EDITORS' PICKT3 Cura LUXE Hair Dryer
This lightweight dryer has all of the bells and whistles you never knew you needed: Five heat and two speed settings, a volume booster switch and an auto pause sensor when you release the handle, to name a few. You'll be able to dry your hair in less time and your ears will thank you as it's much quieter than most dryers.
READERS' CHOICEDyson Supersonic
This dryer was everything I expected. AMAZING power behind it, dries hair incredibly fast and leaves my hair nice and smooth.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONHarry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer
Whether you're a blowout maven or a hot tools-averse hair newbie, this is the dryer for you. It's so lightweight and cute that pretty much anyone can use it with ease — and its mint green appearance will always put a smile on your face.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBabylissPro Rapido Professional Dryer
This dryer weighs around a pound or less and packs a huge punch in terms of dry time. It takes about 5 minutes to completely dry my long hair and it's not very loud at all.
EDITORS' PICKShu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Serum
This lightweight serum gives the perfect blowout. It imparts shine and smoothness to hair while protecting it from heat damage and humidity. And it smells amazing.
READERS' CHOICEMoroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream
Just a little of this applied before blow-drying makes an enormous difference in the look and feel of my long, color-treated hair. It's silky smooth for the first time in many years!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONOribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream
For a super luxurious blowout at home, look to Oribe. This cream has the classic Oribe scent and tames strands into smooth, shiny perfection.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONJoico K-Pak Smoothing Balm
I hate when I run out of this product. I have a cupboard full of hair products, but find this one the best to smooth hair. It is worth the money!!
EDITORS' PICKPureology Hydrate Sheer Condition
Looking to add serious moisture to strands without any weight? This conditioner has an amazing herbal scent and adds weightless moisture so hair is soft, smooth and voluminous.
READERS' CHOICEPaul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner
When my roots are oily and my hair is itchy from the wind and high humidity and 95-degree weather, this is what I reach for in the summer. It instantly cools the scalp and makes taking care of my hair that much easier!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONOGX Youth Enhancing + Sake Essence Conditioner
Did you know that sake actually has some anti-aging benefits? It stands to reason, since fermented ingredients are all the rage right now in the beauty world. This creamy conditioner adds softness and shine to spare, and the cheery silvery packaging will add some brightness to your shower.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONAussie Mega Moist Conditioner
Smells fantastic and the scent lasts all day. My hair felt so soft after the first time I used it — this is definitely at the top of my list now.
EDITORS' PICKIGK Sold Out Curl Priming Base Coat
A curl enhancer that actually works (without making your hair crunchy) is a rare find — luckily, IGK has you covered. Add a couple spritzes of this to damp hair and it'll help define your curls while adding some soft shine.
READERS' CHOICEDevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler
This is one of my most favorite curly hair products I have ever tried. I adore the coconut scent and the fact that this does not make my hair greasy or weighed down. I got more definition out of my wavy/curly/straight/confused hair than any other product before and the style made it through 2 days.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONL'Oreal Professionnel Siren Waves Hollywood Waves Defining Elasto-Cream
This serum helps create soft waves, whether you're heat styling or air drying. It defines natural waves quite nicely and helps create a little hold as well.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONMiss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls
This product is amazing. It leaves my fine, frizz-prone curls soft, silky and bouncy. A small amount is all that is needed. It does not weigh my curls down or leave them crunchy.
EDITORS' PICKPaul Mitchell Neon Sugar Dry Cleanse Shampoo
Have you ever had a dry shampoo that actually made your hair shiny? Well, this one does. It tames second-day hair (or third or fourth, we're not judging) like a dream, soaking up excess oil while helping your hair live its best life. You'll also love the sweet scent.
READERS' CHOICELiving Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
This stuff is incredible. It makes even sweaty, greasy hair look and smell fresh and clean. It's unlike any dry shampoo I've tried before (and I'm a connoisseur).
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONHair Food Sulfate Free Color Protect Dry Shampoo Infused With White Nectarine & Pear Fragrance
With its light, fruity scent, this dry shampoo is ideal for your midweek pick-me-up. It also happens to be sulfate-free and quite the bargain.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONDove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
Mmmm... the smell is heavenly! And this works like a charm to soak up grease. The affordable price is just the icing on the cake. Probably my favorite drugstore dry shampoo.
EDITORS' PICKLime Crime Unicorn Hair Dye
For some serious fantasy color that is vegan and cruelty-free, look to Lime Crime. The brand's Unicorn Hair Dyes give you the colors you crave while protecting and softening strands. The delicious scent is just the icing on top.
READERS' CHOICEOvertone Deep Treatment
The product changed my life and my hair! There is no better way to color and care for your colored hair, I know, I have tried them ALL and this IS the best!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONJoico Color Butter
This no-muss, no-fuss treatment makes maintaing color easy even for the laziest of us. It has major staying power and is very nourishing (a major boon for stressed-out, color-treated hair).
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONPravana ChromaSilk Vivids
If you have a tiny bit of skill and some pre-lightened hair, you can use this to create some gorgeous unicorn color. Grab some gloves, Vaseline and apply to the bleached sections (or allover, if light enough). Your hair will be so vivid and pretty.
EDITORS' PICKMatrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask
"Miracle" sounds about right. This mask helps tame even the most unruly of frizz, while adding silky shine to spare.
READERS' CHOICENeutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask
I have tried other deep conditioning treatments but none compare to this lovely product. It has various oils and butters to penetrate every part of the hair shaft and boy, does it do a good job!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONCarol's Daughter Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Hair Mask
Smelling a bit like an almond cookie, this hair mask will truly save damaged strands. Apply and let it sit to smooth fried ends and give you some seriously conditioned hair.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONAmika Nourishing Mask
This mask smells divine! It contains no silicone so the treatment ingredients actually penetrate the hair shaft, making it strong, supple and really shiny
EDITORS' PICKWella Professionals Oil Reflections Light Luminous Reflective Oil
Need hair magic in a bottle? This gorgeously scented oil lends softness and shine to your hair, adding in hydration without weighing strands down. Holy. Grail.
READERS' CHOICEPaul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
This product is my must-have for blow-drying my hair. It reduces the frizziness and the time it takes to dry. It makes it shiny and soft and doesn't weigh it down and you only need a dollop. It's great!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONOuai Rose Hair & Body Oil
The delicate rose scent feels super luxe when applied to strands. It gives a glossy sheen to blowouts and leaves hair soft and frizz-free. Bonus, it also does double duty as a body moisturizer.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil
Adds a ton of shine to hair! I used it on dry hair and it made it so soft and super shiny. It smells amazing as well.
EDITORS' PICKGarnier Fructis Style Frizz Guard Anti-Frizz Dry Spray
This genius spray is a miracle worker. A couple of spritzes tame frizz without adding any stickiness, dulling your shine or making your hair greasy. You're going to want to stash a bottle at work, your car, your SO's house ... and luckily, at this price, you can.
READERS' CHOICEMoroccanoil Luminous Hairspray
This hairspray adds a lot of shine, makes your hair feel good and it smells good, too.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONFekkai One To Hold Hairspray
If you're looking for something between a strong hold and a brushable hold, this hairspray is for you. It smells amazing and really sets your style into place without any crunchiness.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONGarnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Hairspray
I've been using this hairspray for a while now. It's cheap and smells great. I use it to fight humidity whether I'm air-drying my curly hair or straightening it.
EDITORS' PICKDrybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand
This reverse-tapered wand gives the perfect beach waves. The ceramic barrel heats up to the temperature of your choice to really make your style last. The iron itself fits comfortably in your hand and gets the job done quickly.
READERS' CHOICEGHD Gold Professional 1" Styler
It's amazing how fast it heats up and also how lightweight it is. I have medium hair and with this flat iron my hair was done sooo fast.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONHot Tools Wide Plate 1 1/4 Inch Digital Salon Flat Iron
Looking for silky straight strands on the quick? This flat iron heats up fast and uses minimal heat to get the job done. Plus, thanks to the ceramic plates, your hair will get a little extra shine.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONConair Infiniti Pro Curling Iron 1 1/4"
I always buy Conair curling irons because they are well designed, last a very long time, are inexpensive and easy to use. I like this one because it heats up quickly to any temperature I need and I love the automatic shutoff option so I don't have to wonder and worry all day whether I shut my curling iron off.
EDITORS' PICKSuave Avocado + Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioner
This nifty leave-in product is so good that you'll find yourself absentmindly running your fingers through your hair all day, no joke. The avocado and olive oil are perfect for pampering your strands and your wallet will love the price tag as well.
READERS' CHOICEIt's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
It says it does 10 things AND ACTUALLY DOES THEM!! The smell is so good I get compliments all day long and it makes your hair so silky and smooth you can't stop touching it!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONIt's a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Leave-In Product
Spritz and be amazed at how easy it is to run a comb through damp hair. You'll notice it's much softer and shinier than ever before.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONDrybar Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner
This leaves hair soft and smells soooo nice. Also, the aerosol-like spray nozzle makes it easy to mist your entire head with it — instead of just a couple of patches.
EDITORS' PICKHerbal Essences Refresh Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo
This micellar and blue ginger formula leaves strands feeling squeaky clean, minus the drying effects of a clarifying shampoo. Instead, you are left with soft, shiny strands that smell amazing.
READERS' CHOICEPureology Pure Volume Shampoo
This is by far the best shampoo I've ever used. It gets my hair clean and adds volume without stripping it of moisture.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBriogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo
This shampoo physically exfoliates your scalp, gently. You'll feel so refreshed, especially since the charcoal adds to the purifying power of the exfoliants — but don't fear, the coconut oil keeps it from being too harsh or stripping.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONHerbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo
I love the fragrance and it cleans my hair very well and keeps it shiny after showering. I can't live without this shampoo!
EDITORS' PICKR+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray
You can't beat R+Co for pretty-as-a-picture packaging and that's just one of this texturizing spray's charms. Formulated to be used on both wet and dry hair, it helps enhance waves with just a couple spritzes and scrunches.
READERS' CHOICEBumble and Bumble Surf Spray
Gives you great just-surfed-and-lounged-at-the-beach-like-a-goddess hair. Smells great and has never made my hair sticky or crunchy.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONVolaire Air Magic Texturizing Spray
It really does work like magic. Spritz your second-day hair and fluff for amazing volume and gorgeous piecey texture.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONOribe Dry Texturizing Spray
This is a great fresher-upper for your hair. It smells amazing, adds great volume to my limp locks and holds all day.
EDITORS' PICKKMS AddVolume Liquid Dust
A small pump of this volumizing serum works wonders to plump up your roots. Apply to damp hair and blowdry for extra lift and shape that holds all through the day.
READERS' CHOICESexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus
This product is easy to use and really does add a lot of volume. It really plumped up my roots. It smelled lovely, but not overpowering and most importantly, wasn't heavy.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONColorProof SuperPlump Thickening Blow Dry Thickening Spray
Specially formulated for color-treated hair, this volumizer boosts your 'do without adding any stickiness or stiffness. You'll love your hair's touchable texture.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONRedken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam
Gives mega volume without residue or build-up. I love the way it smells and it leaves hair shiny and bouncy!