Beauty: Hair Dilemmas Solved

August 16 2013, 11:16 AM

Women wear so many different hats these days, it's sometimes hard to keep control of what's under them. For all the jet-setters and multitaskers out there who are rocking an oil-disguising topknot six days a week, or whose roots are masquerading as ombré, listen up: I’ve discovered some gems for your hair that will make your life easier and your tresses more gorgeous.

Problem: A dry and flaking (dandruff-impersonating) scalp.

Product Fix: Philip Kingsley Take Comfort Jet Set (pictured, above)

Treat your scalp with this travel-size trio—shampoo, conditioner, and a flaky/itchy scalp toner—that also brings processed hair back into balance. 

Find It: $35, philipkingsley.com


Problem: The dreaded oil slick.

Product Fix: Klorane Dry Shampoo with oat milk

When you need to make that blow out last another day or two, this dry shampoo will clean your hair in no time. 

Find It: $7.50 (travel size), dermstore.com  

 

 

 

Problem: TSA agents confiscated all of the full-size hair products stashed in your carry-on.

Product Fix: Phyto Express Rx Ultra Nourishing Kit

The travel-size pouch holds two powerful products (shampoo and a mask) that restore stressed-out, brittle locks.

Find It: $20, 3floz.com or your closest major airport


Problem: You just finished working out and have five minutes for a shower.

Product Fix: Purely Perfect Cleansing Creme

This 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner is non-detergent-based, making it remarkably gentle and non-drying for even the most processed hair. Bonus: The 100 percent recycled packaging and earth-friendly ingredients make this brand a must for the eco-conscious.

Find It: $40, El Salon, 777 E. Virginia Ave., 303-399-7175, elsalondenver.com (after August 19)

 

Problem: Uncontrollable frizz.

Product Fix: Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy 3-Piece Starter Kit

The antioxidant-rich blend of coconut, avocado, and cocoa butter oils smooth, straighten, and add a healthy sheen to thirsty hair.

Find It: $9.99, ulta.com 

 

Problem: Gray roots.

Product Fix: TouchBack Marker

You need something foolproof, and this delivers. The pocket-size marker deposits real hair color onto those pesky roots and even comes with a tiny comb so you can get thisclose to your hairline. Bonus: Colors range from Ash Blonde to Rich Black, so you can actually find a shade that matches your tresses.

Find It: $29.95, ulta.com