Cult Products Every Hair Junkie Needs to Own
Having gorgeous, Kate Middleton-level hair takes work! You know how you have about seven steps in your skin care routine? Well, the same dedication needs to be devoted to your mane. And using the most beneficial, well-loved products on the market will help you to get there. These 12 hair must haves should be on every woman's shopping list. Be it a French drugstore dry shampoo, a luxe hydrating oil, or a genius curling iron, these hair tools and formulas are calling your mane's name.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil
This lightweight miracle oil can be used for everything! Rub the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil ($50) between your palms to warm it up, then use it as a pre-blow-dry protective treatment, leave-in conditioner, or second-day style reviver. And it smells divine, thanks to a combination of camellia, argan, maize, and pracaxi oils.
Mason Pearson Brush
Spending over a Benjamin on a brush may seem steep but this 130-year-old brush ($105) is worth shelling out for. The sleek wooden handle looks chic displayed on your vanity, while the stiff bristles will smooth out your strands, distributing natural oils from roots to ends. Plus, once you blow-dry your locks with it, you'll never want to use anything else.
L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray
There's a reason why this classic hair spray ($15) is backstage at every station during New York Fashion Week. While it has a strong hold — also making it a celebrity red carpet favorite — it's brushable. So your style will stay still without feeling crunchy.
Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1
Many have tried, but few (if any) have succeeded in replicating celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa's genius rotating curling iron ($129). For those who don't know, the concept is simple: clip your hair, choose the direction you want it to go, and watch the wand whirl up to curl your hair. The newest S1 model featured two speeds, a "home" button that will spin the wand back to neutral, and larger "left" and "right" buttons.
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Conditioner
There are only a handful of products in this line, but this herbal leave-in conditioner ($12) may be our favorite. It's so silky that it can soften strands to get combs through even the thickest coils, and it won't turn white if layered under gel. It's a must use if you're thinking about going natural!
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray
Thank God, John Frieda just brought back its Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray ($9) — it was off the market for almost a decade! The texturizing mist smells like coconut heaven to give you cool-girl, undone waves. Even Lauren Conrad is a fan!
Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000
Not only is Harry Josh a genius celebrity hairstylist (Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Garner, and Gwyneth Paltrow are clients), but he also makes some of the best-working tools in the biz. His eponymous blow dryer ($300) is famed for getting strands from flat to that, thanks to features like a cold-shot button, ion settings, and two concentrator nozzles. The kitschy electric mint green color gives it flair.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Though there are now many texture sprays on the market, this Oribe one was there first ($42). Mist it through dry hair to absorb oil, add friction, and give you unmatchable volume. It's packed with hydrating ingrendients like aloe leaf juice, gingerroot, and mango extracts to keep strands from getting too stiff. Fun fact: the sexy scent is so addictive that it was made into a perfume.
GHD Rose Gold Professional 1-Inch Styler
UK brand GHD is known for its amazing hair irons — they stay hot, don't sizzle your strands, and give you that sleek Kardashian finish. While the classic black version is always in style, we love the new rose gold model ($225) since it will look posh if we accidentally forget to put it away.
Come Summer, nothing hydrates and combats frizz quite like the classic Moroccanoil treatment ($15-$43). We also love it in the Winter to tame hat hair and add moisture. The argan oil blend has developed a following among celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez and Claire Danes, for its shine-enhancing properties.
Klorane Dry Shampoo
You know how everyone wants that effortlessly cool Parisian-girl hair? This drugstore French dry shampoo ($20) will help you achieve the look. A big mist of this spray powder soaks up any oil, adds volume, and revives yesterday's style. Insider tip: use it on clean hair to give it a bit more grit.
Denman 5 Row Classic Pocket Styling Brush
Just because it's a drugstore find doesn't mean it's not the best at what it it does. Natural-haired ladies rely on the Denman 5 Row Classic Pocket Styling Brush ($8) to define their curls and detangle their manes.