20 Under $20: Best Hair Product Buys
Aveeno Nourish & Dandruff Control Shampoo & Conditioner
At $8 a bottle (shampoo and conditioner are sold separately), this duo helps kick flakes to the curb. The shampoo has naturally derived oat with pyrithione zinc, an anti-dandruff ingredient that combats dryness; the conditioner hydrates damaged hair and makes it easier to style.
Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir
Anti-aging for hair. Who knew? This $18 serum promises lightweight shine and moisture while combating eight—yup, eight—visible signs of aging including breakage, loss of volume and roughness.
Victoria's Secret So Sexy Smooth & Glossy Shine Serum
Add luster to your hair by using a drop—and just a drop—of this $14 shine serum on your ends to tame splits; a teensy bit helps tame any frizzies, too. But don't overload, or else you'll end up looking like a greasy mess—and ruin your fresh blowout.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Deep Conditioning Shine Mask
Finally, coveted argan oil at a wallet-friendly price ($4). This mask, after left in for a few minutes, noticeably improves straw-like hair texture—and makes strands extra shiny.
Matrix Blonde Care Flash Filler Sheer Mist
Since bleached strands are particularly sensitive, try this mist; it fills in porous, dry hair fibers, which helps restore brightness. Available only at salons; $16.
- Got2b Kinkier Gloss 'n Define Curl Cream
This soft cream has double the benefit in one product, helping keep ringlets defined and shiny at the same time. Work into damp strands for touchable curls. Cost? $8.
Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy 7-Day Intensive Treatment
Composed of individual tubes, this week-long product is chock full of good oils, including coconut and soybean, along with aloe vera and several antioxidants. Think of it as a seven-day, $15 spa experience in your shower.
- Amike Blow Up Heat Protectant
Before you heat-style hair, treat it with an incredible protectant first. We're partial to the $8 purse friendly-sized Amika Blow Up, which adds sexy volume as it protects locks from the heat of irons and blow-dryers. Take it everywhere.
Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Fortifying Shampoo & Conditioner
Infused with goji berry, passion fruit and kiwi, this new duo has concentrated beads which promise to moisturize hair, leaving it silky smooth. Bottles sold separately at $4 each.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Building Mousse
With a thickening technology that increases hair diameter and lifts roots, this $11 lighter-than-air formula is great for those with fine strands—short or long.
Living Proof Prime Style Extender
This is like primer for your face, except it's for your hair. It not only enhances the benefits of styling product layered on top, it also can help extend the life of a blowout for days. Consider this $20 product(or spokeswoman Jennifer Aniston) your new BFF.
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series At-Home Salon Color
Save at the salon and spend it on a mani instead. This formula takes only eight minutes to deposit color, while the conditioning agents helps prevent water-fading for long-lasting color, at $9 a kit.
L'Oréal Smooth Intense Extreme Straight Creme
Grab this $7 miracle-in-a-bottle, which instantly penetrates strands to silken and straighten with nourishing care. Bonus? It has heat protectants to help fight blow dryers and heat styling tools that reach temperatures of 450° F. Score.
Pantene 10-in-1 BB Cream
We know you're probably like, "BB cream for hair? I just learned what BB cream for my face is!" While the skincare world has moved onto CC creams, Pantene has launched an innovative BB cream chock full of benefits for your hair (and, at $7, your wallet). The balm promises to repair rough hair, strengthen, add silkiness, shine, and manageability; smooth and moisturize strands, control frizz, protect against heat and fight flyaways.
Rita Hazan POP Color Spray
Get wild. Come on, we know you want to—especially 'cause this way is risk free. Try out one of spring's biggest beauty trends without any commitment. This version, $18 and courtesy of celeb colorist Rita Hazan, comes in multiple shades that take mere seconds to dry. Fun and fast? You can't beat that.
Keep your favorite 'do in place with this firm-hold mousse. Not only will this new formula leave your mane soft, but it also helps strengthen hair by infusing it with peptides, which help repair scalp tissues for stronger strands. Sold on amazon.com.
Organix Moroccan Surf Paste
This product utilizes the moisturizing powers of argan oil while providing strands with serious beachy texture. Pull this $8 paste through damp strands, then twist and sculpt for your desired style.
Sally Hershberger Glam Waves Spray
Perfect for creating that "I-just-walked-off-the-beach" look, this wave spray lends strands messy texture. And if anyone questions your seaside cred, have 'em sniff your mane—the $13 product smells just like coconuts.
V05 Brush Out Hairspray
This budget beauty buy($4!) holds hair in place while allowing you to brush through easily, making strands sexy and soft.
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