With endless options for hair care and hair styling on the market, some products really shine (and make your hair do too) while others don’t come close to delivering the amazing results they promise. Whether you’re a beginner or a near-professional, these tools and products are great additions to any girl’s vanity.
Below are some key categories to ensure your locks are sleek, shiny and that they stay put!
Hot Hot Heat – High Temperature Curling Irons
Sam Villa SLEEKR Professional Flat Iron, $229.95. With three head settings for hair types ranging from 375 degrees to 410 degrees, getting the right temp is as easy as turning a dial. The plates are rounded and smooth, which prevent snags and because Sam is Redken’s Education Artistic Director, each SLEEKR comes with a travel size tube of Redken Align 12 Ultra-Straight Balm.
Gold N Hot Smart Heat Nano Ceramic 1.25” Professional Curling Iron, $39.95. A traditional-style curling iron, this tool has four heat settings based on your hair type. The curling iron is very lightweight, making it a great option for travel. The custom heat settings make for long-lasting curls that won’t let you down.
Cool Tricks – Unique Features
Enzo Milano Ceramic Clipless Curling Iron, $109.95. While there is definitely a learning curve with wands, the result is worth spending a little time practicing. Fortunately, the Enzo Milano Ceramic Clipless Curling Iron comes with a special heat-resistant glove to protect your hands.
R Session Tapered Curling Iron, $49.99. A versatile and unique tool, the Rsession Tapered Curling Iron is very user friendly. The iron is tapered, and has several different functions. There’s a removable guide to help keep hair in place, a clamp for regular curling, and a tapered barrel for a fun new way to curl.
Amika Tourmaline Curling Wand, $179. Another great wand, the amika Tourmaline Curling Wand creates flawless, silky soft curls. This wand heats up super fast so you don’t have to wait around to get styling! In order to master the wand, this favorite also includes a heat-resistant glove.
Damage Control – Heat Treatment
Pureology SuperSmooth SmoothingElixir. Pureology is a top brand for maintaining color-treated hair. When applied to damp hair, the SuperSmooth SmoothingElixir leaves heat-treated locks soft and shiny – all while protecting your color!
Keratin Complex Infusion. A small miracle of sorts, Keratin Complex Infusion hydrates and treats damaged hair, leaving your locks silky smooth. The best part – you can use this product with wet or dry hair.
Blow Straight to the Point Straightening Emulsion, $21. Another great pre-heat styling product from our favorite blow dry bar in New York, Straight to the Point shaves minutes off styling time – no more fly-aways!
Maijan Pure Moroccan Argan Oil, $25. Locks feeling extra dry? Use this concentrated oil as a hair mask – apply to dry hair and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse, style and enjoy!
Hold It – Finishing sprays and polishes
Pureology InCharge with AntiFadeComplex, $26. What could be better than protecting your color while holding your ‘do? InCharge with AntiFadeComplex does just that. It is lightweight and provides a strong hold without giving hair a hard texture.
Shu Uemura Silk Oil Camellia Smoothing Fluid, $30. . This product is a definite must have. Fragrant, lightweight and effective, this product provides the perfect amount of shine and gloss while also helping heat-treated locks.
Amika Obliphica Shine Spray, $24. Add a layer of shine to your hair that simultaneously conditions and protects your hair from damage and pollution. A perfect finish to your perfect ‘do styled with the amika Tourmaline Curling Wand.
And there you have it. What are your favorite haircare products? Tell us in comments!
– CAMILLA DANPOUR