In the beauty world, Hair is having a moment. There’s been a wave of innovative products launched for your locks just in time for the new season ahead. Top of my list are these British-born treats from London-based blow-dry bar (found on the King’s Road) –
Duck & Dry.
Instant TLC, £18, has become my fail-safe, do-it-all for glossy hair. It’s a leave-in conditioner, which normally I’m not a big fan of. This one, though, seems to be weightless (so it doesn’t leave your hair looking greasy or with residue). What’s more, work it through damp hair and it repairs, conditions and detangles so after blow-drying hair is left smooth and shiny. I’ve found that it speeds up the whole washing process as for ‘every-day hair’ that is fairly manageable, you also don’t need any other product.
Maybe the magic is to do with the brand’s commitment to natural active ingredients. The products are all paragon and sulphate-free and, instead, Instant TLC , for example, contains natural honey to give moisture, shea butter to nourish, vitamin B to prevent damage and coconut oil to improve hair elasticity. Hair really does feel luscious and nourished after using it, and the produces have a light, fresh scent – which doesn’t feel too ‘heavy’.
For those bad-hair days when you do need extra help, or for nights out on the town, turn to the sister product and the brand’s hero – Blow Dry in a Bottle, £18. Spritz it on after using Instant TLC and it gives amazing root lift, texture and shine. Containing honey locust for volume, white nettle for lift, ginseng for control and essential oils for shine – this manages to give salon results as well as being kind to your hair.
Lastly, just a note about the pared-back design ethos that this brand has. I love the simplicity of the bottles – which feels premium yet modern at the same time. Exactly how you’d like your hair to be, in fact.
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