This year the haircare brands have gone that extra luxurious mile, whether it’s a post lockdown sense of freedom in our social life and beauty routine, or whether it’s a little selfcare in the crazy run up to Christmas. I’ve been totally spoilt with some of the most beautiful products from luxury brands that are as glamorous as they are functional and cruelty free, and all perfect for giving as gift this holiday season.
Duck and Dry
The Fine Feathers Conditioner is a nourishing, deeply hydrating treatment based upon naturally sourced actives from the luxury London-based salon, Duck & Dry. Having mastered the best blowdries in London, they have created an equally beautiful range of products. I was sent the Fine Feathers set, delivering essential vitamins and emollients without the weight, the supercharged conditioner is formulated with a unique blend of natural extracts and essential oils, including quarternised honey for intensive conditioning. A sumptuous combination of virgin coconut oil and shea butter helps to protect the strands and maximise moisture levels, ensuring hair is left detangled and sleek with enhanced volume and shine. Complete with the signature meadow scent, the high-performance conditioner leaves a fresh, long-lasting aroma.
Hush and Hush
’Tis the season to grow! It’s all about scalp and hair health with the Deeply Rooted Holiday Set. The perfect gift for the beauty and wellness lover in your life or for yourself, this silk floral drawstring bag contains everything they (you) need to enrich and nourish the scalp, reduce shedding, and repair damaged strands. Containing three powerful products and I’ll introduce you to them all. Firstly, Deeply Rooted Supplements, in clinical studies, 91% of subjects reported improved overall hair growth, Key ingredients help block the root causes of hair thinning and hair loss, thus encourages hair to grow thicker, longer and stronger. Secondly, SkinCapsule™ HYDRATE+. This is for perfectly hydrated skin that glows from within, as you may have guessed; healthy hair and healthy skin go hand in had with each other; these capsules deliver Intensely hydrates the skin from within for a dewy, plump complexion. Thirdly, the deeply DeeplyRooted® Hair Serum, this Improves follicle regeneration, Revitalizes thin, aging hair and reduces shedding. As I’m having a break from my extensions right now, I’m so interested to see how these products work as a team; I’m really fortunate to have an incredible stylist that takes care of my hair; I’ve been white blonde from almost black hair to brown again and he’s always totally looked after my hair; but even he said ‘Babes, your hair needs a bit of a break’.
IMARAÏS by Sommer Ray is the first line of plant-based and sugar-free wellness gummies that represent the intersection of health, inclusivity, self-care and sustainability. Because what you put on your body is a topical solution, but what you put in your body is the true solution. I was SO excited to try these as I felt I was a bit late to the nutritional gummy party to be honest. Nourish by IMARAÏS is a unique sugar-free hair care gummy powered by organic-certified functional mushrooms, Reishi, Chaga, and Snow Mushroom, to support healthy hair growth, nourish the scalp, and support healthy-looking hair. Through a unique vegan & cruelty-free harvesting process, Grow by IMARAÏS is a delicious and convenient way to get fuller-looking hair that shines. These gummies are powered by organic-certified functional mushrooms – Reishi, Chaga, and Snow Mushroom. Chaga mushroom helps with hair growth by stimulating and strengthening hair follicles. These help us retain key hair-boosting nutrients that give us strong and healthy hair. Reishi mushroom helps to encourage blood circulation, which means more oxygen and hair-loving nutrients can travel to the scalp to promote healthy hair growth while reducing the likelihood of scalp conditions. Snow mushroom not only helps boost our skin and body health via cell hydration, but it also helps our hair strands seal in the moisture, thus helping to maintain the integrity of our hair.
Last but not least, Balmain… Where do I start? Inspired by the house’s rich couture heritage and relying on nothing but the finest materials, craftsmen and design, Balmain Hair Couture created a luxury hair accessory line. Every single hair jewel within the collection is entirely handcrafted by using traditional techniques and features the signature golden detailing. This is not a hair accessory… it’s fine jewellery. I was sent the limited edition hair accessory inspired by the love locks of the Parisian “Pont des Arts” bridge. The 18K gold plated hair clip perfectly spreads the hair to create a full-bodied iconic Balmain ponytail. The products are simply incredible, if you step back from the gold-plated luxury items; you will find the most amazing quality cruelty free products. From their hair perfume to their spray on shine/conditioner, everything is so perfectly considered down to the packaging that is perfectly minimal yet exudes Parisian glamour. Perfect as a luxury hair care gift this season.
To conclude, for someone who loves an afternoon in a salon, these at home products are a pretty luxurious alternative… I fell in love with each product and they are perfect gift ideas for this Christmas.