People Beauty Awards: The Best Hair Products
BEST SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER
Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Rebalancing Shampoo and Restoring Conditioner: Enriched with a mix of nourishing oils, this duo is designed to add shine. And it did just that, even after heat-styling.
Buy It! Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Rebalancing Shampoo, $11.99, and Restoring Conditioner, $16.99; nexxus.com
BEST COLOR PROTECTOR
Nuance Salma Hayek Raw Honey Color Protect Hair Mask: Salma Hayek’s own hair could win an award, so it’s no surprise her keratin-infused treatment is receiving top honors for making dry strands feel silky.
Buy It! Nuance Salma Hayek Raw Honey Color Protect Hair Mask, $9.99; cvs.com
Motions Natural Textures Pre-Wash Detangling Butter: Testers with natural tresses report this miracle moisturizer—enriched with shea butter, coconut and avocado oils—easily unravels even the toughest tangles.
Buy It! Motions Natural Textures Pre-Wash Detangling Butter, $6.99; motionshair.com
Pantene Pro-V PowerFull Body Booster Spray: Amped-up roots. Sexy bed head. A topknot that stayed in place—all sans the stiffness of hair spray. These are just a few of the tricks this spritz can do.
Buy It! Pantene Pro-V PowerFull Body Booster Spray, $3.99; pantene.com
BEST FOR CURLS
John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam: We found an antidote for crunchy curls: a few pumps of this foam, which softly defines spirals while they air-dry.
Buy It! John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam, $9.99; johnfrieda.com
BEST FOR BEACHY WAVES
TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray: Let’s be honest: None of us gets “beachy waves” from the actual beach. We fake the look with a little help from this awesome spray.
Buy It! TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray, $4.99; tresemme.com
BEST DRY SHAMPOO
Toni&Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo: It absorbs oil on par with pricier versions and gives you a tousled texture that just might rival Gisele’s. And did we mention it smells sensational?
Buy It! Toni&Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo, $14.99; target.com
BEST FRIZZ FIGHTER
Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Smoothing Cream: Humidity no longer equals hair disaster. This weightless cream keeps even the most frizz-prone locks pouf-free.
Buy It! Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Smoothing Cream, $5.99; suave.com
BEST HEAT PROTECTOR
Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Detangling Thermal Heat Protectant Spray: This leave-in goes on light but forms a protective barrier between hair and hot tools. And with no sulfates or synthetic fragrances, it won’t do any damage of its own.
Buy It! Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Detangling Thermal Heat Protectant Spray, $16.98; walmart.com
Kardashian Beauty Hair Dryer: Sure, it’s pretty on the outside, but it was this dryer’s powerful performance that really won us over.
Buy It! Kardashian Beauty Hair Dryer, $89.99; target.com
BEST FLAT IRON
Remington UV Baked Ceramic Straightener: Meet the superhero of straighteners: It heats up in a flash, prevents sizzled strands with tourmaline tongs and nixes flyaways with a single pass.
Buy It! Remington UV Baked Ceramic Straightener, $27.99; walmart.com
BEST CURLING IRON
The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1: Once you try this foolproof iron, you’ll never again feel you need an extra hand to achieve flawless curls. It does all the work with the touch of a button.
Buy It! The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1, $129; target.com