18 Products That Totally Transformed Our Hair This Year
If you're looking for ways to up your hair game next year (a new beauty resolution, maybe?), you're going to need the right tools. Luckily, a ton of products debuted in 2018 that aimed to eliminate frizz, make your hair silky-soft, and repair damage. Whatever your hair goals are, we've found your new go-to, can't-live-without-it product.
We've rounded up the best hair launches of the year — from Sephora to the drugstore — so you can stay perfectly styled and get tons of compliments, regardless of your budget. Keep reading to shop the life (or at the very least, hair) changing products.
Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban
You might be skeptical of the powers of a good hair towel, but you won't regret trying the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban ($30). It absorbs moisture in half the time of a normal towel and saves a ton of time you'd be taking to blow dry your hair.
Pantene Pro-V Blends Charcoal Purifying Root Wash Shampoo
The Pantene Pro-V Blends Charcoal Purifying Root Wash Shampoo ($6) removes buildup near the scalp while gently cleansing your hair. It's also a great choice to share with roommates or family members because it's color safe, and free of parabens and dyes.
Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + Avocado
The bitter cold combined with regular heat styling can majorly dry out your hair. Keep it soft and supple by using the Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + Avocado ($3) to hydrate your thirsty hair. After shampooing your hair, swap your regular conditioner for this highly moisturizing treatment. Leave on for a minute and rinse for silky-soft hair.
Drybar On The Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo
To achieve gorgeous hair, sometimes it takes quite a few products, which can lead to a lot of buildup. Get your hair squeaky clean with the Drybar On The Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo ($26). It's packed with activated charcoal to remove impurities from your hair without drying it out.
Not Your Mother's Blue Sea Kale and Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mousse
Sometimes, you have to pick between hydration and style. The Not Your Mother's Blue Sea Kale and Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mousse ($9) solves this issue by moisturizing your hair while ensuring weightless volume, and flexible hold.
OGX Protecting + Silky Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray
Protecting your hair from heat styling should be one of your top priorities. The OGX Protecting + Silky Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray ($9) is formulated with hydrolyzed silk and quinoa to make your hair dry faster and protect it from heat up to 450 degrees. Spray it on damp hair before you blow dry and brush through your hair.
Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Gloss
Everyone wants shiny hair, and the Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Gloss ($34) makes achieving a mirror-like finish easy. The gloss enhances your natural (or unnatural) hair color and adds dimension and luminosity to your hair. Apply it to your hair for 20 minutes before rinsing and following up with shampoo and conditioner.
Tresemme Compressed Hairspray Hold 1 Texture
Using the wrong hairspray can totally wreck your carefully styled hair by drenching it with product. The Tresemme Compressed Hairspray Hold 1 Texture ($5) sprays a micro-mist onto your hair, giving it grip and hold while still looking natural and touchable.
Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Super Moisture Shampoo
If extreme weather and excessive blow drying has started to make your hair look dull and dry, it's time to try out the Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Super Moisture Shampoo ($36). The shampoo is formulated with algae extract, vitamin B, biotin, and rosehip oil to restore hydration to your hair.
Hask Unwined Pinot Noir Deep Conditioner
Treat your hair to a glass of fine wine with the Hask Unwined Pinot Noir Deep Conditioner ($4). It contains wine extract to help rejuvenate and strengthen your hair. After shampooing, apply the conditioner to your hair for five minutes and rinse to reveal softer hair.
Carol's Daughter Cactus Rose Water Lightweight Conditioner
To ensure your curls stay soft and bouncy, try Carol's Daughter Cactus Rose Water Lightweight Conditioner ($12). Your hair will have flexible volume without the use of silicones, parabens, or mineral oil.
Redken Color Extend Bonder Kit
Hair color addicts now have a solution to damaged hair. The Redken Color Extend Bonder Kit ($30) is designed to take care of your hair for the important two weeks after coloring or bleaching your hair. Use the pre-treatment before shampooing on wet, towel-dried hair. Leave it on for five minutes and rinse, followed with shampoo and conditioner. Using the treatment will protect and strengthen your hair for the two weeks when your hair is at its weakest.
Keraphix Damage Healing Hair Reconstructing Treatment
Over-processed and damaged hair will benefit from the restorative Keraphix Damage Healing Hair Reconstructing Treatment ($15). It's made with black rice and Keratin protein to repair your hair.