Best alcohol free alternatives to get you through the rest of Dry January – plus hair care tips for limp locks – The Sun

IF you’re halfway through “Dry January” and flagging, here’s an incentive – finance experts say you could go on holiday with the cash you save.

Website MoneyComms claims the average couple can save £44 per week if they give up booze.

So we tried alcohol-free drinks to see if they hit the spot, as well as hair treatments for limp locks.


with Jane Atkinson

NINE Elms No. 18 is a wine alternative made from 20 different ­flowers, herbs, spices and berries.

The maker say it is best served with food so I tried it with a roast dinner and while it’s definitely not red wine, I did enjoy it.

It has a dry and fruity taste when drunk neat – but can also be used as a cocktail mixer.

  • Recommended. Available at, 75cl, £19.95
Treat yourself to Caleno's at just 39 calories per 100mlCredit: Josecoello Photographer

CALENO’S non-alcoholic “free spirit” is billed as a gin alternative.

Served with tonic water and ice, it’s delicious – zingy, zesty and tart.

The ingredients include juniper, citrus and spices – I could almost imagine it really was gin o’clock.

Refreshing, and at just 39 calories per 100ml it’s also not over-indulgent for those on a diet.

  • Available at, 70cl, £24.99

STRYYK have made three new ­distilled non-alcoholic spirits, Stryyk Not Rum, Stryyk Not Gin and Stryyk Not Vodka.

I tried Not Rum, which had raisin, vanilla and oak tones.

It is delicious topped with ginger ale and a lime wedge.

  • Available at, 70cl, £18


with Gabriella Stein


  • Phil Smith Glam Shine shampoo (350ml) & conditioner , (250ml), £4 each,

Both are infused with avocado oil, designed to smooth the hair shaft, and promising  super-shiny locks.

My hair was ultra-glossy after a couple of washes.

However, after regular use I found my roots became a bit greasy due to product build-up.

Sadly, this wasn’t for me.



  • Maui Moisture, Revive & Hydrate Shea Butter shampoo & conditioner, both 385ml, £8.99 each,

Ingredients including aloe vera juice and coconut water promise to cleanse the hair without stripping it.

Shea butter and macadamia oil are also good for damaged ends.

Vegan-friendly and free of sulfates, this left my hair shiny but not greasy.

Smells incredible and very affordable, too.

My favourite of the three.


  •  IGK Hair, Bad & Bougie shampoo and conditioner, both 236ml, £22 each,

This deep-repair formula is designed to revive damaged and chemically-treated tresses.

Amla oil nourishes while vegetable protein builds strength.

My scalp was left feeling healthier and not bogged down in product, with the ends left looking lustrous.

Pricey but it works.

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