Cult Products – Hair
The way our hair looks often sets our mood for the day – after all, we don’t say we’re having a bad hair day for nothing. Our hair is one of the features that people notice first about us, so we want to keep it looking good – healthy and shiny, and well styled. There are a multitude of hair care and styling products available in Australia to help us do just that. Some of our favourite cult hair products are below.
Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
Pantene has been the best selling mainstream hare care brand for a long time, so you just know where cult hair product(s) are going to be good. Pantene research has shown that almost half of women with long hair wish their hair was longer, and 63% of women citing damage as their main hair concern, with the number 1 factor affecting hair length being dry ends, and having them cut off. With this in mind, it’s no wonder Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner for dry/damaged hair are Pantene’s cult products. With new SMART Pro-Vitamin formulas that micro target areas with the greatest need for repair and restoration, and conditioners that melt along the hair fibre rather than clumping, your hair will look healthy, shiny and renewed in no time. Shampoo 350ml, Conditioner 180ml RRP $6.99 each.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
When dry shampoos first came onto the market in Australia, we were astounded. They meant we didn’t have to wash our hair at the first sign of oil, and we could squeeze an extra day or two out of our blow dry – they were a revelation. It’s no surprise then that the Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is the cult product in the Klorane stable. It’s so popular one sells every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. And no wonder – the unique combination of plant based ingredients helps to absorb excess oil, leaving your hair clean, volumised and texturised. Oat Milk extract softens and protects your scalp, whilst rice and corn oil absorb excess oil, and facilitate product elimination when you brush your hair. The shampoo is suitable for all hair types, and is free from parabens, colourants and sulphates. 150ml RRP $14.95. Also available in travel friendly 50ml RRP $7.95.
Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner
We love the invigorating scent of Aveda’s Rosemary & Mint for stimulating and awakening our senses and mind – no wonder it’s so popular. Suitable for fine and medium hair, the certified organic rosemary & peppermint (and other plant and flower essences), gently and weightlessly cleanse and condition your hair, leaving it looking healthy, and full of body. Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml RRP $26.00. Also available in 1L RRP $72.00 each.
Herbal Essences bio:renew White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo & Conditioner
Australian women have loved the aromas of Herbal Essences hair products for over 40 years, so it’s no wonder the White Strawberry & Sweet Mint range is such a cult range. Suitable for all hair types, the fresh scented shampoo gently cleanses your hair, whilst the conditioner leaves your hair touchably smooth and full of life. Both products are formulated with histidine, sea kelp, and aloe, to help remove the build up of free radicals that can damage your hair. Both products are free of parabens, gluten, and colourants, so as to be extra gentle on your hair. Shampoo & Conditioner 400ml RRP $11.99 each.
L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
You have to perform to become a cult product in the powerhouse L’Oreal range, and the Extraordinary Oil Shampoo & Conditioner certainly do that. The range is absolutely brilliant for dry and damaged hair, as it is super hydrating. L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and Conditioner both contain 6 plant based oils to nourish and hydrate dry hair. The shampoo is super gentle, and nourishes your hair from root to tip, whilst the conditioner uses the same 6 oils to impart nutrition and shine, leaving your hair soft and smooth. Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml RRP $5.95 each.
Sun Bum Beach Hair Duo
With a brand name like Sun Bum, you’d have to guess their cult product is either a super sunscreen, or beachy hair product, and guess what, it’s the hair product – well actually a hair duo. The Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave In Treatment is a leave-in hair treatment that controls frizz, prevents split ends, slows down colour fading and leaves your hair silky-smooth and shiny. The formula is enriched with coconut oil, banana pulp and peel, banana leaf, quinoa protein and sunflower seed oil. It also protects against UV rays. Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray protects your hair from the elements while giving it extra body, waves and texture. The lightweight formula enhances strand separation and definition instantly blocking humidity causing frizz. It gives your hair just the right amount of volume with a matte-finish hold. Enriched with Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt, Sea Kelp and Seaweed, and being Paraben Free, Silicon Free, Alcohol Free and Cruelty Free, it is really gentle on your hair. 3 in 1 Leave In Treatment 118ml, Beach formula Sea Spray 177ml RRP $16.99 each.
Schwarzkopf Blonde Toner
To be the cult product in hair care specialist Schwarzkopf’s portfolio, you have to be a bit special, and Schwarzkopf Blonde Toner is just that. Schwarzkopf Extra Care Blonde Toner is a toner that restores natural-looking blonde tones, and adds condition and shine to give hair a new lease of life. Blonde, lightened or highlighted hair needs special care to remove unwanted yellow-gold tones and maintain its luminosity and shine. The toner is also ideal for reviving and brightening naturally grey or white hair and toning sun-bleached hair. It’s very well priced too. 200ml RRP $7.99.
Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
Dove haircare has a reputation for creating touchably smooth hair, and the Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner range is superb for dry and damaged hair. The shampoo and conditioner both contain Pro-Moisture Complex, and go to the cellular level of your hair, to deeply moisturise and restore smoothness to your hair, without weighing it down. Your hair is left soft and shiny, and easy to manage. Every. Single. Day. And who doesn’t want that? Shampoo & Conditioner 320ml RRP $6.89 each.
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
It is so hard to be the cult product in the TONI&GUY portfolio – they have so many amazing care and styling products, however one does stand above – the Sea Salt Texturising Spray. The Sea Salt Texturising Spray is suitable for all hair types and creates texture with a light hold, perfect for imitating just-off-the-beach waves without a crunchy feel. It’s so easy to use – simply spray evenly from root to tip, on damp or dry hair and work through to create tousled curls with natural movement. As you don’t need to use a heat styling product afterwards, it’s really gentle for your hair too. 200ml RRP $15.99.
Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo & Conditioner
Head & Shoulders is a god-send for those who suffer from itchy, sensitive scalps, and dandruff. The range is available for differing hair types, and is gentle on your scalp. So what then is the cult product within this cult brand? The Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo & Conditioner with 3ActionFormula moisturise your hair and scalp to restore hydration and ensure frizz control starts at your scalp. Each stand is visibly smoothed, leaving your hair silkier looking healthy, and frizz free. Shampoo & Conditioner 400ml RRP $12.49 each.
ghd platinum™ Styler
When a company like ghd says a product is their best styler ever, we sit up and take notice. After all, if ghd think it’s their best, it must be really (really) good. And guess what it is. The ghd platinum™ Styler is uses safer-for-hair heat that delivers styling results in just one stroke, so your hair health is not compromised. The ergonomic handle is easy to use, and the device switches off after 30 minutes if you forget to turn it off. With ghd’s patented tri-zone™ technology, the platinum™ styler straightens, curls, and styles your hair resulting in shiner hair, and reduced hair breakage. And that is great news. platinum™ styler RRP $315.00.
TRESemmé Salon Finish Freeze Hold Hairspray
We’ll admit, when we started the cult products posts, we thought the cult TRESemmé product would be a shampoo/conditioner range, but this brilliant hairspray performs so well, it has won the coveted spot. TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray is formulated to provide hair with extra hold and extreme control for up to 24 hours. If you need your style to stay secure and tight without worrying about it falling flat, this is the spray for you. The spray delivers heavy-duty control – instantly freezing your look in a flash with its gripping polymers. It brushes out easily, doesn’t build up or flake and is fast drying. 360g RRP $7.99. Also available in travel friendly 75g RRP $3.99.
Fudge TRI-BLO Prime Shine & Protect Blow Dry Spray
We love Fudge at Beauty Over 40 – they have great styling products that really work. Whatever style you desire, Fudge will have a product to create it. We were very excited to learn that the cult Fudge product was the TRI-BLO Prime Shine & Protect Blow Dry Spray. As we age, our hair can become more prone to damage, (yes, we speak from experience), so any product that help protect our hair is a winner for us. The Fudge TRI-BLO is a multi-purpose blow-drying spray that works to prime, protect and add shine to your hair. The spray formula is lightweight, non-sticky and contains invisi-shield technology to protect against heat damage and humidity once applied. 150ml RRP $21.95.
Garnier Goodbye Damage Shampoo & Conditioner
In a perfect world, our hair would not sustain damage as we traverse through life, however the world is not perfect, and everyday stresses such as brushing, styling, stretching, and sun, damage our hair. That’s why Garnier Goodbye Damage Shampoo & Conditioner are such great cult products. Garnier Fructis Goodbye Damage Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated for dry or damaged hair types. The exclusive paraben-free range is enriched with a shot of fortifying fruit actives which supplies hair with the optimum injection of nourishment for hair health, shine, resistance and protection. Enriched with special ingredients keraphyll and amla fruit oil, the powerful formula repairs hair from within, helping to seal split ends. Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml RRP $6.49.
Yet another long list – who knew we had so many cult products in Australia. What is your favourite – is it on the list, or have you discovered a new one? Leave your comment below – we’d love to hear your feedback.