Experts reveal the drugstore shampoos, conditioners, and stylers they’re loving right now.
Want shiny, healthy hair for less? You're in luck: We asked 11 hairstylists to share their favorite drugstore products for enviable strands. Here, their go-to budget buys that will make your hair look like a million bucks.
Burt’s Bees Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner
Dove DermaCare Scalp Invigorating Mint Shampoo
"I love Dove products! I find that they help keep strands shiny and healthy. This new dandruff line is an all-star because the pH-balanced spearmint formula is refreshing on the scalp and helps nix pesky flakes. It’s best for anyone with natural and unprocessed hair."
—Nunzio Saviano, celebrity hairstylist and owner of Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York City
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner
"This line allows you to wash your hair daily without stripping it of moisture, natural oils, or color. I’ve also noticed that hair looks shinier and smoother. When hair is untangled during the shampoo process, it becomes easier to manage."
—Siobhan Benson, hairstylist in New York City
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo
"This is a silicone-free option that locks in color’s vibrancy. It leaves a sort of sheen that automatically boosts color—from the palest blonds to the richest browns. The result: hair that’s undeniably glossy."
—Marc Mena, celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles and New York City and creative director of Warren Tricomi Salon
ORS Olive Oil Edge Control
“There’s nothing worse than those little flyaways that frame your face. I use this to control hairs around the hairline. Baby hairs can easily turn brittle or become broken from hairspray and other products with lots of alcohol. This keeps them smooth and soft but out of your face.”
—Kristin Ess, celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles
Garnier Fructis Style Frizz Guard Anti-Frizz Dry Spray
"It’s hard to eliminate frizz—not to mention that many formulas have to be put on wet hair. That’s why this one is my savior. I can apply it to dry, prestyled hair; it reduces styling time and won’t weigh the hair down."
—Michael Dueñas, celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles
Psssst! Dry Shampoo
“For years, this has been a staple in hairstylists’ kits. It sops up oil seamlessly, leaving hair feeling and looking fresh for styling. It’s perfect for those days when you don’t have time to wash but want a little volume.”
—Sarah Potempa, celebrity hairstylist in New York City and creator of the Beachwaver curling iron
L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray
"The fine mist is super easy to work with. Plus, it’s used by celebrity stylists around the world, even when more expensive versions are on the table. Unlike many other sprays, it brushes out quickly, making it a breeze to change your style. No sticky leftover residue."
—Adam Broderick, hairstylist and owner of the Adam Broderick Salon & Spa in Ridgefield and Southbury, Connecticut
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon
"Back in the day, when my hair was a mess of long curls, this was a game changer because it did exactly what it said it would—seal hair to eliminate frizz and flyaways. When you don’t have time to perfect your blowout, this little guy will help you make it look polished. It never fails. Tip: Use it sparingly. Do not put on too much, as it can make your hair look greasy.”
—Neven Radovic, hairstylist at Ian McCabe Studio in Washington, D.C
OGX Quenching and Coconut Curls Frizz-Defying Moisture Mousse
"What you want: curls with shine, flexible hold, definition, and no flaking or greasiness. That’s what you get here. You won’t have to worry about your coils feeling crunchy or dry, which happens with some other products out there. This is probably my favorite option for curls—period!"
—Paul Cucinello, celebrity hairstylist and creative director at Chris Chase Salon in New York City