Best Hair Products Under $10

Want to get gorgeous hair without paying for salon products? Here, our beauty editors share their favorite affordable shampoos, conditioners and other hair products.

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Aussie's Anti-Breakage Spray


Use before your post-shower comb-out to keep wet strands damage-free.

Available at drugstores, $5

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L'Oreal Paris EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme


A comb and this cream are all it takes to tame hair at the shore. Embrace the beachy waves look!

Available at drugstores, $9

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Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy or Curly Hair


Unlike similar products, this doesn't need to be brushed out, so there's no crushing curls.

Available at drugstores, $7

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Goody Simple Styles Bun Spiral


When iffy weather makes your hair hard to control, simply whip it into a loose chignon and twist in one of these spirals. Take that, humidity.

Available at Target, $7

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Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


Sick of dry scalp drama? Lather up and flakes and itch will be distant memories.

Available at drugstores, $5

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Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Style Heat Protection & Shine Spray


No more blowout burnout thanks to the micro-polymers in this spray. A little spritz and strands can take the heat.

Available at drugstores, $6

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Conair Bamboo Naturals Soft Rollers


Taking a few minutes before bed to set your hair in these rollers results in a soft, easy bounce the next morning. No heat required!

Available at, $9.99

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Umberto Shimmer Shine Spray


One spritz sleeks strands and tames any post-blow-dry flyaways.

Available at Target, $9

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Ion Anti-Frizz Solutions Leave-In Conditioner


It's non-greasy, smells delicious and keeps ends smooth.

Available at, $6.50

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Smooth 'N Shine Diamond Luster Poof Eraser


Give this product a permanent place in your pre-blow-drying routine—a few drops keep hair from feeling fried.

Available at drugstores, $5

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Tresemme Naturals Lightweight Mousse


The organic sweet orange, aloe vera and avocado extracts keep hair frizz-free without any crunchiness.

Available at drugstores, $4

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Organix Cocoa Butter Shampoo


The sesame seed oil can undo months worth of UV damage—and you'll adore the long-lasting tropical fragrance.

Available at drugstores, $7

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Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Hairspray


Damp summer air will no longer get the best of your hair. Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Hairspray will keep it frizz-free.

Available at Walmart, $4

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Renpure Organics Amazing Miracle Conditioner


This conditioner fixes the damage that comes from daily blow-drying.

Available at drugstores, $7

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So Cozy Protective Conditioning Mist with Sunscreen


Here's a beauty secret: Use kids' products. So Cozy Protective Conditioning Mist with Sunscreen works wonders on strands.

Available at, $6

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Sephora Pop-Up Travel Brush


Clever and cute—Sephora's Pop-Up Travel Brush snaps closed, keeping bristles separated from whatever else is in your bag.

Available at Sephora stores, $8

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Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Clean Dry Shampoo


A few quick sprays at the roots, and a day-old blowout is practically as good as new.

Available at, $9

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Blow NY Blow Out Nonstick Hairspray


This hairspray is small enough to carry around in a purse but packs major holding power. See ya, summer frizz.

Available at, $9.50

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FX Special Effects Surf Mist


With the help of FX Special Effects Surf Mist, you can play up your natural texture and work tousled, wavy hair.

Available at Walmart, $6

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FX Special Effects Tangle Out Instant Conditioning Silk Detangler


If you blow-dry relentlessly, use this detangler to make amends with your hair.

Available at Walmart, $6

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Pantene Pro-V Volume Root Lifter Gel


A quick spritz of this before blow-drying gives hair height that lasts all day and then some.

Available at drugstores, $4

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Sunsilk ThermaShine Shampoo


Indulge your hair with moisture-rich shampoo.

Available at Walmart, $5

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Dove Daily Moisture Treatment Conditioner


This super-nourishing conditioner makes dry, split ends a thing of the past.

Available at drugstores, $5

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Goody Tourmaline Control Vented Round Brush


This brush makes hair shiny and static-free.

Available at Target, $7

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Desert Essence Organics Coconut Shampoo


This hydrating cleanser is infused with olive oil.

Available at, $8.99

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Avon Advance Techniques Moisture Sleek Smoothing Serum


Finding a product that works on all hair types has been tricky, until now. Avon's new serum is the ultimate multitasker—it prevents frizz, smoothes flyaways and seals ends.

Available at, $5

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Umberto Beverly Hills Collagen Pre-Shampoo Treatment


If your hair never gets a break between irons and rollers, Umberto Beverly Hills Collagen Pre-Shampoo Treatment does major damage control.

Available at Target, $9.99

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Tresemme 24 Hour Sculpting Spray Gel


If you have naturally wavy hair and no time to blow-dry, rely on Tresemme 24 Hour Sculpting Spray Gel to boost curls.

Available at drugstores, $4.50

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Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo


Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo gives hair body hours after blow-drying.

Available at Target, $8

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

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Originally published in the December 2009, January 2010, February 2010, March 2010, April 1, 2010, April 17, 2010, May 2010, and June 2010 issues of Family Circle magazine.

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