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10 Hair Care Products That Every Girl Needs

10 Hair Care Products That Every Girl Needs
Published on May 18, 2022
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With summer fast approcaching, there is no better time to really start looking after the condition of your hair.

It’s so important to look after your hair to ensure it remains healthy and protected from damage. With summer holidays abroad fast approaching and more heat from the sun, chlorine and salt water, we need to ensure that we are using the right protection on our glossy locks.

So we’ve come up with some fab essentials to keep your hair healthy all year-round. 


1) Heat Protection Spray

If you want to keep your hair looking healthy, then you need to start using a heat protection spray before any type of styling. You can pick from some great choices of heat protection spray from Beauty Works.


This will help to shield your hair from the damage caused by heated styling tools. Make sure to apply it before you use any sort of curling iron/wand, straightener, or hairdryer. 


You can find this product in the majority of supermarkets, pretty much all online beauty retailers, and places such as Boots and Superdrug.


2) Hair Smoothing Oil

Obviously, haircare is an important part of your beauty routine, and essential oils can help to keep your hair looking its best. 


Essential oils are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can help to improve the condition of your scalp and hair. When used in conjunction with a good shampoo and conditioner, essential oils can help to keep your hair soft, shiny, and healthy looking. It doesn’t matter what hair type you have, there is a hair oil for you, just check out Give Me Cosmetics.


To protect your hair from further damage, remember only to apply after using heat on your hair. Otherwise, it may cause damage, just think about what happens when you add oil to a hot pan for example!


3) A Good Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner are two of the most important haircare products that every girl needs. Sally Beauty have a great range of shampoos and conditioners to suit all hair needs.


They not only clean and moisturise your hair, but they also help to protect it from damage. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a shampoo and conditioner. 


First, you need to find a product that is compatible with your hair dye. If you have dry or damaged hair, look for a product that is specifically designed for this type of hair. Second, pay attention to the ingredients list.


4) Hair Treatments or Masks  

A good hair mask can restore hydration, smoothness and even brightness to your lovely locks. So if your curls are feeling a little dry or your highlights are looking a bit dull then a treatment or mask may be your saviour. 


You will have tried a face mask at some point in your life which works to nourish and hydrate your skin, well a hair mask is basically the same. It will boost the health and condition of your hair as it works like an intensive conditioner. We always stop by Aveda when purchasing a hair mask, they have tons on offer. 


There are numerous different types of treatments for all kinds of hair types, so there is definitely one out there for you.


5) A Powerful Hairdryer

We rarely consider the advantages of a decent hairdryer - picking up a cheap hairdryer which performs the job doesn’t necessarily mean you should keep using it. 


A decent hairdryer is dependent on your hair type, for example a ceramic hairdryer generates both positive and negative ions to produce a more controlled heat. These hairdryers are ideal for damaged, or frizzy hair. 


If you have thin hair a tourmaline hairdryer is the one for you. It releases negative ions that break down water molecules on your hair quicker which ensures your hair is less prone to breakage. Who knew there was so much science behind what type of hairdryer you should use?! But when you have settled on your hair type we recommend taking a look at Wahl, where you’ll find the hairdryer of your dreams!


6) Hair Straighteners

When it comes to hair straighteners we all worry that they will damage, or burn our glossy locks. 

Ceramic plates are meant to disperse heat evenly throughout your hair, which reduces heat damage. As a result they become a popular choice for getting high quality results without compromising your hair's look, or health. Pro tip: always remember to use a heat protective spray before you use hair straighteners!


7) Damage Free Hair Bobbles

On a really hot summer day, you’re bound to want to get your hair away from your face. 

Spiral hair ties are a godsend! They are more comfortable than elastic hair ties since they don’t snag, or pull on your hair. They are also less likely to cause damage, or harm to your hair, whether you’re tying it up in a ponytail, or a bun. 

As they don’t pull your hair tight you’re also less likely to get headaches. You can pick these up in most beauty retailers on the high street.


8) Dry Shampoo

In a rush and just don’t have time to wash your hair? Maybe it’s your third day and it is usually a hair wash day but you’re in a rush? 


Then dry shampoo is a terrific essential to have on hand when you need to freshen up your hair quickly. However, dry shampoo should only be used sparingly to avoid excessive buildup as it can actually leave your hair looking a little bit dull. 


If you have a particularly sensitive scalp then opt for a natural dry shampoo as they are a little more delicate for those sensitive types. Check out HQ Hair where you’ll find a dry shampoo to suit your hair colour, type and quality. Dry shampoo can also be great for building up volume if your hair is feeling flat.


9) Scalp Treatment

Whilst we all want to bask in the glorious British sunshine (or abroad) this can mean that for some of us we will endure numerous hair and skin issues, such as an itchy and/or dry scalp and potentially sunburn also.

Scalp treatments can assist in solving a dry scalp by unclogging hair follicles and releasing natural conditioning oils. They can also help to remove those pesky dry flakes caused by excessive dryness.  

Scalp treatments aim to increase blood flow in the head, and neck, which allows nutrients to reach the scalp and nurture your hair more effectively. So if you’re struggling with a dry scalp, a treatment will definitely help.


10) A Good Hairbrush

Brushing your hair is not just about detangling and enhancing your look and shine. Brushing your hair and scalp on a regular basis remains pollutants that naturally accumulate in your hair and scalp. 

It gets rid of old hair, dead skin cells and other gross things that might clog your pores. Therefore having a good hairbrush is key. A good all-rounder is the “wet brush”. 

This amazing little brush can glide through any length of hair without pulling on your roots which means less damage. It's great for smoothing your locks at the same time as using your hairdryer, and it can even be used on extensions and weaves! 

For other looks and hair types we recommend:


  • If you’re after the “bouncy blow” look then you need a round hairbrush
  • If you just want to have smooth hair then you need a paddle brush
  • If you really struggle with tangled hair then an absolute must have is a tangle teaser
Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall

Savings Ninja

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!

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