Drink it or Leave It In

By Sana Joseph

Hair care is that section of beauty that we may think it’s ok to skip, but the weather, wind, sun and pollution all play their part in damage. There is actually a long and varied history, that we can look back to in order to find solutions that are within our grasp. Find out more in Drink it or Leave It In

For centuries, people have sought ways to enhance and maintain their hair’s health and appearance. Ancient civilizations used natural ingredients like oils, herbs, and resins to nourish and style their hair. From Egypt’s luscious wigs to China’s intricate hairstyles, our ancestors recognized the power of hair in defining beauty.

In the early 20th century, advancements in science and technology revolutionized the hair care industry. The first commercially available shampoos and conditioners paved the way for a new era of hair care products. With increasing emphasis on convenience and effectiveness, leave-in hair creams emerged as a game-changer.

Leave-in hair creams not only lock in moisture and nourishment but also helps with detangling and easier manageability. Not to mention these come in handy when you are having a frizzy hair day. Unlike traditional conditioners, leave-in hair creams are designed to stay in the hair for extended periods. This allows the beneficial ingredients to work their magic throughout the day, providing ongoing care and protection.

The newest to the shelves is Repair Daily Nourishing Leave-In Cream by Grow Gorgeous. The brand believes in the power of positivity and the importance of conscious choices that are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Expertly formulated products without parabens, sulphates, silicones, phthalates, or mineral oil, thus are safe to use on any hair type.

Powered by the innovative Bonding Plex technology, which uses salon technology to create billions of new hair bonds to help restore and revive damaged hair. This leave-in cream works in reinforcing weak and over-processed hair. It targets damage caused by excessive styling, chemical treatments, and friction, providing a shield of protection against further harm.

The Repair Daily Nourishing Leave-In Cream harnesses the power of nature’s finest ingredients. Avocado and Cherry Oil work in harmony to reveal conditioned, nourished, and glossy hair that you can’t help but run your fingers through.

Also Botanical Based Complex creates a protective environment for your hair, helping to reduce frizz and keep your locks looking sleek and polished. Pave your way from an untameable mane to a smooth and controlled hairstyle that will turn heads wherever you go.

Next up there is Tea as a hair solution. Yes, maybe not your first thought that this refreshing cuppa can help with hair ills but let’s fill you in. With a range of award-winning hair care and styling products, Windle Lab fuses expertise from their in-house laboratory and London salon under one roof to deliver handcrafted, sustainable and performance-driven products.  Formulations work to feed rather than coat the hair, designed to strengthen strands and improve the
overall quality of hair and scalp health. Think of that restorative cuppa that lifts you.

The power of teas all Windle Lab shampoos and
conditioners are infused with high-quality, food-grade teas, brewed in-house and cultivated by a British tea specialist in ecologically clean and pur regions. Known for their antioxidant properties, teas nurture, protect and promote shine, leaving hair naturally youthful and radiant.

Rooibos tea – promotes hair growth and relieves skin conditions.

Green tea – contains vitamins C, E and panthenol to help slow the hair ageing and thinning process.

Yerba Mate tea – contains vitamins C, B1 and B2, and stimulates scalp microcirculation. 

White tea – contains the highest levels of antioxidants to nurture and protect. 

Purple tea – increases blood circulation to help the scalp, and strengthens and fortifies hair follicles. 

Made n England, the Windle Laboratory in the Lake District is where the team research, develops and handcrafts all products with an award-winning, in-house chemist that studies the molecular structure of the hair and scalp to source ingredients that feed, strengthen and sustains scalp and hair health.

Combining plant extracts and exotic tea blends with science-backed formulations, every product is rigorously tried and tested by the Windle London salon team to ensure the highest quality. Windle Lab focuses on long-term hair health, developing products to use as part of a sustained healthy lifestyle. Committed to refilling, reusing and reducing plastic, the brand offers refill pouches. The range is cruelty-free and gluten-free and all products contain no sulphates, propylene glycol or parabens.

Paul Windle, Founder of Windle Lab, Windle London Salon and renowned hairdresser. With over 35 years of in-depth knowledge and experience in the hair industry.

It’s time to let your hair do the talking and make a statement that is uniquely you. Remember: Your hair deserves the care it craves, just as your skin does.

Another big player in the hair-cair world is the brand JVN, a haircare line that focuses on all beauty and honours the uniqueness in each of us. Founded by Jonathan van Ness, the most famous for the successful 7-season Netflix series Queer Eye where he does makeovers by grooming the contestants.

Besides being a TV personality, podcaster and author, he was a professional hairstylist working between Los Angeles and New York. Using his platform, Johnathan now brings his unique blend of inclusivity, self-care and positivity to the haircare industry so that everyone can be their most gorgeous self. Their slogan ‘Come as you are’ makes that message loud and clear. 

The brand now revealed four new products to add to their already consisting haircare line. On their website you can take a ‘hair quiz’ to see which of the products in their line suits you best, They also offer hair routines with products put together to get the hair care you specifically need. 

The first product is Blowout Styling Milk, consisting of Orchid Milk, and it will help you as a clean, lightweight heat-activated styling cream that maintains long-term style, smooths, reduces frizz, and protects against heat and humidity. 

They’ve also added a Conditioning Mist, which is made with mushroom extract and hydrates, conditions, protects, detangles, and revives strands in an instant. 

Then there is their new Volumizing Foam, which is usable for all hair types and delivers long-lasting volume and a fresh Jasmine, Cassis and Bergamot scent.  

They’ve also added Nourishing Shine Drops, and not without reason. This emollient, pink-hued drops enhance hair’s shine thanks to Hibiscus Extract, giving a prismatic effect in the blink of an eye while providing deep nourishment. Gentle enough for daily use on all hair types, including colour-treated hair.

All of their products come in sustainable packaging and with a video tutorial of Jonathan himself explaining how to use them. They also mainly use natural products and enhance lovely smells. 

To check out all the products from JVN go here 

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