The at-home products that delivered shine, hydration, and much-needed repair
The pandemic undoubtedly had an effect on the way we care for our hair. Unable to go to the salon during the earlier months of quarantine, some took the brave step of going the DIY route for haircuts and color touch-ups, while others let their hair simply grow out while waiting to see an expert. One thing is sure though, being in charge of maintaining our locks ourselves made us turn to good at-home products.
That’s why we made it a point to review and honor game changing hair care for this year’s Preview Best of Beauty. From cleansing to conditioning, to giving it some shine, the products that made the list certainly delivered.
Best Hair Care Products 2020
1. Human Nature Natural Shampoo Bar in Zesty Vanilla Delight
The all-natural formulation cleanses the scalp and hair thoroughly while nourishing it to keep tresses soft and healthy. All this and it helps lessen plastic waste, too!
Testers Review: “I enjoyed using this shampoo bar as it produces a creamy lather and a delightful scent. It leaves my hair smooth and has done well in dealing with my hair fall.”—Nikki Santiago-Rivera
Nature Natural Shampoo Bar in Zesty Vanilla Delight, P249.75, HUMAN NATURE, humanheartnature.com
2. Aveda Nutriplenish Shampoo (Deep Moisture)
Free from silicones, sulfates, parabens, gluten, mineral oil and petrolatum, this shampoo has a rich and nourishing blend of plant butters and oils that deeply moisturize and revitalize hair.
Testers Review: “My hair is at an awkward in-between place where I need to take care of my dry and brittle, bleached hair and nourish my roots. So you can imagine how difficult it is to find hair products that will take care of these two concerns well for me. But with this Aveda shampoo and its matching conditioner, I don't need to worry as much anymore. The duo is truly nourishing and its results can be seen and felt after one wash. My hair felt softer, looked healthier and shinier as I used it more and more! If you can overlook its strong, herby smell, like I did, I feel like you can love it, too!”—Steph Sison
Aveda Nutriplenish Shampoo (Deep Moisture), P1900, AVEDA, Greenbelt 5
3. Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner
Repairs and prevents frizz by rebuilding the proteins in each hair fiber, rendering it smoother, silkier, and stronger.
Testers Review: “Because of years of bleaching and coloring my hair, I’ve used hair treatments over regular conditioners to keep my hair healthy. What I love about Dove’s 1-minute treatment is the visible shine it gives my hair—especially my dry ends. Usual hair treatments make my hair soft and straight, but shine isn’t a payoff I typically see. It also doesn’t overly straighten or make my tresses look limp. There’s actually a bit of volume even if I don’t blow dry.”—Maura Rodriguez
Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner, P250/300ml, DOVE, Shopee
4. Cream Silk Rich Organic Power Fusion Rich Moisture
Cream Silk’s newest innovation has harnessed the power of nature by infusing organic shea balm, flora oils like Damscena Rose, Honeysuckle, and Hibiscus that leave hair feeling lusciously moisturized and smelling amazing, too.
Testers Review: “Cream Silk has always made stellar conditioners, and this one is no exception. It does, however, stand out from previous releases with the addition of plant-derived oils and butters, which makes the formula feel that much more luxurious even at its price point. Using it leaves my hair feeling soft and smelling amazing, to the point where I no longer find the need to use a hair serum or mist with a fragrance.”—Nicole Arcano
Rich Organic Power Fusion Rich Moisture, P262, CREAM SILK, Watsons*You’re invited! Preview is celebrating its 25th year with an online party and we would love it if you, our dear reader, can join us! Register and save the date on December 5, 2020, for the Preview @ 25 House Party. See you!