Looking to update your haircare and styling arsenal? There are plenty of hot new releases landing that make styling your hair easy as well as warding off the effects of the season on your strands. These are some of the most anticipated and useful options landing this season.
A brand new, updated version of one of the world’s most popular (and effective, in our book) dry shampoos, this one is a little more refined with a fine-tuned formula and leaves hair feeling clean without being gunked up with powder. It’s been gaining raves around the world on launch with one reviewer pointing out that if if you are someone who prefers your hair the day after it’s been washed – “day two” – and finds it more manageable and appealing them, perhaps stick with the original for a bit of volume and grip. But if you are someone who likes your hair best on “day one”, when it’s freshly washed and dried, this one’s for you. It lands at Mecca from December 28th.
This independent but quickly growing hair brand from Auckland stylist Chloe Zara has quickly gained a following for its luxurious, effective and consciously formulated products. The hair and body perfume oil was always a great smoothing option for your dry ends, with a pretty scent too. Now there’s a new arrival, a hair crème with a range of clean ingredients that smooth, increase manageability and help to strengthen. In our view it’s a mix between a styling product and treatment, defining strands and giving a little texture but also loaded with the likes of hyaluronic acid, Kakadu plum for vitamin C and Hydrolysed Soy Protein for body and shine.
UV rays can do a number on coloured hair, so while you’re protecting your skin with SPF, why not try a protective serum for your strands that keeps them vibrant, healthy and glossy? Joico’s Colourful Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum prevents dullness and fading that changes the tone, as minimising frizz and boosting shine.
Hair perfumes are nothing new but they are usually created by mass market perfume companies that just want to give us a pretty scent that lingers in our hair. So far so appealing, except the formulas they use aren’t always the kindest to our strands. Now a hair company has taken the reins, and one incredibly familiar with delivering on nourishment and shine. Moroccanoil has created a new hair and body fragrance mist, featuring the scent of its original oil, but in a lightweight, ultra fine mist that wont impact your hairstyle. The scent is an exotic blend of spicy amber and sweet floral notes and the formula also includes a form of UV absorber to help prevent potential hair damage from sun exposure and preserve hair’s colour.
Hands up who remembers Sun In? The 80s must-have lightened hair with the help of the sun but usually did no favours to your strands and a weird orange colour was the likely result. Yanking the concept right up to date is luxury hair brand Oribe with its new spray to enhance blonde tones. It’s designed to bring out the brightness and highlights in natural or artificially-created blonde through heat from the sun or a hair dryer.
The peroxide-free formula blends natural plant, flower and fruit extracts – yes including lemon, but also chamomile – to gradually lighten hair while also imparting weightless moisture, shine, and UV protection.
Lazy gals rejoice! Air-dry styling has just been an at-home thing in 2021, but now brands are helping us to do the same while also going out and about. Thats thanks to taming and styling creams that require little effort. This one hydrates, controls, defines and softens hair to ease the styling process. Just work through towel-dried hair and style as desired. Then air-dry – perfect for on the go!