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Haircare Is The Beauty’s IT Category Of 2022. Ready For Healthy, Shiny Hair?

Well, go ahead and take notes.

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Augustinus Bader The Shampoo, Image Courtesy: Augustinus Bader

Yes, it’s time to let go of your bad-hair-day woes, especially when haircare happens to be one of the most dynamic and innovative beauty categories of the year. And while haircare brands – from Olaplex to Kérastase  – experience exceptional sales, we get to experience exceptionally good hair days all year. I mean, this is surely going to be our best year of hair yet. And as we continue to embrace the habits and lessons from the lockdown days – like letting our greys be, following scalp care, and at-home hair treatments, many skincare and haircare brands have taken note and created highly-tailored products. From scalp care essentials to aging hair concerns and the fascination of glossy hair goals, we have below some of the major hair products that’ll navigate all your concerns and give you the healthy, shiny hair of your sweet dreams. So, ready to show off your soft, silky, and happy hair?

A happy head of hair is all about the balance between a healthy scalp and hair. So, let’s start with scalp care essentials, after all, we have had more and more brands take inspiration from the scalp and skin connect to create formulations by blending familiar skincare ingredients into haircare products. Be it Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Niacinamide, or Salicylic Acid, all our favourite skin actives can now be found in shampoos, conditioners, leave-ins, and everything in-between. And yes, they do work to help resurface our scalps, remove oil and scalp buildup, hydrate, and support scalp and hair health. That’s why its no surprise that we have had quite a few cult-favourite skincare brands join this skinification of hair with haircare products that make use of their signature tech and formulations – like Augustinus Bader The Shampoo, Biologique Recherche Hair Lotion P50 Capillaire, Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum, and The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Hair Density Serum.

Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum & K-18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask

With our hair routines akin to our skincare regimes, at-home specialist hair treatments have gained preference amongst brands and us alike. And well, that certainly has stirred many salon-grade brands to reach out for a space on our bathroom shelves with Olaplex continuing to revel more and more in its popularity, courtesy of No.3 Hair Perfector (for hair strengthening and reduced breakage) and No.7 Bonding Oil (for shine, strength, and heat protection) among other numbered products. But others too have managed to reach viral popularity and found a permanent place on our shelves via Instagram and Tik-Tok, i.e., K-18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask which makes magic happen in four minutes by repairing and reversing hair damage with every use to give you smooth, strong, damage-free hair, and Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Oil that leaves your hair with this lustrous shine and delectable fragrance and even sorts out those frizzy flyaways. Besides damage repair, navigating hydration and aging hair happen to be central themes for home haircare. And while we trust no one other than Brigeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask and Moroccan Oil All-In-One Leave-In Conditioner for hydrated, smooth, and frizz-free hair, Oribe Magnificent Volume Shampoo and Conditioner and Kérastase Genesis Fortifying Hair Serum are true essentials to take away all your aging hair woes (hair thinning and hair fall). And well, after all that nourishment, take a little help from Virtue Healing Oil or Verb Glossy Shine Spray to maintain that glossy smoothness of your mane.

Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Oil & Kérastase Genesis Fortifying Hair Serum

Remember, healthy hair never goes out of fashion. And if you are looking to take the shine and smoothness up a notch, it’s especially a good time. So, scroll through the gallery to see the best home haircare options to snap up for a happy head of hair.

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