10 tips to get your best hair ever

We've gathered the top products for all your hair woes and wants from frizzy and oily to smooth and shiny

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Dreading the summer frizz you get on those humid days? Or maybe you’re looking for a product to prevent that oily hair sheen? Read on for the product fixes to combat your top ten hair woes, so that you can get your best hair ever:

Hair status The product The fix
Highlighted locks


Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, $13. John Frieda. If you want to keep your blonde highlights looking fresh, this citrus and chamomile formula works with the heat of styling tools to gradually lighten your hair. It also has a thermo protectant to seal in your colour.
Lacking lustre


Radiance Shampoo, $8. Yves Rocher. This biodegradable shampoo cleanses all hair types and is chock full of botanicals. A refreshing citrus extract also smoothes the hair.
Colour treated


Color Ignite Multi Tone Conditioner, $17. Sebastian Professional. A unique micro-bubble conditioner that feels like whipped cream has two versions —single tone and multi-tone to seal in your highlights and keep your unique colour in check.
Frizzy and fried


Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream, $10. Dove. This product is loaded with coconut and almond oils that penetrate into the hair and keep it shiny — plus you can use it to smooth your hair while styling so it does double duty.
Oily locks


Rainforest Balance Shampoo, $10. The Body Shop. For a scalp that’s overactive, this natural formula helps reduce excess oil to get your hair clean but still leave it feeling moisturized. With aloe vera gel and wild-harvested seaweed, this shampoo is also free of silicones, sulphates, parabens or colorants.
Frequent flyaways


Climate Control Extra Hold Finishing Spray, $7. TRESemmé. In blustery weather it’s easy for curly or wavy-haired gals to loose control of their style. This spray blocks UV rays from fading your colour and treats it with keratin and olive oil to keep out frizz-causing moisture.
Natural curls


Curly Hair Solutions Curl Enhancing Spray Gel, $6. Pantene. Most curly-haired ladies have to battle frizz with products but no one wants crunchy overstyled hair. A spray gel is a unique way to control your natural wave or curl because it mists each strand so it can take on its own shape.
Fight flakes


Anti-Dandruff Clear Control Shampoo, $6. Garnier. If you’re dealing with flakes, try this formula with salicylic acid, Vitamin B and citrus extracts to cleanse your scalp gently without stripping natural oils.
Heat addict


Pro-Mend Heat Portexx Heat Protection Styling Spray, $13. Nexxus. While most of us can’t bear to part with our blow dryer, straightener or curling iron there’s also a way to protect our strands from heat damage. With UVA/UVB protectants this helps prevent split ends and improves hair’s strength and elasticity.
Finishing touches


BC Smooth Shine Smoothing Milk, $18. Schwarzkopf Professional. Not only does this prevent frizz but it also helps repair the inner structure of the hair using an amino cell technology. Use it on towel-dried hair or to smooth down your style.