L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Ultra Light, $20

When we read that renowned colourist Christophe Robin (Beyoncé and Anna Wintour are clients) stamped his tick of approval on L’Oreal’s Elvive Extraordinary Oil, we had to try it for ourselves.

Leave-in products can be risky business, so we opted for the ‘ultra light’ version which comes in a spray bottle to lightly mist the formula onto the hair so it’s quickly soaked-up and doesn’t weigh it down at all. Tick.

A quick spritz onto balayaged tips is all it takes to know that Robin is onto a good thing – the natural flower oils (lotus, camomile, flax, Tiare and Matricaria) leave hair feeling super nourished (minus the slippery, too-silky factor that we’ve never been fond of) and give it an instant vibrance boost.

Spray it over dry hair for an instant shine boost, before blowdrying or straightening to protect and fight-off frizz or pre-shampoo as a nourishing treatment mask. Winning.

By Carmen Hamilton.