You load up your plate with good-for-you nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats to keep your body performing its best. Your hair isn't any different—there are certain ingredients that help it shine and grow, while others are the equivalent of junk food for your locks.
So for our second-annual Healthy Hair Awards, we called on top hair experts (hi, trichologist and colorist David Adams, trichologist Anabel Kingsley, and hairstylist Erickson Arrunategui!) to tell us which not-so-great components we should avoid—and which we should be focusing on.
The harsh ingredients we steered clear of: Sodium laurel sulfate, Isopropyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Parabens.
According to our experts, these ingredients are a fast way to make your hair and scalp dry, dull, and/or irritated.
Some of the nourishing ingredients our experts told us to make a beeline for: Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Almond oil, Honey.
Ahead, find out which products that have launched within the last year made the cut, and get ready to achieve your strongest, healthiest hair ever.
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Best Root Touch-Up: dpHUE Color Touch-Up Spray
The key to making your color last a little longer between salon visits is not letting your roots show. This touch-up comes in 10 shades that can be sprayed directly onto your roots and last until your next shampoo. The skinny nozzle lets you pinpoint exactly where you want it to go.