With spring on the way, we look at our current favourite products to refresh your look. This season is the perfect time to re-evaluate your hair and skincare regimes, and look at what you need to change up. Winter, with its chilly winds, unpredictable rain and scarce sunshine, can leave you and your hair feeling dull and washed out; spring, however, brings exciting new products and trends to the table! Let’s take a look…
1. Ogario London Styling Mist for a Glossy Finish, £18
Made with natural ingredients, these brand new Styling Mists are the epitome of spring. Just one spritz and a beautiful, fresh fragrance emerges – and it smells exactly like the ingredients stated on the packaging (our favourite is Lemon Zest, Oats and Honey – very zingy!). These products were created after two years of research in Ogario’s London-based salon, and contain an innovative ingredient complex called Microkera, which incorporates microcapsules of keratin and argan oil to target damaged hair and seal split ends. It is reactivated through brushing, for continued care between washes. We used these on damp hair before blow-drying, to achieve a soft, glossy effect.
Available at ogariolondon.com, Whole Foods, Fenwick, Planet Organic, lovelula.com and other selected retailers.
2. The Niche Co ‘Hair’ Herbal Tea, £12
We’ve been raving about this tea in the office, which comprises an aromatic blend of Peppermint, Chinese Green Tea, Nettle Leaves, Schizandra Berries, Apple Pieces, Sage, Chilli. Upon first smell, you can really detect the peppermint, and just a small sip delivers big flavour. We would happily have this every day as our mid-morning brew! Utterly refreshing, and we can’t wait to see how it nurtures our hair from the inside-out.
Available from notonthehighstreet.com.
3. Sönd Hydrating Face Spray, £24, and Revitalising Face Serum, £42
It’s always unnerving spraying something straight in your face but, once spritzed, Sönd’s Hydrating Face Spray delivers a non-oily, non-sticky formula which is refreshing and moisturising. The Revitalising Face Serum is equally pleasant to use – just three pumps is enough for your entire face, which justifies the more expensive price tag – and both are fragrance-free (ideal for sensitive skin), leaving you with refreshed skin and without the sickly smell. This brand is also 100% cruelty-free, contains no gluten, and is suitable for pregnant women!
Available from sondskin.co.uk
4. My. Haircare Infuse My. Colour washes, £13.95 each
Just launched in Boots, these washes are perfect for injecting life back into coloured locks. The five-strong range comprises: Ruby, which maintains the brightness of red, red-brown and burgundy hair; Copper, which maintains the brightness of deep strawberry blonde, copper, auburn and warm brown hair and adds warm tones to bleached hair; Gold, to maintain the brightness of pale, medium and dark blonde hair; Cobalt, which subdues warmth and maintains the depth of dark blonde, light, medium and dark brown hair; and Platinum, which neutralises yellow and maintains grey, white, pale blonde and highlighted hair. Simply add to hair whilst washing, then rinse and repeat. These formulas are 100% vegan, and paraben, sulphate and silicon free.
Available from boots.com.
5. Kind Natured Love Curls Bamboo and Sea Kelp Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, £4.99 each
Natural brand Kind Natured has just launched its Love Curls collection designed specifically for those with curly hair. To keep curls bouncy and nourished, these products are free from drying sulphates and detergents, and instead are packed with jojoba and rice bran oil. Not only do these make a great everyday shampoo and conditioner set, but they also smell great! The perfect wake-up call to bring your hair to life before you start your day.
Available from boots.com