Spend: Shampoo and conditioner
While we’ve noticed drugstore shampoos and conditioners getting better and better, many of them are still made with cheap detergents that can strip hair’s moisture. Plus, salon shampoos tend to have more sophisticated scents, and that just makes us feel pampered. When it comes to styling products, though, inexpensive versions are often just as good. For example: tons of hair pros use L'Oréal Elnett ($14.99 for a massive can) on set, which is a good enough endorsement for us.