9 Hair Products for Your Everyday Routine
Living Proof Style Lab Flex Hairspray
Here’s another counter space and sanity saver: a spray that protects wet hair from the hot onslaught of the blow-dryer and styling iron but can also be used the old-fashioned way, to keep your finished style in place without making it look shellacked or feel stiff. Yes, you can actually run your fingers through your hair after using it.
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Curl Defining Butter
We love the trend of celebrating hair’s natural texture! The trick is getting a gorgeous curly mane without a ton of time or hassle—or multitudes of products. This rich styling cream (apply it to damp hair before air-drying) uses natural oils like avocado and jojoba to nourish thirsty curls, while hydrating honey, agave nectar and beeswax make them super manageable.
OUAI Haircare Rose Hair & Body Oil
The idea of slathering hair serum all over your body sounds, well, insane. But this silicone-free lightweight oil—with shea butter and rosehip, sunflower and apricot kernel oils—was made to be used head to toe. Mist it on your palms and run them over your styled hair, then over legs and shoulders to add a subtle sheen. The floral fragrance—with notes of rose, bergamot, cedar and musk—is so good, you might make it your perfume too!
Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme
If you have fine, curly hair, then you know the effortlessly tousled look ain’t so effortless. When you air-dry, your hair can turn into a frizzy fluff ball, but curl products weigh strands down and leave them feeling as crunchy as dried ramen noodles. Bumble’s curl cream banishes these side effects. Moisturizing but not greasy, it tamps down frizz and creates defined curls and waves. Tip: A little goes a long way. Start with a dime-sized amount and apply from the ends up.
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-in Conditioning Spray
We love an overachiever that also declutters the bathroom (take a lesson, kids!). This ultrafine moisturizing mist conditions, detangles, fights frizz and refreshes limp curls—all while smelling delicious, thanks to coconut and rosehip oils and flower extracts.
Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Styling your hair with a blow-dryer and a round brush is a feat of coordination worthy of Cirque du Soleil. Also? It takes forever. This cool time-saver gives you smooth, big-body salon-quality results and is about as easy as brushing your hair (really!). Because the oval brush is big, it works best on hair that’s shoulder length or longer.
Aveeno Fresh Greens Blend Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo does more than eke an extra day (or three) out of a blowout. It absorbs oil, adds texture and creates volume at the crown. This one freshens your hair with cucumber extract, rosemary leaf and peppermint oils, and has colloidal oatmeal to soothe a dry scalp.
Garnier Fructis 1 Minute Hair Masks
Applying a hair mask in the shower for 10 whole minutes? Fuggedaboudit! So check out these three nourishing, smoothing one-minute options enriched with coconut oil, avocado oil or papaya extract (think of them as healthy smoothies for your hair). If your strands are feeling fried, use this as your regular conditioner, or rub some into damp ends as a leave-in frizz fighter.
Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir
The trend of skin care for your scalp is so smart. It is, after all, the foundation of healthy hair. Keep your scalp hydrated and refreshed—especially if you shampoo infrequently or have braids or cornrows—with this leave-on spray loaded with moisturizers and dandruff-fighting zinc pyrithione.