Personalised Hair Prescription: We’ve Got Your Hair ‘Mares Covered

Whatever your hair care woe, we’ve got the prescription for you

From dry and frizzy to greasy ends and sensitive scalps – everyone’s hair care problems are different. So we asked around LOOK HQ, to cover the basis of most of the common hair care woes, and find a perfect prescription for each and every one uv’ya.

Your Hair ‘Mare

Gabrielle Dyer, Beauty Writer – Frizzy Hair

Frizz happens to the best of us, but if you suffer from frizzy hair on the reg, it can be an absolute nightmare to tame. Caused by changes in humidity (yup, thanks central heating and extreme British weather) the hair swells, letting moisture to pass through and reshape the hair follicle.

Your Personalised Prescription

1. Smooth Klorane Leave-In Cream with Mango Butter, £12 on damp hair before styling

2. For lock taming on the go, keep Moroccanoil Frizz Control, £19.45 in your bag at all times

3. Wrap hair in a Silke London Hair Wrap, £45 before bed. The 100% silk fabric protects hair from the nightly friction that can cause frizz.


Chloe Burcham, Deputy Beauty Editor – Split Ends

From blow-drying, colouring and even brushing your hair – the daily wear and tear we put our hair through is endless. If you’re skipping regular trims (ahem, we’re ALL guilty of that) then damage the hair follicle can lead to split ends leaving your hair looking bedraggled and fine.

Your Personalised Prescription

1. Use a nourishing shampoo like Ouai Repair Shampoo, £22 to treat dehydrated ends

2. Smooth Aveda Damage Remedy Split End Repair, £25 into the ends of dry hair

3. Use a deep treatment mask like DOVE Regenerate Nourishment Rescue Crème Mask, £6.99 once a week to treat brittle hair

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Gilly Ferguson, LOOK Editor – Sensitive Scalp

Not the most glamourous of hair problems but one that we’ve all been faced with: a dry and flaky scalp. Whether it’s a sensitivity to hair products, down to your genetics or just the change in weather – dandruff is the devil. But we’re here to help.


Your Personalised Prescription

1. Use a shampoo that specifically targets the scalp, like SACHAJUAN Scalp Shampoo, £18

2. With tea-tree extract and essential oils, TRESemme’s Renewal Hair & Scalp Deep Conditioning Mask, £5.50 treats the scalp without drying out the hair

3. For a full scalp cleanse, exfoliate the scalp once a week with SalonScience Hydrafoliant Scalp Scrub, £12



Rose Owens, Art Director – Greasy Roots

No matter how often you wash your hair, some people are just prone to greasy roots. Team that with super dry ends and you’ve got yourself a not-so-winning hair combination.


Your Personalised Prescription

1. Use a cleansing shampoo like Kerastase Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo for Oily Roots and Dry Ends, £17.90 that will give your roots a deep clean, without drying out the ends

2. Dry shampoo is EVERYTHING, and TONI&GUY’s Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo, £7.49 is our fave rn

3. To treat greasy roots that just won’t go, use j.f. lazartigue Oily Scalp Propolis Jelly Pre-Shampoo Treatment, £24 which regulates the production of seborrhea in the scalp.

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Chloe Jackson, Fashion Editor – Fine Locks

Stress, hormones and yup- those genetics again, can all play a role in how much hair we manage to keep on our head. Sometimes, it’s just a case of not being born with a bouncy Kardashian-esque blowdry. But if you’re locks are looking limp and a lil’ bit lifeless, we’ve got you sorted…


Your Personalised Prescription

1. Use a shampoo with added fibres like Phytologist 15 Absolute Energizing Shampoo, £16.50 which stimulates the scalp to rebuild the body and strength of thinning hair.

2. For extra oomph, spritz roots with L’Oreal Elvive Root-Lifting Dry Shampoo, £3.99

3. Charles Worthington Thicker & Fuller 3D Boosting Crème, £6.99 creates the illusion of thicker locks and boosts hair’s volume by 3x!