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        Best Eco-Friendly Anti-Frizz Product 2016

        Giovanni Frizz Be Gone

        Best Eco-Friendly Anti-Frizz Product 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Giovanni Frizz Be Gone

        If it looks (and sounds) more like a fancy salon-only product than an all-organic option you pick up at Whole Foods, well, appearances can be deceiving. Just a spritz of this paraben- and sulfate-free spray (on wet or dry hair) tames flyaways and keeps hair “shiny and smooth,” says celebrity stylist Lacy Redway. Use it as a lighter option to the pure argan oil it shares a shelf with.

        Giovanni | $9
        Best Heat Protectant 2016

        Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

        Best Heat Protectant 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

        Most people crank up the temperature too high on their hot tools (looking at you, straight-iron queen!), so it’s “important to incorporate a protector into your regimen,” says Lacy Redway, who adds that this bargain spritz makes a great substitute for $40 versions. Using silicone-laced versions, the spray leaves hair “shinier, smoother, and softer”—in part by creating “glide” that lets hot tools pass over the hair shaft more easily, causing less damage, Nathaniel Hawkins says. Used liberally on wet or dry hair, he says, “it won’t weigh down your strands.” 

        Tresemme | $5
        Best Wave Enhancer 2016

        Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

        Best Wave Enhancer 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

        Short of a sunset cruise on a catamaran, nothing speeds up the hunt for beach waves like this ocean spray. It adds just the right briny texture with its “perfect balance of salt and water,” says hairstylist Christophe Saluzzo. Start slow and build up to your desired look. And since it can be used on wet or dry hair, you may want to stock up two bottles at a time.

        Bumble and Bumble | $27
        Hall of Fame
        Best Hairspray 2016

        L’Oréal Elnett Satin

        Best Hairspray 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        L’Oréal Elnett Satin

        While it’s set many a red-carpet chignon, this spray is also essential for things like Kate Bosworth’s boho waves, says her hairstylist, L.A.’s Bridget Brager. “The nozzle releases a really fine, even mist,” she says. “And it never gets crunchy. You can apply it, then brush through strands and your hair will still have amazing hold.”

        L'Oreal | $15
        Best Curl Definer 2016

        Oribe Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold

        Best Curl Definer 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Oribe Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold

        Boosting hydration and beating frizz, this gel-like shaper avoids the bane of every spiral glosser: the crunch factor.
        “It defines curls but keeps them soft,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Gregorio Ruggeri. If you have fine strands, apply no more than a quarter-size amount before blow-drying with a diffuser. Then shake strands (never run your fingers through them) for the perkiest results.

        Oribe | $37
        Hall of Fame
        Best Volumizer 2016

        Phyto PhytoVolume Actif

        Best Volumizer 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2013

        Phyto PhytoVolume Actif

        With their traditionally high alcohol content, many volumizers can leave hair stiff (or worse, contribute to dryness and flaking). Not this instant root lifter. When applied to two-day-old hair, L.A. hairstylist Bridget Brager says, it’s the world’s easiest shortcut to a “disheveled cool-girl style.” For a bouncier blowout, spritz it onto damp strands: “Don’t just get it onto your roots but all over since it won’t make hair piecey or limp,” says pro Michael Dueñas.

        Phyto | $30
        Best Eco-Friendly Round Brush 2016

        Olivia Garden Healthy Hair Large Paddle

        Best Eco-Friendly Round Brush 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2013

        Olivia Garden Healthy Hair Large Paddle

        With this vanity-worthy brush, what’s good for the environment turns out to be bliss for your hair: The tool is made
        of bamboo (a renewable resource) and is light and comfortable to maneuver. And if you feel like taking on an extra five minutes to brush your hair, the roundtipped bristles can deliver a stimulating scalp massage while they easily “slide through strands and detangle,” says hair guru Chuck Amos, who has worked with Uzo Aduba. Use it on damp hair to comb through strands while you blow-dry (it’ll speed up the job). 

        Olivia Garden | $22
        Best Dry Shampoo 2016

        Klorane Dry Shampoo

        Best Dry Shampoo 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        Klorane Dry Shampoo

        If you’re wise to the powers of dry shampoos (like absorbing excess oils and extending the life of a blowout), you know that not all versions pull the same weight. This dust disappears after you gently rub or brush it through strands. “It produces fresh, clean roots, and if you apply a few pumps, also a touch of body,” says hair pro Chris Lospalluto, who adds that he uses the oat-milk blend on all his clients.

        Klorane | $20
        Best Styling Cream 2016

        Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel

        Best Styling Cream 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel

        Pros can reach for this cream to style pixies, layered lobs, and Old Hollywood waves alike. “It gives perfect hold,” says L.A. stylist Bridget Brager, who uses it over Jenna Dewan Tatum’s waves. “It adds texture without weight,” says hair pro Chris Lospalluto. Other experts swear it’s best as a moisturizing coat over fraying ends. But no matter how you handle the cream, remember to skim the surface of strands rather than saturate them: “A little bit goes a long way,” says Lospalluto.

        Leonor Greyl | $46
        Best Pomade 2016

        Oribe Fiber Groom

        Best Pomade 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Oribe Fiber Groom

        Think your long strands and this rich-looking pomade won’t play well together? Rub a little into your hair before your next blowout: You’ll marvel at the “control and smoothness” you achieve, says hair pro Gregorio Ruggeri. Of course, it works in more expected ways too. N.Y.C. stylist Lacy Redway reaches for a dime-size amount of the polymer-filled paste to add hold. “I also run it through loose ends for a cool, deconstructed finish.” 

        Oribe | $34
        Best Shine Product 2016

        Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray

        Best Shine Product 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray

        This silicone-free mist can work its light-reflecting, flyaway-foiling magic on every hair type, says hair stylist Lacy Redway, who’s used it on stars like Lupita Nyong’o and Olivia Palermo. Fine hair needs a delicate application of the argan-oil-infused formula; just spray it into the air in front of you, then quickly walk through the citrus-scented cloud, pro Christophe Saluzzo suggests.

        Oribe | $39
        Best Eco-Friendly Hairspray 2016

        Aveda Air Control Hairspray

        Best Eco-Friendly Hairspray 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Aveda Air Control Hairspray

        Could this flaxseed oil-based mist be the one that finally helps you overcome FOH (fear of hair spray)? “It doesn’t give hair that lacquered feeling. You can brush through it, so you get a really flexible hold,” says Nathaniel Hawkins, who works with LeAnn Rimes. “I know it’s eco-friendly but I just like it because it helps frizz and gives a bit of hold without being too much,” says Amos.

        Aveda available at aveda.com | $28
        Editor’s Pick
        Split-End Mender

        Rita Hazan Triple Threat

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2016

        Rita Hazan Triple Threat

        “When a trim is buried on your to-do list, this serum packs polymers to temporarily seal frayed tips.” —SHERYL GEORGE, BEAUTY EDITOR

        20% off at ritahazan.com from 4/15 until 5/12; use code INSTYLE20

        Rita Hazan | $30
        Best Anti-Frizz Product 2015

        John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original

        Best Anti-Frizz Product 2015
        WINNER 2015, 2014

        John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original

        On towel-dried hair or flat-ironed flyaways, this silicone sealant delivers glassy shine and heat protection and “literally feels like liquid silk,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Cynthia Alvarez.

        John Frieda | $10
        Best Shampoo and Conditioner for African-American Hair 2015

        Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing

        Best Shampoo and Conditioner for African-American Hair 2015
        WINNER 2015

        Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing

        “Breathes life” into lackluster spirals, kinks, and coils with Tahitian manoi oil and coconut extract, says L.A. stylist Charles Dujic. For strands that have been run-down by chemical treatments or straightening, “it’s healing and reparative” after one wash. It also smells good enough to garnish with a little umbrella.

        Carol's Daughter | $20-$22
        Editor’s Pick
        Editor's Pick 2015

        Remington 3-in-1 Styler

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2015

        Remington 3-in-1 Styler

        The cords of your flatiron, curler, and dryer shouldn’t resemble Clark Griswold’s Christmas lights. This multitasker can help you declutter. Two detachable sleeves—one rounded, one studded with spikes—transform this straightener into a curler and a volumizer. But here’s the thing: All three functions actually work, meaning you can be Gisele one day and Ariana Grande the next.

         

        $33
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2015

        Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2015

        Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray

        Like a push-up bra for lackluster strands, this translucent blend of polymers and white lupine protein lifts, plumps, and perks. Even better, unlike most volumizers that have to go on sopping strands, this one is meant for dry ones.

        $25
        Best Inexpensive Hair Styling Line 2015

        TRESemmé Naturals

        Best Inexpensive Hair Styling Line 2015
        WINNER 2015, 2011

        TRESemmé Naturals

        You can match your hair type to the right formula, says L.A. stylist Frankie Payne, who uses this mousse on Kim Kardashian. Loaded with natural ingredients to protect strands against environmental and styling damage, these products will keep your hair and your bank account in tip-top shape.

        Tresemme | $5 for all products
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