Best for kinky, curly hair - Mizani Supreme Oil, $25 Heavy-duty oils like avocado and apricot make this formula ideal for the driest of hair types. We found that the teensiest bit goes a long way, so spread a little through damp hair, then dab just a touch on ends as needed. "Just one drop helped my kinky curls air-dry completely frizz-free." —Tiffany Blackstone, deputy editor
Best for hot-tool addicts - Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment, $12.99 A slew of our testers were crazy for this super-light, heat-protecting oil. Worked through pre-styling, it made everything from fine, straight hair to thick curls silkier and softer. "I used it every day before flat-ironing, and my hair was healthier in a week." —Molly Klinefelter, copy editor
Best for fine hair - Pantene Advanced + Keratin Repair Keragloss Oil Mist, $13.99 It's geared toward all hair types, but we found that this protein-rich spray, which also helps strengthen hair, was the ideal choice for skinny strands. Just mist a little into your palms, then smooth over the length of damp or dry hair. "I loved the shine, and the spray made it easy to control how much I used." —Cristina Pearlstein, fashion editor
Best for dyed hair - Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Color Illuminate 5-Action Hair Elixir, $5.99 This is designed to restore shine to color-treated hair—but we took it on a humid Caribbean vacation and discovered it also nixes frizz and keeps salt and chlorine from turning your shade brassy. "It made my fine blonde hair more luminous—and not at all weighed down." —Victoria Kirby, beauty director
This leave-in conditioner provides "buttery soft texture" without buildup. Okay, we're listening. "This multitasker makes achieving beautiful, frizz-free, moisturized curls easy," says co-founder Miko Branch. "The lightweight, nutrient-rich formula coats strands so they’re protected from heat stylers and banishes frizz without weighing hair down."
This Curl Cream is a great friend for those days that demand seroiusly bouncy curls that last. And don't ya love the name! (Schwarzkopf got2b Kinkier Gloss 'N Define Curl Cream, $4.22, Walmart.com)
This dry shampoo is comprised of tapioca, which expands your volume without leaving your hair feeling powdery or dull. Plus, it smells delicious! (Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo, $6.99, Walgreens.com)
The Romans knew what they were talking about. We're all about getting oiled up, specifically with this olive oil-infused serum that smoothes split ends. (Umberto Roman Oil Serum, $11.99, Target.com)
A hairspray that fights humidity, tames frizzies, and also gives great hold. It's really all we could ever ask for. (Garnier Fructis Sleek Style & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $3.47, Walmart.com)
The average woman spends about $300 a year or more on styling products, but most of us are not reaping the full benefits! Just like you let your conditioner sit in your hair a little longer to give it time to work it’s magic, the same is true for your styling products. After combing your hair out of the shower, apply your products right away and let them absorb into your strands for about 10 minutes before you break out your hair dryer and other various styling tools.
Redken Guts 10 volume spray foam - Root Volumizing Spray. #1 Best selling root volumizing spray, suitable for all hair types. Gives hair roots volume like no other while providing a natural feel and texture. This volumizing hair spray controls frizz and adds flexibility to hair.
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap / Distressed Hair Treatment Leave in treatment for damaged hair, split ends and hair breakage for all types of distressed hair. Its enhanced formula repairs, strengthens and protects hair shine. Extreme Anti-Snap distressed hair treatment is an award winning product and one of Redken's best sellers.
Pureology Sea-Kissed Texturizer™ salt-free tousle mist Non-stripping, salt-free spray creates lightweight, day-at-the-beach texture with radiant shine. Added texture benefit when layered without adding weight or stickiness. Olive, apricot and jojoba oils help fill in the gaps on the cuticle to bring out optimum brilliance. Strengthening AntiFade Complex Keravis-infused complex provides internal and external strengthening for breakage protection and optimum colour retention.
Redken Full frame 07 - protective volumize mousse. Volumizing hair mousse for all-over hair volume with a soft finish. Adds volume at lengths & ends. Rich, velvety foam builds body and moisturizes.Styling protection from UV rays, heat, humidity & color fade.Exclusive Bonding System for long-lasting protection that is easy to wash out. Never stiff or heavy. Suitable for dry & fine hair.
NUTRITIVE SÉRUM OLÉO-RELAX Smoothing oil for taming rebellious hair, providing long-lasting frizz control. Reduces volume and detangles hair. Provides smoothness with long-lasting frizz protection.Leaves hair glossy, shiny and soft. Tames rebellious hair.
EverStyle Texture Series Beach Spray - Styling Spray. Sea-Salt Infused. For Textured Waves. This styling spray leaves hair softly tousled and texturized without any build up. No uptight style. Just sexy, windswept waves. All Day Beach Waves, Alcohol Free, 100% Vegan, No Synthetic Dyes
NUTRITIVE CRÈME OLÉO-CURL Curl enhancing leave-in cream that defines curls and controls volume for dry, curly hair. Defines curly hair. Helps to create flowing, natural curls while controlling volume. Eases detangling and leaves hair lightly nourished, supple, and soft. Fights humidity and gives curls optimal shine from roots to ends.
If you have aging hair…try: Pantene Expert AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment ($14) When it comes to your anti-aging efforts, your hair needs some attention too. This serum contains ingredients like caffeine, panthenol and polymers that will help plump up your strands to make your hair appear fuller.
If you have dry hair…Try: OJON Rare Blend Oil Moisture Therapy ($35) For hair that’s so dry it’s practically screaming for moisture, reach for this pretty oil. All you have to do is shake up the three layers, apply a small drop to your hair and let it work it’s magic. The mixture of Ojon, Tahitian Monoi, grapeseed and ximenia oils will hydrate, smooth, strengthen and soften your hair.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, $9.99 - TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.1* Why: "I used another lightening spray years ago, but it not only turned my hair an interesting shade of orange, it turned it to straw. Oh yes, and the smell was terrible! This product is the total opposite. he color is pure and almost crystalline in shine. It also leaves my hair soft and conditioned so there is no straw head! And the scent is very pleasant."
Aging Hair Signs And How You Can Treat Them - Eggs Vitamin D is great for your hair, says Ellery. Eggs -- the whole egg mind you -- are a good source for this vitamin.
Aging Hair Signs And How You Can Treat Them - Dermatologists treating hair loss look at your ferritin levels, which detect if your body has a good level of iron and the health of your hair, explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. Help get those ferritin levels up by eating bok choy, which is rich in iron.