Besides losing our minds in 2021, many of us have also started to lose our hair. Even if it wasn’t due to Covid-19, we blame the pandemic – and potentially the vaccine – for thinning our locks (But FYI, who cares? I’d much rather have thin hair than hand question the validity of science and not get vaccinated). There were also the usual and inevitable culprits: increased levels of stress, anxiety, hormonal fluctuations and pregnancies spoiled our hair game.
That said, for a year that called for increased hair care and awareness, the focus in 2021 was undoubtedly scalp health, calibration of hair pH levels, and, as always, research. the most moisturizing products to save your strands from the effects of coloring. and styling tools. To guide you through your hair repair journey, we’ve tried and evaluated the latest hair launches for 2021. (As a reminder, don’t forget the other key things that go along with proper hair care: take a break from deep masks. once a week moisturizers, good nutrition, and decent sleep.) Below we’ve put together a list of our favorite releases from this year.
This serum ensures and activates stronger, thicker hair using the power of ashwagandha exosomes, which are 150 times smaller than any other composition on the market. Like many supplements and topicals, all natural formulations can take around 90 days to achieve good results. At the start of the pandemic, this product was a saving grace for clients of Dr Shino Bay Aguilera with thinning hair. “Stress-induced hair deregulation was rampant during the first and second waves of Covid-19, and a common concern expressed by my patients in our dermatology clinics,” says the Florida-based dermatologist. “Hair loss has become a collateral adverse event linked to the pandemic resulting from fear, distress and the viral infection itself. When it comes to this impact of cortisol on hair follicles, the naturally occurring ingredients are crucial in addressing the underlying cause of hair loss. Stress adaptogens, such as ashwagandha, help regulate our internal stress pathways with naturally occurring ingredients. They differ from conventional oral and topical drugs which simply target microcirculation, micronutrients and only block DHT.
All you need is 10 minutes with Olaplex’s first at-home hair mask to restore strength, shine and smoothness to your strands. The salon-favorite brand product uses restorative avocado oil, meadowfoam seeds, rice bran, and specialty ceramides – and its environmental impact is minimal, too: it’s a neutral plathate in carbon, non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free mask free and paraben free. Famous for turning Miley Cyrus, Kristen Dunst and Nicola Peltz into their best shades of blonde, celebrity hairstylist Justin Anderson believes Mask # 8 is essential for healthy hair, especially when it gets lighter. “The Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Hydrating Mask is an extremely concentrated mask that intensely hydrates your hair, giving you an easy-to-use, professional-level treatment at home when needed,” he says. : The patented technology makes your hair strong and, of course, hydrated, smoothing it, giving it body and a ton of shine.
Over time, the combination of mineral deposits in the water and damage from coloring and styling tools wreaks havoc on your hair’s delicate pH levels. This makes the strands look dull, damaged and unruly, especially when trying to style your hair. Last February, Redken launched a new sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner duo to minimize hair alkalinity, repair tips and help maintain color long term. Matt Rez, the prominent LA colorist behind the striking highlights of Angelina Jolie, Adele, Kaia Gerber and Hailey Bieber has been a staunch devotee of the product. “This shampoo and conditioner kills two birds with one stone for me,” he says. “It brings PH levels back to a healthy level while binding and maintaining color. I use it constantly.
This hydrating and conditioning rinse removes hard metals and pollutants for soft, shiny hair. Sunflower extract is used in the formulation as a soft magnet, attracting hard metals like calcium and iron that have built up over time. Peacholine, the hero ingredient, protects hair against free radicals, gently removes pollutants and helps retain color. Famous men’s stylist and R + Co co-founder Thom Priano often relies on this lightweight hair rinse to give his clients a shiny, cleansed boost. “It’s a brilliant product because it is both a detox for the hair and the scalp. It removes pollutants, hard metals from the hair and protects against environmental aggressions. Dry and damaged hair will benefit as it helps seal the cuticle and moisturize. I really like it because I live in LA where we have a lot of pollution and it really helps protect your hair while leaving it soft, shiny and healthy.
This cleansing shampoo is gentle, yet effectively removes excess sebum and dandruff that builds up on the scalp over time. The salt-free composition uses the purifying properties of rhassoul clay and the power of hibiscus flower extract to exfoliate without stripping the scalp or strands. The hair is thus shinier and less frizzy. In addition, there is an ecological component: for each bottle sold, Reverie will donate double the mass of the product to eliminate the plastic in the ocean.
For anyone who works out daily and sweats during a storm, this gentle, leave-in hair cleanser works wonders to neutralize sweat odors without having to wash hair the traditional way. The lightweight lather has crisp, crisp fragrance notes and unlike most dry shampoos which may contain aluminum, this all-natural product not only protects your hair color, it also rebuilds damaged ends with amino acids.
Vegamour’s New Long-Lasting Overnight Hair Mask is a herbal product that uses high-quality essential oils to repair the driest strands with a special vegan iteration of keratin called Karmatin. It is recommended to use once a week overnight for up to ten hours, you may even see improvement after an hour. Marula and ximenia oil work together to hydrate the scalp and strands, and Magnolia officinalis bark extract nourishes the scalp and strands.
This heat protection spray delivers the softest hair, period. “It’s my favorite for protecting the hair before heat styling without weighing the hair down,” says Parisian hairstylist Eduardo Bravo. It is the basis of all my hair care basics. Balmain Hair Couture’s new spray protects hair and gives a beautiful, shiny, soft cashmere feel, with vitamin B5 and silk proteins working together to protect hair from temperatures up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, it can be used on damp or dry hair after coloring treatments and before heat styling.
A superb texturizing spray if there is one. This lightweight spray supports both polished glam looks and loosened hair, leaving no filmic excess. The invisible spray is enriched with vitamins B3 and B5 to add long-lasting shine and maintain impeccable volume. All of this, and it leaves the hair still light, yet full of bounce.
If you have hair with an oily scalp but dry ends, this shampoo is a game-changer. The results after use produce cleaner hair without any feeling of being too stripped after washing. The consistency when applied produces less lather, but still works enough to smell and see a difference. Cleaner hair also means an extra day until your next wash.
Created to combat hair loss caused by stress, pregnancy, or hormonal changes, Monpure’s new serum is formulated with a potent pumpkin seed extract, which inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which produces a known chemical. known as DHT from testosterone and can often cause hair loss. . Two additional key ingredients contribute to scalp health, retinol and alpha hydroxy acids, which exfoliate and accelerate cell renewal properties. The formulation also contains castor oil, a long-chain fatty acid revered for nourishing the scalp, increasing blood flow, and preventing inflammation of the hair follicle. Two to three drops of this product should be massaged into the scalp daily.