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The editor-approved haircare guide to great locks

The editor-approved haircare guide to great locks
Team LF
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When it comes to getting great hair, where do you begin? We've all walked out of the salon feeling a million dollars, but when we get home and attempt to do the same style ourselves, it nearly always goes wrong.

In an attempt to bring an end to bad hair days, we have rounded-up the best editor-approved and award-winning haircare products that will leave your locks looking freshly blow-dried.

Best shampoo (& conditioner)

Loved by bloggers and raved about by celebrity stylists, the Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner are some of the best-smelling hair products we have tried. Scent aside, they work wonders for parched locks in need of some love, leaving hair feeling super soft and refreshed without a weighed-down feeling in sight.

Best blow-dry product

Winner of the Marie Claire 2016 Beauty Awards for "best blow-dry product", the Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry is one of our absolute favourite products to achieve that salon-worthy blow-out at home. A lightweight lotion (that smells divine by the way), it's formulated with unique technology that helps you to create a flexible style without ever feeling sticky in the hair. It also has incredible frizz protection; 96 hours to be exact.

Best hair oil

With its super lightweight texture, the Moroccanoil Mending Infusion is one of lookfantastic's favourite haircare products. Melting into each strand, it's packed with vitamins and antioxidants like argan oil and quinoa to feed the hair with good health. It makes your locks look they've had a fresh chop and style straight out of the salon.

Best colour corrector

Winner of the Cosmopolitan 2017 "best colour correction" category, the Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care in Baby Blond is worthy of every award. It's packed with semi-permanent colour corrective pigments which help to reduce yellow and brassy tones for a clean, cool and ashy finish.

Best hair mask

Touted by Vogue UK as one of the haircare products taking on the skincare industry, the Redken All Soft Mega Sheet Hair Mask is an intensive treatment designed to bring dehydrated locks back to life. It's a completely new innovation for the brand and indeed the industry, and we love it. It's brought back even the driest and most damaged of tresses to greatness again.

Best texturising spray

The Biolage R.A.W Texturizing Styling Spray was used to create Pink's choppy hairstyle at the American Music Awards, and we have to say, we love to use it too. The 99% natural formula is super lightweight yet creates amazing texture without ever feeling sticky. Plus, it's infused with matcha green tea; what could be more on-trend?

Best travel haircare product

Allure Magazine can't get enough of the Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar, and we have to agree. Packed full of soothing aloe vera, the unique shampoo bar helps to soften each and every strand for a gorgeously smooth and shiny finish. Plus, its non-liquid formula means you can take it through airport security.

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