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Are you having a bad hair day? Well, nothing truly determines the rest of the day like our precious mane. It literally influences our moods and even day! Although we tend to pamper ourselves with a few sessions of hair treatments at our go-to hair salon, what if we need a quick fix? Besides, hair treatments can be pricey, and sometimes all you really need is the best hair care products to resolve all of your hair issues.

From hair oil, ampoule to a hair mask, Beauty Insider has gathered the best hair care products in Malaysia so that you can have a lustrous and healthy mane.

How to Choose the Right Hair Care Products for Your Hair Type?

Straight Hair

If you have straight hair you need to opt for the products that volumize the hair and prevent any products that are heavy. Although people with straight hair are blessed with a natural shine, their hair becomes greasy easily. Hence, dry shampoo will be a perfect hair care product to prevent such issues.

Wavy Hair

Wavy hair requires a product to tame the frizz without affecting the natural curl. Therefore, it is recommended that you opt for hair care products that are formulated to moisturize the hair and if you have wavy hair, ditch the dry shampoo. Plus, you need to invest in a good hydrating hair mask to further enhance the benefits. Besides that, avoid using any hair styling products that have alcohol and gels.

Curly Hair

People with curly hair are more prone to frizz and dry hair, thus in order to control the frizz you need to choose hair care products that moisturize your hair. So, choose the suitable shampoo and conditioner to hydrate your mane and layer it with styling oil or even a curl refreshing mist to define it more. However, you need to avoid using any hair spray as it can induce frizz.

Very Curly or Kinky Hair

The key to managing very curly or kinky hair is by using moisturizing hair care products. Use a heavy moisturizing conditioner to hydrates it and opt for a hair mask after you wash your hair to retain the moisturize. The rule of thumb is to use creamy hair care products and you can experiment with hair oils to add more definition to your hair.

What are the Ingredients to Avoid When Buying Hair Care Products?

We know that screening through the ingredients on the packaging can be somewhat confusing. Well, not everyone can understand the scientific terms of the ingredients (including us!). Honestly, most of us tend to rely on Google to search the particular terms but fret not as Beauty Insider has listed the harmful ingredients that you need to avoid. So, keep reading and save these terms asap!

  • Parabens
  • Fragrance
  • Synthetic colors
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
  • Toluene
  • Alcohol
  • Propylene glycol
  • Coal Tar
  • Diethanolamine (DEA), momoethnanolamine (MEA), and triethanolamine (TEA)

The Best Hair Care Products in Malaysia 2023

1. CURLrinting Fix My Curls Protein Powered Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Your curls are slowly losing their bounce and shine and need an extensive recovery? Then get your hands on this CURLrinting’s Fix My Curls Protein Powered Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. This protein-rich hair mask contains Amla, Quinoa, Avocado Oil, and Brown Algae Extract, which will help heal any breakage, restore hydration and revitalise your curls enough to say goodbye to frizz and flyaways. 

After shampoo, take two coin-sized amounts of the mask and glide them through your hair, starting from the roots and working your way to the ends. Make sure the conditioner is well distributed throughout your hair before rinsing it out 20 minutes later.

Why we love it:

  • Repair and restore damaged, weak hair
  • Jam packed with hair-boosting ingredients
  • Relaxing Cocoa + Rose fragrances

Price: RM 112.00

Where to buy: CURLrinting

2. OUAI Hair Oil

With 4.5 star ratings on Sephora, OUAI Hair Oil is the holy grail for a lustrous and soft mane. Enriched with African galanga root extract, ama, baobab, and borage oils, this hydrating hair oil helps to protect the hair from sun damage and retains hair color. Plus, it effectively prevents split ends and calms hair frizz. On top of that, you can lather the OUAI Hair Oil as an overnight hair mask for extra hydration. Is it one of the best hair care products? We think so too!

Why we love it:

  • Multitasking hair oil
  • Paraben and phthalate-free
  • Silky finish

Price: RM66.00

Where to buy: Sephora

3. OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment

OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment is one of the cult favorite due to its essential ingredients which helps to strengthen and protect the hair. Unlike any other hair treatment products in the market, it is created with the patented technology to rebond the broken disulfide. Formulated for every hair type, the OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector Treatment repairs the hair from within to prevent hair breakage and deliver a healthy shine.

Why we love it:

  • Paraben, sulfate, and phthalate-free
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Strengthen and repair damaged hair

Price: RM150.00

Where to buy: Sephora

4. Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner

Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner are a staple in every girl’s hair care routine. Its One Signature Shampoo features a sulphate-free formula that gently cleanses the hair from impurities while restoring moisture and boosting radiance to lacklustre tresses. Follow up your routine with the One Signature Conditioner, which effortlessly smoothes and softens the areas of the hair where your natural oils fall short. These products were also awarded the Beauty Insider Malaysia’s Beauty and Wellness Awards 2023 for Best Professional Hair Care 2023, Best Shampoo & Conditioner, and Editors’ Choice Award.

Why we love it:

  • Free of sulphates, parabens and phthalates
  • Hydrates each hair strand
  • Softens the hair

Price:  RM61.00 (each)

Where to buy: Watsons

5. Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque And Tangle Tamer Set

This hair treatment set by Coco & Eve is formulated with virgin coconuts and fig to nourish damaged hair due to styling, dyes, and environment. Loaded with shea butter, linseed, and argan oil, this hair mask will hydrate your hair and prevent split ends. After only one use, you will notice that your hair is silky and smooth.

Why we love it:

  • It comes with a tangle tamer
  • Delivers intense hydration
  • Restore the hair to its original condition

Price: RM200.00

Where to buy: Sephora

6. Melix Summer Rain Shampoo

Melix Summer Rain Shampoo is an award-winning product of the Beauty Insider Malaysia Beauty and Wellness Awards 2022 for Best Scalp Treatment (Oily Scalp) and Bloggers’ Choice. It is powered by botanical extracts like papaya extract, tilia tomentosa bud, mango extract, honey, pineapple and rosewood oil. These ingredients work together to deeply cleanse the scalp from impurities while balancing the excess sebum. Unlike other sebum control shampoos, this highly rated product does not strip the natural oils, instead, it keeps your precious tresses hydrated. With the peppermint scent, it provides an instant cooling sensation. Plus, it has a gentle formulation with a 5.5 pH, making it ideal for daily use and suitable for pregnant women as well as children.

Why we love it:

  • Provides deep cleansing
  • Controls excess sebum
  • Eliminates hair odour

Price: RM120.00

Where to buy: Melix’s official website 

7. de Balets deTangling Caviar Hair Mask

Crowned as the winner of Beauty Insider Malaysia Beauty and Wellness Awards 2022 for Best Treatment (Damaged Hair) and Beauty Insiders’ Choice, de Balets deTangling Caviar Hair Mask delivers a spa-grade treatment at home. Available in two variants of thick and stiff hair as well as thin and flat hair, these products are specifically formulated to improve the overall hair conditions. It features a cocktail of nourishing and hydrating ingredients like caviar extract, shea butter, green tea, camellia seed and vitamin E. This highly rated hair mask penetrates deep to intensively repair the hair and restore the moisture level, leaving your precious tresses silky smooth for up to 48 hours. Thanks to its lovely fragrance, it delivers a long-lasting scent.

Why we love it:

  • Infused with caviar extract
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Maintains 48 hours of smoothness

Price: RM80.00

Where to buy: de Balets’ official website 

8. Spaklean Amazing Collagen Scalp Massage Tonic 

All it takes is 30 seconds a day for you to get the hair of your dreams with Spaklean Amazing Collagen Scalp Massage Tonic. Designed with patented technology, it features a silicone brush that injects the solution close to the pores for optimal results. It is expertly formulated with essential ingredients that can alleviate the signs of hair loss, helping to accelerate new hair growth and stronger hair roots. What’s more, it delivers five amazing benefits in just one product including scalp massage, scalp nourishment, cooling feel, soothing effect as well as oil and water balance. As an award-winning product of the Beauty Insider Malaysia Beauty and Wellness Awards 2022 for Best Hair Loss/Thinning and Beauty Insiders’ Choice, it is a must-have in your haircare routine. 

Why we love it:

  • Provides scalp massage and nourishment simultaneously
  • Improves hair loss issues
  • Delivers cooling sensation 

Price: RM128.00

Where to buy: Shopee and Lazada

9. Ellips Hair Vitamin Hair Treatment with Jojoba Oil

Ellips Hair Vitamin Hair Treatment with Jojoba Oil is not only affordable but it makes your locks shiny and healthy. Enriched with Jojoba and Moroccan oil, as well as vitamin A, C, E, and Pro-vitamin B5, it repairs and treats damaged hair from styling. Just lather the oil and spread it evenly through your hair, you will notice immediate effect in which your hair appears glossy and manageable.

Why we love it:

  • Affordable
  • Suitable for damaged hair
  • Contains essential vitamins and ingredients

Price: RM6.40

Where to buy: Watsons

10. L’Oreal Hair Expert EverCreme Renourishing Butter

Infused with gardenia and flower oils, the L’Oreal Hair Expert EverCreme Renourishing Butter is ideal for people with dry hair. This hair mask instantly nourishes the hair in just one use by restoring the moisture level of the hair and ensure softness. Just apply it to your hair after shampoo and gently massage your scalp. Then, leave it on for about two minutes before rinsing it thoroughly. With consistent usage, you will notice that your mane is luscious and silky.

Why we love it:

  • Sulfate and paraben-free
  • Intensely nourishes hair
  • Suitable for dry hair

Price: RM47.00

Where to buy: L’Oreal’s official website

11. Mise En Scene Perfect Serum

Mise En Scene Perfect Serum is the go-to serum among beauty aficionados as it instantly smoothes your hair, making it the perfect product for a bad hair day. Formulated with seven different types of naturally-derived oils including argan oil, this lightweight serum also contains royal jelly and rose water. With its essential ingredients, this hair serum effectively strengthens the hair and reduces split ends.

Why we love it:

  • Infused with seven different types of oils
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect to detangle messy hair

Price: RM23.00

Where to buy: Lazada

12. Hair Recipe Honey & Apricot Moisture Hair Food Mask

Next on the list is the Honey & Apricot Moisture Hair Food Mask by Hair Recipe. This hair treatment is loaded with apricot extracts to ensure that the hair is moisturized and glossy. Besides that, it is rich in Vitamin C and E to keeps the scalp healthy. On top of that, it also features honey which is known as a natural humectant, thus, it retains the moisture in the hair. With its powerful blend of ingredients, this hair mask is definitely a sweet and delicious treat for your hair!

Why we love it:

  • Retains moisture in the hair
  • Leaves hair smooth and glossy
  • Infused with a powerful blend of ingredients

Price: RM34.80

Where to buy: Shopee

13. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

With 4.5 star ratings on Sephora, the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is a detox treatment, especially for your scalp. Infused with sea salt to promote blood circulation, exfoliation and eliminates impurities from the scalp. Moreover, this hair treatment is also enriched with active plant ingredients. Plus, you can even opt for the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt after your hair coloring treatment to soothes itchiness and removes chemical substances on the scalp.

Why we love it:

  • Detox the scalp
  • Deeply cleanse and hydrates the scalp
  • Suitable for oily and sensitive scalp

Price: RM95.00

Where to buy: Sephora

14. Yves Rocher Vinegar Brillance Shine

Formulated with raspberry vinegar and agave fructans, the Yves Rocher Vinegar Brillance Shine is the best-kept secret for shine and silky hair. This is by far one of the best hair care products if you specifically want shiny hair. Besides that, the Yves Rocher Vinegar Brillance Shine eliminates limescale deposits on hair to ensure natural shine. Moreover, it is enriched with agave fructans to ensure a healthy scalp and stronger hair. With its delicious raspberry scent, it is the perfect tonic for a luminous mane.

Why we love it:

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Silicone-free
  • Raspberry scent

Price: RM12.90

Where to buy: Shopee

15. Hair System By Watsons Rescue Hair Ampoule

Revives your lifeless mane with the Hair System By Watsons Rescue Hair Ampoule which delivers essential nutrients to repair and protect the hair from damage and dry hair due to environmental factors. Formulated with hydrolyzed keratin, this hair ampoule provides intense moisturization and tames the frizz for up to 72 hours. Bid your goodbye to damaged hair now with the Hair System By Watsons Rescue Hair Ampoule.

Why we love it:

  • Tames the frizz
  • Prevent split ends
  • Delivers intense hydration

Price: RM35.00

Where to buy: Shopee

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