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We all want hair that smells good, radiates shine, is easy to style and feels healthy. Stock your beauty arsenal with these high-performance hair care products that are loved by stylists and editors alike.
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The "How Did I Ever Live Without This" Texture Spray
Part dry shampoo, part hairspray, OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray ($26) gives strands serious volume that won’t fall flat. An undeniable necessity for second-day hair and messy beach waves, it also soaks up oily spots in a flash.
Ultimate Curl Tamer
Boasting the brand’s signature scent and ingredient, argan oil, Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream ($34) gives curly hair the ability to stave off frizz so curls stay in place all day.
The Modern-Day Flat Iron
A next-level straightening iron of sorts, InStyler Glossie Ceramic Styling Brush ($80) creates pin-straight strands in a healthier way because heat is consistent throughout the surface of the ionic bristles as you brush the tool through your hair.
Save Your Strands
Any stylist will tell you not to expose your hair to heat without prepping it with a heat protector. Wella EIMI Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray ($18) creates a shield of sorts between your locks and your trusted iron or dryer to prevent split ends and dry hair.
Light-As-Air Hair Oil
Too many hair oils leave a thick residue on the hair and give it a weighed-down look, but not VERB Ghost Oil ($16). Apply it from root to tip and watch your hair transform into sleek strands without any sign of frizz, and of course, no evidence of oil left behind.
Won't Weigh Your Hair Down Leave-In Conditioner
Miracle Leave-In Product ($19) is like a cure-all of sorts for consistently dull, dry locks that crave serious moisture. Besides leaving hair soft and glossy, it also adds a layer of nourishment to strengthen strands long-term.
Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray ($42) converts limp, do-nothing locks into perfectly heightened hair by adding lift at the roots for a megawatt style that won’t fall flat. Bonus: The nonaerosol spray pump dispenses the perfect amount of product right where you need it most.
Must-Have Shampoo for Colored Strands
If you’ve spent hundreds on attaining perfect color, it’s worth it to splurge on a sulfate-free shampoo that safeguards your color—especially from the sun—like Alterna Caviar Infinite Color Hold Shampoo($34).
When time is of the essence, reach for a co-cleanser that does the job of a shampoo and conditioner in a single step. We’re partial to SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser ($12), a natural-based one that lends itself to serious cleansing without stripping much-needed oil from your hair.
For a Salon-Worthy Blowout
Like a BB cream for your hair, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Blow Dry Beautifier BB Hair Serum ($39) makes bouncy, shiny strands possible. Simply smooth it on wet hair and blow-dry (you can reactivate it with heat) for hair that looks flawless but not overloaded with product.