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The best hair products of 2022 so far - from hair growth oils to moisture-rich masks

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More often than not the secret to a good hair day starts with the type of products you use. Sometimes, it is better to invest in the brands and products that use high-quality ingredients to get the A-list hair you’re after and many of the new haircare products on the market are affordable too. Luckily, we've rounded up the very best new haircare products - see what new hair products you should be adding to your bathroom cabinet…

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The deep conditioning hair mask for frizz-prone locks

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Carabao Mango and Hibiscus, from £21.50, John Lewis 

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Philip Kingsley’s cult pre-shampoo treatment, the Elasticizer, has gone tropical with a new fruity, floral scent for 2022. Rich and deeply-conditioning, the treatment promises a supercharged boost of elasticity, moisture and strength to your hair to leave it bouncy, silky and shiny.

Apply to hair and leave on before shampooing, leave on overnight or take a leaf out of the Philip Kingsley clinic’s books and apply to hair, cover with a shower cap to intensify and rinse off after 30 minutes.

What the fans say: “It looks like completely new hair! Stronger, smoother and easier to manage.”

The Insta-approved haircare set for grid-worthy hair

Beauty Works x Molly-Mae Hair Vault (worth £150), £79, Beauty Works

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Curated by hair queen Molly-Mae Hague, Beauty Works’ limited edition hair kit features 12 of Molly-Mae’s essential hair products for soft, silky hair. Inside the kit, you’ll find shampoo, conditioner, mask and spray along with a bristle brush, turban hair towel, comb and more.

What the fans say: “I absolutely love this shampoo and conditioner, I have dry ends and oily roots and this has sorted both! My hair has never felt so soft and hydrated. I have also noticed I need to wash my hair less with shampoo as it is not getting oily as often, which is great.”

The shampoo for hair that’s in need of a daily detox

Gisou Honey Wash, £29, Cult Beauty

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We can almost smell this shampoo through the screen. Infused with honey, this floral-scented formula is formulated to remove hair of dirt, pollution and sebum build-up to leave it hydrated, stronger and shiny.

What the fans say: “This shampoo has a lather but it's not stripping or over foamy. It doesn't strip your natural oils but balances what's there and it cleans thoroughly. Yes, the bottle is gorgeous and yes, it smells good but the fact it does all the above as well is incredible. I think I've found The One.”

The hair growth tonic for thicker, longer locks

Noughty Get Set, Grow Tonic, £9.99, LOOKFANTASTIC

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Infused with Noughtys own Pea Complex, the Get Set Grow Tonic is designed to nourish the hair follicles, while promoting a thicker, filler-looking appearance.

Working strand by strand, the potent formula helps to hydrate and nurture the hair, promoting a high shine finish. There’s also a shampoo and conditioner available for extra hair help.

What the fans say: “This doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on my hair which is fab for a tonic. A must for those wanting to achieve thick healthy hair and super fast growth!”

The high tech hair tool for A-list hair

Dyson Corrale™ Cord-Free Straightener Special Edition, £399,
John Lewis and Partners

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You’ve probably got a Dyson haircare tool on your wish list, and the brand’s latest colourway of their globally adored hair straighteners are the prettiest around.

This is the only straightener with flexing copper plates that shape around your hair, meaning you can achieve the same styles but with less heat – and half the damage. It has three precise heat settings, is cord-free (so you can actually reach the back of your hair without a cable getting in the way) and comes with a dock to recharge.

What the fans say: “I absolutely love these straighteners, my hair is feeling silky and shiny and not damaged on the ends, I had from previous straighteners.”

The hair duo for sorting troubled scalps

Tri-Active Scalp Care Duo (worth £88), £70, ESPA

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This power couple work to soothe and sort troubled, overloaded scalps. The two products work in tandem to help your scalp feel healthy and balanced, and free of pollutants and impurities.

What the fans say: “The scalp scrub thoroughly cleans my hair and leaves my scalp feeling refreshed, and reduced any buildup of product. It smells botanical, too."

The hair serum for seriously damaged strands

Olaplex No9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum, £26, Cult Beauty

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Dry, damaged hair is not only hard to treat, but hard to stop it happening. Let us introduced you to Olaplex’s newest launch, the No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum, a protective treatment that repairs your mane while protecting it from free radicals, pollution and heat damage.

Not only does this treat existing damage, but prevents further damage from happening. Packed with antioxidants, this silicone-free serum leaves hair full of shine and as soft as silk. Apply to towel-dried hair and style as usual.

What the fans say: “This product has dramatically reduced frizz and my hair looks so much smoother yet full of volume after one use! Will be repurchasing this one.”

The new collagen haircare set for thicker, stronger hair

Thickening Collagen Complex Shampoo & Conditioner Duo, £34, Absolute Collagen

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Clinically proven to thicken hair up to 20% in just 8 weeks, the unique Collagen Complex combines two blends of collagen for the first time and was developed in partnership with world-renowned trichologists.

The duo is targeted for those with thin, fine and flat hair, with the small molecular weights within the formula penetrating the hair cortex to deeply shine from within. The result? Thicker, shinier hair.

What the fans say: “My shedding has decreased considerably and my hair feels thicker."

The lightweight conditioner for every single
hair type

The Ordinary Behentrimonium Chloride 2% Conditioner, £6.80, Boots

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Fans of The Ordinary are in for a treat, as the brand have transferred their minimalist approach used in their skincare to haircare. The new The Ordinary conditioner has a star ingredient, Behentrimonium Chloride, a multi-functioning conditioning ingredient to lightly hydrate hair.

What the fans say: “I have dry and frizzy hair and this conditioner really transformed my hair into a manageable soft condition. I'm buying a bottle for my mum today!”

The scalp scrub for dandruff sufferers

Umberto Giannini Anti-Dandruff Scalp Scrub, £9.75, Beauty Bay

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Scalp scrubs have become as popular as hair masks and leave-in conditioners, and the latest to join the ranks is Umberto Giannini, with a scalp scrub for those with dry scalps and wanting to strengthen and grow their hair.

The scrub removes dead skin and product build-up, unblocking the hair follicles to help accelerate hair growth.

What the fans say: “After years of trying different products and none of them getting rid of my dandruff completely, I am so pleased to have finally found a product which works.”

The all-natural shampoo and conditioner for a zingy wake-up call

Super Shower Power Shampoo & Conditioner Duo, £35, NEOM

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This new haircare duo from NEOM is just the thing for hair that needs a bit of a wake-up call. The 100% natural fragrance includes spearmint, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oil to cleanse the hair while nourishing the scalp.

Formulated for all hair types and concerns, it’s gentle enough for everyday use and is vegan too.

What the fans say: “Kept my hair looking fresher for an extra day, plus my pillowcase smells fresher too. The results of my hair! It looks incredible and it definitely gave me a boost in the morning.”

The colour-enhancing mask for an expensive brunetter shade

Colour Refresh in Cacao, £29.95, Maria Nila

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‘Expensive brunette’ is the hair colour us brown-haired girls are all striving for, and Maria Nila’s colour-enhancing hair mask is said to give locks that natural, shiny, rich looking hair colour in 10 minutes.

Designed for use in between colour appointments, or when your hair is looking a tad dull, it’s ideal for medium to dark hair and the washable colour pigment lasts between 4-10 washes.

What the fans say: “I love it! Extremely easy to use, leaves my hair very shiny and soft. No strong chemical smells like a permanent colour. I’m a total convert.”

The hair mist for summer smelling hair

Brumes du Maroc Hair and Body Fragrance Mist, £30, Moroccanoil

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Not only does the Moroccanoil Hair & Body Fragrance Mist smell amazing, it's also a hydrating powerhouse with Vitamin E and antioxidant rich argan oil to moisturise your hair plus UV absorber technology to help protect and preserve the hair. 

The smell? Think spicy amber and sweet, floral notes. Lush.

What the fans say: "I LOVE this product. It smells absolutely incredible! My husband could smell it and he kept commenting on how good it smelled. And the benefits of UV protection for your hair and the vitamins is an amazing bonus."

The leave-in hair mask for a dose of TLC

Three More Inches Ultra Lifesaver, £34.50, Michael Van Clarke

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If you’ve never tried Michael Van Clarke’s leave-in treatment, Lifesaver, you’re missing a trick – and now the bestselling mask comes in an Ultra version, an intensified version of the classic.

With double the concentration of MVC’s unique repairing complex, Hydrabond Rx, it is said to transform hair, with less shrinkage, less breakage and less splitting. Leave on as a pre-wash treatment or for mega intensity, leave on overnight.

What the fans say: “The more I’m using it the better results I’m getting with it and my hair is getting softer and stronger.”

The shampoo for curly or afro hair

Matrix Total Results A Curl Can Dream Shampoo, £13, LOOKFANTASTIC

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Developed specifically for curly hair, this deep cleansing shampoo gently removes dirt and debris while nourishing curls to leave them glossy, hydrated and smooth.

What the fans say: “Very good shampoo, after I wash my hair with it I feel my hair soft no frizzy hair and beautiful curls.”

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The gamechanging texture spray for major oomph

Dry Volume & Texture Spray, £20, Duck & Dry

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Need a little style refresh? This colourless spray injects body and natural bounce for that lived-in, tousled look - without a chalky feel. Use to help your blow-dry last longer or to create a beachy, wavy texture.

What the fans say: “I've never really used a texture spray before but thought I'd try this and I love it! It doesn't even feel like I have any product in my hair and it smells amazing."

The hair heroes for thirsty hair

JVN Hair Complete Hydration Kit, £16, Space NK

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Thirsty hair is often dry and brittle, leading to damage – enter JVN Complete Hydration Kit, a range of travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and styling cream that works to smooth, repair, protect and deepy moisturise all hair types.

What the fans say: “Great little kit to trial the products before purchasing the full sized versions- I've since repurchased the bigger versions. Really love the whole JVN line and can see the difference it's made to the condition of my hair.”

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The hair treatment for bright, blonde locks

Aveda Colour Renewal Colour and Shine Treatment Cool Blonde, £32, FeelUnique

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Brimming with a blend of fruity extracts, this vegan treatment mask breathes vibrancy back into hair – coloured or not – in need of a new lease of life. Covering cool, warm, golden and brassy tones, this mask infuses fruity oils and shea butter to instantly moisturise hair and add vibrancy to colour while neutralising brassy tones.

What the fans say: "Tried this product for the first time this morning, applying it to several large sections as a test, and wow. This product left my hair silky-soft, and the color just glows - exactly the warm blonde tone I'm looking for, very natural, just wonderful."

The wave spray for mermaid-esque locks

Triumph & Disaster Karekare hair tonic, £19.95, LOOKFANTASTIC

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This lush hair tonic from Triumph & Disaster calms enraged scalps and is infused with green tea and sea beet to help protect hair from oxidative stress. Plus, use it to achieve surfer-inspired looks and beach-worthy hair.

What the fans say: "I was a bit sceptical about using a salt spray for my hair as I worry about it drying it out. Far from it! [I was] very happy to notice that the ingredients in the tonic were focused on scalp repair & care. It's an amazing product that really works."

The spray for taming humidity-prone hair

Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray, £21.50, Amazon

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This anti-humidity spray is helps keep frizz at bay, even if the most humid of climates. Apply it to towel-dried hair and enjoy the sunshine.

What the fans say: "Works like a charm even in a summer humid day in Miami. Leaves my hair lightweight and shiny."

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The hair tool that Victoria Beckham swears by

REDUIT Haircare Applicator, £189, CurrentBody

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The device from REDUIT works in conjunction with the brands Hairpods, which are each tailored to a specific hair care concern, such as banishing frizz, thickening hair or hydrating dry strands. You simply glide the device over your hair, and it will deliver an ultrasonic concentrated mist of replenishing active extracts for a salon-worthy finish. 

What the fans say: "This was one of those let’s see purchases but it turned out to be a winner! My hair has never been in such great condition it feels and looks amazing even my hairdresser commented."

 

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