Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Top 10 products for beautiful, healthy hair

Our expert panel - beauty writer and editor Megan Kirkwood, makeup artist Bahar Niramwalla and beauty writer Marilisa Racco - weigh in with their picks

1 of 10

Best shampoo: Kérastase Elixir Ultime Sublime Cleansing Oil-Enriched Shampoo, $40 at salons across Canada (www.kerastase.com). “Using a mix of four precious oils including camellia and argan, this shampoo nourishes hair, tames frizz and leaves behind an incredible shine.” – Marilisa Racco

2 of 10

Best conditioner: Biolage Exquisite Oil Creme Conditioner, $18.50 at Matrix Salons (visit www.matrixcanada.ca for locations). “This lightweight conditioner works really well on tangles and it’s almost weightless, so after a blow-dry, hair is soft but not weighed down.” – Bahar Niramwalla

3 of 10

Best cream styling product: Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong Strengthening Serum, $5.99 at drugstores across Canada. “This is my go-to for a successful blow-dry. It delivers hold, definition and shine.” – Megan Kirkwood

4 of 10

Best mousse: Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, $28 at salons across Canada (visit www.moroccanoil.com for locations). “This mousse gives body without that stiff, rough hold. Place it at the roots and blow-dry to get volume that lasts.” – B.N.

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 10

Best heat-protection spray: TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray, $5.99 at drugstores across Canada. “Anyone who uses a curling iron or flat iron should invest in a heat-protection spray. This one minimizes damage and leaves behind an incredible shine at a killer price point.” – B.N.

6 of 10

Best hairspray: L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Lumière Hairspray, $14.99 at drugstores across Canada. “This gloss-inducing formula has all of the benefits of the original Elnett with an added dose of shine.” – M.K.

7 of 10

Best texturizer: Lush Cosmetics Sea Spray, $12.95 at Lush (www.lush.ca). “The sea salt and sea water in this spray hold hair in place and add volume. It also doubles as a natural alternative to hair perfume that can be used a day or two after your blow-dry, thanks to the neroli oil, grapefruit and rosewood it contains.” – B.N.

8 of 10

Best hair oil: Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Replenishing Treatment, $21.95 at Matrix salons (visit www.matrixcanada.ca for locations). “I use this after a shower, before I blow-dry, as a moisturizing treatment and again on my dry ends to keep them hydrated. It isn’t slick or greasy and smells of fresh moringa flowers.” – B.N.

9 of 10

Best colour: Garnier Olia Oil Powered Hair Colour, $12.49 at drugstores across Canada. “This 60-per-cent oil-based formulation, which contains no ammonia, is my favourite at-home hair colour on the market right now – it’s nourishing and completely covers greys.” – B.N.

10 of 10

Best Treatment/mask: Phyto Secret de Nuit Hydrating Regenerating Night Treatment, $40 at select drugstores. “This luxe non-rinse treatment, which can be applied to dry or damp locks, is like a facial for your hair. It makes hair incredibly soft and it’s paraben- and silicone-free.” – M.K.

Report an error
Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at privacy@globeandmail.com.