Beauty Clinic: De-frizz me!

Q. I have really thick, frizzy hair.  The treatment I was using has been discontinued.  What do you recommend? A.  Talking to friends with the same sort of hair, the vote for treatment products goes to L’Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil, the original product which was so successful that it then spawned a whole range of hair care.

L'Oreal Mythic oilL'Oréal Mythic Oil is a lightweight product, enriched with a special blend of avocado and grape seed oil.  You can apply it after shampooing and conditioning, before blow-drying, to leave hair shiny and supple.   Our tester says that as well as leaving hair looking much more tamed and glossy, it seems to penetrate into the hair shaft imparting some longer-term improvement.

Mythic Oil also works well on dry hair: a few drops on your hands worked through the ends means they don't look like a ‘loo brush’, as one woman described it.

You can now find L'Oréal Mythic Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, also their new arrivals: ‘sparkling’ Soufflé D’Or Shampoo and Conditioner, which promise to add an extra twinkle to the shine and suppleness.

Sebastian Professional Potion 9, also gets a rave review from one friend with a lioness mane, who uses it before she blow-dries.  Described as a cross between a conditioner and styling product, this bestseller contains ‘active oil botanicals’ (plant oils in other words) plus a cocktail of protective agents to leave your hair shiny and manageable.

Aveda Dry Remedy OilWe also suggest trying the new Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing range, specifically formulated for hair like yours.  The range includes shampoo, conditioner, treatment masque and a new Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil.  This daily leave-in treatment is 99.9 per cent naturally derived, and claims to moisturise dry hair and ends instantly, leaving hair soft, supple and shiny.

• L'Oréal Mythic Oil/£16.40 for 125 ml at - buy here

• L'Oréal Mythic Oil Shampoo/£13 for 250 ml and Conditioner/£14.35 for 190 ml both at - buy here

 L'Oréal Soufflé D’Or Shampoo/£13 for 250 ml and Conditioner/£14.35 also both at - buy here

• Sebastian Professional Potion 9/£9.75 for 50ml at - buy here

• Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Oil/£17.50 for 30 ml at - buy here