Banish bad hair days with these innovative must-haves that will bring troubled tresses back from the brink. Whether it’s greasy locks, dry or brittle strands or something that will just make your wild mane more manageable, here are five of our S.O.S hair essentials...

Dry shampoo but not as you know it...

OUAI’s {Dry Shampoo Foam} raises the bar where dry shampoo is concerned. Being a foam instead of a spray mist, this game-changing 'cleanser' is great for the lustrous of lock... a godsend for those with thick hair, this takes a bit of practice (DON'T apply too much at once), but when massaged into roots from 'underneath', it effortlessly absorbs second (or third!) day dirt without leaving a tell-tale matte film. It smells incredible, and when brushed through from roots to the ends it lends lengths instant polish and a delicate, long-lasting fragrance. It's well worth persevering and, if at first you don't succeed, you'll quickly get the hang. A festival season essential if ever there was one.

Beauty sleep for your strands...

If your hair seems frizzy and parched after a night’s sleep, or if you have to wrap your locks before bed lest they become unruly, Briogeo's {Don't Despair, Repair! Gel-to-Oil Overnight Repair Treatment} will keep your tresses in check whilst you slumber. Infused with Briogeo’s signature NOVA complex in its purest, potent state, this cleverly cocoons your strands to seal in precious moisture, maximise hair's elasticity and help maintain the vibrancy of colour-treated lengths. Used once every week, simply wash hair in the morning for Rapunzel-worthy tresses.

The tailored de-tangler...

Our favourite brush that doesn’t damage damp hair is now available as a {Custom Care Wet Brush}, with three varieties of bristle density and resistance depending on your hair type. There’s the ‘Thin Hair’ with widely spaced flexible bristles for fine locks; ‘Normal Hair’ similar to the Classic Wet Brush, and ‘Thick Hair’ with densely-packed chunkier bristles to tackle coarse, textured tresses. It can be used on towel-dried hair, to give you more control as you blow-dry it, or to comb through a conditioner or pre-wash treatment.

The oh-so-stylish hair cocoon... 

A great way to keep your curls in place while you snooze is with {SILKE London’s The Silk Hair Wrap} which launched last year and has since earned a permanent place on our bedside table. Designed to be worn before bed, the 100% pure silk material protects the hair from abrasive cotton pillows, preventing breakages and 'bed hair' come the morning. Over time locks will look glossier and become more manageable between washes.

The brush through volume booster...

If your locks are looking a little lacklustre, Sachajuan's {Volume Powder} is designed to imbue them with a new lease of life. The finely milled spritz-on, root-boosting formula effortlessly absorbs excess oil and, when brushed through the roots adds instant, enviable 'oomph' to fine or flyaway hair textures. Essentially a 'backcomb in a bottle' (but much kinder to manes), this grants a gorgeous, off-duty-model effect that is sure to turn heads...

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