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6 Must-Have Drugstore Hair Products

posted on June 10, 2013 | by Amanda Holstein

6 Must-Have Drugstore Hair Products

When it comes to hair products, I’m not one to spend a ton of money. There are so many great options at the drugstore that investing in a $100 shampoo just doesn’t seem worth it. After years of trying product after product at various drugstores, I’ve finally nailed down my routine and rounded up 6 of my must-have drugstore hair products – all under $10!

Shampoo & Conditioner

While I’ve always been a fan of the Pantene’s and Garnier Fructis’ of the world, the one shampoo & conditioner combo I’ve found to be the most consistent is the Aussie Moist Shampoo & Conditioner. Other drugstore shampoo & conditioners tend to do a great job on my hair for a few weeks, but then I find myself switching to a new combination because the results don’t last. This Aussie duo has become a staple of mine because it consistently keeps my hair moisturized and super soft.

Deep Conditioning Treatment

It’s always good to treat your hair to a deep conditioner every couple of weeks. Since my hair responds so well to the Aussie product line, I tried the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner and it worked wonders. If your hair has been through a lot of styling or over drying in the sun, this product is great for renewing that moisture.

Argon Oil

While there are tons of Argon Oils out there, this Organix Renewing Moroccan Argon Oil is a great drugstore option. I love that it’s light weight and doesn’t weight down your hair. Put in just a drop after you’ve towel dried your hair, style it, and you’ve got the softest, shiniest hair you’ve had in years.

Heat Protective Spray

I’m a huge fan of protecting your hair from hot tools whenever possible. I use either a hair dyer, straightener, or curling iron just about everyday so having that added protection makes me feel less guilty. I’ve been using this Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray for years. The spray bottle allows for the perfect application of product – not too much or too little. Plus, it smells delicious which is always a plus.


This is one product you must try out of all 6 I’m recommending. This product revolutionizes hairspray. Most hairsprays leave your hair stiff, sticky, and smelling like toxins. Dove’s Style + Care Hairspray is a whole other story. First of all, it smells lovely – a vanilla and floral scent. Second of all, it holds your hairstyle just as well as those stiff hairsprays but leaves it looking and feeling soft and shiny. I seriously don’t know how it’s possible but it’s amazing.

De-Frizz Finishing Creme

A product I’ve used since high school, John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme is a miracle. Once you’ve finished styling your hair, add just a tiny dollup of this product to your hands, rub them together and smooth them over the top of your hair, the ends, and throughout. Just the tiniest amount does wonders. I’ve literally had the same bottle for years. It’s perfect for making those dead ends look smooth and for touching up that inevitable frizz.

What are some of your favorite drugstore hair products?