Let’s face it, we all have that one hair product or tool that we absolutely, positively could not live without. From dry shampoo to Moroccan oil, we asked five real chicks (two hairstylists included) to spill theirs. Check out what they had to say, and then tell us yours!
“My secret hairstyling weapon for women of all hair types, from curly to straight, fine to limp and thick to course, is dry shampoo. Spray it on your bangs for instant lift and texture, or spritz it on your hair prior to curling it to give it that second-day hold. It also works great on greasy roots, soaking that oil right up. My favorite brand (and I’ve tried tons on myself and my clients) is Tigi Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo ($15.99).” – Tina Romo, Sacramento-based hairstylist
“My hair is super short, only about an inch long, and it’s curly. I simply add gel, fluff it up with my fingers and arrange the strands exactly where I want them. The best thing for me is, I never have to worry about losing my brush or comb!” – Christine Zust, M.A., author of Everything I Do Positions Me and president of Zust & Company
Manic Panic Hair Dye
“I have a LOT of hair. It’s thick and really long, and over the past year or so, it’s been dyed various shades of teal. For the past six months though, it’s also featured streaks of Manic Panic’s ‘Enchanted Forest’ ($13.65) and ‘Atomic Turquoise’ ($13.65) as is and mixed together in varying quantities. I love it for a few reasons. One, I really don’t have to do anything with it. I can throw it up in a ponytail (even skipping brushing), and it’s an attention getter. Little girls will stop me and ask me if I’m a mermaid. No matter how crappy of a day I’m having, this always makes me smile. I’m also not a social person by nature, so I’ve found that having crazy hair forces me to be more extroverted. Last but not least, I love the color. It’s very low-maintenance and inexpensive. I only have to touch up my roots every 4-6 weeks, and that’s about it.” – Marie Porter, chef, author and food blogger
“I use Moroccan oil on my hair wet AND dry (before running a flat iron through it to protect my tresses). This gives my hair more shine and less frizz. I’ve tried everything, and this really is the best frizz tamer!” – Amy Kossoff Smith, founder of the MomTini Lounge
“My number one secret hairstyling weapon is to use tourmaline tools (a hair dryer and/or straightener). Tourmaline tools cut down on hair drying time, and the straightener quickly smoothes your tresses without frying the hair shaft. Less prolonged heat on your hair helps prevent color fade-out and also keeps your locks healthier.” – Elsa Rhodes, co-owner of Platform Color Style Salon and master stylist
Where should you splurge and where should you save when it comes to hair products and tools? Find out here.