Kevin Murphy Angel.Masque* ($49.95) Everyone keeps harking on about the health benefits of quinoa, so I’m not surprised that Kevin Murphy decided to take our obsession with this superfood one step further! Murphy says: “Quinoa is a complete protein and contains essential amino acids. The hydrolised Quinoa proteins in ANGLE.MASQUE bring moisture and repair deep into the hair while making it soft and shiny, as well as assisting with soothing irritated scalps and detangling hair!” Yep, the man is a genius. This vitamin-enriched conditioning treatment repairs, moisturises and thickens hair, improving elasticity and promoting hair growth thanks to quinoa, citrus, silk, bamboo and aloe extracts. Simply massage into freshly washed hair and enjoy the intoxicating floral, berry scent for 5-10 minutes, then rinse. Use as often as required – I’ve been using it twice a week, and my hair feels thicker, softer, and it has a bit of extra bounce!
Marc Daniels Macadamia Serum ($14.99) Serums and fine hair can be a tricky combination, but when I saw that this one was specifically marketed for fine hair, I couldn’t resist. Boy, am I glad I gave it a go. The macadamia oil penetrates the hair, boosting hydration without weighing it down. This has fast become my go-to product when I need silky, touchable hair. I use one small pump, sometimes less, start at the ends and then lightly smooth the remaining product over the top to avoid flyaways. Best on damp hair, but a tiny amount on dry ends can also work small miracles.
Lady Jayne Tangleze* ($12.99) Finally, an Aussie dupe for the popular Tangle Teezer! This handy little detangling brush has taken up permanent residency in my handbag. The dual-length plastic bristles and compact size allow for easy and pain-free brushing, even after fighting with the city’s wind tunnels. There’s less hair breakage than with other brushes, and even the brush itself encounters less damage thanks to the protective cover. It works on wet or dry hair, and is a complete steal for the price!
evo Root Canal Base Support Spray* ($26.95) I’ve never had a lot of faith in volume sprays, and you really can’t go too crazy with them when you have fine hair, but this one has taken pride of place next to my hairdryer! It promises ‘help from the roots up’, and it certainly delivers on that, giving a proper boost of volume without weighing my hair down. It gives my hair a little bit of texture and grit, which is almost unheard of for my oily locks, and it lasts all day. Just spray onto towel-dried hair, aiming for the roots, comb through and blow dry. Style as desired. Oh how I love when it’s this easy!
David Babaii Whipped Volume Mousse ($24.99) There’s something delightfully old-school about mousse. It was my go-to when I was in high school, when my Mum wouldn’t let me get anything too crazy! So I was pleasantly surprised to find that this offering from David Babaii met – and exceeded – my expectations. This airy mousse gives volume and bounce, and helps define curls in my normally un-curl-able hair. A little bit goes a long way, and it washes out easily, leaving no residue. Also, the word ‘whipped’ just sounds delicious, doesn’t it? High five to the person behind that decision!
What product do you rely on to tame your mane?