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Best Drugstore Beauty Products

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Hair Amanda Flores, Associate Beauty and Fashion Editor

"I'm the go-to editor here for anything hair-related. Probably because I've tried—or am willing to try—everything and anything that claims to de-frizz, detangle or add the ooh to my ooh-la-la!"

Best Drugstore Hair Products
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James Worrell

  1. Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Styling Wand, $30
    This tool has earned itself a permanent spot on my bathroom counter. Protect your fingers with the heat-resistant glove—included with the iron—and wrap your hair down the clamp-free barrel to get the ultimate beachy waves.
  2. Garnier Fructis Color Shield, $5
    Switching shampoos was a must after dying my hair. Not only does it keep color from fading, it also prevents dryness.
  3. L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, $15
    Hands down, our department's all-time favorite spray. Major holding power, but never crunchy or flaky.
  4. Goody DoubleWear 2 in1 Ponytailers, $6
    Gold and glitzy elastics mean ponytails have never looked so polished. And grouped together they can double as bracelets. Très chic.
  5. Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Ultra-Light Moisturizing Treatment, $6
    This deep-conditioning mask is meant for once-a-week applications, but I use it every time I shampoo to strengthen against future damage.
  6. John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer, $10
    I keep this handy serum in my makeup bag at all times. The wand has tiny bristles that catch even the shortest of strands to keep my hair smooth, never greasy.
  7. Suave Professionals Volumizing Root Boost Spray, $3
    My always-limp locks need all the help they can get. A few spritzes add the volume I want for any 'do—whether I'm sporting a high pony or low chignon.
  8. Clairol Natural Instincts in Dark Auburn Brown, $8
    I'm a commitment-phobe when it comes to color so this demi dye is right up my alley—it adds a subtle hue that washes out after 28 shampoos.
  9. Batiste Dry Shampoo, $8
    My hair hero! I have a few bottles stashed both at home and at my office. It cleanses roots, and if sprayed all over also adds fullness and body.
  10. Ion I-Pak Hair Dryer, $80
    Not only does the sleek nozzle target frizz and leave my locks super-smooth, but it has an inside attachment infused with argan oil to add shine while styling.

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