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Shampoo, conditioner and the occasional mask have been the haircare protocol for as long as we can remember, but it might be time to rethink these three basics. With an increased focus on the scalp and the role it plays in healthy hair growth, a pre-shampoo product movement is upon us. From scrubs to protein-rich treatments, what you do before you shampoo may just be the key to strong, shiny strands.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment ($32)
This fortifying and strengthening mask may seem similar to the products you’ve been using for deep conditioning after washing your hair, but, alas, it’s not. Packed with protein that penetrates th
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Some of these brands may be familiar, some of them may not—and even if you are aware of these names, you probably didn’t know they’re Australian exports. But what sets these Aussie offerings apart? According to Melbourne-based Auspect Skincare’s founder Heather Harrison, “We take a holistic approach to skincare, and because we experience climates of all types in Australia, beauty brands are required to develop comprehensive lines that meet a broad spectrum of needs.” It’s also important to know that Aussie brands are among the most Earth-conscious. “There’s a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly products that are never tested on animals,” Harrison explains. So if
PRODUCT: Dove Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Daily Conditioner
Damaged and stressed locks begone. BITB has a bargain solution for hair that has suffered from over drying or dying, heated styling and just plain abuse. Dove’s Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner is a deep conditioner that will give hair a lift while it restores shine and softness. It takes damaged strands from their breaking point to their most healthy and vibrant.
Case in point: after using the treatment for about two weeks, I noticed my hair seemed thicker and lusher than it had ever been, and my suspicions were confirmed when a friend of mine said “Your hair looks SO good. Are you doing anything new to it?”
Not to brag, but I knew my hair looked good, even though on this particular day we had torrential rain and wind and I had forgotten an umbrella. This conditioner has two things going for it: a white stripe, which contains conditioner that seals hair cuticles to lock in nutrients and smooth frizz, and a gold stripe that has weightless nutri-oils to deeply nourish and replenish essential nutrients. I’m very picky about what I put in my hair for fear of that greasy, weighed-down with flatness look, and this deep conditioner does exactly the opposite: the nutri-oils smooth hair and keep volume intact.
Dove’s Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner is perfect for daily use. Get great hair at a grreat price at drugstores everywhere for around $6.
FINAL VERDICT: BOB (Beauty on a Budget)
BY WAY OF: PURCHASED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES