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Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner
Apr, 22, 2015 4:04 PM UTC

“It’s an invigorating, deep-cleansing shampoo that will remove buildup in the hair and on the scalp.” —Carla Gentry Osorio

$13 each,

“Pink lotion tamed my unruly strands as a kid, and now it’s a must-have for my son’s curly locks.” —Nykia Spradley

$8, Rite Aid

“VO5 is the go-to moisture treatment for all hair types. It’s what we compare everything else to.” —Chuck Amos

$5, Walmart

“For years I saw this on shoots in the hands of star stylists. The ‘one pass’ is true, and it’s still a favorite among the new guard of celeb stylists today.” —Pamela Edwards Christiani


“Hands down, it’s one of the best deep conditioners ever. No more knots, tangles or dryness.” —Andrea Jordan


“I can’t live without it. It keeps strands hydrated, the aroma is great and it works well on natural hair.” —Derrick Scurry

$58, 16 oz, Target

“Great for curly and pressed hair as it seals moisture and 
gives terrific shine.” —Hadiiya Barbel


“This legendary product gives hair great shine 
and hydration without residue.” —Derrick Scurry

$5, Walmart

“This hair spray has a light hold and gives me the versatility to brush through the hair when it’s time to switch up my clients’ styles.” —Larry Sims

$15, Walmart

“This is the prototype for what we now call hair masks. Before hair masks, there was Infusium23.” —Chuck Amos

$7, Walmart