When I was younger I hardly put any effort into taking care of my hair and it just seemed to stay in good condition. Unfortunately that’s not an approach I can get away with these days and taking lots of care of my hair is now a beauty priority for me. Therefore I’m always on the lookout for ways that can help improve its condition. These are the 3 products that have recently been helping me achieve that goal.
The Manta – Hair Brush
This is probably my favourite new launch of 2018. It’s definitely my most used (x3 daily). It’s a brush that resembles a manta ray that’s super gentle on hair without any sacrifice to effectiveness. It’s been said to be like a better Tangle Teezer but I don’t think that does it justice – it’s in a class of it’s own. Its creator Tim Binnington, designed it for his wife who lost her hair after a life threatening illness and wanted a brush that minimised breakage as it grew back.
The Manta doesn’t pull or snag while detangling and leaves hair looking shiny. One of the things I like most about it is how it feels. It’s flexible so it holds and bends to fit your hand. Its bristles are also flexible and give the most lovely scalp massage. It’s perfect if you have fragile hair or extensions. It’s also very quick and easy to clean.
Espa – Pink Hair and Scalp Mud
There’s no doubt that good hair stems from a healthy scalp but this follicle-rich part of our body is often the most neglected area. The Espa Pink Hair and Scalp Mud is so much more than a just a pretty colour. It’s a hair and scalp mask that you massage in and leave for 20 mins. It can also be left overnight but washing my hair first thing doesn’t fit in very well with my routine (and desire to stay in bed as long as possible) so I haven’t test that out. It contains Vitamin C, Red Clay and Apricot Kernel Oil that leaves hair and scalp feeling clean and very conditioned. It actually rinses out really easily which is something I had concerns about. It’s a once a week treatment which I think it’s time well spent.
The Espa Pink Hair and Scalp Mud is £34 for a 180ml Jar or a 200ml tube and is available HERE.
Virtue – Restorative Treatment Mask
This is another once a week treatment but this one is best applied to just the lengths of the hair. Virtue is a relatively new range and there’s been quite a lot of hype about this product. It contains Alpha Keratin 60ku and the claim is that this binds to damaged hair and fills it out. It’s quite heavy in texture and scent but it does leave my hair feeling extremely soft, smooth and conditioned. It’s expensive but I think it’s worth it if you’re hair needs repairing. I’ve tried a few of the other products in the range and I wasn’t quite so impressed with them as I was with this mask.
Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask is available from Cult Beauty and is £26 for 50ml or £54 for 135ml.
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