Hot Hair: Drugstore Steals

Glorious hair doesn't have to be expensive hair. And while pricey salon treatments and products are nice, they're certainly not necessary--some of the industry's most beloved hair products are under $25! From a genius straightening comb to the most moisturizing conditioner, ever, here are the hottest drugstore finds on the planet.
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 12, 2010

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From a genius straightening comb to the most moisturizing conditioner, ever, here are the hottest drugstore finds on the planet.

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Don’t let your ‘do deflate or frizz up in humid weather. Keep it tight with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz ($3.75,—it’s quick-drying, super lightweight, and doesn’t flake. The business!

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Amika Professional Straightening Comb ($12, allows you to control even sections of hair, and gives just the right amount of tension to score a super-sleek blowout. A must-have!

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Optimum Oil Therapy Shine Booster ($2.50, nourishes and repairs dull, dry hair, leaving it looking two hundred percent healthier. The gloss is unbelievable!

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Gentle and moisturizing, Pantene Relaxed & Natural Daily Oil Cream ($3.99) keeps Black hair—no matter the texture—conditioned and glossy with a blend of jojoba and coconut oils. Use it every day as a hydrating styling cream.

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Dark and Lovely No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System ($8, is one of the most beloved relaxers on shelves! Blended with super-nourishing shea butter, the formula actually helps strengthen hair while straightening.

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Infusium 23 Repair & Renew Conditioner ($9, is loaded with vitamins, proteins, and amino acids to build up weak, stressed strands. Great for relaxed or color-treated tresses.

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Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($6, is spiked with olive, meadowfoam seed and sweet almond oils to penetrate, strengthen and soften damaged strands.

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Monroe Pink Brush, Special Edition ($15.99, is an essential for a bouncy, sexy blowout. The bristles reach the hair roots, gently pulling them up and forward to be exposed to the blowdryer. And we all know if your roots aren’t straight, your blowout is not hot!

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Apply a dab of Smooth ‘N Shine’s award-winning Polishing Heat Protect Straighten Polish ($4.50, to sections of hair before flatironing or blowdrying to protect from heat-damage and add shine.

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Softsheen Carson Weave Care Featherlight Detangler ($5.99, keeps weaves and extensions looking impossibly glossy and healthy, and helps protect the hair from heat styling.

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Apply Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment ($4.99, to freshly conditioned hair twice a month, and rinse out after twenty minutes for healthy, strong strands. An essential for post-relaxing and haircoloring.

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Hot Tools Professional Spring Curling Iron ($23.95, gives bouncy, perfectly defined curls in seconds, without damaging or burning the hair. Love!

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Dr. Miracle’s “Feel It” Formula Temple & Nape Gro Balm ($8.39, helps stimulate blood flow to your edges, prompting hair to grow. A great deal for a fabulous product!

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John Frieda Brilliant Shine Shock ($5, smooths flyaways, vanquishes frizz and polishes hair to a sexy, high-gloss finish! Plus, a little goes a long way, so the tube lasts forever.


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