No matter how flawless your makeup is or how on point your OOTD might be, sometimes when you're having a bad hair day, it can really make everything else look like crap.
But rightfully so! How your hair falls on your head really shapes your face and gives your look that little extra somethin' that makes the difference between a yay kinda day, and a "WOW I look f*cking fierce!" kinda day.
While a trip to your hairstylist and a little walk around the hair department at Sephora can easily run up your wallet, a quick hop, skip and a jump to the drugstore won't. Drugstore beauty brands have tons of incredible quality products for your hair that won't cost you an arm and a leg - you just have to know the right ones to pick that will work for your hair.
So while you're looking for your new holy grail hair product, here are 9 drugstore products so good, and so loved by many, that you'll never want to buy any of the high-end stuff again.
This is literally the perfect product for anyone with thin hair. The serum is formulated with fibra-cylane and pomegranate extract that plumps up those wispy ends to give a fuller, more voluminous look to your hair. And come on, it's only $8.
If you suffer from thin hair that literally sits flat on your face (*raising my hands*), I feel you. Like seriously, how to Instgrammers get that thick, voluminous hair that we've always dreamed of? Thanks to beauty guru ThatsHeart declaring her love for Garnier Fructis' Mega Full Thickening Lotion, we can now how gorgeously thick hair too. She uses this alongside the Full & Plush Ends Serum to achieve big hair.
For all my ladies out there who have naturally curly hair, embrace the waves and spritz in some of OGX's Moroccan Sea Salt Spray. It gives beautiful texture and volume to the hair without making it feel sticky or heavy.
Just a few drops of this Moroccan Argan and Camellia Oil hair product and your hair will look absolutely radiant and glowing. While the hair oil doesn't claim to completely restore your split-ends, it does nourish your hair with oil extracts as well as bring back shine and softness to the hair without weighing it down too much.
As much as you love Sephora, I don't imagine that you love spending over $100 on a T3 curling iron. Personally, I just can't justify it. Why can't I justify it? Because the drugstore has awesome, quality curling irons that won't cost you half as much, like Remington's Studio Salon Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand. It keeps your hair curled for days and gives you big, beautiful volume. This curling iron has adjustable heat settings, a speedy 30-second heat up time, and an automatic shut off setting after 1 hour (because seriously how stressful is it to go home and realize you forgot to turn off your curler!).
If you're blow drying, curling, straightening, or crimping your hair, you better be protecting your locks with some heat protectant spray. Tresemme's Thermal Heat Tamer Spray is super cheap, doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy or sticky, and protects your hair from all those heat tools keeping it smooth and silky. And gurrrrl, $6 a bottle? The burrito you had for lunch probably cost more than $6.
If your hair is basically indefinitely tangled, then you need this detangling hairbrush in your life. It's curved handle and soft, cone-shaped bristles naturally following the brushing movements to give you stress-free, tear-free detangling comfort. I personally have two in my shower and I can't live without it. Use it dry or in the shower for perfect, knot-free hair.
For a girl whose hair is bleached and damaged AF, my poor locks cannot take too much of a beating. So naturally, I don't wash my hair that often... which means dry shampoo is pretty much the saviour of my life. My biggest bone to pick, however, is that dry shampoo can leave white residue and clog up your hair follicles. Cantu's Dry Co-Wash doesn't do that. It's apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and shea butter formulation cleanses the scalp and conditions. It works on curly, straight, coarse or fine hair.
Love scented shampoos and conditioners that actually work for your hair? OGX Beauty's Coconut Water Conditioner is hydrating, nutrient-rich and sulfate free. It's light-weight formula also gives tons of volume to the hair and won't make it look greasy at all.
Nothing sucks worse than having spent an hour styling your hair and having it completely disassemble as soon as you walk out the door because of your poor choice of hairspray. Don't let that be you. L'Oreal's Elnett Satin Hairspray is a tried and true product that has lasted on the shelves because if it's reliability and super reasonable price point. It keeps your do in place, doesn't have a sticky or crunchy feeling, and is totally brushable.
Treat yourself girl! Satin pillows are actually best to sleep on for your hair and your skin. Though using a fabric pillow is common practice, the surface can become rough after time and actually create micro-tears on your skin and hair. So be your boujee-self and get yourself a satin pillow case!