Like a really great book, a solid hair routine has a powerful beginning, middle, and end. This month’s hair launches will make sure you’re well equipped for each stage of your ritual. There’s a variety of cleansing options for getting the most effective wash days, a range of styling products to help you achieve your desired look, and a few extras to help extend the life of your style.
For starters, wash day is personal. Got dandruff? Kerastase‘s new Symbiose collection is calling your name. Flat hair? Allow Ceremonia‘s shampoo and conditioner duo to bring life back to your style. Brassy-toned blonde? Brighten things up with Dae‘s new purple shampoo.
And for those moments when it’s too much effort to even think about styling your hair, well, don’t! Two products will do the work for you… while you sleep. There’s a dry shampoo for overnight from Not Your Mother’s and a reparative cream from Christophe Robin for smoother hair by morning. On days when you do have a little extra time, Oribe‘s new hair mask is a great way to spend it (or five minutes, at least).
Read ahead for February’s hair launches — and great hair days.
Crown Affair The Finishing Gel
Remember your first impression of hair gel? Well, Crown Affair The Finishing Gel makes a good case for second chances. This lightweight gel-cream is the furthest thing from the crunchiness you might expect. “I have superfine hair and have stayed away from gel as a category for that reason,” says associate features director Dianna Mazzone. “But this dries down incredibly quickly with zero residue, yet smooths and tames flyaways like the best of ’em.”
Kérastase Paris Symbiose Bain Crème Anti-Pelliculaire
We won’t pretend dandruff is exciting to chat about, but a luxe (!) shampoo that washes away signs of flakes (with salicylic acid) and itchiness with the added benefit of hydration (from glycerin) sure can be. In addition to a fresh scalp, the Kérastase Paris Symbiose Bain Crème Anti-Pelliculaire also creates a nice boost of confidence. (That last part doesn’t have any clinical studies behind it, but we’re willing to bet it’s the truth.)
Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque
In the name of healthier hair, we will gladly extend our shower time by a minute — or five. With chia seed, castor seed oil, and shea butter, Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque repairs damage like a champ, much like its Best of Beauty Award-winning shampoo and conditioner older sisters. We’ve added this deep treatment to the rotation once a week.
Dae Violet Hour Purple Shampoo
If art class taught us one thing it’s that yellow is across from purple on the color wheel — and, therefore, purple shampoo is a blonde’s best friend. The violet-tinted Dae Violet Hour Purple Shampoo neutralizes brassy tones to keep bright hair looking its brightest.
Redken Spray Smooth
You no longer have to be a master at using a round brush to get a sleek blowout. Mist Redken‘s Spray Smooth on damp hair like you mean it, and then blow-dry your hair as usual. You’ll see the difference this one step makes reflected in your hair’s ultra-glossy finish.
Christophe Robin Night Recovery Cream
Losing sleep over split ends? Skip the melatonin and instead rake a dollop of Christophe Robin Night Recovery Cream from your mid-lengths to the ends of your hair before bed. Awaken to the sound of your alarm clock — and silky hair that’s as close as you’ll get to a fresh cut at the salon.
Ceremonia Weightless Wash Day Duo
You could use potions and powders and tease your fine hair for more volume (sigh) — or you could start the day with Ceremonia‘s Weightless Wash Day Duo. This shampoo and conditioner are formulated with lightweight ingredients like witch hazel to degrease and a plant-based keratin to create maximum body.
Uzima Usawa Fermented Rice Essence
There are plenty of jams, jellies, and custards on the market for coils, but of the four textured hair products that Uzima (which translates to “full of life” in Swahili) is launching with, not a single one resembles a dessert. These nutrient-rich formulas, packed with botanicals like amla and pracaxi oils, address the not-so-sweet but very real concerns of shedding, dryness, scalp irritation, and more. We love the multipurpose Usawa Fermented Rice Essence, which can be used on the hair (to detangle and add shine) and the scalp (to hydrate and relieve itchiness).
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Overnight Dry Shampoo
The next time you are too tired to wash your hair before bed, don’t sweat it. Blast on Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Overnight Dry Shampoo, target your roots (rice starch soaks up excess oil), and rest easy knowing you’ll wake up to at least one more day of fresh hair, thanks to the residue-free finish.