Fave hair products for girls on the go

FiFTY SHADES OF RED - Arian Yupangco (The Philippine Star) - February 19, 2014 - 12:00am

There’s a reason we call our hair our “crowning glory.” It’s the next best accessory we bring with us every day next to a confident smile. But just like a new luxury bag or pair of chic shoes, it still needs its pampering and care, except with your tresses, it’s a daily responsibility. But even great artists are nothing without their tools, and these personal hair favorite products might just be your new favorite tools of the trade when it comes to caring for your hair and making sure it’s in tiptop shape, from root to tip.


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Product: Bench/ Fix Frizz Away Anti-Frizz Hair Serum

What it is: A lightweight serum that tames and conditions unruly hair leaving it soft, manageable, with a healthy shine

Where to grab it: Bench, Bench/Fix Salon, or online at benchtm.com/store/

Even after straightening my hair in the mornings, it will just never cooperate with me 100 percent because of the inescapable heat and humidity; at least not without this serum on hand. I use this after styling to smooth down any strays that are defying gravity and to keep my straightened hair as it should be: smooth and manageable, but not weighed-down and flat.


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Product: Snoe Beauty Hair Heroes Intense PM Repair

What it is: A no-rinse concoction of argan oil, for split-end prevention and to restore shine, and jojoba oil to promote new hair cell growth, that nourishes and softens damaged hair while you sleep.

Where to grab it: Snoe stores and kiosks, or online at http://snoebeauty.shopinas.com/

Waking up with perfect hair just like virtually every female character in a movie is still an impossible feat, but waking up to healthy and revitalized hair is what I can now do every morning. Before going to bed, I generously spritz this all over, comb through, and let the perfect mixture of argan and jojoba oils work its magic. This hair hero is also perfect for those of you, like me, who subject your hair to heat and styling damage often to rescue it from dullness and dryness.


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Product: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

What it is: Infused with keratin, a protein and the main component of hair and nails, this dynamic duo easily leaves hair sleek, soft, and shiny while getting rid of that dreaded hair foe: frizz. Plus, its Renewing Complex reinforces hair’s naturally protective layer, restoring it and protecting against future damage.

Where to grab it: Selected department stores nationwide

This TRESemmé Keratin Smooth line partnership was love at first lather for me. Frizz is no one’s friend, and with regular use of this combo, you never have to worry about it ever again. It leaves even my thick, usually unruly hair, relaxed and soft to the touch even until the next day. That’s right, the next day. Plus, it even complements all hair types!


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Product: Schwarzkopf Got2B Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm and Heat Protect ‘N Curl

What it is: A no-fuss heat-protection styling spray with up to 425-degree protection to prevent hair from denaturing while you flatiron or curl, at the same time preventing frizz and making hair sleek and shiny.

Where to grab it: Amazon.com

I must admit my hair takes quite the beating every day thanks to either my trusty flatiron or curling wand. So aside from giving it a good pampering at least once a week, I make sure to protect it with these heaven-sent sprays that keep it from damage and dryness, no matter how much I crank up the heat when ironing or curling my hair.


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Product: Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate

What it is: A skin care inspired leave-in treatment that gives your hair the four attributes of total hair beauty: strength, shine, softness, and substance. Formulated with plant-based biotechnology, it strengthens and thickens hair fibers, and transforms your locks to leave it healthier than before.

Where to grab it: Kerastase Institute by Salon ESA (G/F 6750 Ayala Ave., Makati City) and selected salons

If you’ve always been looking for that all-in-one product to make (and keep) your hair all kinds of amazing, then I can happily say your search ends here. This super serum gives you virtually everything you’re looking for when it comes to proper hair care, like supreme strength and shine, which is what I look for the most. Whether you’ve got fine, delicate hair or thick, stubborn hair like me, just reach for this a few times a week and even your own hair will thank you for it.

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Product: Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense Vitamin Treatment

What it is: This weekly treatment is packed with moisturizing and nourishing conditioners to heal hair’s protective layer while repairing damage. Its Vita-Boost complex also nourishes hair with extra vitamins for added health and defense.

Where to grab it: All major supermarkets and department stores nationwide

Stress can do a great deal to our bodies, but did you know it can also affect our hair just as much? I still recall the days I would experience massive hair fallout when I was facing my final exams back in high school. Even after graduating, I’d still experience regular fallout because my hair simply lacked the strength to hold on. That’s why I never looked back once I got my once-a-week dose of this vitamin treatment that’s specifically for hair-fall sufferers. All those nourishing vitamins also help to repair any damage my hair has accumulated over the week, leaving my hair as smooth and strong as silk.


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Product: The Balm En Root Dry Shampoo

What it is: For girls on the go, revive your hair between washes with this paraben- and sulfate-free dry shampoo that’s a time-saving alternative to a hair wash and blow dry.

Where to grab it: Beauty Bar

We’ve all been there — it’s the middle of the day and hair isn’t looking or feeling so great. With the perpetually hot climate as well, oil builds up on the scalp while our ends dry and frizz up like nobody’s business. The scenario gets worse when you’ve got an important event later on and have zero time for a quick wash and style. The solution? For me, it’s The Balm’s En Root Dry shampoo that both absorbs oil and gives hair new life again with every spritz. After a quick comb-through, I’ve got great-looking and worry-free hair for the rest of the day.

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Follow me on Instagram (@arianyupangco) and Twitter (@ArianYupangco), and check out my newly moved beauty blog “Ari’s In Wonderland” at http://arisinwonderland.wordpress.com/.




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