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There are so many hair products that promise to leave us with nourished, healthy, bouncy and shiny hair, but unfortunately with most of them, when we rinse away the delicious smelling foam, we strip the hair of good oils and natural protectants too. The Sulfates in your shampoo are responsible for the lather and for removing not only the dirt but also all the natural protection from your scalp. Wash after wash, we see in horror strands of hair clogging the shower drain. Most of the hair products contain so many chemicals that they help damage, even more, your hair, especially if you have curly hair that is more fragile and needs extra care.
So we went on a quest to find the perfect hair products that would not only clean our hair but also keep it healthy, moisturised and more importantly, keep our hair attached to our head! Our editors tried several shampoos, conditioners and styling treatments and compared the results.
Here are the best of Notorious Hair Products Test:
The American hair empire Bumble and bumble was launched in 1977 by Michael Gordon, who later went on to start Hairstory with the fantastic hair products we've already shown you before. The Invisible Oil Shampoo is a hydrating shampoo perfect for dehydrated and damaged hair, but if you have normal hair, you can use it too. It contains six extremely light oils that instantly nourish your hair transforming it from dry and brittle to soft and silky. It is a Paraben, sulphate, and phthalate free Shampoo that doesn’t damage your hair.
Use this conditioner after the shampoo if you need extra moisturiser. It is a nourishing conditioner completely free of mineral oils, alcohol and sulphate, which are especially harmful to dry hair. As with the shampoo, this conditioner contains six light oils that help detangle your hair while hydrating and nourishing it. We found it very good for curly and dry hair because it controls the frizz but doesn’t weigh your hair down. You should leave the product a few minutes before rinsing so that your hair can absorb the oils. According to Bumble and bumble, it also protects your strands from future breakage and UV rays.
Biolage R.A.W. stands for Real, Authentic, Wholesome. This shampoo is made with natural ingredients, it is 93% biodegradable and comes in a 100% recycled plastic bottle. It doesn’t contain Silicones and Sulfates so it good for your hair and the environment, but it can leave your strands a bit dry; you should use it followed by a conditioner to detangle and moisturise your hair.
Sebastian is a company founded in Los Angeles almost 50 years ago. Its Potion 9 is a leave-in styling treatment. It helps you style your hair, making it more manageable and shiny, and it also protects and nourishes your mane. Apply it to wet hair, before blow or air-drying, or to dry hair, to boost the shine and add volume. You will feel the difference as the comb glides on your hair that will be silky even if you use hot tools to style it.