18 Products That Totally Transformed Our Hair This Year

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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.

Prose Personalized Hair Care

Prose Personalized Hair Care

Editors in the POPSUGAR office rave about Prose ($88 for the line), a personalized hair care line that allows the customer to explain their hair's unique needs, and then formulates the ideal shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask for you.

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

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

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.

Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint

Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint

Experiment with your hair color with the Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint ($12), an in-shower rinse that adds pigment your hair without the use of harsh dyes or chemicals.

Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + Avocado

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

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.

OGX Protecting + Silky Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray

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.

Herbal Essences Foam Conditioner

Herbal Essences Foam Conditioner

People with thin hair are going to love the Herbal Essences Foam Conditioner ($6). The lightweight foam won't weigh down your hair like conventional cream formulas, and the color-safe product smells like citrus, mint, and peach.

Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Gloss

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

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

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.

Ouai Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets

Ouai Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets

There's nothing worse than styling your hair for an half an hour, just to have it get frizzy shortly after. Keeping these Ouai Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets ($18) in your purse will ensure you always have a good hair day.

Hask Unwined Pinot Noir Deep Conditioner

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

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.

Wet Brush Time Release Detangler

Wet Brush Time Release Detangler

For anyone whose hair tangles easily, you need to add Wet Brush Time Release Detangler ($15) to your life. The spray contains a time-release formula that will condition your hair and keep it tangle-free for three days.

Redken Color Extend Bonder Kit

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

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.

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