These hair products can help you get salon-grade hair every day

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
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During the past partial lockdown in Singapore, I have given up on my messy hair by either tying it up in a messy bun or twisting my hair into a side braid.

I have thick Asian hair according to my hair stylist, and I do air-dry it on most days, but in the bathroom, after a quick wash, it can get all tangly and messy again. I’m sure like most of you, wishing on beach waves all-year long would be a dream come true, but not for me.

Like your skin, hair needs plenty of care and nourishment. Whether it’s natural, coloured, thin, thick, or wavy, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to give your mane the care it needs.

Besides adding hair care like oils, conditioners and shampoos, you may also take supplements (after consulting with your doctor) if you find that you’re suffering from hair loss or damaged hair (many contributing factors including diet and stress).

We round up a few hair products that we think may strengthen your hair.

Solgar, Skin, Nails & Hair, Advanced MSM Formula | S$25.85

Solgar. (PHOTO: Iherb)

Many nutrients cannot be delivered to the body externally. This formula is designed to help support collagen, a major component of skin, nails and hair that can decrease as we age.

Taking nutrients like Vitamin C and Copper internally may help support hair, nail and skin health.

California Gold Nutrition, Choline Silica Complex, bioavailable collagen support for hair, skin & nails | S$SG26.74

California Gold Nutrition, Choline Silica Complex. (PHOTO: Iherb)

This Choline Silica complex product contains silicon, a mineral that the body uses in the support and healthy maintenance of hair, skin, connective tissue and bones.

Zhou Nutrition, Hairfluence, premium hair growth formula | S$30.95

Zhou Nutrition, Hairfluence, premium hair growth formula. (PHOTO: Iherb.)

For stronger, healthier hair, Hairfluence by Zhou Nutrition rounds up all the nutrients your hair needs, such as biotin, folate, bamboo extract and hydrolyzed keratin. A customer rated this five stars quoting: “This is an excellent product. Number one, my hair fall was so bad, I was beginning to look like a Shaolin monk. Just three days of taking it, hair fall reduced by 80%.”

Neocell, Keratin Hair Volumizer | S$24.25

Neocell, Keratin Hair Volumizer. (PHOTO: Iherb)

With over 300+ ratings, this product is a confident-booster for many of us!  The product combines keratin for increased hair luster and improve hair strength, along with hydrolyzed collagen to provide some of the amino acid building blocks our bodies need to make collagen. Not just that, the R&D team pair the formula with Amla Extract to support hair health and vitamin C for optimal collagen formation.

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin super nourishing coconut & fig hair masque and tangle tamer set | S$65

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin. (PHOTO: Sephora)

This powerful set revives dry hair, damaged by styling, heat, dyes and the environment. the two super-charged ingredients raw virgin coconuts and fig repair hair from the inside out, to make it healthy and lustrous and restores your crowning glory to its pure state… so it’s like a Virgin, again. 

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Treatment | S$46

Olaplex No. 3. (PHOTO: Sephora)

This concentrated treatment helps to strengthen and protect your hair, repairing damaged strands and restoring your locks to their healthy shine.

It contains a first-of-its-kind, patented, bond-building technology, which relinks the broken disulfide bonds caused by chemical, thermal and mechanical damage to the hair.

I’ve been using this product for a few months now and I realised it helps reduce split ends and dryness especially after a perm.

Kerastase Resistance Length Strengthening Mask | S$74

Kerastase. (PHOTO: Sephora)

If you have major split ends, you may want to try this product. This strengthening treatment works for weak, brittle, or damaged hair features a highly-concentrated formula of keratin and ceramides.

Joon Haircare Saffron Hair Elixir Pistachio + Rose Hair Oil | S$41

Joon Haircare. (PHOTO: Sephora)

This is a lightweight, fast-absorbing hair oil that moisturises and detangles for frizz-free and shiny hair. The hair oil contains Saffron, Pistachio and Rose have been used by Persians in beauty rituals for centuries

Living Proof Restore Instant Repair | S$42

Living Proof. (PHOTO: Sephora)

A corrective leave-in powered by a patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) and infused with silk proteins, makes hair soft, silky and strong. It transforms hair to look, act and feel like it was not damaged at all.

Frank Body Caffeinated Hair Mask | S$25

Frank Body. (PHOTO: Sephora)

This is a restorative mask with a two-in-one formula that softens hair instantly and promotes healthier hair over time.

Made with natural, nourishing ingredients to help restore the hair shaft and hydrate the scalp, Comfrey Root restores moisture, Coffee Seed Oil promotes a healthy scalp, Niacinamide aids the rebuilding of keratin proteins and Hydrolised Keratin penetrates the hair shaft to reduce breakages and soften the hair.