HOW TO

How to get longer, stronger and shinier hair in 3 steps

With hair trends transitioning from undone, mattified beach waves to vision-of-health-and-Hollywood shine, reach for scalp treatments, conditioning masks, and luxurious oils with the power to serve up serious growth and glossiness.

Add these three root-to-tip steps and a handful of new products to your routine (plus a silk pillowcase for bonus points), and you’ll be preaching rise and shine in no time.

TO ENCOURAGE GROWTH (AND MINIMISE HAIR LOSS), TARGET THE ROOTS

Akin to your skin, your scalp is made up of pore-like follicles, and is typically its best, healthiest self when clean, balanced, and adequately treated. This is where exfoliation comes in: build-up, dead skin cells and excess oil can clog your follicles, which can stunt the rate of hair growth and encourage hair loss. Exfoliating scrubs and treatments clear this all away while supporting the absorption of the active ingredients in your favourite shampoos, serums, and treatments.

With plant-based exfoliators suspended in a minty-fresh, scalp-soothing shampoo, Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo scrubs and cleanses your scalp without the challenging rinse-out of a traditional s crub. It’s game-changingly satisfying and leaves your hair and scalp fresh and clean without feeling dry or stripped. Read the customer reviews if you need further convincing.

After conditioning and towel-drying, massage a few sprays of Aveda’s Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer into your roots. It’s a hair-strengtheni ng and thickening treatment that promotes fullness and lift at the roots, while helping to reduce hair loss, support the hair’s natural keratin, stimulate micro-circulation, and promote a healthy scalp (and it works).

FOR STRONGER HAIR, LOOK TO BOND-BUILDERS AND NOURISHING MASKS

No one’s hair is immune to the effects of heat styling, colour damage, and everyday life.

A sign of weak hair, breakage and brittleness is the first thing to halt visible hair growth and shampoo-commercial shine, (and the first thing to amplify frizz). To undo damage—or even better, prevent it in the first place—reach for treatments that promise bond-building properties, like bumble and bumble’s Bond-Building Repair Treatment, a weekly strengthening treatment designed to repai r damaged hair from the cortex to the cuticle. Pair it with the complementary Bond-Building Repair Styling Cream whenever you plan on using heat and you’re on your way to stronger, longer lengths.

Alternatively, you could incorporate a restorative mask into your routine. Our current pick is Sol de Janeiro’s Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment; it’s filled with rich Brazilian butters that provide serious hydration and nourishment to the hair. Unlike many of its kind, it won’t weigh your hair down or create build-up.

FINISH WITH AN OIL FOR GLOSSY, SHINY HAIR

Achieving high-gloss shine comes down to intense hydration, especially in the final moments before styling. If you’re not coating your mids-to-ends in a nourishing oil post-towel dry and pre-blow dry, you’re doing it wrong.

We love Briogeo’s Don't Despair, Repair!™ Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil —it’s packed with ceramides and essential fatty acids, which help to restore hair health and leave you with a glossy finish—it creates a ‘coated’ effect, without the risk of silicone build-up. If you’re on top of your TikTok trends, you might recognise the brand’s B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil too, a staple for smooth, healthy hair (it’s great for just-laminated brows, too).

For the shine you see on the red carpet, reach for the Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil by celebrity-loved hair brand Oribe. It’s liquid gold in a bottle, cocktailing a blend of anti-ageing, hyper-nourishing oils, butters and extracts to produce a rich, glossy shine on even the driest hair types. *Swoosh*.

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