New from Aveda is its Pure Abundance Style-Prep, a spray made from passion fruit, rice and acacia, scented with jasmine and peppermint ($24).

Targeted treatments

Regular special hair treatments are like facials for the hair — crucial to maintaining the overall appearance and health of hair. A number of new products are designed for specific issues such as hair loss and dry scalp.

Leonor Greyl's Huile de Palme ($49), made from organic palm oil, has something of a cult following for the way it restores hair exposed to sun, wind, salt and straightening treatments. (Blogger Megan O'Brien, of, once accidentally smashed the bottle, crouched down and let her hair soak it all up, shattered glass notwithstanding, rather than let a drop go to waste.)

New from H2PRO is the Next 1 Minute Hair Treatment, containing jojoba extract, acai oil and shea butter, for those who have overdone it with chemical treatments and styling tools ($18).

Biologique Recherche's Lotion Keractive is a leave-in treatment to fortify hair fiber and make it easier to comb and style dry or fragile hair ($52).

Garnier Fructis' Fall Fight is a three-step system for breaking and falling hair. The company promises that use of the shampoo, conditioner and anti-breakage spray can save up to 1,500 strands a month ($3.99 to $5.99).

Using conventional soap-based shampoos can lead to dry or irritated scalp, something that the new Sebamed Everyday shampoo and Hair Repair conditioner are out to rectify, using a combination of vitamin B5, avocado oil and silk protein ($12.99 each).

From the Black 15-in-1 line comes a set of Twice a Week shampoo, conditioner and Miracle Hair treatment, loaded with sunflower seed extract, keratin, argan oil and other ingredients to strengthen the hair shaft, lock in moisture and protect against sun damage ($20 to $22 for a kit containing all three products).

Caffeine and capsaicin are at the heart of ThermaScalp, a caffeinated hot pepper anti-itch dandruff spray that also guards against UV damage. Other ingredients include saw palmetto, pygeum and olive leaf ($14.99).

Keranique's fortifying mousse protects hair against the damaging effects of the sun and provides thermal protection from curling irons and blow dryers. It also adds body and helps detangle and prevent breakage ($20). The brand's Volumizing lifting spray also provides sun protection while it lifts and holds thinning hair ($20).

The 1-Minute Nourishing Repairing Mask from Yves Rocher is part of its new organic line. The product uses organic oat milk, shea butter and ylang-ylang to restore body and vitality, bringing hair back to life in 60 seconds ($10.95).

Bio Supplements offers treatment-oriented products to guard against UV damage, frizz and dandruff. Their Mocha Cappuccino shampoo, conditioner and Hair Masque use rich cocoa extracts to restore dehydrated and damaged hair ($18 to $26).


Rinsing hair with flat beer once was a popular do-it-yourself way to boost hair volume. Now the beverage is back in a more sophisticated way.

From Lush comes Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo, at right, which uses organic vegan stout beer to pile on the protein for that full-hair look ($9.95 to $29.95, depending on size).

The hops in beer are used in Blind Barber's 90 Proof hair pomade ($22) for thickening and styling. The brand also has a 60 Proof Hair Wax ($22) for a light hold — run a dollop through hair for a bit of polish.