Beauty Bible beauty clinic
Our weekly Q&A from the Beauty Bible experts
– Sarah Stacey (also YOU Health Editor) and Josephine Fairley, a
longtime contributing editor to the magazine (and Beauty Editor for eight
Their series of Beauty Bible books are
now bestsellers worldwide – and this column solves your beauty dilemmas.
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Q My usually sleek-ish hair is driving me dotty in this weather, frizzing and frothing all over the place. Is there anything apart from moisturising shampoo and conditioner that will quiet the frizz and not weigh it down
A At a recent launch, pretty well every beauty editor was having a little moan about the same thing. Fortunately, several of the main haircare brands have developed specific ranges just for this problem, including John Frieda (whose Frizz-Ease serum is a global best-seller), colour queen Jo Hansford, and high-street favourite TiGi.
John Frieda’s latest offering in the Frizz-Ease range is Daily Miracle Treatment, which promises to instantly infuse frizz-prone hair with wheat proteins and glycerine, 5.89 for 200ml. And the Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula is still available, now in two versions – one for medium to coarse frizzy hair, and another extra-strength formula for coarse to very coarse, 6.29 for 50ml.
The hero product in Jo Hansford’s range is Illuminoil, a blend of oils including argan, jojoba and almond, which you apply sparingly before blow-drying, then keep in your handbag to tame frizzies and flyaways on the spot, 29 for 50ml.
TiGI recommend Hair Reborn Resurfacing Lusterizer (you might have to practise saying it…), 17.95, which won’t affect colour and will defend against humidity, leaving hair ‘impeccably smooth and glossy’, they promise.
Sarah’s secret weapon is an ionic
hairdrier (lots around now) and John Frieda’s totally genius Salon Shape
Air Styler, her favourite styling tool in general (it’s like a round
brush with hot air blowing through it), which also smooths out frizzies
in a trice, exclusive to Boots, 39.99.
Beauty Bible loves ❤
Dr. Organic Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Monoi Moisture Melt Body Oil, 8.99 for 90g
Now the temperature’s plummeting, this body oil comes into its own. Just don’t try to apply it from the bottle: you’ll be shaking or trying to scoop the solid contents from the narrow neck with your little finger till you’re blue in the face. No, the secret is to carefully slip the bottle into the bath when you’re soaking. This heats the oil not just to melting point: when you apply it to skin, that warmth soothes and relaxes your muscles beautifully. It’s a little breath of the tropics, too, with its Tahitian gardenia flower extract combining with the ever-so-slightly-Bounty-esque (in a good way) aroma of coconut. Exotic bathtime bliss.