Beauty Awards: These Are the Best Drugstore Hair Products of 2017
Find the right products for your hair type
Finding the best possible products in a packed drugstore aisle can seem daunting. Which is why every year, we team up with TODAY to test hundreds of hair, makeup, skin and body products to find the best of the best — for every need. This week, PEOPLE’s beauty and style director Andrea Lavinthal and TODAY contributor Jill Martin joined fourth-hour coanchors Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to announce the makeup, skin and body winners on-air during the show’s 10:00 a.m. hour. And today, the hair results are finally in.
Missed the show? Find every hair product our testers loved, below.
BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR DRY HAIR
This pair uses shea butter and a blend of oils to transform brittle, overprocessed hair into silky strands.
Buy It! Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo, $6.97; amazon.com; Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner, $8.99; walgreens.com
BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
If your shade is from a bottle, you’ll love this nourishing combo. It repairs damage and maintains that “just- colored” brightness long after your roots start to show.
Buy It! L’oréal Paris Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, $4.37; jet.com; L’oréal Paris Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, $5.05; jet.com
BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR FINE HAIR
Unlike most volumizing formulas, which boost body but strip away moisture, this duo leaves hair feeling full and healthy.
Buy It! Herbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Shampoo, $6.99; walgreens.com Herbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Conditioner, $6.99; walgreens.com
BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR CURLY HAIR
The most enviable curls are smooth, defined and bouncy—and that’s exactly what this system delivers with the added bonus of smelling divine.
Buy It! Not Your Mother’s Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Conditioner, $8.99, walgreens.com;Not Your Mother’s Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Conditioner, $8.99; walgreens.com
BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR TEXTURED HAIR
Whether your hair is relaxed, natural or transitioning, this argan oil-infused shampoo and its complementary conditioner leave hair soft beyond belief.
Buy It! Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Shampoo, $5.98; amazon.com; Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner, $6.99; walgreens.com
BEST SMOOTHING CREAM
For less than the price of a latte, this smooths all hair types without feeling the least bit greasy.
Buy It! Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-in Conditioning Cream, $2.94; walmart.com
BEST LEAVE-IN TREATMENT
This multitasker shields hair from the harmful effects of heat-styling, plus it detangles and fights frizz.
Buy it! Tresemmé Repair & Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray, $4.98; walmart.com
BEST FOR SHINE
Just a few drops of this oil gives hair a glossy sheen with the added bonus of an exotic floral scent.
Buy It! Garnier Whole Blends Illuminating Moroccan Argan & Camellia Leave-In Treatment, $5.47; walmart.com
BEST CURL CREAM
This conditioning cream tames unruly curls without sacrificing their natural shape.
Buy It! Sashapure Perfectly Defining Curl Cream, $12.99; amazon.com
BEST HAIR MASK
In as quick as one minute, this keratin- packed treatment revives damaged hair.
Buy It! Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask, $12.99; amazon.com
BEST DRY SHAMPOO
Our testers praised this spray’s lack of powder residue and were able to extend their blowouts way longer than they cared to admit.
Buy It! Kristin Ess Hair Dry Shampoo, $14; target.com