Been a hot minute since you made it to the hairdresser? If lockdown has your locks looking less than sleek, treat your ends with these at-home hair care tips, tools and treatments.

Calia’s Japanese cult faves

Say goodbye to winter frizz with Calia’s range of Shiseido’s Tsubaki cult Japanese shampoos and conditioners. Loaded with quality oils, they’ll repair damage, smooth and add shine. For the best fix, try the premium repair shampoo and conditioner set, exclusive to Calia. Loaded with camellia oil, they’re suitable for all hair types.

All-natural, vegan hair care from QVWC SHOP! 

Channel your inner mermaid with beach babe texture spray from Queen Victoria Women’s Centre SHOP! Made in Melbourne, this all-natural vegan spray is packed with hair-loving ingredients. Struggling with split ends? Smooth and strengthen your locks with halo hair drops. The cocktail of essential oils like neroli and frankincense will make you feel as good as you look.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre SHOP!

Grown Alchemist organic hair products

Makeover your hair routine with Grown Alchemist’s range of shampoos, conditioners and treatments. They are all Aussie-made, organic and cruelty-free. The volumising shampoo is packed with vitamin B7 and nourishing calendula to put a little zhush back in your hair. Or try the smoothing hair treatment and undo all the damage from your hair straightener. Your hair will love you for finally giving it a break. 

Edwards and Co styling kits and classes

Edwards and Co stocks industry-standard products from trusted names such as Shu Uemura, Redken, Showpony and NAK. Go to town with their lockdown styling kits to give your hair some love before you can get back to the salon. The at-home colour kits come with all the tints and tools you need. Still nervous? They have a tonne of helpful video tutorials on their Instagram to hold your hand through the whole process.

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Hair care at home is easy if you have the right tools.

Myer silk pillowcases

Banish bed hair forever with a chic silk pillowcase from Heritage at Myer. Forget waking up frizzy, these 100 per cent mulberry silk slips are kind on your hair and skin. Pop an overnight hair mask on and let your new bedding do its thing. The silk will help your hair retain moisture and prevent breakages. Plus, it brings a whole new level of luxury when you flip to the cold side of the pillow. 

Rokk Ebony Hairmergency kits

Rokk Ebony’s Hairmergency kits offer rehab for sad lockdown hair. Think curl therapy, anti-yellowing help for blondes and touch-up colour to banish grey regrowth. To nurture and strengthen winter-damaged hair, get the Treat Me Right pack. It includes the totally organic Heli’s Gold one-step hair serum, plus all the tools you’ll need to style your hair at home. 

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Rokk Ebony

Great Earth natural dyes

Can’t go another day without topping up your colour? Great Earth has a product for every head of hair in its Giovanni range. These natural hair products use aloe vera and shea butter to nourish and restore. They’re sulphates-free and cruelty-free. Check out Great Earth’s range of natural hair-colour products, like BioKap’s plant-based dyes and Herbatint’s herb-based gels.

Glam-up your locks at Mouche 

Is your hair a bit limp and blah? Don’t bother washing it – just dress it up with clips from Mouche. Their range of ‘90s hair claws are the perfect working-from-home accessory. Bling-up your zoom call with pearls or go full Y2K vibes with a fluffy number. It’s the easiest ‘do ever, just scoop up your locks and you’ll look instantly pulled together. 

Four different coloured hair claws surrounded by leaves.
Mouche

Men’s Biz styling classics

A classic side part? Dashingly dishevelled? A textured shine? Men’s Biz has all the hair-styling products to create your look. Go classic with Eucris brilliantine from Geo F Trumper of St James, London. The slick, ultra-glossy shine works best on thick dark hair. It’s even James Bond approved, the lily fragrance is 007’s signature scent. Be sure to visit the grooming guide for a face-saving cheat-sheet on grooming your own beard. 

Human Salon sustainable colour

Sustainability is queen at Human Salon. They recycle and repurpose 95 per cent of their waste. And they use ammonia-free and PETA-approved Kevin Murphy Color.Me products. These hair colours moisturise and rejuvenate with natural ingredients like honey and pomegranate. Without harming the planet. Why not spoil your favourite person with a Human Salon gift voucher to use when lockdown lifts?

Rockit Barbershop grooming products

Melbourne’s home of quality barbering is Rockit in Collins Street. Shop online for essentials like styling powder, beard balm and oils. Grab the Uppercut deluxe matt pomade for medium hold with a natural matte finish. It smells so good, you’ll want to eat it. It also comes in a gift pack for the stylish bloke in your life. 

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