Curly Or Straight: The Best Hair Products

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The fall season is in full swing, and one beauty trend is emerging as a strong contender for the honor of most-wanted: drastic hair styles. Everyone seems to be on hair watch by taking more risks with their 'dos, opting to chop it all off, add some braids, or dye it all colors of the rainbow. There's no question, we love being a bit reckless with hair choices, but if there's anything we're hesitant to change about our hair, it's the texture. Wether thick, wild curls or thin pin straight locks are what you're born with, taming said tresses can be a constant battle. But working what you were born with can produce some amazing results—here are the best hair products for you to get your curly or straight hair looking its best!

Curly

Ranging from light waves to tight kinks, curly hair can be unruly, frizzy, and frustrating. But, the right products can give a gorgeous result, so here's to making it look effortless!

Runway images from Tibi.

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Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Reactivating Mist, $22, available at BumbleAndBumble—Spritz on dry hair to keep curls and waves flexible and frizz-free throughout the day.

Davines LOVE curl enhancing shampoo, $22, and conditioner, $25, available here and here at Drugstore.com—This shampoo and conditioner duo calms frizz and detangles without weighing hair down.
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Kerastase Creme Oleo-Curl, $36, available at Kerastase-USA—This light-weight cream keeps frizz and wild curls in check.

Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, $26, available at Sephora—When you want to blow dry, this is the ultimate in heat activated, chem-free smoothing balms for unmanageable hair.

Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding, $38, available at MissJessies—While it was created for the most thick and kinky hair, Curly Pudding also works great on most types of curly hair to relax and shape curls and calm frizz.


Straight

While the curly set aims to calm and defrizz, those with naturally straight hair work to add volume. Using the right products creates sleek, but not flat or dull straight hair. Runway images from Chloe.

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Philip B Katira Hair Masque, $40, available at Philipb—=Pure Katira extract (a Middle Eastern plant) moisturizes and plumps up fine or limp hair while locking in shine, leaving hair bouncy and light.

Blow Ready Set Blow, $21, available at BlowNY—This smoothing cream cuts blow-dry time by half using heat-conducting polymers and sets your blow-out all day.

Got2B Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm + Gloss Finish, $6.49, available at CVS—This balm protects your hair from heat styling up to 425 degrees.

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Fekkai Coif Ironless Straightening Balm, $25, available at Fekkai—Get super straight, sleek hair without having to flat-iron.

Kiehl's Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo, $18, available at Kiehls—Suds up with this shampoo that gives your hair an extra volumizing boost.