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The best reparative products to ensure healthy grow-back of your hair, nails and lashes: Oribe, Grown Alchemist, RapidLash...

The best reparative products to ensure healthy grow-back of your hair, nails and lashes: Oribe, Grown Alchemist, RapidLash...

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Text: Azrin Tan


Cracked nails, split ends, straggly strands... and oh, don't forget that one tragic eyelash that you've spotted on your cheek just after you rubbed your eye a tad too vigorously. When it comes to the beauty beat, let's be honest: that #aesthetic doesn't come without a price. Your mane is tamed into submission with heat styling tools every morning; cuticles are dried out from constant gel manis; while lashes are burdened under layers of mascara or extensions. Let's not forget that with all the rushing around for our 9 to 5 schedules, there's sometimes barely enough time to touch up our lip gloss (on this front, thanks #masklife), much less maintain the overall health of it all.

And while a damaged nail or a frizzy mane isn't too much of a cause for concern, it can be when left in this state for long. Or worse, when it incurs further damage, thus making 'em unfeasible for your favourite treatments (see: extensions, bleaching, etc). So if you're thinking of stripping it all away and refocusing your efforts into upping your hair, nail, and lash health, here's some godsend products to help you slowly find your way back to ground zero.

Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque

Missing the good ol' days when you had virgin hair? Yeah, we feel ya. But this masque might just do the trick. Formulated with a bio-restorative complex comprising biotin, caffeine, plant collagen, and niacinamide, Oribe's Gold Lust Transformative Masque is one that's designed to nourish a solid grow back of your locks — especially for those who have been through multiple bleaches or color washes. The brand's signature complex of watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts provides your hair with added UV protection (yes, like sunscreen but for hair) and other environmental pollutants. Sooner or later, we think you'll be seeing a little more bounce, a little more radiance, and a little more shine to your tresses.

 

Virtue Perfect Ending Split End Serum

We've all been through our fair share of split ends and the irreversible moment of: "you need to cut it off", but if you'd rather be on the front of keeping your precious mane as intact as it can be, then Virtue's Perfect Ending Split End Serum might just be it for you. Crafted to tend to your brittle and damaged ends, the serum's one that promises a good repair of any broken strands. You can thank the brand's signature protein patent, Alpha Keratin 60ku, that catalyses the process of binding - precisely the thing your fragile, separated mane needs right now. It's smooth, lightweight and most definitely ideal for all you pals who's put your hair under some serious heat damage.

 

The Olaplex No.3

This one needs no introduction — especially if you're a regular bleacher of your precious locks. The bleaching and colour-ins are costly as it is, but spend a little more on the much-reliable Olaplex No.3 and you'll have a healthy looking mane even with all the rainbow shades on your head. Imagine an all-rounded conditioner that's dedicated to truly conditioning and strengthening damaged hair, building a situation where your mane is structured and rebuilt anew from within.

 

Grandelash MD Lash Enhancing Serum

This one needs no introduction — especially if you're a regular bleacher of your precious locks. The bleaching and colour-ins are costly as it is, but spend a little more on the much-reliable Olaplex No.3 and you'll have a healthy looking mane even with all the rainbow shades on your head. Imagine an all-rounded conditioner that's dedicated to truly conditioning and strengthening damaged hair, building a situation where your mane is structured and rebuilt anew from within.

 

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum

Need a more affordable lash lift? This potent formula promises more than enough — at a lower cost than typical options. A serum that's enriched with a unique concoction of peptides, biotin, amino acids, and panthenol, the RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum's packed with everything needed to rejuvenate your lashes and have them looking voluminous, healthy and even a tad bit fluffier once again.

 

Grown Alchemist Cuticle Oil

The glamorous manicure is just one way your nails might be feeling a little rougher than most i.e. the classic situation of not applying your base coat as religiously as you'd like. But if you're suffering from a consequential bout of damaged nails, then perhaps a cuticle oil might be your saving grace. Apart from simply attempting to cover it all up with yet another manicure, take to something like Grown Alchemist's Cuticle Oil to directly deliver the much-needed nourishment that your tips need. With its thoroughly hydrating ingredients such as shea butter and argan oil, your nails will be left feeling soothed and taken care of - as you work towards a healthy heal for them.

 

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Cuticle oils alone won't do the trick, you'll need to make sure your tips are getting a full stream of hydration along with it. And that's where this sweet-sounding cream comes in: Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream already sounds like it's going to be a luxe (and fragrant) moisturiser to your cuticles. Pros: It has a fair amount of vitamin E and sunflower oil to nourish those damaged, dull-looking talons that's been suffering under all those manicures.