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For flat-iron addicts, applying thermal-protection spray before styling can be like flossing—a step that’s often skipped. Joico’s new multi-tasking tool protects hair from heat while it smooths by depositing a repairing and moisturizing tonic from a refillable reservoir found on top of the iron.
Product recommendations: Joico K-PAK ReconstRX VaporIron ($199.95)
Still in vacation mode? Hit the hotel spa for an end-of-summer hair treatment.
Imperial Guerlain Spa (HÔTEL DU PA LAIS, BiARRITZ)
A favourite among the well heeled who frequent the nearby beach, the Atlantic Ocean treatment uses wheat germ and magnolia oils from cult line Leonor Greyl to hydrate sunexposed hair and amp up shine ($146 to $220).
Spa Merge (HILTON HOTEL, NEW YORK)
Take a soak in an aromatherapeutic bath while your scalp is exfoliated with a light detoxifying scrub. Hair is then painted with a customized serum of fortifying vitamins that helps remove salt and chlorine buildup ($59).
Absolute Spa (FAIRMONT HOTEL, VANCOUVER)
The thermal hair treatment mends fried manes with a warming mask and scalp massage that stimulate blood circulation to promote hair growth ($75).
Get the bouncy, glam blowout seen at Chloé.
• Apply a light, shine-enhancing gel to damp hair and blow-dry with a medium-sized round brush.
• Divide hair into three-inch sections and use a large-barrelled iron to curl pieces toward the scalp, securing them with pins.
• Release the curls after they have cooled. Warm some smoothing cream in your palms and rake your fingers through your hair.
Taking a page from skin care, some of the latest hair products include anti-aging ingredients that could shave years off your locks. To offset the loss of melanin as we age—which dries, weakens and turns hair grey—Redken’s Time Reset line features peptides, ceramides, proteins and lipids that repair and add volume. And Schwarzkopf’s Time Restore collection includes coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant that promotes keratin growth to rebuild hair and restore its elasticity.
Product recommendations: Redken Time Reset Youth Revitalizer ($23.39) and Schwarzkopf Professional BC Time Restore Shine Spray ($16.95).
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