The Under-$15 Hair Products Our Editors Love

If there was a breakout category in beauty this year, it would be the drugstore. We saw brands launch custom-fit foundations for all skin tones, prescription grade acne gels went over the counter, and the entire haircare aisle got a much-needed makeover.

Thanks to recent innovations in the space, you can now find a variety of professional-grade hair products suited for every texture — for $15 or less. From volume-boosting dry shampoos and universal heat protectant sprays to curl-safe treatments and hydrating conditioners, there's a little something for everyone.

Our editors spent months testing their favorites for our 2017 Beauty Innovator Awards. Check out our top recommendations, ahead.

This texturizing spray looks, feels, and performs like a prestige version — at about half the price. Just a few spritzes creates light, touchable waves that are never crunchy, sticky, or flat. Our West Coast editor swears by it.

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray, $14.oo, available at Target.
This stuff is liquid gold for dry, damaged hair in need of some TLC. Made with real honey, it helps restore strength and silkiness with just one wash all while leaving behind an irresistibly sweet scent.

Suave Professionals Honey Infusion Strengthening Shampoo, $2.99, available at Target.
Slay your next wash-and-go hairstyle by using this ultra hydrating cream-gel hybrid that enhances every curl pattern with touchable softness.

Dark And Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Crème Gel, $5.14, available at Amazon.
Clay is the last ingredient you might expect to find hiding in your conditioner. But like a mask for your scalp, it does a great job purifying oily roots and rehydrating dry ends in top speed. Who could say no to that?

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner, $4.40, available at Jet.
Formulated with antioxidants, aloe, sea kelp, and a mood-boosting fragrance, this dry shampoo cleans and deodorizes hair without adding any extra weight.

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Dry Shampoo, White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint, $7.06, available at Jet.
Need a moisture boost? Look no further. Pantene's Hydrating Butter-Crème is infused with Argan oil to soften and tame frizz on contact. A special treat for textured hair, it works miracles to detangle and define all types of curls — wet or dry.

Pantene Gold Series Hydrating Butter-Crème, $7.99, available at Pantene.
Not Your Mother's takes a no-frills approach toward making day-five hair look legitimately clean. The star ingredient, Tapioca starch, gives roots a just-washed feeling.

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo, $3.59, available at Target.
A leave-in treatment that not only fights frizz and tames flyaways, but also softens and enhances shine without the use of harsh ingredients? Sign us up.

Carol's Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Wash n’ Go Leave-In, $10.93, available at Amazon.
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