Mingling amongst the hundreds of gimmicky hairstyling products that await you at your drugstore are a few that actually work. We'll help you skip the guesswork and wasted dollars with our list of favorites.
No matter what state it's in, your hair is probably begging for hair powder. Sometimes called dry shampoo, hair powder can alleviate any number of styling challenges, including greasiness, limpness, lack of volume, outgrown dye jobs, falling updos, and forgetting to shower. Salon Grafx Hair Powder comes in blonde, brown, black or red. If it's not available, just check the baking aisle for a container of regular cornstarch, the main ingredient in hair powder.
Most volumizing products tend to be sticky, tacky, or weighty, but Samy's Thickening and Styling lotion delivers the goods without the usual suspects. This product is especially great for fine, thin, straight or curly hair.
My best friend always has the most glorious mane of shiny curls and I hate her a little for it. I asked her what her secret was and she swears by FX Special Effects Curls Up Mousse. This mousse is not too heavy and makes her curls absolutely bouyant. Her only complaint? It makes her black hair so shiny, it almost looks fake. She recommends this product for curls that really need the extra shine.
It is rare to find a styling product that is excessively cheap, widely available, and actually works. Condition 3-in-1 Mousse does everything its label suggests - Volumizes, Conditions, Protects. It makes hair soft, manageable, weightless and contains sunscreen, and best of all, costs less than $3.
Hairspray is a necessity to keep your style in place, but a multi-tasking hairspray like Thicker Fuller Hair Weightless Volumizing Hair Spray couldn't hurt. In fact, it gives flexible hold that lasts all day, along with unprecedented body.