Top 10 Staff Picks For Glossier, Healthier Hair
According to research, the average British woman will spend the equivalent of 26 years of her life experiencing the dreaded bad hair day. Yes, you read that correctly; 26 years! And more than one in ten of us admit to being late for work because of this very issue. More often than not, the reason your mane just isn’t playing the game is because your tresses aren’t in the tip-top condition they could be.
A 2021 study showed that dandruff is the most common hair problem in the UK, followed by dry hair, hair not growing, greasy hair, frizzy hair, split ends, a sensitive scalp, and dull hair. A further poll revealed that a staggering 94% of women are worried about hair loss. But which products should you be using if you want to look after your locks and achieve healthier hair? Keep reading for the FTF team's favourite haircare picks to make your tresses shine brighter.
10 best products for healthy hair
Formulated for those affected by hair loss, Pharmaceris H – H-Stimupurin Stimulating Shampoo encourages thicker, healthier hair growth. Thanks to a unique combination of natural growth factor FGF and caffeine, the specialist shampoo is scientifically proven to prevent hair loss and to stimulate hair growth. Suitable for use on even sensitive scalps, it extends the life span of existing hair follicles and neutralises the negative effect of the hormones responsible for premature hair loss.
One of the best ways to make your hair healthier is with a restorative conditioner such as OLAPLEX No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. The highly moisturising conditioner protects and repairs split ends, damaged hair, and frizz by reconnecting broken hair bonds. It fortifies the hair’s structure, leaving it looking shinier and feeling stronger and more manageable. Formulated to benefit all hair types, the bond-repairing conditioner is especially suitable for those with weakened or damaged hair.
One of our favourite health scalp products, Umberto Giannini Scalp Scrub Exfoliating Anti-Dandruff Treatment is an exfoliating anti-dandruff healthy scalp treatment that clears and soothes flaky, itchy, and dry scalps. Formulated with pineapple enzymes, which benefit the scalp and hair in multiple ways, the treatment also contains a number of natural exfoliants. It transforms the scalp by removing excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The non-irritating treatment also increases cell renewal, decreases oil output, and prevents new dandruff.
Tips for healthier hair include tackling things from the inside out by taking a dedicated supplement such as Hairburst Healthy Hair Vitamins. Targeting deficiencies that damage hair, the super supplement is formulated with a blend of 26 vitamins and minerals, including biotin, zinc, and selenium, which are essential ingredients for healthy hair growth. When taken consistently over time, the Hairburst Healthy Hair Vitamins visibly improve fine and thinning hair, encourage faster hair growth, and prevent breakage.
Love luxurious healthy hair treatments? Then R+Co Bleu De Luxe Reparative Masque is the product for you. The marvellous mask revitalises, restores, repairs, and revives damaged, dry and chemically compromised hair. Delivering deep hydration, the lightweight hair mask mends split ends, seals frayed cuticles, and increases shine. Smoothing, calming, and detangling hair, the cruelty-free, vegan treatment also strengthens, nourishes, and protects.
No run-down of products to make your hair healthy would be complete without an essential from OLAPLEX. As the final step in your hair routine, we really recommend OLAPELX No.7 Bonding Oil. The highly concentrated, yet incredibly lightweight styling oil dramatically increases softness, shine, and colour vibrancy. Suitable for all hair types, the multi-functioning hair oil is infused with the same patented and bond-building technology as the rest of the OLAPEX range, can be used on both dry and damp hair, and provides heat protection up to 232°C.
Healthy hair products for relaxed, texturised, coloured, and permed hair don’t get much better than Cantu Thermal Heat Protector. Formulated with pure shea butter, the lightweight spray helps protect hair from heat damage from styling tools. Sprayed on to damp hair before drying, the hero heat protectant conditions and smooths, reduces frizz, tames flyaways, and adds a healthy shine.
Healthy hair growth starts with a healthy scalp environment, and one of the best healthy scalp tips we can give is to get yourself a Hairburst Scalp Stimulating Massage Brush. The hand-held massager increases circulation and stimulation, exfoliates the scalp, and deeply cleanses hair. Helping to lather-up shampoo for a thorough wash, the silicone bristles of the massage brush get to work on your scalp, helping create the ideal environment for your hair to grow.
Just like the skin on your face and body, the scalp needs protecting from harmful UV rays. Get healthy hair by including a scalp sunscreen in your regime, such as Ultrasun UV Face and Scalp Mist SPF 50. With a super sensitive, hypoallergenic formula, the mist is perfect for protecting your parting and hairline, provides long-lasting protection, and helps to prevent prickly heat. Non-greasy and quick-drying, the transparent spray is super lightweight and protects against UVA, UVA, Infrared A, and blue light.
Formulated with caffeine and natural growth factor FGF, Pharmaceris H – H-Stimuforten Intensive Hair Growth Treatment helps fight thinning and blading, prevents hair loss, and stimulates the growth of new hairs. One of the best products to make your hair healthy, the treatment strengthens and thickens hair, visibly improving volume. Recommended for those suffering from excessive periodic and premature hair loss, this hero product has a skin neutral pH and is suitable for sensitive scalps.
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Written by Sarah Blake.