#nofilter by Denise Smith

The honest beauty column

K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask

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Sunday World

I’ve been experimenting with springy curls, loose waves and crimped locks, which means I’ve gone heavy on the hair tools and my hair has taken the hit. From nourishing masks to detoxifying shampoos, here are my hair heroes that are brining my tresses back to life.

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K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask, €25 IF you’re looking to impress your hairdresser, this at-home treatment is sure to turn heads. This much-hyped leave-in formula is infused with a unique patented K18 peptide that works on a molecular level to repair even the most extreme damage. Reconnecting broken keratin chains, this will help give your beautiful locks some bounce.

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Kevin Murphy Heated Defence, €28.50 WHEN you’ve grown up in an era where straightening your hair with an iron seemed like an OK idea, you should know exactly what damage heat does to your locks. If you want to pass on the frizzy, sizzled mane, now is the time to welcome a heat protector into your life. This weightless, invisible leave-in foam promises to protect your hair against heated tools and mechanical damage. Think of it as a protective barrier with hair-loving ingredients that will nourish and hydrate your tresses. Apply to damp or dry hair prior to styling and as an added bonus, this beauty smells so good you’ll want to use it as a perfume.

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ELEVEN Australia’s Miracle Hair Mask, €22 ARE your highlights looking a little dull? Have your roots fallen flat? Do you have a dry scalp? Lucky for you, the brand’s best-selling miracle hair treatment is now available as a rich, nourishing mask. For a mane that needs some TLC, this miracle worker will restore moisture, softness, strength, volume and even brightness to your locks, in a matter of minutes. The mask cares for the scalp as much as it does for dry, brittle ends, sending ingredients where they’re needed most.

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Kevin Murphy Powder Puff, €27.50 ALL it takes is a little poof to create the coveted messy, casual volume you’ve been dreaming of. Simply apply a few shakes onto your hair and the powder will morph into a setting product with lasting hold. Just think of it as a hardworking volumising lotion, locked inside a sphere of powder and voila — say hello to some serious oomph.

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Luna by Lisa Weekly Detox Shampoo, €13 I’M all about that face mask life and regularly treat my skin to a mid-week pick-me-up — but I often neglect my hair. This once-a-week shampoo is about to change that. The perfect way to cleanse your gruaig, it lifts product residue, excess oil and built-up pollutants for a fresh, clean start. Formulated with lavender herb oil and orange peel oil, your hair will feel hydrated and healthy.

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Aveda Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil, €37 Scalp treatment, styling aid — this miniature bottle has it all. Known for its potent blend of five power oils including avocado, coconut and jojoba, you can guarantee a hydration hit and impossibly glossy locks. Nourishing from root to tip, this bad boy banishes dryness and is made from 100pc natural ingredients. And it’s cruelty-free.

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Hot Tools 24K Black Gold Curl Bar - 32mm, €135 SET the ‘bar’ high with this cult curler. Coming in either a 25mm or 32mm barrel, its unique shape helps you achieve beautiful, long-lasting curls in seconds with zero effort. The 24k gold surface provides even heat distribution, meaning zero heat damage. So you can achieve a full head of curls in seconds, no matter what your hair type. Obsessed


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