Are you looking for some great hair products that don’t break the bank? You don’t have to spend a ton of money on expensive hair care products to get good quality and effective results. Here’s my ultimate list of the best drugstore hair care products.
Best Drugstore Hair Care Products
The one thing in ‘beauty’ I get asked most frequently about is what hair care products I use. I have a post coming up that outlines my go to daily (or every few days LOL) higher end hair care products. But, today, I wanted to share this list of the best drugstore hair care products that I swap in and use regularly to give my wallet a break.
From Shampoo and Conditioner to Dry Shampoo, here is my list of tried and true of the best drugstore hair care products.
SHAMPOO / CONDITIONER
I tried the L’Oreal Ever Pure line last year and fell in love. For a drugstore shampoo, it is heavenly. It is their sulfate free line and I am ALL ABOUT IT. I think it gives my hair the same wash and clean feel of a salon wash.
Another drugstore fave of mine is Pantene. I’ve been a tried and true fan of their products since I was a teen, so naturally they made my list. This one is so good at moisturizing my dry ends and leaving my hair feeling so, so soft. I also love the scent. Maybe because I’m nostalgic, or maybe because it’s just THAT good.
LEAVE IN CONDITIONER
This is a MUST HAVE in any hair care arsenal. It’s the extra bit of conditioning that makes it easy for me to go (many) days between washes. It’s highly rated by various style and beauty magazines, if you don’t want to take my word for it!
I’m a die hard fan of the Ouai hair oil, but this Suave Moroccan Oil is such a great drugstore dupe. I’ve been using it for the past couple of years and use it on and off in between using the pricier version. As with hair oils, a little bit goes a long way. I typically only use it on my ends on wet hair or just before I style with heating products.
This is SO good for a drug store heat protectant. I’m a firm believer in using products to ease the damage for using heat on your hair. I love that it doesn’t leave any residue and doesn’t make my hair feel stiff like other products I’ve tried. Definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a budget-friendly heat protectant for styling hair.
I have SO MUCH HAIR. It doesn’t matter what season, but I need all the help in the frizz department. Even on days’ old hair. The John Frieda Frizz Control is perfect for on the go and between washes to tame the mane.
I don’t use a ton of hair spray, but after a fresh curl day, I reach for this to make my waves hold and last longer. I also like the Tresemme microsculpting hair sprays I wrote about before here.
This is a must have in any busy woman’s hair care routine. Dry shampoo is L I F E. And the secret ingredient to how I make my hair look decent even on day three (or four or five). I do love me some Living Proof Dry Shampoo, but the price tag (WOOF!). I blow through bottles of dry shampoo, so these are the two drugstore dry shampoos I keep on hand and use a few times during the week.
The Dove Dry Shampoo is super clean with a light scent. It doesn’t feel heavy and doesn’t leave a residue, which is something I look for since I have dark hair. (Aside from my granny grays, haha).
The last couple of months I’ve been using the Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo and I’m in LOVE. The unscented one is my fave. No residue issues, although one of my friends told me that when she tried it (a year ago) she had leftover residue on her brown hair. Maybe I lucked out that they have a modified formula, but I’ve used two bottles now and haven’t experienced any issues with residue, or feeling like I have a ton of product in my hair.
I don’t “do my hair” every day, but when I do, these are my tried and true favorite drugstore hair care products. They’re great dupes for some of the higher end hair care products in my arsenal. And they still give my locks the shine and protection that I look for when styling my hair.
What are some of your favorite drugstore hair products?
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