13 Products You Need To Anti-Age Your Hair

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  October 03, 2018
  • Restore youth to your crowning glory with these deeply restorative finds
    1 / 14 Restore youth to your crowning glory with these deeply restorative finds

    Think about the amount of time we spend caring for our skin: from double cleansing in the shower to gently massaging on multiple serums and creams onto our face, it’s no wonder we have much less time left to our hair. Yet, our hair and scalp are susceptible to the same ageing process as the skin on our face. Early signs can include dry ends and dull hair, before hair loses its density as we advance in age. Beyond blow-drying and styling our tresses, the truth is that most women are guilty of neglecting our hair. We’re not saying you have to devote as much time and effort to your locks, because there are short cuts to take so you can reap maximum results with minimum effort.

    For example, instead of using your regular shampoo everyday, try alternating between two shampoos so that one acts on energising or stimulating your scalp while the other hydrates and nourishes parched ends. And when shopping for shampoos, look out for those that are infused with antioxidants to help your hair and scalp fend off free radical damage during the course of the day. Work a scalp tonic into your routine or a pre-shampoo treatment as you give your scalp a gentle massage to boost circulation for optimal absorption of essential nutrients. Lastly, don’t forget to use a finishing spray that helps seal in moisture and locks in UV protection for lustrous hair.

    Here, the best hair care products to try for your best tresses ever.

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  • AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Turban, $62
    2 / 14 AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Turban, $62

    Made of a super-absorbent material that is woven with finer-than-silk fibres, this AQUIS hair turban helps wick moisture away from your hair strands so your tresses dry quicker without vigorous towel-drying. It also features a patented design and button-loop closure so that it fits snugly around your head without any tightness or discomfort. And since you no longer have to towel-dry the regular, old-fashioned way, your hair will be less susceptible to frizz, split ends and breakage.

    (Also read: 6 Volumising Japanese Shampoos For Thick Luscious Hair)

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  • Balmain Paris Hair Couture Luxury Spa Brush, about $76, at Net-A-Porter
    3 / 14 Balmain Paris Hair Couture Luxury Spa Brush, about $76, at Net-A-Porter

    As your hair gets more brittle, the last thing you should be doing is yanking at it while combing through tangles. Instead, use a hair brush that detangles your hair gently while minimising frizz. We like Balmain Paris Hair Couture’s Luxury Spa Brush. As its name suggests, brushing your hair will become a thing of enjoyment as it delicately smooths hair. Exquisitely crafted with boar bristles, it transfers natural oils from the scalp along the lengths of your hair so it looks naturally lustrous.

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  • Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment, about $64 for 150ml, at Net-A-Porter
    4 / 14 Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment, about $64 for 150ml, at Net-A-Porter

    Known for its trichological expertise, the brand has been creating products to meet the needs of demanding consumers for healthier hair and scalp. According to the brand, healthy hair and scalp begins with a pre-shampoo step as it delivers intense hydration to hair cuticles for added protection and to boost hair elasticity. Prior to shampooing, apply a generous layer onto the lengths of the hair and leave on for about 20 minutes. And if you have severely damaged or overly processed hair, it’s best to put on a shower cap to intensify the treatment. Expect visibly shinier and smoother hair after just one use.

    (Also read: I Can Roll Out of Bed with Frizz-free Hair Thanks to This New Treatment)

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  • Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment, about $97 for 120ml, at Net-A-Porter
    5 / 14 Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment, about $97 for 120ml, at Net-A-Porter

    Enriched with antioxidants, this intensive hair treatment has a rich creamy texture that contains a moisturising blend of botanical oils. Specifically blended to restore moisture and nutrients to your locks, it smooths hair cuticles and protects each individual strands against environmental damage without weighing it down. Those with sensitive scalp can also rest assure as the formula is dermatologist-tested and doesn’t contain potentially irritating chemicals. It is also safe to use for those with coloured hair and it even has UV protection to keep tresses looking vibrant and glossy.

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  • Vernon Francois RE~VAMP™ Shampoo, $38 for 250ml
    6 / 14 Vernon Francois RE~VAMP™ Shampoo, $38 for 250ml

    Defend weakened hair with this deeply conditioning shampoo. Suitable for coloured, chemically-treated and frequently heat-styled hair, this shampoo gently cleanses without stripping stands of natural oils so your hair regains its strength and shine gradually. Plus, it has a delightful scent of grapefruit and ginseng, making it as much a treat to your senses as it is to your hair.

    (Also read: 5 Best Dry Shampoos to Deal With Sweaty and Greasy Post-workout Hair)

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  • Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo, about $133 for 220ml, at Net-A-Porter
    7 / 14 Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo, about $133 for 220ml, at Net-A-Porter

    Expect nothing less than over-the-top luxury in this creamy shampoo. Decadently scented with a warm woody fragrance, it is also packed with nutrients to boost hair volume and elasticity for healthier, shinier hair. Thanks to cutting-edge formulation technology, it contains time-released safflower oil capsules to ensure that essential fatty acids are steadily delivered to hair for lasting volume and shine. It also has Sweet Blue Lupine Peptides which seals in hair colour for vibrant locks.

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  • Mario Badescu Lecithin Nourishing Shampoo, $19 for 236ml
    8 / 14 Mario Badescu Lecithin Nourishing Shampoo, $19 for 236ml

    When you are already dealing with dry and severely damaged locks, it is vital that you look for products that do not strip hair and scalp of moisture as that could cause further irritation. Which is why this gentle and super replenishing shampoo is your best bet. Jojoba oil helps provide and retain moisture in the scalp for healthier hair growth. In the meantime, lecithin reinforces hair resilience by forming a protective coat along hair shaft to fend off environmental damages.

    (Also read: 6 Leave-in Conditioners Your Hair Will Love)

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  • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask (Spray), $41 for 473ml
    9 / 14 Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask (Spray), $41 for 473ml

    Consider this your easy way out if you dread the idea of slathering on a hair mask and having to wait 10 minutes for it to work. Conveniently packaged in a spray format, this leave-in hair conditioner utilises an innovative micro-encapsulation technology to allow active ingredients to penetrate into each individual hair shaft to repair any existing damage. Unlike many leave-in treatments that simply coat hair with silicones for a temporary fix, it infuses your hair with nutrient-rich micro-oil beads so your hair becomes actually becomes stronger, smoother and suppler.

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  • Vichy Dercos Energising Shampoo, $25 for 250ml
    10 / 14 Vichy Dercos Energising Shampoo, $25 for 250ml

    Suitable for both men and women, this shampoo counts on Aminexil, a unique molecule that combats hair loss. When absorbed into the scalp, Aminexil combats the stiffening of collagen so as to retain flexibility and elasticity around the hair roots. This in turn results in stronger hair growth and reduced hair fall. The paraben-free formula is also dermatologically tested and proven to be hypoallergenic so even those with sensitive scalps can use it.

    (Also read: These Powerful Hairdryers Will Reduce Heat Damage to Your Hair)

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  • Dove Advance Hair Series Serum In-Oil Treatment, $17.90 for 50ml
    11 / 14 Dove Advance Hair Series Serum In-Oil Treatment, $17.90 for 50ml

    If you’re guilty of subjecting your tresses to numerous chemical processes like perms and bleaching, it’s time to give it some TLC in the form of this intensive hair treatment oil. Harnessing the benefits of red algae and Keratin NutriComplex, this silky oil replenishes hair with essential nutrients to help rebuild weakened hair structure and smooth hair cuticles for a smoother, shinier finish. For best results, apply onto towel-dried hair and focus on the ends where it is usually the most damaged.

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  • Gloss Moderne Clean Luxury Masque, $88 for 120ml
    12 / 14 Gloss Moderne Clean Luxury Masque, $88 for 120ml

    Give your distressed locks what it truly deserves in the form of this ultra-luxe hair mask from Gloss Moderne. The brand works with top industry experts and experienced chemists when producing each and every of their products, which means that they are all formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients without bulking agents or fillers. Packed with vitamins and fatty acids, a little bit of this hair mask goes a long way when it comes to resuscitating lifeless locks. After just one use, expect hair to be instantly softer, smoother and shinier. You can also rub a pea-sized dollop of it on the ends and leave it on overnight for an intensive treatment.

    (Also read: 8 Seriously Effective Serums That Will Give You Shiny, Smooth and Silky Hair)

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  • IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray, $46 for 186ml
    13 / 14 IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray, $46 for 186ml

    A cross between a hair care product and hair styling one, this marries the benefits of both as it not only holds your tresses in place, it also protects them against excessive heat, making it perfect for those who use heated styling tools frequently. And that’s not all, it also repels humidity and is also infused with vitamins and minerals to keep hair looking and feeling soft and supple.

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  • Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector, $39 for 118ml
    14 / 14 Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector, $39 for 118ml

    Chances are, you’ve tried more than one (or even three) sleeping masks for your face. So why not do the same for your hair? Designed to repair and restore youthful lustre to your hair while you sleep, this super lightweight lotion replenishes moisture and revives dull hair. Thanks to the brand’s proprietary Healthy Hair Molecule and time-released conditioners, you will wake up to smoother, softer and more manageable hair. Best part? The effect lasts for up to 5 shampoos later!

    (Also read: The Only Haircare Products You Ever Need to Tame Frizzy Hair in Singapore’s Heat)

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