Let your products do the hard work

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Everyone is short on time these days and while it might be a lovely idea to spend hours on your hair every day, it's not practical. The new gen of haircare products is here to help though.

Formulations are really stepping up, cutting styling time and tackling age-old hair woes like frizz and a style with no staying power. With so many to choose from, here are some of the hair heroes that make life easier. 

Speed of Light, €25.50, Aveda

A 90 per cent naturally derived blowdry primer that can reduce drying time in half. The silicone-free formula uses lactic acid from sugar beets to help flatten hair cuticles. This helps to separate the hair strands, meaning air can flow more quickly around them. Plus it has Aveda's famous Pure-Fume aroma to leave hair smelling incredible too.


Perfect hair Day (PhD) Body Builder, €25, Living Proof

This clever styler from Living Proof lets you customise your look and level of hold. It has a unique nozzle: twist to M for more hold or down to L for less. Along with buildable body, it gives heat protection up to 450deg and the formulation contains a shine emollient blend to keep hair glossy and soft.

Silk Proteins Hair Conditioner Spray, €5.99, Ziaja

Polish brand Ziaja’s silk protein hair care range now features this no-rinse conditioning spray. Use it on damp hair and leave it in for shine and protection against humidity. You can also use it on dry hair, to tame flyaway and restore glossiness.

Dry Shampoo Paste 05, €17.45 Redken

Dry shampoo fans will like this interesting two-in-one from Redken. It’s a styling paste/dry shampoo hybrid that gives texture but with workable hold. You can also use it on the roots in between washes to absorb excess oil.

Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, €45, Bumble and bumble

A light oil can be used in myriad ways and one of the best is this one from Bumble and bumble. Use on dry or damp hair as a styling product, apply on wet hair to detangle, or use in conjunction with other styling products for ultimate hair goals. 

Wonder Balm, €21.45, Percy & Reed

A renowned multi-tasker that in lab tests has been shown to protect from humidity and frizz for up to 72 hours. Apply a small amount to add moisture, shine and softness, and boost manageability and humidity protection.

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