Best Homecare Hair Products For Different Hair Types Curated And Voted By The Directors At Chez Vous Hair Salon: 21st Anniversary X Trilogy Special
there are easily thousands of haircare brands and products out there in the market, which can make it really confusing when it comes to choosing the right haircare. so, we got the directors at chez vous to curate and vote for the best products for different hair types, just for you. read to the end for more surprises.
EXTREME FINE + LIMP HAIR
for guests who have extremely fine and limp hair, the problem just got a lot worse when it’s parched and damaged as well. many who have such hair types have the misconception that they are not supposed to use any conditioner, mask or products to treat their hair. otherwise, it will weigh their it down when “overly-nourished”. they are usually stuck with those so-called “volume” shampoo that causes hair to be dry, coarse and tangles easily.
gone are the days when volumizing products only excessively cleanse the hair and are filled with loads of texturizing polymer to create body. check out these products that do not weigh your hair down while nourishing it!
BEST SHAMPOO FOR EXTREME FINE AND LIMP HAIR
ALTERNA HAIRCARE: BAMBOO ABUNDANT VOLUME SHAMPOO
what we like: this gentle cleanser “thickens” hair shaft while infusing lightweight moisture back into the tress, without leaving any unpleasant texturizing residues on it. hair is surprising invigorated and shiny after use. wonderfully strange.
what we hate: the bamboo-like packaging is cool, sleek and sexy. but, it’s too hard to squeeze.
what we like: this foam conditioner is a lifesaver for women with extremely fine and limp hair! it contains elastin and keratin to enhance resilience and elasticity, while providing super lightweight moisture without weighing the hair down at all. yes, fine and limp hair need hydration as well! bonus: once a week, give your hair a treat with goldwell kerasilk reconstruct mask, that provides intense repair while keeping your mane proud and tall.
what we hate: suited only for women with extremely fine and limp hair. for normal or thick hair texture, the nourishing level might be insufficient.
what we like: we all need a “lift” some times. forget roots perm or “volume” rebonding at the roots, it doesn’t really work in our type of weather anyway. and it’s expensive. try using this product instead. apply this product to hair beginning at scalp in sections. gently massage and style accordingly. stand tall. defy gravity. without breaking the bank.
what we hate: a little goes a long way and is to be used at the roots only. too much of it or when applied to the entire hair shaft, you might have to wash your hair all over again as it can get way too coarse and difficult to style. oops.
where to buy: chez vous
EXTREMELY DAMAGED HAIR
all the latest hair trends; from denim hair colour; to rainbow bangs; to platinum blonde; are definitely going to cause some serious damage to one's hair. instead of trying to talk you out of it, we might as well prep you for it (because we know, once most women set their eyes on a certain hair colour, shoes or dress, there is no way anyone can stop them. girls run the world!).
BEST HOMECARE SERIES FOR EXCESSIVELY DAMAGED HAIR
KERASTASE RESISTANCE THERAPISTE RANGE
STEP 1: SOIN PREMIER THERAPISTE
to be applied before shampooing to protect the hair fibre during shampooing. apply to wet hair. leave on for 1 to 2 minutes. rinse thoroughly.
STEP 2: BAIN THERAPISTE
lather on hands first before massaging it onto scalp. rinse.
STEP 3: MASQUE THERAPISTE
use masque daily for optimal results. rinse off.
STEP 4: SERUM THERAPISTE
for utmost fibre quality renewal care, apply serum on palm, rub, distribute evenly focusing from mid to hair ends before styling or blowdry.
what we like: ask joie goh, previously an editor from l’officiel who swear by this entire series for her “blonde ambition”. yes, this is one tough series to beat. maximum repair coupled with utmost softness and smoothness. this range is your best bet if your hair is severely damaged. alternatively, our other two favorite range will be alterna haircare, caviar repair rx instant recovery range or goldwell kerasilk reconstruct range for a lighter weight option.
what we hate: might be a little "heavy" for women with fine hair or when not appropriately used. always rinse the SOIN PREMIER THERAPISTE (pre-shampoo conditioner) off thoroughly before shampoo.
where to buy: chez vous
ALMOST EVERY OTHER HAIR TYPES
yes, this is the range for almost every other hair types, be it permed, chemically straightened, coloured, parched or virgin hair. try this all-encompassing haircare range, you’ll love it.
THE HOLY GRAIL OF 2016, BEST HOMECARE SERIES FOR ALMOST EVERY HAIR TYPE
GOLDWELL KERASILK RECONSTRUCT RANGE
STEP 1: GOLDWELL KERASILK RECONSTRUCT CONDITIONER
to be applied before shampooing, focus from mid to hair ends, to protect the hair fibre during shampooing without weighing hair down. apply to wet hair. leave on for 1 to 2 minutes. do not rinse off. the conditioner will act like your cleansing oil or cream, and will remove any impurities when rinsed off along with the shampoo, while caring for your hair, all-at-once. always remember, your sebum and sweat glands are on your scalp, not your hair ends. there is no need to over cleanse the ends every single wash.
STEP 2: GOLDWELL KERASILK RECONSTRUCT SHAMPOO
lather on hands first before massaging it onto scalp. you do not need to shampoo the hair ends as the pre-applied conditioner will help to remove any impurities and dirt from the hair ends. rinse. for normal hair type, just with the shampoo alone, one can comb her hair starting from ends then to roots even without any conditioner, thanks to the huge amount of hyaluronic acid content in this superb range.
STEP 3: GOLDWELL KERASILK RECONSTRUCT MASK
use mask daily for optimal results. rinse off. this wonderful and top favorite mask of ours will repair and moisturize hair extensively. the best part, it is lightweight and does not leave any unpleasant residue on hair even when used daily. the mask contains highly positively charged polymer that attaches to the negatively charged (damaged) areas of the hair to repair it. as soon as the hair is dried, the polymer molecules shrink and create an even “coat” around the hair. during the next shampooing – when the hair gets wet, the polymer grows again, forming a stable layer on the hair surface to protect it from redrying.
spray onto wet hair or before styling generously. this blow-dry spray acts as a colour and heat protectant, provides 24/7 repair and strengthening benefits with a luxurious amount of protein, and smooth out unnecessary kinks with hydrolyze silk. the only weakness – it does not provide sufficient control as it is not a styling product.
what we like: this is the range that won almost 90% of our votes. this intensive reconstruct yet lightweight series has colour protection, hair repairing, strengthening and moisturizing benefits, all-in-one. what more can we ask for? it’s low oil and silicone content (replaced by hyaluronic acid to promote softness, smoothness, and shine) is best suited for almost every hair type due to its lightweight nature. use its legendary mask daily to prolong any in-salon hair treatment.
what we hate: if we really need to nitpick, this range might not be suitable for women with extremely thick, frizzy and unruly hair. for women with such hair, opt for goldwell kerasilk control range instead.
where to buy: chez vous
COLOURED AND HIGHLIGHTED HAIR
we are curating the products for coloured and highlighted hair with the assumption that the main goal you have in mind, is to prolong your hair colour for as long as possible.
BEST HOMECARE SERIES FOR HIGHLIGHTED OR COLOURED HAIR
yes, you've heard us correctly. if prolonging the hair colour is your only main objective, you only need this one product.
thoroughly drench the hair and apply 5 - 7 pumps and work through the hair from the scalp, mid-lengths through to the ends. comb through and then thoroughly rinse (yes, very thoroughly) from your hair. there is no need for conditioner! this conditioning cleanser does not lather, so don't bother trying. otherwise, you'll be spending wasted hours in your bathroom.
what we like: this is the one and only product you'll most probably need if you seriously want to prolong your hair colour. this wonderful product from percy & reed acts as cleanser, conditioner, soothing scalp mask, 3-in-1. this no lather, sulphate-free and detergent-free cleansing cream is probably the gentlest cleanser out there; thus ensuring minimal colour stripping. it is jam-packed with goodness such as avocado oil, jojoba oil, keratin and wheat proteins to condition, rehydrate and improve manageability.
what we hate: hair and scalp might feel a little heavy when it’s not rinse thoroughly. also, it is a little heavy for women who do not blow dry their hair (i.e. leaving the house with dripping wet hair). many will have to take time to adapt to using this product as it does not lather; hence some might have the "feeling" that their scalp and hair are not “clean enough”. if that’s the case, alternate your homecare regime with any kerastase colour shampoo, that promises to make any colour shine. that will work too.
where to buy: https://shop.percyandreed.com/care/percy-and-reed-perfectly-perfecting-wonder-cleanse-and-nourish
EXTREME FRIZZY + UNRULY HAIR
finally, no more refund! as hairdressers, there is always a "risk" when it comes to recommending frizz fighting homecare range to our clients. too rich, the client will complain about the products weighing their hair down. too light, the client will want to return the products as they do not tame their frizz away. in 2016, look out for the newly reformulated goldwell kerasilk control range. it has won the hearts of many indian and expat clients of ours who have extremely thick, frizzy and unruly hair. we are sure that you'll be wowed as well.
GOLDWELL KERASILK CONTROL RANGE
STEP 1: GOLDWELL KERASILK CONTROL CONDITIONER
to be applied before shampooing, focus from mid to hair ends, to protect the hair fibre during shampooing without weighing hair down. apply to wet hair. leave on for 1 to 2 minutes. do not rinse off.
STEP 2: GOLDWELL KERASILK CONTROL SHAMPOO
lather on hands first before massaging it onto scalp. you do not need to shampoo the hair ends as the pre-applied conditioner will help to remove any impurities and dirt from the hair ends. rinse thoroughly.
STEP 3: GOLDWELL KERASILK CONTROL MASK
use mask daily for optimal results. rinse off. many women who have “fried” their hair swear by this mask, everyday. it seriously repair, smooth and conceal damage hair extremely well.
what we like: the surprisingly strange thing about this homecare series is that it smoothens, tames and controls, without being overly slick. it also provides total cuticle and colour protection while repairing your hair. another range one can consider will be redken frizz dismiss series.
what we hate: might be a little heavy for women with extremely fine hair.
where to buy: chez vous
BEST SMOOTHING STYLING PRODUCT YOU'LL EVER NEED
KMS FREE SHAPE: HOT FLEX CRÈME + HEAT PROTECTOR
what we like: this heavy duty, heat-activated taming cream transform any coarse or unruly hair into smooth styles that last until the next wash. how cool is that? many women who have "fried" their hair uses this to create a deceivingly healthy hair look.
what we hate: a little goes a long way. also, guests tend to forget to rub this styling product between hands first before applying to hair to ensure even distribution, causing certain areas of their hair to become overly slick.
where to buy: chez vous
BEST ANTI-FRIZZ “TOOL” YOU'LL NEED IN YOUR BAG. EVERYDAY.
REDKEN FRIZZ DISMISS SHEETS
what we like: please do not use water to tame your frizz! it will only make it worse. instead, keep a box of redken anti-frizz finishing sheet in your bag. it's just as important as your cc or bb cushion. each tissue-like sheet helps dismiss static and eliminate fly-aways. just grab a section of your hair and gently smooth it using these unassuming sheets. it’s idiot-proof, lightweight and portable. discard your portable mini-brush or comb for these sheets.
what we hate: absolutely nothing. this should have been a big hit worldwide.
where to buy: chez vous
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