These hairs ain’t loyal. I chop and change my treatments, depending on what Boots has on special offer. At the minute, a few of my favourites are reduced, so I thought I’d go through the best ones for dry hair.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Kelp Help Deep Conditioning Masque, €8.45
Such a surprise! I picked this up because it was on offer, with no idea whether or not it was any use. I’ve used it five times now, with enough left for one more liberal application, and I bloody love it.
It’s spearmint scented, which is a nice change from the usual floral, foodie or fruity scents. That ties in with the key feature I like – the menthol tingle. It makes my scalp feel like just-brushed teeth. Y’know, in a good way. It’s super refreshing.
It’s pretty heavy, which works on treat on dry, thick hair. If your hair can’t carry as much weight, you might want to skip this or just concentrate it on the ends. I imagine it could weigh down less robust hair. For me, it’s a brilliant moisture booster.
Mark Hill MiracOILicious 2 Minute Intensive Treatments, €10.99
The big draw here is scent. Like I said in the full review, this stuff is heavily perfumed. So much so, that more than a few people ask me what fragrance I’m wearing when I’ve used this. It’s a heavy, musky floral that lingers for days.
Moisture here is more lightweight than the John Frieda option, but it’s still very rich. I love this through winter – it properly sorts out dryness and frizz. I find that its effects linger after the first wash too, so I can space out treatments.
Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment, €11.99
My favourite! It’s not as rich as the previous options, but it really works. I’ve used it for so many years and with such frequency that I can’t really say whether or not it makes my hair grow any more than it does naturally. But, I can attest to its smoothing, shine-boosting, nourishing qualities.
Because it’s quite light, I use this throughout the year and before any hair style. A nice treatment, with no downsides.
Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Treatment, €43.00
This is going to take some explaining. It’s a solid mask, that you melt between your palms and smooth through unwashed hair.
After letting it sit, you rinse it and wash your hair as usual. It’s very important that you use only use a pinch. I’ve pack it on with awful results – too much of this is a mess. It won’t rinse and your hair will look greasy. Start small and work up!
When you get the blend right, it’s wonderful. Super turbo heavy ultra moisture, perfect for very needy hair.
The scent here is an odd one. I think it’s like tobacco and oranges. As it’s so expensive, I say sniff before you buy. It’s strong, and I can imagine some will be put off by it.
L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise EverSleek Smooth Intense Mask, €8.99
I love L’Oreal’s sulfate-free range in general, but this is probably my favourite of the bunch. Exactly as it’s billed, this is great for fighting frizz, as well as adding moisture.
I use it if I want to straighten or blow-dry my hair, because it creates a good base for styling. That being said, it’s a nice change that a product that takes down frizz doesn’t make curls drop. If I use it and leave my hair in its natural shape, I’m still good to go.