24 Hair Picks That Won't Make Your Wallet Sad

If there's one thing we've learned here in the beauty department, it's that you don't need to spend an arm and a leg to find amazing products that actually work. Case in point: Some of our favorite hair products are actually on the shelves at your local drugstore for a fraction of the price. They're cheap, easy to find, and you can restock when you're on a TP/cotton ball/notebook/chip run.
We've rounded up dozens of our favorite shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and styling products for every hair type. From thin to textured to straight, we've got you covered with picks from some of our favorite budget-friendly brands. So, click through to find the product that works best for you. Or, at these prices, you can afford to experiment a little and try them all.
Photos (from left to right): Courtesy of Kinky-Curly, Burt's Bees, Bain De Terre.
Thick: Mane 'N Tail Olive Oil Complex Shampoo With Herbal Essentials 
Originally formulated for horses' manes and tails, this cult classic has developed into a full line of amazing products to help strengthen and add shine to your human mane. We especially love how the olive-oil version helps keep our thick hair strong, smooth, and, wel, thick by strengthening the hair shaft and preventing breakage.
Mane 'N Tail Olive Oil Complex Shampoo, $3.99, available at Drugstore.com.
Textured: Mixed Chicks 
Formulated for women of every ethnicity, this lightweight shampoo helps to lock moisture into textured curls to give the ultimate definition and manageability, so you won't have to worry about frizz and knots — a girl's worst nightmare.
Mixed Chicks Shampoo, $14.99, available at Target.
Straight: Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
For those of us with stick-straight locks, grease and dirt are so not our friends. They can make our hair look dull and lifeless. Argan oil helps to naturally restore shine and softness to hair, leaving it looking healthy, clean, and smooth, sans flyways and frizz.
Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo, $7.99, available at Walgreens.
Color-Treated: Clear Damage and Color Repair Nourishing Shampoo
This hair and scalp therapy helps to balance damaged hair where it starts — the roots. It fortifies each strand with an advanced moisture complex that adds hydration and protects color.
Clear Damage and Color Repair Nourishing Shampoo, $4.99, available at Target.
Curly: Wash 'N Curl Curling Shampoo
We always thought this shampoo was for the perm set (of which we admit, we were once a member), but it turns out this formula helps to enhance natural curls and keep them defined and moisturized all day. Heat and humidity, you've been warned.
Wash 'N Curl Curling Shampoo, $3.19, available at Wash N' Curl.
Thin: Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo
The one thing thin hair doesn't need is excessive, heavy ingredients weighing it down. Suave uses ginseng and aloe (both naturally derived ingredients) to plump up your strands — without draining your wallet.
Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo, $3.75, available at Soap.com.
Photos (from left to right): Courtesy of Mane N' Tail, Mixed Chicks, Organix, Clear Hair, Wash N' Curl, Suave Professionals
Thick: Tresemmé Split Remedy Split End Conditioner
The last thing thick hair needs is more weight and bulk at the ends, especially when it's fried and looks like split-ends city down there. This conditioner helps to repair split ends, leaving thick hair balanced and healthy looking — not frizzy and frayed.
TRESemmé Split Remedy Split End Conditioner, $5.49, available at CVS.
Textured: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioning Milk
This shea butter-based conditioner uses argan and coconut oil to repair lifeless, damaged hair and give textured hair the ultimate in moisture. You can use it as a daily conditioner or as a mask for a deeper penetrating treatment. Sea kelp helps to detoxify hair and remove residue.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioning Milk, $9.99, available at Target.
Straight: Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Shine Conditioner
This conditioner is packed with shine-enhancing ingredients like wheat complex and palm extract to not only illuminate hair, but to help lock in moisture for longer-lasting shine and bounce. Straight hair looks healthy and clean — never greasy and limp.
Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Shine Conditioner, $6.99, available at Drugstore.com.
Curly: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls & Waves Conditioner
Curly-haired mavens have one simple wish: frizz-free bounce for their locks. This conditioner gives just that by using wild cherry and orchid extract to add shine and moisture, all while keeping curls defined and smelling divine.
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls & Waves Conditioner, $4.97, available at Walmart.
Color-Treated: Nexxus Color Ensure Replenishing Color Care Conditioner
If you color your strands, UV protection should be at the top of your list of hair-care needs. This conditioner uses just that to help protect color against damaging rays. It helps to promote shine, so you're not left with dull, lifeless hair.
Nexxus Color Ensure Replenishing Color Care Conditioner, $15.79, available at CVS.
Thin: Bain De Terre Volumizing Lemongrass Conditioner
While a lot of conditioners can weigh your hair down (a big no-no for thin hair), this one actually adds volume with the help of lemongrass and other plump-enhancing botanicals. Bonus: Lemongrass works as a natural astringent to help break down product buildup.
Bain De Terre Volumizing Conditioner, $18.40, available at Drugstore.com.
Photos (from left to right): Courtesy of TRESemmé, Shea Moisture, Aveeno, Herbal Essences, Nexxus, Bain De Terre
Thick: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Hair Mask
Packed with olive oil, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond oil (the triple in Triple Moisture), this intense moisture treatment helps to repair strands, leaving them soft and lustrous — just what thick hair craves.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Hair Mask, $5.99, available at CVS.
Textured: Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Mask
Many textured-hair ladies swear by this nourishing treatment. Not only does it smell amazing, but it's so uber thick that you just know it's working over time to smooth and hydrate even the thirstiest strands.
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Mask, $7.99, available at Soap.com.
Straight: Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment
Though technically a hair mask (though one you use before you wash your hair), this avocado mask can also be used as a leave-in styling treatment. Both methods add extra shine and smooth strands for a sleek, healthy look.
Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment, $9.99, available at Soap.com.
Curly: Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner
In high school, our best friend were twins and had the curliest, craziest hair. And then one day, their frizzy messy mops were shiny and sleek. Later in gym class, they revealed their secret, and John Frieda Frizz-Ease has been a go-to staple for us ever since. You don't need curly hair to use this dream cream either; it fights frizz on all hair types.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioning Spray, $6.49, available at Target.
Color-Treated: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment
When we went from brunette to blonde last summer, we relied on this bad boy to get us through that straw-hair phase. Used as a three-minute mask (because really, who has more time than that) this hydrator left our hair manageable, shiny, and above all, smooth.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment, $4.68, available at Walmart.
Thin: Logona Blow Dryer Styler Bamboo
Formulated as a heat protectant (which helps to repair damage caused by heat styling), this product uses natural ingredients, like bamboo extract, to give lifeless locks volume, strength, and flexible hold — exactly what flat hair needs.
Logona Blow Dryer Styler Bamboo, $17, available at Drugstore.com.
Photos (from left to right): Courtesy of Neutrogena, Organic Root Stimulator, Burt's Bees, John Frieda, Garnier Fructis, Logona.
Thick: Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment
When argan oils first came out, we were hooked. Our bank account however, was not — all that MoroccanOil can get a little pricy. Luckily, Agadir Argon Oil is just as moisturizing as its more expensive counterpart and smells just as good. It helps to smooth thick hair and leave it soft, shiny, and manageable.
Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment, $20, available at Drugstore.com.
Textured: Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner
What's the biggest complaint amongst girls with textured hair? Lack of moisture, moisture, moisture. Oh and knots, knots, knots. This leave-in conditioner addresses both of those and leaves hair happy, healthy, and free of snarls.
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner, $11.99, available at Target.
Straight: Biosilk Silk Therapy Hair Serum
Who didn't grow up knowing someone that used this stuff? With shine-enhancing superpowers (okay, it's actually hydrolyzed silk proteins), it leaves our hair so silky smooth and delicious smelling that we almost can't stop touching it.
Biosilk Silk Therapy Hair Serum, $15.99, available at Soap.com.
Curly: Aussie Catch The Wave Hair Mousse + Leave-In Conditioner
All mousses are not created equal — no girl should have to suffer crunchy, snappy curls (you know what we're talking about). Aussie's curl-enhancing mousse utilizes a built-in conditioner to give twisty tresses what they need the most: moisture and softness.
Aussie Catch The Wave Hair Mousse + Leave-In Conditioner, $3.16, available at Walmart.
Color-Treated: L'Oréal Elnett Satin Color-Treated Hair Hairspray
A cult favorite amongst well, everyone, Elnett now has a version with UV filters in it. Since the sun is the number one culprit for color fading on dyed hair, this spray will not only give you flexible hold but major protection against harmful, color-sapping rays.
L'Oréal Elnett Satin Color-Treated Hair Hairspray With UV Filters, $14.99, available at CVS.
Thin: Göt2b Fat-tastic Dry Shampoo
Fine-haired girls know that grease is public enemy number one in the fight for perfect hair. It can take your strands from fabulously lush to flat and lifeless in just a day. We love this dry shampoo for adding residue-free volume at your roots, where you need it the most.
Göt2b Fat-tastic Dry Shampoo, $6.25, available at Soap.com.
Photos (from left to right): Courtesy of Agadir, Kinky-Curly, Biosilk, Aussie, L'Oréal, got2b

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