One of the biggest things when I moved to the United Kingdom was realizing that no only the configuration of sockets / plugs is different but also that the energy power is different. What does that mean? When you plug in a nice straighter or hairdryer, even with a converter, there is a high likelihood it will fry it. :(. Thus in the UK I have products and tools that are perfectly fine, but I am lusting after as my coconut oil treatments only go so far. Here is my current luxury haircare wishlist:
1 | Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – The top of my list is the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer which will set you back $399 but after having used it, I am still hovering on buying it! It dried my hair so much faster than normal dryers and even though I did not put any product in, it left it much smoother. And after reading reviews I absolutely believe that it prevents hair damage especially as it measures the air temperature 20 times every second and auto- controls heat distribution. You can head to any site to read the rave reviews or to check out the more precise specs but you can find it here in the US and here in the UK.
2 | KÉRASTASE Elixir Ultime Oil Serum – I have always been hesitant to put oils on my hair, concerned it would make them too greasy but this fast-absorbing hair oil is used as a pre-shampoo treatment-to prevent stripping your hair of natural moisture. If you are willing to make the splurge a 3.4oz bottle is available at Sephora for $50.
3 |Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hair Brush – While being a British brand this brush is still incredibly popular in the US and is unique because it is made up of boar-bristle–and–nylon brush strands. This special combination is said to create less friction and separation in the hair than with a traditional brush and that is is a scalp stimulator which is said to encourage hair growth. Both of these sound excellent to me! And the reason I do not have this brush? It is $240, and yes, that is for one hairbrush, truly luxury haircare. But in case that is your jam, your can find it here.
4 | AQUIS Original Hair Turban – This microfber hair drying towel has been on the market for a few years and AQUIS get great reviews. I would imagine this is because of the two unique selling points, the first is that it promises that your hair will go from wet to damp 50% faster and that the mircofiber is much more gentle on your hair, helping minimize damage and breakage. If you are in the market here is where you can buy it in the US and in the UK.
5 | T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand – As I mentioned in the intro I have had to find new tools here in England and one I still have not found a good dupe of is a curling iron. I have been lusting after this curling iron for ages especially as it has three different sizes; a tapered option, a 1” barrel, and a 1.5” barrel to create all sorts of looks! If you are in the market you can find it here if you are in the US or alternatively they sell it at Selfridges in the UK.
6 | DryBar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush– In New York one of my favorite places is Dry Bar for an amazing blowout and they use their own tools to create pretty, polished looks. This tool is one of their best sellers and it amazingly combines the heat of a flat-iron with the structure of a paddle brush to create a smooth, frizz-free look while saving you a few steps. Oh, and a 60-minute automatic safety shut-off is always a great idea in my life! You can buy it directly from Drybar for $145.
Realistically the only way I will be getting one of these soon is if I put it on my wedding registry (and I am not sure my fiancé would agree with that) or if I do a partnership like the one I did in 2016 (shown above) and get one for review purposes – wouldn’t that be nice!
What is on your luxury haircare wishlist?