The dry, harsh winter months suck every bit of moisture out of hair. But with the right shampoo, locks will stay in tiptop shape, whatever adventure you're planning. That's why we've invested in Jack Black's True Volume Thickening Shampoo, which – so far this season – has fortified our flow while simultaneously making it stronger, smoother, and healthier.
Free of sodium lauryl sulphate, a leading cause of scalp irritation (and all-too-common in drugstore shampoos), this organic product is certifiably delicious. Seriously: Jack Black products are developed with natural and organic ingredients – basil, nettle, sunflower seed extract – that sound ready to toss in a salad. The natural elements, coupled with antibacterial agents and natural oils, battle scalp irritation without the use of any intimidating, made-in-a-lab synthetics.
To get started, run a comb through your dry hair, which ensures that tangles are freed. Then, once you're in the shower, wet your head and work a quarter-sized squeeze of shampoo into your scalp. Massage gently in a circular motion for at least three minutes, which loosens flakes and dead skin cells. Don't rinse too quickly, though: Black's shampoo needs at least two minutes to get the job done. Once it's time to rinse, use cool water, which forces your cuticles and pores to close, protecting them from harmful toxins. [$19; getjackblack.com]