Hairstyle Files: Three ways to make your hair happy

How much can a product really improve your hair in just minutes? Readers put three miracle-promising products to the test to find out

Sometimes you just haven't got the time to give your hair the TLC it deserves. From masks to hot oils to brushing before bed, it can take time to get your hair looking tip-top.

But if you start with the right shampoo and conditioner, gorgeous hair every day will suddenly seem achievable.

We check out three of the latest shampoos and conditioners that promise to transform your hair from the first use, and with continued use can really help make a difference.

But why just take our word for it? We've asked our readers to put them to the test and let you know what they thought...

The multi-tasker

What: Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky RRP £4.99

We say: Head & Shoulders has long been known for helping tofight dandruff, but it's not a medicinal shampoo. You can use Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky continuously on your hair to not only to help keep dandruff at bay and soothe your scalp, but also to leave you with soft, shiny, gorgeous hair.

You say: "I have been [using] this shampoo for a few months now and it does leave you hair 'silky and smooth' and it smells great too. It has eliminated my dandruff, I am very happy with this shampoo."
Anonymous - 5204306, April 2017

For more reader reviews of Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky, or to leave your own review, click here.

The lightweight conditioner

What: Pantene Pro-V Air-light Foam Conditioner RRP £3.00.

We say: Too often some conditioners can weigh fine hair down, but Pantene's new Air-Light Foam Conditioner nourishes your hair, without any heaviness. This makes it perfect for people with fine hair prone to greasiness, as it helps keep your hair bouncy and light.

You say: "This product is just fantastic. After shampooing, release a golf-ball-sized amount of the fresh-scented, luxurious creamy foam on to your palm and apply straight to your hair. It soaks in and nearly disappears in about 30 seconds. Then just rinse. So quick and easy and leaves your hair beautifully soft, smooth and silky. A little goes a very long way. Brilliant product - highly recommend."
Pinkfee, April 2017

For more reader reviews of Pantene Pro-V Air-Light Foam Conditioner, or to leave your own review, click here.

The detox

What: Herbal Essences Daily Detox Collection RRP £3.99.

We say: Our hair goes through a lot on a daily basis: from pollution to smoke to sweat, your hair can be left looking dull and greasy.

Herbal Essences Daily Detox collection is specially formulated to wash away impurities,
Each shampoo and conditioner is infused with mint oil to ensure a refreshing cleanse, plus you can choose from the scents of golden raspberry, white tea and crimson orange for a gorgeously exotic experience.

You say: "As a keen runner/gym goer I need to wash my hair daily and this has proven invaluable. My hair not only feels clean but also soft and my scalp hasn't been affected. I love the scent, not too overpowering but definitely there. So glad that I found this for my hair."
Cluckyhen, April 2017

For more reader reviews of Herbal Essences Daily Detox collection, or to leave your own, click here.

And if you love the Daily Detox range, you're also sure to love Herbal Essences' new Bio:Renew range, which uses a blend of natural ingredients including histidine, sea kelp and aloe to revive dull, lifeless hair. Look out for its release this month (June).

How do you get your hair looking its best? Let us know in the comments section below.