76 Hair Products These Beauty Editors Swear By

As beauty editors, testing the variety of products that cross our desks is almost like a second job. We swipe, glob, brush, and blend daily, all in the name of beauty journalism. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. (Okay, fine, we love it!)

Therefore, we like to think we know a thing or two about which formulas truly work — especially when it comes to hair products. Because here at R29, we cleanse, blowdry, and coif to our hearts' content in the pursuit of healthy, beautiful manes. And while each one of us has assembled a lineup of products that she's deemed the best, most of these gems have gone largely undocumented...until now.

Ahead, we asked 10 editors with different hair textures, lengths, and colors to share their routines (and the 70+ tried-and-true products that go with them) to help you pick what will work for you. It's not too late to add to that holiday wish list, so we suggest you take notes as you click through...
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Alexandra Tunell, Senior Digital Beauty Editor at Harper's Bazaar

"My hair is really low-maintenance. It’s fine, but I have a lot of it, and it's mostly straight, with a little wave, and I don’t color it. I get a cut every three to four months at Sally Hershberger or ION Studio (or with Jen Atkin, if I’m really lucky), and I’m not too precious about it — I’ll let just about anyone cut it, and I usually decide to go a lot shorter than I planned once I’m sitting in the chair.

"I got bangs from Matt Fugate a few months ago on a whim, and that has made my hair routine a little trickier, since they grow so fast and need lots of extra attention in the morning. But they give me a 'look,' even on days when nothing else about me is put-together, so that’s why I’m keeping them for now (and I’m nervous about the grow-out process looking awkward).

"I wash my hair every other day, but I can stretch a blowout for two days…any longer than that, and I start to crave a good double-wash. Usually, I just sleep with my hair in loose pigtail braids and unwind them in the morning for waves, but if I have a big event, I’ll get a blowout so my hair is really full, then pull it into a high ponytail."
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"I usually have three to four shampoo-and-conditioner pairings in my shower at any given time, and I alternate randomly. But I’d be fine to just use Davines Oi for the rest of my life. Nothing smells better and makes my hair feel as clean, soft, and healthy."

Davines Oi Shampoo, $28, available at Birchbox.
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"I recommend Clear to everyone who asks me what the best shampoo is, regardless of budget. Yes, I’ve fallen in love with fancy salon brands, but if I weren't a beauty editor, this is all I’d be buying. The Nourishing Conditioner and mask are my dead-of-winter go-tos because they’re ultra-hydrating without weighing my hair down at all."

Clear Damage & Color Repair Nourishing Conditioner, $2.69, available at Drugstore.com.
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"I spray this detangler all over and brush it through with The Wet Brush right after I towel-dry my hair."

R+Co One Prep Spray, $20, available at Birchbox.
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"I’m not big on styling products — most days I just rough-dry my hair for five minutes with the BaByliss Pro ItaliaBrava hairdryer (it’s the fastest dryer I’ve ever used; my mom tries to steal it every time she comes to visit). Then, I braid it or put it into a low bun while it’s still a little damp. When I want to give myself a full blowout, or straighten my hair with the Phuse Beauty Hair Tamer flat iron, I use this heat protector on my hair starting a few inches below my roots, down to my ends."

Kérastase Nectar Thermique, $48, available at Adore Beauty.
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"I love Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray, but find it sprays out really powerfully and I always end up using too much. This one lets you build up a bit slower and gives my hair the perfect amount of hold, volume, and piece-y texture."

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish, $30, available at Sephora.
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"This is my vote for game-changer of the year! Before this came along, I always thought dry shampoos were kind of gross — just masking the smell and look of dirty hair and leaving a matte, powdery texture behind. But this one has technology that actually removes oil, sweat, and sebum in the hair, often leaving it looking shinier and feeling cleaner than if I had washed it."

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22, available at Sephora.
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Ashley Weatherford, Associate Beauty Editor at New York Magazine's The Cut

"Even though my hair is curly, it’s very fine and fragile. I spend most of my routine trying to strike the perfect balance between moisture and strand repair... I’m fairly new to New York, and still don’t have a salon, so I jump around for quarterly trims and occasional blowouts."
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"The process begins in the shower when I wear my hair curly, which I do once or twice a week. I cleanse and condition with Sachajuan’s Cleansing Cream. I love that it makes my scalp feel clean, but not stripped."

Sachajuan Hair Cleansing Cream, $42, available at Barneys New York.
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"Once a week I’ll use a hair mask, and if I’m really patient, I’ll cover my strands with a plastic cap and go to bed with it on. When I rinse in the morning, my hair feels stupid-soft, like silk. Lately, I’ve been using Kérastase’s Masque Thérapiste — like all Kérastase products, it smells delicious."

Kérastase Masque Thérapiste, $62.50, available at Kérastase.
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"I detangle with a wide-tooth comb in the shower, while the mask or cleansing conditioner is still in my hair, which decreases my chances of breakage. As soon as I rinse, I part my hair and apply DevaCurl’s Styling Cream. I’m such a huge fan of this stuff. It’s called a styling cream, but it’s really a moisture mega-house.

"When I visited Devachan salon a few months ago, I was told to apply the cream in the shower, before I towel-dry my hair. I thought this was a little weird at first, but it seems to boost the hydration factor even more."

DevaCurl Styling Cream, $25, available at Sephora.
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"I top this all off with DevaCurl’s Light Defining Gel — it gives a slight amount of hold without making my hair feel crunchy."

DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, $20, available at Sephora.
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"I like to dry my hair with a diffuser in the winter because I can’t stand leaving the house with wet hair. My favorite diffuser is a pretty dorky (but effective!) one from Bed Head."

Bed Head Curlipops Tourmaline Ionic Diffuser Dryer, $29.99, available at Ulta.
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"On days when I don’t wash, I mist my hair with Shu Uemura’s Instant Replenisher Rapid Repair Serum to perk up my curls and keep them intact."

Shu Uemura Instant Replenisher Rapid Repair Serum, $58, available at Shu Uemura.
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"In terms of general maintenance, I always wear a shower cap when I’m not washing my hair, and recently fell in love with these pretty turban dupes."

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Amelie Showercap, $40, available at Louvelle.
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"I sleep on a silk pillowcase from Slip, and normally wear a headband when I wash my face to avoid errant splashes."

Slip Pillowcase, $79.90, available at Slip.
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Carly Cardellino, Senior Beauty Editor at Cosmopolitan.com

"Before I bleached my hair to platinum, I would've described it as very low-maintenance. Now, not so much. It was — and continues to be — super-straight with a medium thickness that's very fine (although, I have to say that the bleaching gave it a little more of a textured feel). It also tends to get oily quickly, which means I have to wash it every three days. I try to extend it with dry shampoo (R+Co, Klorane, and Show are my favorite brands!), but with bleached hair that's already dehydrated, powder isn't always its best friend and can make it look even drier. This leaves me using moisturizing masks and conditioner more so than I ever have before.

"As of now, I get my hair double-processed every six weeks. I see either Marie at Marie Robinson or Aura at Sally Hershberger (they're the queens of platinum-blond hair) to get my roots bleached from black to a creamy white. Bleaching also eliminates any yellow tones throughout the rest of your hair brought on by the sun or styling products, so you get a fresh, creamy finish. I have to say, it's quite addicting: I just want my hair to be whiter and whiter. However, I've learned that your hair will only go so white, and that kind of color, or lack thereof, requires A LOT of maintenance. Cue my new high-maintenance hair-care regimen..."
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"Like I said, I wash [my hair] every three or so days (if I can push it to four, you best believe I'm doing it) with a clear, silicone-free shampoo. Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo, Dove Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo (coming out in January 2016!), and Nexxus Diametress Luscious Volume Shampoo are the three I switch between currently."

Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo, $30, available at Kiehl's.
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"Every other time I shampoo, I run a purple-based shampoo (I go between Clairol Shimmer Lights and Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo) through my hair before washing it with the clear one, since the purple hue neutralizes any yellow tones. After that, I use the matching conditioner to any of the aforementioned shampoos, rinse it out, and put my hair up in a microfiber hair turban while I dry off and do my makeup."

Clairol Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo, $9.29, available at Sally Beauty.
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"After my makeup is done and I'm dressed, since I never dry my hair, I take it out of the microfiber towel and rake a leave-in conditioner in it. [I use] either Color Wow One-Minute Transformation Styling Cream or Dove's Regenerative Nourishment Serum-In-Oil (also launching January 2016!), which are both silicone-free — silicone-based products break me out — from my roots to ends, and then let it air-dry.

"Luckily, and don't hate me for this, my hair dries bone-straight and is never frizzy (I can feel you eye-rolling!), so I don't have to worry about smoothing my strands with heat or causing more heat damage to my already damaged, fully bleached hair. That said, while [some] might think that's a blessing, it's kind of a curse because I can't do a lot with it and it never holds a curl."

Color Wow One-Minute Transformation Styling Cream, $24, available at Color Wow.
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"On the off-chance that I do blow my hair dry, or attempt to put a cool bend in it with a flat iron, I have to use a heat-protectant spray (my go-to is: Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer with Heat Protection), since my hair is brittle from the bleach as is. Then, I blow it dry with my Harry Josh hairdryer or use his flat iron to create subtle waves."

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer, $22, available at Ulta.
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"Then, once a week I use a hair mask from Colorist Cure Hair Treatment or Leonor Greyl's Masque Quintessence Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask to hydrate my hair even more.

"When I do go in to have my hair bleached, the colorist always mixes Olaplex — an in-salon ingredient that's silicone- and oil-free that strengthens your hair during and after chemical services, making it stronger — into the bleach, so my hair doesn't break or literally fall out. Because bleach is harsh, y'all."

Marie Robinson Colorist Cure Hair Treatment, $55, available at Marie Robinson.
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"Finally, if I take a shower and wash my hair at night, I'll put the leave-in conditioner in it while it's damp and braid it before going to sleep. I always sleep on silk pillowcases (I get them on Amazon for $20!) because they reduce any friction to my hair and prevent breakage. But if my hair is damp when I go to bed, I lay down a towel so my pillow doesn't get ruined. And I think that's it! See, I told you it was high-maintenance."

Spasilk 100% Pure Silk Facial Beauty Pillowcase, $19.99, available at Amazon.
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Cat Quinn, Deputy Beauty Director at Refinery29

"I've had long, thick hair my entire life — save for one really bad, shoulder-length breakup cut in college. (I ended up missing my hair more than I missed him!) My hair is my accessory, and I love styling it in long waves, glamorous curls, sleek-straight blowouts, or intricate braids and updos. There's really no hairstyle I won't try, or haven't.

"That said, styling my waist-length hair is a chore — and I really, really love my sleep — so I've figured out little tricks to getting out the door fast and getting a full week out of one blowout.

"Aside from products, my hairstylist Matt Fugate at Sally Hershberger and colorist Johnny Ramirez are key for keeping things low-maintenance. Matt gives me easy, long layers that air-dry perfectly, and always trims off split ends without sacrificing length. Johnny does some crazy highlighting magic, resulting in color that I don't have to touch for six to eight months. (Praise-hands emoji to both of you.)"
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"Since I only shampoo my hair once a week, I'm super-picky about the formula. This gives me the squeaky-clean feeling I crave, while also imparting incredible shine — which is key, since I use so many dry shampoos and texturizing sprays that can be dulling."

R+Co Moon Shine Shampoo, $24, available at R+Co.
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"While I firmly believe that you don't need to match your shampoo and conditioner, I do love the way this looks on my shower rack. The conditioner detangles and smoothes without weighing my hair down."

R+Co Moon Shine Conditioner, $25, available at R+Co.
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"I always follow up with a generous blob of this mask on my ends, where my hair is bleached. It makes my hair super-soft and smooth, but it's a little heavy so I keep it away from my roots."

Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque, $62, available at Oribe.
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"A lot of people are surprised that I use a thickening spray, considering how thick my hair is. But, because of the length, it gets weighed down really easily. A few squirts of this in the roots really helps with giving me the lift and body I want."

Nexxus Hydra-Light Root Lifting Mist, $21.99, available at Ulta.
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"This styling cream comes in the cutest packaging in the world (especially great for a New Yorker!), but it's also insanely practical. It smoothes, protects against heat, and gives a bit of hold that makes hair fuller — not droopy or lank. (We're still talking about a cream here!) I use a quarter-size blob of it before blowdrying — and that's it! I threw away half my mousses, serums, glosses, etc. after discovering this."

R+Co Park Avenue Blow Out Balm, $28, available at R+Co.
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"I always think it's a bit silly when a beauty editor says a product 'changed her life,' but this legitimately has. This high-power blowdryer cut my drying time (which used to be 40 minutes) down to 15. When you run the numbers, that's days that I've gotten back this year. Thank you, Harry Josh."

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000, $300, available at Dermstore.
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"My hair is naturally wavy, so some nights I just shampoo and condition and go to bed with it wet. A few passes of this through the mid-lengths and ends in the morning gives me cool-girl texture, without the frizz-fest."

Sultra The Bombshell 1 Inch, $130, available at Sephora.
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"On days when I want a big, glamorous blowout, I fake it with these hot rollers. Just rough-dry your hair, pop these babies in, and after 10 minutes you will have the most luxurious, shiny, amazing curls. Every time I do it, people ask me where I got my hair done."

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Voluminous Hot Rollers, $89.10, available at Nordstrom.
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"I love the idea of finishing with an oil, but every one I've tried turns my hair into a grease-fest. Not this. A few spritzes calm frizz and flyaways, while leaving behind the sexiest scent ever. This stuff rules."

Shu Uemura Limited Edition Essence Absolue, $68, available at Shu Uemura.
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"This is a staple among beauty editors, but I actually use it a bit differently than most. Hairstylist Adir Abergel urged me to swap out my hairspray for a texturizing spray, since the polymers in hairspray were weighing down my curls. And he was right! I use it to get cool texture, sure, but I also use it to hold up glamorous waves and curls. It really works."

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42, available at Oribe.
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"I cannot recommend this dry shampoo enough. It doesn't just dump powder on your oily roots — it actually cleans them, thanks to a special molecule that lifts dirt and oil from your strands. The result? Soft, oil-free roots that feel like you just washed them. I use it so frequently, I'm averaging a can a month. At least."

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22, available at Sephora.
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"Then, I love using this dry shampoo to get volume through my mid-lengths and ends. It's not as much of a root-sopper as the Living Proof, but it gives the most incredible body. My hair grows twice its size — in a good way!"

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo, $29, available at R+Co.
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Deena Campbell, Hair and Beauty Editor at Essence

"My overall hair journey has been interesting. I actually wrote my first hair story for Refinery29 saying that natural hair wasn’t for me. I mentioned that I tried to be natural, but I didn’t like the way it looked and was proud to get a relaxer again.

"Now, almost two years later, I am happy to be natural and have no plans on returning to relaxers. The biggest challenge was learning to accept my curl pattern. For me, I thought 'going natural' would mean I would have big, Tracee Ellis Ross curls. But my curl pattern is much tighter and will never curl like hers. I had to accept that and understand it is just as beautiful. I also finally understood that when, and if, I decide to straighten my hair, I don’t have to use chemicals. I can get the same straight look with a blowdryer and flat iron.

"I only go to salons (love DevaCurl salons!) a few times a year. It’s generally when I need a trim or when I want to add a bit of color. In October, I was able to score a haircut by Rihanna’s hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, so I’m set for the next two months. I’m rocking a baby mohawk these days, but I plan to grow it out."
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"My hair is very coarse, so shampoo always dries out my hair. It strips it of its natural oils, and it’s very hard to replenish. For that reason, I co-wash my hair every three to four days. And I only use shampoo twice a month."

DevaCurl No-Poo Decadence, $22, available at Sephora.
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"My hair is very dry, so I hardly ever use regular conditioner. [Instead,] I use a mask after each wash. Then, every other hair wash, I’ll apply the mask and sit under a Huetiful Hair Steamer for 15 minutes."

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, $26, available at Sephora.
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"After every wash, I’ll twist my hair with Earth's Nectar Coconut Curls and Miss Jessie's Original Jelly Soft Curls and let it air-dry. Then, hours later, I’ll take my twist out. It will last a few days."

Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls, $14, available at Miss Jessie's.
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"If I don’t twist my hair, I’ll just add DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler and let it air-dry."

DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, $28, available at Sephora.
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Emily Gaynor, Digital Beauty Editor at Teen Vogue

"I love to experiment with different hair colors and cuts. It’s definitely my favorite way to change my look — more than with makeup and clothes. In the past two years, I’ve been blonde, brunette, a mix of both, and red, thanks to my hair-color guru, Aura Friedman at Sally Hershberger Downtown. I trust her to come up with what will work best for me, and I have so much fun seeing her work on other people, too. I haven’t played with any rainbow shades yet, but I’ll never say never.

"I also enjoy trying new styles, but ever since Mark Townsend (the man behind Dakota Johnson’s famous fringe!) gave me bangs last March, I’m hooked. He chopped them right as I was getting over a long-term relationship, and they’re definitely part of my new identity. They’ve kind of become my security blanket. The other day, my friend told me that she doesn’t even remember what I look like without them... We’ll see how long I keep them, but I can’t imagine life without bangs. In terms of my hair length, I keep going shorter and shorter, but I think I’m going to try to stay away from scissors for the winter, and see if I can grow it out.

"My day-to-day hair routine is relatively low-maintenance. I was born with super-curly, Shirley Temple-status hair, but it has straightened out a bit over the years. Now, it’s more wavy than curly, but it also tends to get very frizzy, especially whenever it’s even the least bit humid outside. I used to try all of the permanent straightening systems when I was growing up, but now I really like my natural texture. I’ll wash my hair every two days — I really can’t go longer than that, even though I try, because I’m a redhead and washing makes the color fade quicker.

"I blowdry my bangs every time I wash my hair, but then I let the rest air-dry. I spray my hair with an air-dry styler, and let it go. If I have a major event or party, I’ll get a blowout, but recently I like the not-too-done-up vibe, which saves me a lot of time and energy, especially because I am terrible at blowdrying my own hair. It never turns out right, and I always have weird bends in it."
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"This blowdryer is seriously life-changing. It somehow manages to take out most of my frizz, and it’s so easy to use. Every single beauty editor I know is obsessed with it."

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000, $300, available at Dermstore.
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"I use this brush on my bangs and it gives the right amount of height and fullness, without making me look too much like a soccer mom."

Marilyn Flatter Me Too Brush, $21, available at Marilyn.
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"This is probably my number-one go-to hair product. Ever since it came out a few months ago, I can’t get enough of it. It smells amazing and makes air-drying so easy. It’s smoothing and conditioning, so it gives my hair some style without me having to do much of anything."

Shu Uemura Wonder Worker Air Dry / Blow Dry Perfector, $33, available at Shu Uemura.
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"I love the new version of the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, especially for summer. It leaves that gritty, just-got-back-from-the-beach tousled effect, minus any drying out. I basically douse myself in this when I’m going for a wavy feeling."

Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion, $29, available at Sephora.
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"I’ve had this brush for longer than I’d like to admit, but it makes the post-shower detangling super-easy."

Moroccanoil Ceramic Paddle Brush, $26, available at Moroccanoil.
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"I’ve been really into R+Co shampoo and conditioner. It keeps my hair color bright, and the bottles look great in my bathroom. I bring home tons of shampoo and conditioner to test out, though, so I’m always changing it up.

"I just tried Jen Atkin’s new line, Ouai, and that might be my new favorite. It isn’t out until February, but it might win in terms of the best-smelling products, and I really like how smoothing it is."

R+Co Gemstone Color Shampoo, $24, available at R+Co.
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"This really saved my life when I had blond hair. I did this mask once a week, and it made my extremely dry hair way more manageable."

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment, $42, available at Living Proof.
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"Once you use Oribe’s texture spray once, there’s no way not to be addicted to it. Now my mom, little brother, his girlfriend, and all my friends are obsessed."

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42, available at Oribe.
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Jessica Cruel, Senior Editor, Beauty and Style at Self.com

"I have a weekly wash routine that is heavily involved! I typically set aside time on Sunday mornings to get my six-to-eight-hour shampoo and styling method completed. I have a very dry scalp, so I’ve found that if I don’t wash weekly, dry patches and flakes begin to appear. So I do my best to stick to a schedule.

"I rarely go to a hairstylist (maybe twice a year). So I have a VERY intimate relationship with my coily/kinky [type]-4c hair. I even give myself trims with shears when I start to get tangles and single-strand knots. Since I am the only one touching my hair, I know every little thing about it: where I’m most likely to get flaky patches, which side grows faster, where I’m more prone to breakage."
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"I apply Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer to the ends of my hair, and then I put a combination of Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil and tea-tree oil all over my scalp. Then, I put on a plastic conditioning cap and sit under the Gold 'N Hot Conditioning Cap for 45 minutes to an hour. I look a little like an alien invader wearing this cap, but it makes every hair treatment penetrate deeper."

Gold 'N Hot Conditioning Heat Cap, $38.99, available at Sally Beauty.
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"The tingling sensation [of this product] helps my scalp feel really clean, which is a rare feeling for a co-wash product. I like to do a co-wash after I shampoo to make sure everything is clean without drying out my hair too much."

Mizani True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner, $12, available at Shop Salon.
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"Oftentimes, it’s hard to get a good scalp scrub because my thick Afro hair is in the way! This tool vibrates and reaches down to the roots to disturb any dirt and product buildup. It also feels amazing!"

Vitagoods Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush, $40, available at Vitagoods.
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"This mask cuts my detangling time down by half!"

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, $26, available at Sephora.
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"This leave-in product has a bit of styling ingredients, which gives amazing slip for detangling. It’s a clear formula, so it doesn’t turn white when I layer on tons of other creams."

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème, $18, available at Sephora.
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"The hold and shine this product gives is amazing! Plus, a little goes a long way. I’ve been using the same jar for over a year."

Andre Walker Hair Beautiful Kinks Styling Crème Gelee, $22, available at Sephora.
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"This is what I spritz my strands with every morning to make sure my ends don’t start to feel dry."

Mizani True Textures Style Refresher Milk, $12, available at Shop Salon.
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"When I take my twists out, I melt some of this shea product in my hands to cut down on frizz and give shine. It smells like a tropical vacation. This is one product I have been using since I first transitioned [to natural hair] years ago."

Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine, $12.79, available at Target.
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"There is something so satisfying about seeing all the shed hair in this detangler. Plus, it keeps the coils from clogging up my shower drain."

Tangle Teezer
Original Pink, $14.99, available at Sally Beauty.
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"Since I only style once a week, I need a shower cap that will keep my style dry in the shower from Monday to Saturday. As soon as any portion gets wet, shrinkage kills it."

Drybar The Morning After Shower Cap, $16, available at Drybar.
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"I like big hair, so I always tease my roots with a pick to get height."

Antonio's Metal Styling Pik, $3.19, available at Sally Beauty.
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Kristie Dash, Assistant Beauty Editor at Allure

"My natural color is dirty blond, but I’ve been bleaching it for years. I was doing a full head of highlights for a while, until I realized that the only way to get the white blond I wanted was to go for the double process. I’ve been doing that for about three years, so now more than ever, I have to really care for my hair or it will look fried.

"In terms of appointments, every other month, I go to Aura Friedman at Sally Hershberger Downtown to get my roots touched up and my ends toned. I’m really bad about getting trims because I want long Marcia Brady/Barbie hair. I have my ends dusted maybe twice a year with one real cut in-between. I never feel like my hair is blond or long enough."
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"I usually wash [my hair] every other day (the problem with light, fine hair is that you can tell when it gets greasy), but if I don’t have major social obligations on the third day, I’ll use Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk."

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $20, available at Sephora.
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"I alternate washing my hair with Redken Frizz Dismiss shampoo and conditioner (very hydrating and smells amazing), and a dark-purple toning shampoo and conditioner from either Clairol’s Shimmer Lights line or Sachajuan’s Silver line."

Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $31.50, available at Ulta.
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"If I need an extra boost of moisture and toning, Christophe Robin has a mask (Shade Variation Care in Baby Blond) that is divine."

Christophe Robin
Shade Variation Care in Baby Blond, $52, available at Net-A-Porter.
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"As soon as I get out of the shower, I wrap my hair up with a microfiber hair towel. It definitely reduces drying time and also feels less abrasive. Then, I use two pumps of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue — focusing on my ends, but bringing it up towards the roots as well. When people ask me how my hair doesn’t look totally fried from bleaching it for so many years, I tell them about this leave-in oil. It’s the best."

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil, $69, available at Shu Uemura.
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"I apply [the oil] and then do my makeup, so when I go to blowdry with my T3 Featherweight it’s had a chance to soak in. My hair is quite thin and totally straight, so it only takes a few minutes to blowdry. I usually quickly run a flat iron through the ends if I’m trying to look polished."

T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer, $200, available at Ulta.
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Lauren Levinson, Senior Beauty Editor at PopSugar Beauty

"Disclaimer: I am a total hair junkie and basically perform a skin-care routine on my head. For instance, in addition to slathering oil on my face before a flight, I also add it to my locks to ensure that my strands don’t get dehydrated.

"I’ve never dyed my hair — an anomaly in these rainbow-bright times. Pros define my hair type as, 'a lot of fine strands' (meaning it’s thick but each individual piece is thin), and it’s naturally wavy.

"My apartment hosts bins of hairsprays (texture, dry shampoo, anti-humidity, sea-salt mist, etc.), as well as masks (you’ll find anything from a Kérastase cream to organic coconut oil), and more (powders, oils, air-dry creams — you name it). And don’t get me started on tools! This junkie’s stash of curling irons, blowdryers, and brushes could outfit an entire salon. When I fan-girl over a product, I go hard and truly fall in love."
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"This oil-based duo certainly isn’t cheap or new — but it definitely works. I often get complimented on how shiny my mane is and how my natural honey highlights pop. Credit goes to my hair cleansers. It’s undeniable that my strands got stronger and smoother after using a luxe shampoo and conditioner. Plus, these Shu ones are gentle enough to use every day if you work out a ton (I do)."

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, $90, available at Shu Uemura; Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Conditioner, $58, available at Shu Uemura.
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"Often, I’m asked the question, 'What’s the one beauty item every woman should own?' My response is always, 'a Sarah Potempa Beachwaver.' The curious inquirer’s eyes often widen when I explain how this genius tool works: simply clip in a section of hair, press the 'left' or 'right' button, and watch the rod spin up. Release it slowly to reveal a perfect, loose coil. The ringlet never drops, and my waves often look even better and more 'undone' the second day."

Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Pro, $199, available at Ulta.
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"If it’s not obvious, I’m an oil girl. I’ve tried many versions on the market, but Kérastase Elixir Ultime is my favorite. It’s considered the OG of hair oils, since it’s been around before the hair-care category got trendy. I use it on wet locks as a heat protector if I’m using hot tools, or as a frizz-fighter when I’m air-drying. But I love it on dry strands, too!"

Kérastase Elixir Ultime, $56, available at Kérastase.
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"This French pharmacy staple is beloved because nothing absorbs grease and adds texture like it. The formula is never sticky or waxy like some dry shampoos, and you can really layer it on without worrying about buildup. I even use it on clean hair to give my mane a beachy feel. Though it comes in many forms, I prefer the Oat Milk Natural Tint, since it doesn’t turn my dark-brunette strands white."

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Natural Tint, $20, available at Klorane.
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"Not only is sleeping on a silk pillowcase wonderful for your skin, but it also preserves curls (since you’re not rubbing your head against a rough surface). After discovering this Savvy Sleepers one in the October PopSugar Must Have Box, I’ve become a fan. It’s more affordable than most satin pillowcases (which cost around $70), but it feels just as luxe."

Savvy Sleepers 100 Percent Satin Pillow Case in White Russian, $36, available at Savvy Sleepers.
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"To avoid washing my hair daily, I stick all my hair except the front pieces under a shower cap when I shower. Then, I cleanse that section, and blow it out with a round brush. When it rejoins the rest of my mane, it makes everything look clean (dry shampoo is essential in this process, too). Discovering the perfect round brush to pull this routine off was life-changing. I’ve been devoted to this Moroccanoil one for years. It’s lightweight enough to toss in my bag when I’m getting ready at the gym or traveling. And it never tugs or pulls my strands out."

Moroccanoil Ceramic 45 MM Round Brush, $30, available at Moroccanoil.
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"Meet texture spray’s sister: dry conditioner. Unlike the often sticky former, the latter leaves my hair soft and shiny with moveable texture. Oribe’s version has vitamin E and argan oil to add smoothness — which we all need during the drying days of winter. But it still adds volume and refreshes hair. It’s pretty brilliant and a must-have for the colder months."

Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner Spray, $36, available at Oribe.
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Ying Chu, Executive Beauty Director at Glamour

"I’ve got it pretty easy when it comes to my hair: I only cut it every two to three months, I don’t color it, I don’t do any chemical treatments, I spend a max of 10 minutes styling it in the morning (critical as a new mom) — and I can walk out the door looking (fairly) together.

"I owe this to three things: genetics, hair god Serge Normant (his genius cuts require little maintenance and grow out quite artfully), and a key to the Glamour beauty closet, a.k.a. every product known to man. Oh wait, did we talk about the fact that I interview hairstylists for a living? That’s also been helpful. Tremendously. I’m a fan of DIY styling, and all the expert insights have meant everything. But still, anything beyond my standard blowdry or slightly mussed ponytail and I book a pro."
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"My hair is fairly straight and fairly thick. This means I don’t get too fussy when choosing cleansing products — just about anything will do the trick. But I shampoo almost every day, so I have to love the experience. This Aveda shampoo combines a generous amount of lather (which my husband also likes) with that signature scent that takes me right back to the '90s. And the conditioner is nice and light, so it leaves my hair silky but not shellacked."

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo, $13.50, available at Aveda; Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner, $13.50, available at Aveda.
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"Things that become second-nature to a beauty editor: too slippery hair is no good — it falls flat and is basically impossible to style. To avoid the unstyleable fate, I always spritz my towel-dried hair with Serge’s volumizer before blowdrying. It acts as a setting spray, heat protectant, blowdry extender, hair bouncifier, and all-round life improver."

Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray, $25, available at Birchbox.
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"Harry’s dryer weighs practically nothing and, on its hot setting, can rough-dry my collarbone-length hair in six minutes flat. I flip my head upside-down for the first five minutes to add a little lift at the roots (this was challenging but not impossible when I was nine months pregnant), and finish upright for a minute."

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000, $300, available at Dermstore.
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"The final few minutes for styling are used to flat-iron my ends so they don’t kick out at the bottom — an imperative step for avoiding 'The Rachel' flip. I like my blowout straight, straight, straight, with an off-center part. I love how wide this iron is; it covers a lot of territory at once and gets the job done fast. I also use it to coax my part into a clean, polished line."

Jilbere Ceramic Tools Porcelain Flat Iron 2 1/2 Inch, $39.99, available at Sally Beauty.
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"Since having a baby, my hair’s been on the drier side and I’ve started skipping shampoo on weekends. I’m not quite co-washing (I don’t feel like that gets my hair clean enough), but I have been using this cleansing mask instead. Before I get in the shower, I slather it on at the roots and work it to the ends. I leave it for five minutes, soak, lather, and rinse."

Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask with Lemon, $49, available at Sephora.
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"When I get out, my ends get a light mist of the Leonor Greyl oil — it detangles and softens, and smells like Hawaii (and it’s great for skin, too)."

Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté, $66, available at Leonor Greyl.
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"My rule is, no hot tools (actually, not even a brush!) on weekends. Instead, a few pumps of this prep spray plus a little scrunching of my damp hair make for air-dried perfection: rumpled, bendy, and not too slippery — in case I get the urge to put it up."

Shu Uemura Wonder Worker, $33, available at Shu Uemura.
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