I’ve been trying out these two new haircare products from Living Proof and Phyto and absolutely love them both. One is a pre-wash sort of treatment that works to nourish and add shine to hair overnight and the other is a post wash hair serum/oil that controls frizziness and adds light moisture.
The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector ($28; sephora.com) is one that is to be applied onto hair (dry or damp) generously and left on overnight. It can be washed off in the morning or just styled as usual. I found the texture to be in between that of a thick cream and a lotion, easy to work with, so I use about 2-3 pumps, smoothen onto dry hair the night before I plan to wash my hair. It absorbs quickly and I haven’t seen any sort of residue on my pillow so far. Hair feels super easy to wash out the next day, super smooth without any need for a conditioner. I also like how manageable it looked for the next couple of washes without much need for a styling product. Living Proof does state that one application’s benefits lasts upto 5 washes, so once or twice a week is probably good unless you wash your hair everyday. Night Cap has the typical scent that most Living Proof Products have and completely dissipates once washed. It is silicone-free and a fabulous product to try this time of year, especially if you have fine hair that gets really frizzy.
The Phyto Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil ($40; sephora.com) is a post-wash, lightweight oil that I use before styling. The product feels like a super light, runny lotion that detangles and protects hair from heat. It does have an odd scent though, quite light and doesn't linger on, so not a big deal. Huile Soyeuse is silicone-free and does not weight hair down too much. It does soften hair really well and makes it easier to style without using too much heat. The glass bottle it comes in is quite heavy though, which is one too keep in mind if you are as clumsy as I am. The product itself is really nice to tackle frizziness and has the benefits of an oil without the heavy feel.