for chemically-processed hair, this nourishing serum transforms parched hair to soft and smooth strands. Plus, it also forms a protective shield to prevent hair colour from fading. Just remember that a little goes a long way so use sparingly.
By Joyce Cheo