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Christmas Gift Guide…

Party time. Only good hair days allowed. Todays gift is for those with enviable locks.

The new Inoar Résistance Super Ampoule with Lotus Flower would make a lovely stocking filler for a Goldilocks friend.  This product harnesses the regeneration power of the mythical Lotus Flower – which rejuvenates and revitalizes itself anew each day. It’s a Super Ampoule with revitalizing power, regenerating the hair strands by sealing the cuticle, leaving it smooth, making the hair soft, supple and shiny. It also contains vegetable and plant collagen which moisturizes the hair, making it softer and more supple, while also stimulating hair growth, controlling hair loss, improving scalp health and balance. Cruelty free, vegan, botanical, sulfate free and paraben free, this super ampoule lasts through a minimum of five uses (so you can get a minimum of five treatments from just one ampoule) making it great value for money! R500 from inoar.co.za


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Blondes may or may not have more fun, but they certainly have to use blonde-specific hair care products all year round – the warmer weather, sea water and harsher UV rays we associate with Summer hols mean blonde locks need some extra TLC to look their best. Blonde hair is prone to brassiness (the term we use to describe warmer pigments in the hair), which occurs when shades of silver or platinum blonde turn yellowish, or shades of golden blonde take on a reddish tinge. Blonde hair is also vulnerable to colour fade. The sea water and salt content of pools can increase the brassiness as well and sometimes in rare cases make your blonde a greenish colour when it is not properly cared for. Not the look we’re going for these hols. We’re mad about the newly launched Marc Anthony Complete Color Care Purple Shampoo and Conditioner for Blondes & Highlights. Formulated with violet pigments, this duo helps neutralise unwanted brassy tones, while nourishing and providing a boost of moisture to your blonde locks.  There’s also a Colour Bond Instant Colour Sealer in the range, which locks in colour, adds shine and prevents colour fade while maintaining vibrancy.

Tip … Shower with cool water. Rinsing your hair with cool water is better for your colour as it closes the cuticle cells and helps preserve hair colour. It also helps lock in moisture and ensures the cuticle lie more smoothly, making your hair look shinier. R179,95 each from DisChem.


There’s only one problem about living and holidaying at the coast. Just the one. Frizz! Why oh why – when we’re thinking sunkissed, heels, moonlight beach walks, holiday romance – does our hair go … oh, wait a sec, time to become uncontrollably frizzy? Well hello right back at you, hair. We’ve discovered the Redken Frizz Dismiss range, and we’ve got you under control. There’s a shampoo and conditioner (wash out, instance smoothing mask and Rebel Tame leave in cream options), an instant delate oil-in-serum and – our never-travel-to-the-coast-without-it fave, Frizz Dismiss Anti-Static Oil spray hat instantly tames flyaways and unwanted static without weighing hair down. Redken is available from leading hair salons and online stores, or ring Redken Consumer Advisory MaxiCall 086-111-3969 for your closest stockist.


Your hair is perfect. But the holidays are long, and there’s a bit of grey creeping in. Provoke Perfector Instant Grey Coverage is a simple spray on product that is sprayed on dry hair and lasts until the next wash. For blonde, brown and dark brown hair, it’s a lifesaver. R129.95 at Dis-Chem.

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