Go to a pro for better locks
Still can’t get your hair to look shiny and feel silky smooth, even with at-home products like hair masks and leave-in oils? An in-salon treatment can work wonders to repair long-term hair damage as you’ll get more intense results that only a professional can offer. Here are the newest and best hair treatments to try.
#1 / Redken Heatcure In-Salon Total Hair Restoration Treatment
How it works: Redken’s new Heatcure salon treatment is truly innovative, and is something that will satisfy all hair types. The process begins with a shampoo and quick towel dry, then hair is sectioned off to allow an even application of formula (a cocktail that contains proteins, conditioners and waxes to smooth and strengthen locks). Interestingly, to further penetrate the product into the hair, what looks to be an oversized flat iron, that’s strategically heated to 140 degrees, is used to encourage a deeper penetration of product into the hair shaft. While the sizzling sound may be alarming at first, rest assured it’s just the intense heat working its magic. To finish, hair is rinsed and completely dried.
Good to know: Results of smooth hair last up to 10 washes, and additional in-salon Redken Self-Heating treatments allow you to extend the look and feel of your hair and claims to repair up to one year of existing damage to the hair’s surface.
#2 / Goldwell Kerasilk Premium Hair Care
How it works: With so many hair colours and hair types in the world, it only makes sense to use a customised repair treatment to tackle damaged hair. The new Goldwell Kerasilk treatments feature four variants: there’s ‘Control’ that contains keratin to strengthen; ‘Reconstruct’ to reverse signs of damage and address split ends; ‘Repower’ to support fine hair; and ‘Color’ to boost vibrancy. Most results last up to 10 washes, while the ‘Control’ treatment keeps hair smooth and soft for up to five months.
Good to know: Additional take-home hair-repair products may be prescribed based o your hair needs to keep locks looking just as good as when you walk out of your appointment.
#3 / Wella System Professional Energycode Complex
How it works: Dull, limp hair can leave your tresses looking tired, and the new Wella Energycode Complex aims to fix these common hair concerns and works towards the goal of healthy hair. To start, the consultant inspects your hair up close with a hand-held microscope to assess the level of hair damage, then a questionnaire is filled out to help your hairdresser determine the right products for you to use and take home (believe it or not, there can be up to 174 million combinations!). Hair is then washed and treated using the prescribed products.
Good to know: Special ingredients include caffeine to increase blood circulation in the scalp (which can encourage healthy hair growth), lipids to strengthen natural keratin hair bonds, vitamin B for added moisture to restore dry hair, and histidine to protect from free radical damage.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.