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.
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."
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
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
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
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
20 Of The Best Hair Tips and Tricks (With Pictures)
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.