We’ve covered ways to keep your skin in check this month, but don’t forget another equally important feature that you need to shower TLC on—your hair. This month, new hair launches run the gamut from mint-infused shampoos (for a fresh tingle to your scalp and strands) to sprays that will protect your locks from environmental and lifestyle aggressors i.e. the sun, chlorine from the swimming pool and the like.
Salon-fresh locks that you can DIY: OGX Haircare
Florida-based haircare label OGX finally makes its foray to Malaysia with a range of shampoos, conditioners and hair oils that will guarantee beautiful, healthy locks. A safe bet is the signature Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner—packed with (you guessed it) argan oil to restore and strengthen hair while leaving it super shiny to boot.
Our verdict? Score this if you’re looking for affordable haircare that actually does the job. Extra points go to its seriously amazing scents—our favourite is the Hydrate + Marula Oil range that has left our tresses sniff-worthy and absolutely soft to touch.
Caffeine for your hair: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and Weightless Conditioner
Nothing like a shot of minty fresh cleanser and conditioner combo to jolt your hair (and scalp!) awake in the morning. Aveda‘s vegan and silicone-free Rosemary Mint duo has white vinegar and micellar technology to clarify and condition hair sans stripping its natural oils.
But what does the waking up for your crowning glory, you ask? A potent cocktail of botanical ingredients including certified organic rosemary, peppermint, spearmint and other flower/plant essences—perfect to invigorate your olfactory senses while you’re at it too.
For sensitive scalps: Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo
Another minty-fresh addition to haircare shelf is Malin+Goetz’s Peppermint Shampoo—a hydrating must-have for those with easily-irritated scalps. Unlike your regular foamy, ultra-lathery shampoos, this formula produces minimal foaming and zero residue, and is infused with natural peppermint extract and amino acid-based cleansing agents.
A few good reasons to cop this: 1) its formula is gentle and a far cry from the traditionally harsh shampoos out there, and 2) no artificial scents/colours with this one.
SPF your tresses before you head out: Sisley Hair Rituel Protective Fluid
You’ve got your SPF routine for your skin down pat—but what about your hair? Sisley’s new Hair Protective Fluid works as a sunscreen for your tresses, with two filters in the formula to protect hair against UVA and UVB rays. If you’re about to embark on a beach holiday or a dip in the pool, coat your mane with this lightweight spray before heading out.
What we love: the citrus, woody notes that make it smell delectable, and how it also protects your hair colour (whether natural, coloured, bleached or highlighted).
Scrub it down, literally: Ouai Scalp and Body Scrub
Can’t resist multi-functional beauty products? Try Ouai’s Scalp & Body Scrub that smells as decadent as it feels after application. This deep-cleansing skin and scalp scrub has sugar crystals, a dash of CBD oil and probiotics to exfoliate and soften skin. Incorporate this to your weekly bath routine for that mandatory head-to-toe detox.
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