Beauty

Hair Rescue: 10 Essentials for Your Shiniest, Healthiest Look Ever

Written by: the Editors of goop

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Updated: January 20, 2022

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As we take our bodies into full-on detox mode, we like to do something similar for our hair, adding in nourishing hair serum, conditioners, masks, hair treatments, and creams to optimize hair health in every way we can. At home or at the salon, any repair beyond a cut involves moisture—and, ideally, a little gentle heat. If you’re detoxing in the tub, take that steamy twenty minutes as the perfect opportunity for a softening, shine-boosting hair mask. Likewise, if you’re about to do yoga or Tracy Anderson or simply sweat in an infrared sauna, take advantage of the heat you’ll generate (it helps oils and nutrients really sink into your hair) and run a little conditioner or clean hair oil through your hair before you start. You can also achieve a similar effect with a hair-dryer, using heat to supercharge the oil or cream. Below, our top ten products for real results: smoother, shinier, silkier, healthier-looking hair.

  1. NOURISHING MASK

    Made with ultrahydrating ungurahua (a source of omega-9), rahua (the brand’s signature), and sunflower-seed oils, plus gleam-inducing shea butter, it’s great to do once a week: Work it in after shampooing, comb through, leave in for ten minutes or so, and rinse out. The benefits: immediate shine and all-around silkiness.

    Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask, goop, $44
    Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask goop, $44
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  2. CUTTING-EDGE HAIR-DRYER

    Sleek and minimalist and almost unbelievably light, the dryer comes with two different-size nozzles and a diffuser, so creating just about any look goes more smoothly than ever. It’s made with something called oxy active technology, which creates a vacuum effect, so it quickly dries hair.

    Ga.Ma. Italy Professional IQ Perfetto Hair Dryer, goop, $399
    Ga.Ma. Italy Professional IQ Perfetto Hair Dryer goop, $399
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  3. MIRACLE HAIR SERUM

    The secret to your shiniest, softest, healthiest-looking hair is this preshampoo glow serum that works like a dream. “It’s kind of a miracle on my hair,” says GP. “I leave it in for twenty minutes before I shampoo (I sneak in a workout while the serum soaks into my hair), and it smooths frizz and damage, softens and strengthens my hair, and leaves it so shiny.” Made with cuticle-sealing vitamin C, omega-rich sea buckthorn oil, and shine-boosting plumeria monoi oil, it’s a simple prewash ritual that discourages frizz, ramps up both shine and texture, moisturizes, and helps detangle, no matter what your hair type or texture.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum, goop, $48/44 with subscription
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum goop, $48/$44 with subscription
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  4. ANTIFRIZZ TOWEL

    For more shine and overall healthier hair, less frizz and breakage, plus a sped-up drying routine, this light, easy towel is an amazing solution. Super absorbent and soft to the touch, the Aquis will change the way you dry your hair—and seriously reduce frizz, not to mention help mitigate breakage in the bargain. Regular towels tend to be rough on hair; while this one is ultragentle, it also dries it faster. Wrap it at your hairline, tuck the ends in, and let it soak up the extra moisture for shinier, softer, frizz-free, beautiful results.

    Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel, goop, $30
    Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel goop, $30
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  5. SHINE-INDUCING SHAMPOO

    For the entire beauty team at goop—and together we represent pretty much every hair type—this ultrarich moisturizing shampoo all but guarantees a good hair day. Grown wild, hand-processed, and sustainably sourced from deep in the Amazon, the hair-nourishing rahua and ungurahua oils have been prized by indigenous women for their ability to moisturize hair, and the creamy baby-pink formula adds morete and sacha inchi oils to leave your hair fresh, revitalized, healthy, shiny, and bouncy. In the shower, the light lather releases a delicate passion fruit and mango scent—heaven.

    Rahua Hydration Shampoo, goop, $36
    Rahua Hydration Shampoo goop, $36
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  6. RICH CONDITIONER

    Made with ginkgo biloba, avocado, and jojoba oils, this incredible conditioner moisturizes and smooths hair, leaving it shiny and healthy. It smells faintly of cedar, sandalwood, and bergamot, and the chic (and gigantic) pump bottle looks fantastic in the shower or by the tub.

    Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical Conditioner, goop, $52
    Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical Conditioner goop, $52
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  7. STEALTH CONDITIONER/STYLER

    This silky, lightweight styling cream multitasks as a nourishing mask and conditioner. Made with organic herbs including marigold, rosemary, and lavender, plus sandalwood, cedarwood, and lavender oils, it smells fantastic and leaves any hair type with the best texture.

    Sangre de Fruta Botanical Hair Elixir, goop, $96
    Sangre de Fruta Botanical Hair Elixir goop, $96
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  8. SMOOTHING BRUSH

    Made with beechwood pins, this brush smoothly detangles even thick hair and gently massages your scalp. The handle is made of wood, too, so it’s strong enough to help work through knots without causing breakage. It also prevents static for smoother-looking hair, and the bristles feel absolutely amazing on your scalp.

    Crown Affair The Brush No. 002, goop, $62
    Crown Affair The Brush No. 002 goop, $62
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  9. NEXT-TO-NOTHING DRY SHAMPOO

    We love everything about this brilliant unscented formula: the way it works instant magic with just six ingredients, how effortlessly refreshed it leaves hair, and even how cute it is. Finely milled rice and tapioca powders absorb oil and neutralize odor invisibly—the powder comes out of the bottle white, but turns colorless once you work it in with your fingers, so it’s great for every hair color and texture—while fulvic acid nourishes the scalp.

    Act + Acre Plant Based Dry Shampoo, goop, $22
    Act + Acre Plant Based Dry Shampoo goop, $22
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  10. MOISTURIZING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

    A new secret weapon for silky-smooth, frizz-free hair, this leave-in, prestyle treatment moisturizes and tames flyaways, leaving hair soft and more manageable. It feels like practically nothing when you apply it to your (towel-dried) hair, but it’s super moisturizing, delivers great heat protection, and, best of all, is made with special cationic conditioners that smooth frizz like magic. Made with camellia-seed oil, provitamin B5, hydrolyzed milk proteins, vitamin A, edelweiss extract, and powerful botanicals, it’s super nourishing, especially for frizzy hair types, which can be fragile. Bonus: Use it on your ends once your hair is dry to twist away an errant flyaway or give more control or texture.

    Grown Alchemist Smoothing Hair Treatment, goop, $49
    Grown Alchemist Smoothing Hair Treatment goop, $49
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