Bye hat head!

By Erin Lukas
Jan 22, 2021 @ 7:12 am
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Seeing as we're in the midst of a global pandemic, winter side effects like dry hair and frizz are probably low on the priority list right now.

But on the flip side, spending so much time at home, looking at yourself on Zoom, in the mirror, and on your phone's front-facing camera, makes it pretty damn impossible not to notice how your curls seem a little less defined, your straight hair has so much static it looks like a science experiment, or your platinum blonde hair is now mac-and-cheese yellow.

Whether you're in need of a quick fix or willing to put in the extra work with treatments, a number of affordable haircare products have just landed at drugstores. And thankfully, they'll solve all of your winter-related hair struggles — and then some.

Here, 11 of the best new haircare products to pick up at the drugstore for each and every hair type and concern.

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Sienna Naturals Lock and Seal Anti-Breakage Oil

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COVID-19 has made regular visits with your stylist a little more complicated. For natural girls who are forgoing regular trims and protective styles for now, a nourishing hair oil can help treat any breakage in the meantime. Sienna Naturals' treatment is a blend of castor and baobab oils that helps strengthen to promote hair growth, retain moisture, and revive curl patterns.

To shop: $22; target.com

Nexxus Weightless Style Shape & Define Multi-Styler Hair Cream

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On those rare days where you do decide to take heat tools to your hair, this Nexxus cream is clutch for creating styles that will hold up until your next wash. The extra lightweight formula is designed to be used on all hair types and is safe for color-treated hair.

To shop: $10; target.com

Garnier Whole Blends Sulfate Free Remedy Coconut Oil Shampoo

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While frizz is natural and beautiful across all hair types, dealing with static from wearing hairs during the winter can be, to put it plainly, annoying. That's where Garnier's hydrating addition to its Whole Blends collection comes in. With nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa butter, it cleanses hair while simultaneously moisturizing for a smoother finish.

To shop: $7; walmart.com

L'Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss

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Looking for a foolproof way to refresh your hair color between salon appointments —  without pissing off your colorist? A toning gloss is your best bet. L'Oréal's comes in eight shades, plus a universal clear option to boost shine in any hair color. Bonus: No mixing required.

To shop: $13; walmart.com

Dove Hair Therapy Dry Scalp Care Leave-On Scalp Treatment

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Powered by vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide, the internet's favorite skincare ingredient) Dove's leave-on scalp treatment works to retain moisture and protect the skin barrier to prevent future dryness and flakes. The beauty of this spray is that it can be used on both damp and dry hair.

To shop: $7; walmart.com

Miss Jessie's Honey Harmless Sulfate Free Shampoo

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This deeply nourishing, honey-rich shampoo is perfect for naturally curly, coily, and wavy hair in need of a gentle, yet effective cleanser that doesn't strip hair of moisture.

To shop: $14; missjessies.com

Carol's Daughter Wash Day Delight Dream Detangler Jelly-To-Cream Conditioner

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Carol's Daughter's unique jelly conditioner melts into a nourishing cream that hydrates naturally curly and coily hair from roots to ends, thanks to a blend of soothing and nourishing aloe and glycerin. Plus, it also works to make wash day a little less painful. The cream melts evenly across curls to prevent tangles and knots when you're detangling.

To shop: $11; walmart.com

OGX Blonde Purple Fig & Iris Drops

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With these genius drops in your shower, any shampoo and conditioner can become purple. Bottled blondes will benefit from treating their hair with a toning treatment to cut unwanted brass and yellow tones from their color in-between dye sessions.

To shop: $10; walgreens.com

Dark & Lovely Hair Hydrator with Rice Water Complex

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Specifically designed to spot treat protective styles like braids and faux locs, Dark & Lovely's mist hydrates the scalp and helps strengthen hair at the roots to minimize breakage from tension.

To shop: $12; amazon.com

John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls SLS/SLES Sulfate-Free Cream Oil

This oil is exactly what wavy or curly hair needs in-between washes. John Frieda's Dream Curls Cream Oil can be run through dry or limp curls for extra definition. With rosehip oil and glycerin, it also doubles as a nourishing leave-in treatment.

To shop: $10; walmart.com

TRESemme Air Dry No Blow Dry Cream

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Whether you're working with short or long hair, the new TRESemme Air Dry Cream is a great addition to any low-key quarantine haircare routine. If you've been cutting back on using hot tools to improve your hair health, this product helps your hair air dry smooth without any crunchiness.

To shop: $5; target.com