1. Nexxus Diametress Luscious Hair Thickening Shampoo and Sublime Volume Luscious Bodifying Conditioner ($14 shampoo, $15 conditioner;)
Nexxus’s shampoo and conditioner increased the diameter of hair more than any other brand we tested, so this set should add volume to almost any style. Several consumers noted that they liked the volume and body of their hair after using these products, which also made tresses softer, thicker, and more manageable. Most agreed that these products truly made their hair look thicker, though a few worried that their fuller hairstyles had a bit more frizz and flyaways.
2. Best Manageability
Bumble and bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($21 shampoo, $22 conditioner; salons)
The thickening duo from Bumble and bumble received the highest score from testers for making hair more manageable. Testers also rated this shampoo and conditioner set highly for increasing the smoothness, softness, and overall healthy appearance of their hair. They raved that Bumble and bumble’s products banished limp locks — one panelist even had a co-worker ask if she’d changed her style because her hair was so notably different. Take note: While these products thickened blond hair well in our labs, they did not boost the diameter of gray hairs much.
3. Nice Scent
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($11.50 shampoo, $12.50 conditioner; salons)
This hair-care duo received one of the highest scores from our testers for its lemon-sage scent. Further, Paul Mitchell’s shampoo and conditioner set earned excellent marks in the lab for its ability to thicken blond hair. Though these products weren’t able to thicken gray hairs as well, they still got great reviews from our consumers: One liked how her hair really felt clean, while another commented that these products didn’t weigh her hair down.
Chroma Sensitive is the 1st anti-fading cleansing balm to wash hair without washing away color.
Chroma Sensitive is an ultra-gentle, low-foaming creamy formula that reduces friction on the hair fiber, keeping the surface smooth, locking in color and boosting radiance.
L’Oreal Serie Nature Douceur D’Huiles recommended for Rebellious and Unruly hair Formulated to address the problems associated with thick unruly hair, Serie Nature Douceur Dhuiles Shampoo will help to restore your hairs natural smoothness and make it more manageable.
The ultimate 3 step haircare regime for your weakened hair, the Kerastase Strengthening Hair Pack. Combining Bain de Force, Ciment Anti-Usure and Volumactive Expansion Spray, your fragile hair will be transformed into locks boasting health and vitality.
Formulated with a dual action formula; Vita-Ciment and Vita Topseal, these 3 best selling haircare products from the Kerastase Resistance Force range will work to strengthen and nourish your weakened hair. Hair will benefit from improved strength, body, vitality and shine. The Kerastase Strengthening Hair Pack is the luxurious answer to weakened hair.
Everyday hair is exposed to damaging external aggressions such as brushing, blow drying and sunlight, coupled with the effects of repeated colouring and perming your hair can lose its internal substance and become weakened. This Kerastase Strengthening Hair Pack has been designed to combat these damaging effects.
It’s all about innovative beauty here this week: Blinc cosmetics creates waterproof ‘tubes’ around your eyelashes, Evis uses red and blue LED technology to smooth wrinkles, and Kroia skincare is based on color therapy.
Yves Saint Laurent’s limited-edition Bow Collection eye shadow palette is selling here for $16.99 instead of $60 this week. Plus: everything by Pop Beauty
is 50 percent off.
Sales of MLab anti-aging skincare, Borghese cosmetics, and Whish body products are all coming up on The Skinny.
Bath and body products
by Provence Santé open here on March 4.