Justine Marjan, a Tresemme global stylist, and Kathy Benghanem, a celebrity hairstylist and owner of Gemini 14 Salon in New York City, reveal the best drugstore hair products to pick up right now. 

September 24, 2018
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Umberto Medium Round Brush

“This is a great, affordable alternative to traditional smoothing round brushes. The boar bristles help defuzz hair and also add shine as you blow-dry.”

To buy: $12; target.com.

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Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

“This is a natural way to deep-condition your hair. I love to apply it, braid hair, and leave it in overnight. Rinse it out the next day for shinier, healthier hair.”

To buy: $13; nutiva.com.

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Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner

“Marula oil in this pair reduces frizz and leaves a silky finish. Use the shampoo on your scalp and the conditioner on your ends.”

To buy: $5 each; target.com.

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YourGoodSkin Moisturizing Make-Up Remover Wipes

“These wipes easily remove even the most stubborn makeup while still being gentle on skin.”

To buy: $7.50 for 30; walgreens.com.

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Conair Worldwide Travel Dryer

This dryer has dual voltage—ideal for travel—and folds so it can be easily packed. Its ionic technology keeps hair smooth.

To buy: $30; at drugstores.

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The Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner

Believe it or not, these were made for horses but cleansed hair so well without stripping that people started using them!

To buy: $6 each; at drugstores.

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Old Spice Pomade

This offers definition without giving you that slick look— perfect for piecey layers or short hair. It smells amazing, and you can’t beat the price for the quality.

To buy: $7; at CVS.

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This works wonders. It takes out the dread of brushing knotty, tangled hair and is good for all hair types and for kids. You can use it dry and not get static.

To buy: $9; at Target.

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John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum

Excellent at creating defined curls without the crunch, this product controls frizz and also acts as a heat protectant.

To buy: $10; at drugstores.

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L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold

My go-to hairspray because it gives great hold. Spray it onto a toothbrush and run it along your hairline to smooth flyaways.

To buy: $15; at drugstores.