The world’s best galleries and museums. Incredible live music, theatre and comedy. The most mouth-watering restaurants. The chicest bars. There are many reasons why living in a big city such as London is one of the best decisions you could ever make. But there is no denying that the pace of big city life has its downsides, especially when it comes to keeping our hair as healthy as possible. We have rounded up some of the best products to give you and your hair a boost when it is most needed.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Daily styling, UV exposure, colouring and constant washing can take a toll on our hair. It’s very easy for it to turn dry, brittle and dull from city lifestyles. Using a shampoo and conditioner combo that focuses on rebuilding our hair’s natural strength and moisture barrier is the best way to repair and fortify it against harsher conditions. It is a good idea to use the same brand’s products in unison for the best results.
We recommend: the following products are all made to support hair exposed to daily wear and tear by re-strengthening roots and rebuilding volume and shine over time.
- Kérastase's Resistance range
- Aveda's Botanical Repair products
- Shu Uemura's Ultimate Reset shampoo and conditioner
Densely populated spaces tend to produce more pollution, and this can often build up on our scalps resulting in dandruff, itchiness, and dull tresses. A detoxifying scalp scrub done once a week removes impurities clogging up those pores, bringing relief and life back to your roots. For sensitive scalps, be sure to look for products with as natural ingredient lists as possible.
We recommend: Oribe's Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub or Aveda's Scalp Solutions Exfoliating Scalp Treatment. Both use quality ingredients to gently exfoliate the scalp and release any build-ups that could irritate the skin.
Life in the city is fun, but the faster-paced rhythm of life can catch up with you. Building in time each week to pause and indulge in some much-needed self-care is not just beneficial for dehydrated hair, but also for tired minds. A hair mask once a week is a perfect way to do just that, and there are plenty of options that can cater to your hair’s needs, depending on its texture or colouring.
We recommend: Oribe's Gold Lust Transformative Masque. Blending cyprus, argan and maracuja oils with a bio-restorative complex, this mask is aimed at strengthening hair from the inside to leave it soft, supple and healthy. It also smells heavenly and will whisk you to sleep as you allow it to settle into your roots during a much-deserved bath.
For seriously dry and damaged hair, a quality oil is the most nourishing way to breathe life back into even the most neglected of hair. Long term use will help protect your hair against regular heat exposure, and smooth any frizzy, fly-away strands.
We recommend: Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil. A super indulgent, lightweight hair oil that gives some serious TLC to tired tresses whilst taming and plumping during styling. Magic in a bottle.