Celebrity hairstylist Kieran McKenna reveals his all-time favorite drugstore products under $30
It turns out you don't have to be an A-list celebrity to get celebrity-worthy hair. Actually, there are tons of affordable beauty products that might work just as well!
It's easy to watch an awards show or scroll through Instagram assuming that your favorite Hollywood stars just dished out thousands of dollars on hair treatments, cuts and color. That very well might have been the case, but at home, their bathroom shelves might also be stocked with $10 shampoos and $12 de-frizzing serums.
Celebrity hairstylist Kieran McKenna, who runs a popular namesake salon in NYC, knows all too well that high prices don't always mean higher quality. We sat down with the hairstylist to talk about his favorite affordable drugstore beauty products all under $30.
Here's what made Kieran's list:
I love this shampoo because it’s extremely nourishing and provides moisture to parched, color-treated frizzy hair. It’s great for calming down coarse, frizzy hair and it’s sulfate-free so it won’t strip your color.
I’m a big fan of this conditioner because it works in up to 97% humidity and doesn’t leave a residue after rinsing. It’s inspired by camellia, a natural moisture barrier.
One of our ‘go to’ products for fighting frizz and keeping hair lustrous. I use this a lot because it’s able to penetrate all types of hair, roots to ends, to lock in moisture. Best of all are its ingredients, Mango Butter, Meadowfoam Oil and Agave.
This is great because it’s a liquid-like gel so it’s super easy to get through any hair to control frizz. It perks up and adds volume to hair, setting it in place with no crunchy, flakey residue.
I love this as it doesn’t make the hair crunchy or dry-feeling. It’s got coconut oil, sweet honey and citrus oil and gives the hair great definition and volume with a flexible hold.
It's a great finishing product. Once I’ve got the hair just the way I want it, I give the hair a misting with this product. It calms down frizz and is not greasy. A little of this product goes a long way and it’s extra insurance to help keep the style frizz-free and sleek for the rest of the day.