PEOPLE Beauty Awards: The 7 Best Drugstore Hair Products from 2018
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Whether your hair is curly, straight, prone to frizz or breakage, or you're looking for volume boost, we rounded up hair masks, shampoos, hairspray, and more to give you luscious locks without draining your bank account. Hundreds of hair products were put to the test, but only seven made the cut. The best part is you don't even need to make a special trip to get your hands on one of these treatments. You can shop all of these tried-and-true hair products the next time you go to the drugstore.
Best Hairspray: TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist
Finally, a non-sticky formula that delivers exactly the hold you want, from a little (Level 1) to a lot (Level 4). Whether you want a flexible hold that allows your hair to bounce or stay-put strands so your style lasts all day long, this line has you covered. Bonus: The formula is both silicone- and paraben-free.
Buy It! TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Level 2 Smooth, $4.99; walmart.com
Best for Textured Hair: Creme of Nature Pure Honey Twisting Cream
Score hold, definition, and shine with this nourishing honey-infused favorite. Made with pure honey, coconut oil, and shea butter — but not with parabens or sulfates. Apply a generous amount of cream to small sections of damp hair and twist to shape your curls. No need to rinse; air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser to finish your style.
Buy It! Creme of Nature Pure Honey Twisting Cream, $6.49; target.com
Best for Curls: Aussie Miracle Curls Nourishing Hair Mask
Whether you have waves or ringlets, using this coconut- and-jojoba-oil treatment once a week will leave them frizz-free and glossy. After using your favorite shampoo, apply a small amount to your palm. Work the formula through wet hair with your fingers. For extra softness, let the mask set for 5 to 7 minutes before rinsing.
Buy It! Aussie Miracle Curls Nourishing Hair Mask, $1.49; target.com
Best Does-It-All Styler: Kristin Ess Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm
This little stick can be used on all hair types to add shine, tame flyaways, and smooth ends. The coconut- and castor-oil-based formula is ultra hydrating. Apply the stick directly to your strands, or rub it in your hands and apply with your fingers. For an overnight treatment, use the included bun cap.
Buy It! Kristin Ess Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm, $14; target.com
Best Volumizing Shampoo: Suave Professionals Rose Oil Infusion
Best Deep-Cleaning Shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Charcoal Purifying Root Wash
If you live on dry shampoo, use this to give your scalp a much-needed detox when you (finally!) wash your hair. Notes of mint, lily, and amber delight the senses, while a blend of antioxidants and vitamin B5 nourish your locks.
Buy It! Pantene Pro-V Charcoal Purifying Root Wash, $5.99; target.com
Best Hair Treatment: Nexxus Keraphix Reconstructing Treatment
In five minutes this protein-packed formula revives even the most brittle strands. Thermal styling and mechanical stress are no match for this weekly treatment. Silicone-, paraben-, and phthalate-free, this drugstore find comes in a two-pack.
Buy It! Nexxus Keraphix Reconstructing Treatment, $14.99 for two; target.com
Photographer: Tory Rust
Hair: Jennifer Brent/Schwarzkopf Professional/Exclusive Artists and Wesley O'Meara/Kristin Ess/Honey Artists
Makeup: Emily Dimant/Tracey Mattingly and Evy Drew/IT Cosmetics/Exclusive Artists
Manicurist: Liang/Honey Artists
Jill Martin's Outfit: Jill Martin/Gili for QVC